Cadet speaks of the honour of assisting Lord Lieutenant

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AN AIR Cadet who rounded off his year of royal duties by meeting the Queen has said having the role of Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet has been a ‘great honour’.

Connor Flockhart from 2180 Squadron Galashiels has met the likes of Princess Anne, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Wessex during his time assisting the Lord Lieutenant.

However, meeting the Queen at Abbotsford has been his highlight.

Connor, 19, who works for Panton McLeod, said: “It was very humbling to meet the Queen after a year in my role. I have met many royals over the past few months, but Her Majesty was by far the icing on the cake for my time as a Lord Lieutenant Cadet.

“Unfortunately I never got to speak to her too much, but from the time I did spend with her she was very warm and welcoming and seemed to be very interested in what was happening on the day.”