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Freja Edwards First Sea Lord Cadet

Sixth Former selected as First Sea Lord Cadet

Freja Edwards with Admiral Sir Philip Jones
Freja Edwards with Admiral Sir Philip Jones
It was a very proud moment for NULS as Sixth Former Freja Edwards was selected for the post of First Sea Lord Cadet. Only 3 CCF Navy Cadets are chosen per year for this prestigious role which will involve accompanying the First Sea Lord, the most Senior Officer in the Royal Navy to a number of very high profile events during 2019.

An official investiture took place on Friday 18 January 2019 in Portsmouth.
 
Headmaster, Michael Getty commented, ‘We are incredibly proud of Freja as she receives this honour from the First Sea Lord himself, Admiral Sir Philip Jones on HMS Victory. It is a hugely prestigious achievement! Well done, Freja!’
 
Freja herself is delighted to receive the honour and commented on the role that school has played in her development as a cadet,
 ‘NULS has constantly supported me and encouraged me to develop both inside and outside the classroom.Iit is this support that enabled me to develop my passion for the CCF. It was Mr Buckley who nominated me for selection. NULS CCF has encouraged me to strive for the best based on my commitment to the cadet force.
My reaction when I heard about my selection was initially one of shock, purely because I knew how prestigious the appointment could be, but I soon became excited with what opportunities the appointment would present, for example meeting the Navy Board in London (scheduled for summer 2019).
Having been at NULS since year 3, I have always been encouraged to strive for the highest both academically and in extra-curricular pursuits, helping me to develop into a well-rounded, confident individual. Encouragement to develop my passions is what has enabled me to achieve in CCF, as well as academically and in other areas such as sport and music.’



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