Bridlington Mayor’s Cadet 

The Mayor's Cadet

Pictured left to right: Sgt Josh Owen and the Mayor Councillor John Arthur

The Bridlington Town Council has great pleasure to announce that
Sgt Josh Owen is the Mayors Cadet 2023-2024.

Josh Owen is currently attending Bridlington Sports College studying his “A” Levels (Maths, Physcis and Geography).  He then intends to study at a University for an Aero Space Engineering Degree.

Josh joined 252 (Bridlington) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets in 2017 and currently holds the rank of Sergeant.  He is very passionate about aircraft, which he seems to think comes from the fact that both his parents served in the Royal Air Force.

Since joining the Air Cadets, he has achieved many awards and is currently working towards his Master Cadet Award.  He enjoys flying and gliding so much that he oversees the running of the Squadron Flight Simulator and associated equipment for the rest of the cadets.  As part of his commitment to the Cadets he intends to extend his stay with the Squadron until he ages out at twenty.

He has carried out the duties of the Squadron Standard Bearer for the past 3 years attending many parades and church services.

Josh is a very proud and smart cadet and is very much looking forward to the next 12 months carrying out duties as the Bridlington Town Mayors’ Cadet.

About the Bridlington Mayor’s Cadet

2020-21 – Bridlington School Combined Cadet Force (continued)

2021-22 – Bridlington Sea Cadets

2022-23 – Humberside & South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force Bridlington Detachment

2023-24 – 252 Squadron Bridlington Royal Air Training Corps

2024-25 – Bridlington School Combined Cadet Force

A senior cadet from the individual groups will be chosen by their Detachment or Squadron to have the honour of becoming the Mayor’s Cadet for the year. They will be presented at the annual mayor-making meeting with a coloured sash relevant to their force and a Mayor’s Cadet medal for the year. These will be returned to be presented to the new Mayor’s Cadet for the following year at the annual mayor-making meeting. The Mayor’s Cadet Force act as Guards of Honour and take lead in Remembrance passing the wreath to the Mayor. Their duty as Mayor’s Cadet means they will be required to attend relevant civic events (such as flag-raising).