Prince Edward officially launches YOU West Midlands

November 2021

On Thursday 16th September 2021 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex officially launched Youth Organisations in Uniform West Midlands (YOU West Midlands) at a special event during his visit to Birmingham

Young People and Adult Volunteers from the 11 member organisations – the Army Cadet Force, Boys’ Brigade, Combined Cadet Forces, Fire Cadets, Girlguiding, Girls’ Brigade, RAF Air Cadets, Sea Cadets, Scouts, St John Ambulance and Volunteer Police Cadets were delighted to welcome Prince Edward and to speak with him about their involvement, what they enjoyed and the skills they have gained.

Diana Crabtree, St John Ambulance County President and YOU WM steering group said:

“I could not have been prouder of our cadets – Amber, Grace and Bradley were confident, articulate and engaging with HRH Earl of Wessex. Sam McCauley, unit Manager for Kings Norton ASU and Chris Houghton, District Manager, remarked that they had made their units and St John Ambulance incredibly proud.”

As a Patron of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme His Royal Highness was also interested to hear about young people’s involvement in these schemes as part of the youth organisation.

His Royal Highness gave a short speech before officially launching YOU West Midlands by unveiling a pop-up display of our member organisation logos.

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