Islands’ Cadet Is Best In Britain

Andy Brogan with his award

Colour Sergeant Andy Brogan with his award

A member of Scilly’s Army Cadets has been named as the Best in Britain by the Armed Forces’ broadcasting service.

Yesterday afternoon, Colour Sergeant Andy Brogan was selected as the monthly winner of the Cadet Certificate, offered by BFBS Radio, after he was nominated by his boss, Captain Tony Smith.

Andy’s skills have been widely recognised in the last 12 months.

Over the summer, as the islands’ senior cadet, he was promoted to the rank of Colour Sergeant at an event in Hampshire.

And before Christmas, Andy stepped up to Acting Company Sergeant Major in charge of parading the West of Cornwall’s Gibraltar Company.

He was awarded a special commendation award medallion for his help and services to cadets.

Tony. who heads up the Army Cadets in Scilly, says “nothing is too much effort” for Andy and that he’s always there to help.

Andy has looked after the recruitment of new cadets to the 25-strong platoon recently while Tony has been in hospital.

Tony says he’s honoured that Andy has been selected for this national award.

Presenter Aimee Dewitt says the competition is open to all cadet forces and can be nominated by anyone who thinks they deserve to be recognised for going that little bit further.

She says they’ve had nominees from friends, fellow cadets, senior officers and also someone’s dad!

They judge each week’s winner at the start of the week, ready to air on Sunday, on the Access All Areas show.

The show can be heard on BFBS stations worldwide, as far as Canada and Brunei, as well as on satellite in the UK and at their stations on British military bases.