A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos lent his support to a major Forces event as part of his ongoing work with his local Army Cadet group.
Head Boy Nick Fiorita, a Year 13 pupil at the school, took time out of his busy schedule to assist the Royal British Legion at the North Wales District annual general meeting, which took place at the Blind Veterans Centre in Llandudno.
The 17-year-old’s contribution to the event involved greeting each visitor that attended the meeting, which included the Cllr David Hawkins, the Mayor of Llandudno, the Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd Harry Fetherstonhaugh and other senior figures from the Legion.
The Corporal, who secured his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and will attend a special ceremony at St James’ Palace later this year, also spent considerable time with members of the Blind Veterans and spoke in great length about their time in the forces and his current role within the Army Cadets.
Nick, said: “It was my honour to assist at the Royal British Legion Annual General Meeting for the second year running.
“Despite playing such a small role I feel great pride in helping with the event, learning so much about the help available and the fundraising done for veteran and their families.
“However, my favourite part has to be the conversations I had with the blind veterans who were walking around the building.
“One person remembered me from last and has kept his copies of the Royal Artillery official magazine and gave then all to me from 2018 to take into the detachment for us to have as Llandudno Detachment is cap badged Royal Artillery.”