Lloyd proves he is of a high standard

Lloyd Dunnett has won county and regional finals in being a standard bearer for the Royal British Legion even though he has only done it for a year.
Lloyd Dunnett has won county and regional finals in being a standard bearer for the Royal British Legion even though he has only done it for a year.
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LLOYD Dunnett has only been a Royal British Legion standard bearer for six months but he has already won two awards.

Lloyd, 15, from Pound Close, Walsham-le-Willows, got into standard bearing with Ixworth Army Cadets about a year ago and through that began doing it for the legion.

Last month, he was first in the county Royal British Legion youth standard bearer competition against eight others.

On Saturday, in Cambridge, he took first prize in the regional youth standard bearer competition, earning a place in the national competition in Nottingham on April 15.

Competitors are first inspected for turnout, both for their own dress and the standard, and then do a set of drill movements for which points are awarded.

Lloyd, a pupil at Thurston Community College, said: “I like the drill movements.”

RBL county secretary Sandra Bromley said of Lloyds regional success: “It was only his second competition and when we said his age he got a big cheer. We usually get them at 17 but with him being only 15 he has another three years of improving ahead of him.”