Prestigious Duchess appointment for Katie

Katie Harrison, of Morpeth, was selected as a Lord Lieutenant’s cadet for Northumberland and awarded her certificate at a special ceremony.

She will assist the Lord Lieutenant (the Duchess of Northumberland) in her duties along with a representative from the sea cadets and army cadets.

These events will include parades and any Royal visits in the next 12 months, with Katie representing 404 (Morpeth) Squadron Air Training Corps.

The 18-year-old, who studies A-Levels at Newcastle Sixth Form College, said: “I’m pleased to receive this honour.

“I enjoy being in the air cadets – my current role is Cadet Sergeant. It has given me the opportunity to meet new people and try out activities I might not have tried otherwise.”