Is this sentence correct:
Today you see me doing my turn of inspection as I do every Wednesday, on behalf of the Quartermaster's Department. As such, I am about to inspect the kitchens.

What does 'such' refer to here?
As far as I can see, there is no noun preceding it that it could refer to.
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First off, there shouldn't be a comma after Wednesday. Second, I don't think the use of as such is grammatical here, nor does it make sense.

(Where do you find these sentences anyway?)
My reading is a secondary one:

As such:
Things being this way, ...
This way, ...
Consequently, ...

which isn't very much present in dictionaries, but, IMO, quite common.

The Short OED:
as such: as being what has been named
is complicated enough, but I think it can be said to lead to the above.
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