Sword of Honour for Cadet

PUBLISHED: 10:33 11 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

A CADET at a St Albans school regarded as outstanding during his time there has gone on to win a major award at the army college Sandhurst. William Blyth, aged 22, was in the St Albans School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) before going to Nottingham Universit

A CADET at a St Albans school regarded as outstanding during his time there has gone on to win a major award at the army college Sandhurst.

William Blyth, aged 22, was in the St Albans School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) before going to Nottingham University to read economics and philosophy after A-levels.

He then went on to Sandhurst where he was awarded the Sword of Honour at the 158th Sovereign's Parade earlier this month.

He received the award from the Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt, who represented the Queen.

The Sword of Honour is awarded to the officer cadet considered by the commandant to be the best on the course. Junior Under Officer Blyth, who has been commissioned into The Rifles, stood out from his peers.

William, who was originally from Lemsford, has done a lot of work for charities. He drove from London to Mongolia to raise money for two charities, Mercy Corps and Send a Cow, before running the London Marathon in 2007 to raise money for Whizz Kidz.

He also organised the Normandy Coy Charity Ball which raised more than £12,000 for Help for Heroes.


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