Coordinating cadets in the community
562. Lieutenant Vicki Brooks
563. Major Ian Mumby
Lieutenant Vicki Brooks and Major Ian Mumby work together to manage one of the largest Army Cadet detachments in Humberside and South Yorkshire, jointly supporting 350 Cadets.
Ian, a former Cadet himself, has volunteered with the Army Cadet Force for 23 years. They deliver the Force’s training programme which helps Cadets develop leadership skills and demonstrate good citizenship. Jointly they fundraise for annual expeditions, and most recently together they established the first ever Mayor’s Cadet for North Lincolnshire – a new role which supports the Mayor on key duties, including attending flag raising ceremonies, remembrance parades and civic services.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
“Ian and Vicki have dedicated so much of their time to providing Cadets in Humberside and South Yorkshire with invaluable opportunities that help them grow in confidence, develop their skills and give back to society. I am pleased to name them both UK Points of Light.”
“It came as a complete surprise that I won the Point of Light award, more so as I was actually dealing with the award for a valued fellow volunteer who, like many others in the Cadet Forces give their time to provide opportunities for our young people. Indeed I have been an adult volunteer with the Army’s Cadet Forces for nearly twenty three years. This is in no doubt testament to the excellent work the cadet forces do and how making a difference, however small to our society at large gives me personal reward and the motivation needed to serve for as long as I have and on into the future. One could say that this reward and motivation is enough.
To this end, I am pleased to accept the Point of Light award on behalf of all those dedicated and willing volunteers for whom I have the upmost respect and honour to command for without their dedication and hard work I would not have the pleasure to lead such a successful group of adults and cadets in this wonderful institution that is the ACF”.
“I’m totally shocked but honoured to receive this award; I don’t think I’ve done anything extra special to deserve it, but would like to accept it on behalf of all Officers, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and Cadets who work in the ACF nationally who all work hard every day to ensure the cadets get something out of their hobby. I think it’s important to set an example to young people, instil community pride in them and show the community that young people are not all bad. I’m really proud to be part of this organisation. It’s done a lot of me personally over the years and I hope in coming years to continue building community relationships with the cadets of E Company, Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF”