Henley student in supporting role to the Queen

A Henley College student has had the honour of supporting the Queen at an event in Windsor.

The Henley College: News 2016: Henley student in supporting role to the Queen

A Henley College student has had the honour of supporting the Queen at an event in Windsor.

Elizabeth (Bertie) Appleton is a second year Health and Social Care student at Henley and a member of the RAF Cadets, who she was representing at the special occasion.

Elizabeth commented on her experience: "I was offered the opportunity to collect the flowers from the Her Majesty the Queen and her Lady in Waiting. It was an amazing experience, to be able to represent the Air Cadets and be involved on the day, especially as I will be leaving soon. The atmosphere was truly incredible and the crowds were all there to help her celebrate, by giving her flowers, gifts and cards that she then collected and then passed on to a cadet. It's something I won't be forgetting in a long time!"

The RAF Air Cadets have taken part in various events around the country to celebrate the monarch's 90th birthday. One of these activities saw more than 900 beacons lit across the country, with the first beacon being lit by the Queen at Windsor.