All smiles as Bassingbourn cadets meet Countdown’s Carol Vorderman

PUBLISHED: 17:16 28 September 2015

Carol Vorderman with cadets Martin Walls and Alex Rowson-Brown.

Carol Vorderman with cadets Martin Walls and Alex Rowson-Brown.


Cadets from Bassingbourn could be forgiven for sporting cheery grins last week, as they had a selfie taken with none other than Countdown star Carol Vorderman while collecting their Duke of Edinburgh Gold awards from Prince Edward.

Carol Vorderman with Stuart Salter as he receives his Duke of Edinburgh award.Carol Vorderman with Stuart Salter as he receives his Duke of Edinburgh award.

The ceremony for the 2484 squadron, at which lucky cadets Martins Walls and Alex Rowson-Brown had a selfie taken with Carol, took place at St James’s Palace in London.

After the event, the star tweeted the picture saying: “Some of our great @aircadets after they received their Duke of Edinburgh Gold awards today... Well done gang x.”

Martin Walls said: “I had a fantastic time collecting my certificate. Carol Vorderman gave us our certificates one at a time and shook our hand congratulating us on the hard work we had put in.

“I managed to meet with her after the presentation just outside the palace where we spoke and she took a selfie and posted it on Twitter. All in all it was an amazing experience.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:36

Nearly 200 potential buyers – including those from hoteliers and care providers- have expressed interest in acquiring Shire Hall, Cambridge, the historic headquarters of Cambridgeshire County Council.

Yesterday, 11:37

The vicar of St John the Baptist Church in Royston has thanked the community for its “outpouring of concern” following a fire at the site on Sunday, which left many shocked and devastated.

Women in east and north Hertfordshire have been waiting up to 14 weeks for the results of life-saving cervical screening tests – seven times longer than the NHS target.

Mon, 18:19

Police have issued another appeal for witnesses following the devastating blaze at a Royston church yesterday.

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy