Cadet Lily raises the standards

Cadet sergeant Lily May Kemp of the Boston Detachment, Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force. She was chosen to represent the area at the National Standard Bearers Competition.
Cadet sergeant Lily May Kemp of the Boston Detachment, Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force. She was chosen to represent the area at the National Standard Bearers Competition.

A BOSTON army cadet will be flying the flag for Lincolnshire when she represents the county’s Royal British Legion (RBL) at the National Standard Bearers’ Competition next month.

Lily May Kemp, who is a Cadet Sergeant with the Boston detachment of the Lincolnshire Cadet Force, has been selected to compete against standard bearers from all over the UK, after she found success in the regional heats earlier in the year.

The 16-year-old has already collected a number of medals for her detachment, based at the Drill Hall at Main Ridge West, and the group now has its fingers crossed for the upcoming event in Nottingham.

Spokesman Sergeant Dave Young said: “Not only is the Boston detachment is proud of her, but the whole company and indeed the county. She has a fan base of over 960 cadets and 160 adult instructors.

“Two of the aims of the ACF are of service to the community and respect for others. Lily’s efforts display both of these.”

Lily, who lives in Boston and is a student at Boston College, joined the force in June 2007, reaching the rank of sergeant in February this year. She has attended the RBL banner school and carried the Boston Standard in the Remembrance parade last year.

Both Lily’s parents are adult instructors in the detachment, and her sisters Amber and Holly are also involved.