Every year, seven young people from across Bedfordshire are appointed to serve as Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets. The chosen cadets are amongst the best in their respective cadet force and it is a huge honour to be chosen.  

We were delighted to hear that Lower Sixth Former, Harilaos Karavaggelis, was recently commissioned into this role for being an exemplary cadet since joining the school’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in September 2016. As well as maintaining the very highest standards of behaviour and turnout from the outset, he showed a real flair for instruction; completing his MOI Cadre course, in which, he skilfully delivered, meticulously planned and constructed lessons to achieve one of the highest marks in recent years.

Harilaos was formally commissioned at a ceremony held at the Flitwick Sea Cadet Unit on 7 October and this weekend saw his first official duty as the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet at the Biggleswade Remembrance Service, with Deputy Lieutenant Robert Lovesey, (as an aid for the Lord Lieutenant).

Harilaos told us that he was extremely proud and excited to be chosen as he believed it will help improve his knowledge of civil life as well as improve his confidence. He thoroughly enjoyed being on duty at the service and is already looking forward to future duties, which include the Annual Honours Presentation in March and the Sunset Ceremony in July.

Outside the CCF Harilaos is an accomplished musician, a keen oarsman and is on the cusp of achieving his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. He is studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at A-Level and hopes to go on to study Engineering.  


Photo credit to June Essex Photography


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