Two women have been presented with certificates in recognition of their exceptional service as volunteers.
Carrie Wernham, 24, of Peel and from the Army Cadet Force, and Sarah Mercer, 17, of Port St Mary and from the Combined Cadet Force, were presented with the certificates at Government House by Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood.
Carrie, above right, has been a member of the Isle of Man Army Cadets since January 2008 and is a staff sergeant instructor.
Army Cadets official Andrew Jessopp said: ‘She was given the award for her general conduct, committment and enthusiasm to the cadets.
‘During her service she has demonstrated good leadership skills and recently took command of the island’s largest detachment, based at County Headquarters in Douglas.’
Sarah is a cadet under officer and has been a member of the King William’s College Combined Cadet Force for three years. She is described by the college as ‘a very real credit to her unit, school and family, and a most worthy recipient of her award’.
The Lord Lieutenants’ and Lieutenant Governor’s Certificates are awards given in recognition of exceptional service by a volunteer.
They are intended to supplement honours bestowed by The Queen in the New Year and Birthday Honours Lists and, in precedence, rank after such awards.