Bromyard cam out in force to join the Gow family, Kerry and Steve, at the Shire Hall in Hereford where their son Stephen received an award.

Bromyard Mayor Councillor Roger Page and Mayoress Clare Davies along with Bromyard Royal British Legion Chairman Norman Dunn and Secretary Jan Brodie-Murphy attended the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets Awards Ceremony.

Cadet Corporal Stephen Gow of Bromyard Cadet Detachment was nominated by the chairman and members of the West Midland Reserve Services and Cadets Association for this Lord Lieutenant’s award.

It was in appreciation of his service as a volunteer in the cadets.

Lord Lieutenant Countess Darnley presented Stephen with his Meritorious Certificate.

Part of Stephen’s citation reads: “His contribution to the Royal British Legion effort has been invaluable.

"Without exception, he carries out his volunteering duties impeccably with style, vigour and confidence.

"It is patently clear that he relishes any opportunity to help the British Legion as and when he can."

A Bromyard Branch spokesperson said: "We are extremely proud of this fine ambassador of the Army Cadet Force.

"He has selfless commitment to the Royal British legion and is a shining example of one who upholds and epitomises the Army Cadet Force’s values and standards."