Year 12 student appointed the Mayoral RAF cadet for 2017/18 for Kirklees

Rastrick Sixth Form student, Joshua Clegg, has been appointed the Mayoral RAF Cadet for 2017/18 for Kirklees.

He began with his first official engagement on Sunday 18 June by the way of a ceremony held in the Huddersfield town centre with a flag raising ceremony for the Armed Forces veterans followed by a poem reading.

On Monday evening, the Mayor Councillor, Christine Iredale, made a visit to Huddersfield 59 squadron for the official ceremony and presentation of a certificate and badge to Flight Sergeant Joshua Clegg for his 2017/18 year of office, where he will accompany the Mayor on various civic and fundraising duties.

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The Mayors cadet is a position of great honour, chosen personally by the Mayor and bestowed upon an individual of outstanding character, who has consistently displayed dedication at the highest level.

Joshua joined Huddersfield 59 Squadron a little over two years ago and has embraced the Air Training Corps and has been swiftly promoted to flight sergeant having been to Raf Cranwell on a Non-Commissioned Officers course and passed out successfully.

He continues to work hard for his Squadron and the community. He is pictured with his commanding officer Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Piccavey RAFAC. Mayor Christine Iredale and consort Robert Iredale.

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