You are currently viewing Lord-Lieutenant & Lieutenant Governor Awards 2021


The recipients of this years’ Lord-Lieutenant & Lieutenant Governor Awards for Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, and the Isle of Man have recently been decided following the challenges of the past year, with Cadets and Staff from Merseyside Wing of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets being included among them, following their nominations from around the Wing.

Among the names of those to receive a Lord-Lieutenant or Lieutenant Governor’s Award. are members of ten Squadrons from across Merseyside Wing, as well as Wing Staff members, for their diligent service to the Air Cadets, as well as the people of their hometowns and counties. These worthy individuals will be recognised and congratulated in person by the Queens representatives, the Lord Lieutenant or Lieutenant Governor of their respective Counties, for their many years of commitment to the organisation and their own notable achievements.


Flight Lieutenant Stephen Hutchinson of Merseyside Wing Staff

Flight Lieutenant Joanne Henderson of 1128 (Crosby) Squadron

Warrant Officer Stewart Aspinall of Merseyside Wing Staff

Mrs Susan Foster of Merseyside Wing Committee

Miss Sara Walker of Merseyside Wing Committee

Civilian Instructor Patricia Lawrence of 90 (Speke) Squadron

Civilian Instructor Heather Fleming-Williams of 1175 (Prenton) Squadron

Cadet Warrant Officer Holly Plummer of 1123 (Hooton Park) Squadron

Also being recognised and congratulated, is Flying Officer Richard Walsh, former Wing Fieldcraft Officer, and current Officer in Charge of 1913 (Knotty Ash) Squadron, who is also receiving an award for his work within both the Combined Cadet Force and the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside Mr Mark Blundell


Squadron Leader Lee Coulter of Merseyside Wing Staff

Flying Officer Sarah Ross of 146 (Northwich) Squadron

Warrant Officer Abigail Hensby of 146 (Northwich) Squadron

Cadet Warrant Officer Samantha Dutton of 146 (Northwich) Squadron

Cadet Warrant Officer Emily Holmes of 146 (Northwich) Squadron

Cadet Warrant Officer Benjamin Turnbull of 2375 (Neston) Squadron

Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs, CVO, MBE, K.St.J.


Cadet Warrant Officer Thomas Lopez of 281 (Southport) Squadron

Cadet Flight Sergeant Emily Briant of 1026 (Ormskirk) Squadron

The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire The Rt Hon the Lord Shuttleworth KG, KCVO


Cadet Corporal Archie Skelding of 440 (Isle of Man) Squadron

Lieutenant Governor of The Isle of Man Sir Richard Gozney

Alongside these individuals who are to receive their awards, a personal message of thanks was sent out by Officer Commanding Merseyside Wing RAFAC to all cadets and staff members:

“Although the above individuals are being recognised and commended by their Lord-Lieutenant and Lieutenant Governor. I just want to say how thankful I am for every single Cadet and CFAV within the Wing. You are the backbone of what we do and without you, we would not be as successful as we are. You give your own personal time to help our young people, to be better in society and give them opportunities they would not normally be afforded. For that, you are all highly recognised and commended by me.”

Wing Commander Joe O’Riley RAFAC

Officer Commanding, Merseyside Wing