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Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
Northern Ireland



26 March 2019

Northern Ireland reservists and cadets have been honoured at a formal ceremony at Hillsborough Castle, receiving some of the highest accolades that can be conferred on members of the Reserve Forces and the Cadet movement.

Presented with the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate for Outstanding Meritorious Service Above and Beyond The Call of Duty – an award which is second in importance only to one presented by Her Majesty The Queen – were 20 reservists and cadet adult instructors from across Northern Ireland.

At the same ceremony, 12 cadets, who had been selected as Lord Lieutenants’ Cadets for the year 2019-20, were presented with their certificates by the Lord Lieutenants from their respective counties. The cadets can expect a busy year ahead as they attend their Lord Lieutenants on major civic occasions.  In recognition of the award, they will wear a special insignia on their uniform throughout their year in office.

The certificate presentations took place in front of the recipients’ proud families. The guests, recipients and Lord Lieutenants enjoyed afternoon tea whilst taking in the impressive setting and the view from inside Hillsborough Castle.

We extend our sincere congratulations to all recipients and we hope that they had an enjoyable and memorable day.

(Full photo coverage to follow)