A YEAR 11 pupil has been awarded the highest possible cadet award as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Cadet for Cheshire.

Sir Thomas Boteler student, Ruth Hendry, is part of the Cheshire Sea Cadets Corps and she now holds a prestigious title which will be the envy of many.

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet is seen as the aide and representative of the cadet forces to the British royal family and the Lord-lieutenant in an administrative county of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Ruth with Lord Lieutenant for Cheshire, David Briggs

Typically, one is chosen from each of the main cadet forces, the Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps and Sea Cadets.

Beverley Scott-Herron, head teacher at Latchford-based Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School, accompanied Ruth to receive her award as a special guest at Chester Town Hall.

She said: “It was a real honour to be invited to such a prestigious occasion by Ruth herself and how could I let her down.

“It was the highlight for my half term and we are immensely proud of Ruth and her achievements within the Sea Cadets.

“Not only is she a fantastic ambassador for Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School, but she is utilising her amazing skill set on a national level.

“We are so excited to see her journey in this role as she is and will be an inspiration to so many.”

Ruth will now provide an essential link between the armed forces and the community, assisting with recruiting within the cadet forces and the county’s Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.