Each year around four or five young people from Guernsey's uniformed youth organisations are selected to serve as Lieutenant-Governor's Cadets. They play a special role in supporting The Queen's Representative at official and public functions throughout the year.
The Cadets are chosen each summer and are appointed in September, to serve for one year. Young people aged between 15 and 18 years old on 1st September are invited to apply.
For further information please contact:
Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
Les Ozouets Campus, Les Ozouets
St Peter Port, Guernsey
Telephone number: 01481 756099
This years cadets are:
Lydia Batchelor will be 17 years old next month and is a student at the Grammar School Sixth Form Centre.
Lydia is currently Cadet Sergeant of Brock Unit and Guernsey's St John Ambulance Cadet of the Year. She is working towards her Grand Prior Award, which she hopes to complete within the coming year.
Lydia was part of the Guernsey Cadet Team that competed in the 2016 National First Aid Finals, finishing fourth out of 11 teams from across Britain. Lydia also competed in the 2017 Inter-Insular competition, when the Guernsey Cadet Team beat their Jersey counterparts.
Lydia enjoys playing the guitar and is a member of the U18 Shocketts Touch Rugby team. In her spare time she works in a local restaurant.
Elise Bott will be 18 later this month and has started her final year at the Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre. She is a Young Leader in the Guides, attached to the 8th St Matthew's Brownies. She has also helped out with Rainbows for the past three years.
Lydia plays a full part in school life, where she is an Additional Needs Prefect and a mentor for the Years 7-10 Extended Study Project. She is also captain of the school hockey team and has represented Guernsey at U16 level. Lydia is an active supporter of school charity events, organising the 'Grammar Does Strictly' dance event. She has also taken part in the Dance World Cup. Lydia is currently working towards her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Ben Brown is 17 years old and entering his final year at Elizabeth College. He holds the rank of Petty Officer in the Royal Navy Section of the school's Combined Cadet Force.
Ben is a dedicated and focused member of the Section, who forms part of the Force's Honour Guard on local parades. He relates well to younger students and is naturally practical, helping out in the school's Design and Technology Department in his free time. He attended the CCF Royal Navy Senior Leadership Course at Dartmouth this summer, and it is his ambition to be commissioned as a Royal Navy Officer, possibly applying to serve as an aviator.
Ben forms part of the Force's Honour Guard on local parades. He relates well to younger students and is naturally practical, helping out in the school's Design and Technology Department in his free time.
Rory Johnson is 17 years old and entering his final year at Elizabeth College. He holds the rank of Cadet Sergeant in the School's Combined Cadet Force Army Section and has previously been a Sea Cadet with TS SARNIA.
Rory is an enthusiastic and well-respected member of the CCF, who teaches many aspects of the Cadet syllabus to younger members of the Force. His speciality is drill, but he also assists with skill-at-arms coaching for the younger cadets and has shot at Bisley as a member of successful Elizabeth College teams.
Rory plans to study history and politics at university, with a view to a career either in Law or the British Army - or perhaps both.
Amy Woodland is 17 years old and entering her final year at The Ladies' College. She is a Corporal in the Air Training Corps, whose banner she regularly carries on Island parades. In 2016 she was awarded a RAFA flying bursary, together with the Commanding Officer's Award.
Amy made history when she became the first girl in Elizabeth College's history to join the school's CCF, where she is a Corporal in the RAF section. She was awarded the 'Going the Extra Mile' Award at this year's annual inspection. Amy enjoys shooting and represented the Ladies' College in this summer's NRA Schools' Meet, at Bisley.
Amy is also a member of the Scouting movement and holds the Gold Scout Award. She is currently working towards her Queen's Scout Award. Amy is also aiming to complete her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award by next Easter, with a trip planned to the Tatra Mountains of Poland and Slovakia.
Amy hopes to pursue a career in interior design. But has not ruled out the RAF.
A list of past Lieutenant-Governor's Cadets is here.