Certificates and promotions at Boddam

June 27, 2022

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire recently visited 2nd Battalion The Highlanders’ Cadet Training Centre (CTC) at Boddam.

Mr Sandy Manson was there to present the new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet – Cadet Sergeant Malyssa Collis – with her certificate (pictured, above).

Malyssa, who attends Peterhead Detachment, will hold the role of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet for Aberdeenshire for one year. During this time she will assist the Lord-Lieutenant in his duties as the Queen’s appointed representative for Aberdeenshire and will also act as an ambassador for cadets and young people in the Lieutenancy.

Cadets look on during the presentations.
Cadets look on during the presentations.

The Lord-Lieutenant’s visit also saw him present the Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificate of Meritorious Service to the Battalion Commandant, Colonel Gordon Rae.

There was also an unannounced promotion for Lt ‘Charlie’ Thom who was promoted to the rank of Captain.

2 Highlanders cadets at the CTC in Boddam.
Cadets put their construction skills to the test at the CTC in Boddam.
2 Highlander cadets at the CTC in Boddam.
Cadets practice setting up a camp.

● Aberdeenshire also has a second Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet. She is Flight Sergeant Kayleigh-Dee Weideman of 875 (Westhill) Squadron, North Scotland Wing Air Training Corps.