CVQO Westminster Award 2018 finalists announced

Simon Reeves - 5 March 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas, despite all the snow... This afternoon we announced the names of the cadets who will be offered a place at our annual CVQO Westminster Award Selection Event.

From a record number of nominations – it feels as if we say this every year, but records keep being broken – the submissions were so strong that our panel had to settle on 40 finalists, up from 30 last year.

Sadly more nominations does inevitably mean more disappointment. There really were an unbelievable group of young people nominated this year, who will all go on to do fantastic and inspiring things with their lives. To those who weren’t successful, remember how well you did to get this far and keep being brilliant.

Without further ado, here are the names of our finalists. We look forward to meeting you all in Somerset in April.

Matthew Ader Magdalen College School CCF

Georgia Allison 1414 (Crowborough) Sqn ATC

Alexander Anderson 1367 (Caerleon) Squadron ATC

Daisy Atkinson Dorset ACF, Christchurch Detachment

Philippa Bennett 1245 (Cirencester) Squadron RAF Air Cadets

William Bond Sherborne School CCF

Amy Brown Dorset ACF, Beaminster Detachment

Joshua Callaghan 607 (Wearmouth) Sqn ATC

Logan Candler The City and County of Bristol Army Cadet Force

Joshua Clegg 59 (Huddersfield) Squadron ATC

Rose Connolly Brentwood Sea Cadets

Natalie Culley Lancashire Army Cadet Force - Blackburn Royal Signals Detachment

Alfie Davies 610 (City of Chester) Squadron ATC

Charlotte Drinkwater Stratford upon Avon Sea Cadets

Naomi Eyre Derbyshire Police Cadets - Chesterfield Unit

Larissa Faldo Chelmsford Sea Cadets

Chevy Gardiner Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF Cross hands Detachment

James Green Colfes School CCF

Rose Griggs Maldon & District SCC

Bradley Gunn 295 (Witham & Rivenhall) ATC

Miles Hogg Cheshire ACF - Messines Company

Callum Hopkins Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF Carmarthen Detchment

Cameron Hoyle 303 (Worksop) Squadron ATC

Kurtis Ingleton South Yorkshire Fire Brigade - Edlington Fire Station

Jack Larder Suffolk ACF, Ixworth Detachment A Coy

Holly Lyall South Yorkshire Police Cadets  - Doncaster

Isabelle Manley 722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

Madison Martinez Nottinghamshire ACF D Squadron

Erin McCloskey 2(NI) Battalion ACF - Lurgan Detachment, E Coy

Alex McCullough NI District Sea Cadet Corps, TS Formidable

Ellie Peacock City of Salford Sea Cadets

Jordan Peel Ashington Sea Cadets

Toby Place Devon ACF Tiverton detachment

Samuel Ray Weymouth Sea Cadets

Tyler Reid Dundee Sea Cadets - TS Duncan

Jasmine Roper Yorkshire North and West ACF Scarborough Detachment

Katie Sewell Warsash Sea Cadets

Stephen Spencer 1st Battalion the Highlanders ACF, Inverness Company

Adam Stewart Glasgow & Lanarkshire Battalion 1 Platoon REME ACF

Adam Toy London Fire Brigade - Havering Fire Cadets