Guernsey teenagers offered chance to meet royalty

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Young people in Guernsey are being offered the chance to meet royalty by becoming cadets of the island's Lieutenant Governor.

Four vacancies have arisen but only one nomination had come forward by 6 June, ahead of the 11 June deadline.

Eric Grimsley, from the Guernsey Youth Service, said candidates did not need to belong to a uniformed organisation.

"We've had people nominated from youth clubs, the Combined Cadet Force and also - once - a school," he said.

Mr Grimsley said: "What we're looking for is somebody who has already distinguished themselves among their peers and done something for the community."

The role, for young people aged 15 to 18, involves attending awards presentations, parades and official occasions such as visits to the island by members of the Royal Family.

The successful candidates will need to be resident on the island between September 2012 and September 2013.

Nomination forms are available from the Guernsey Youth Service.

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