The CVQO Duke of Westminster Award is designed to find and recognise the finest CVQO learners from across the UK. It’s not just about being a great cadet – the organisation are looking for selfless, determined individuals who always keep their heads up and remain positive through adversity; those who have overcome a personal challenge or gone the distance to help someone.
Nominations open in two weeks time, so start thinking now about who might make a good candidate from your contingent! Each CCF contingent (or squadron/company/sea cadet unit for the community cadets) can nominate one one individual, who must be over 16 on 1 September 2016 and under 19 on 1 September 2017. They must also be enrolled on, or have completed, a CVQO-led qualification - however those are the only eligibility criteria.
Nominations will marked by CVQO in mid-January, at which point a further challenge will be sent out to successful nominees. The stage two submissions will be judged in mid-February, at which point the best candidates will be invited to a selection event in Somerset, in April. The ultimate successful candidates at this selection event, will be invited to a House of Lords lunch, followed by a two week trip to South Africa in July.
For more information about the upcoming nomination process, check out the CVQO Duke of Wesminster pages.