Cadet Thomas battles for prestigious Duke of Westminster Award

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A city Sea Cadet is competing to be named one of nine winners of the prestigious CVQO Duke of Westminster Award.

Thomas Snell, 17, will take part in the four-day selection event in the Quantock Hills, Somerset this week testing his communication, teamwork and leadership skills in physical and mental tasks.

Thomas said: “Not many people get to do this, I’m lucky to be here. It’s a real honour.”

The winners will be announced on April 29.