Hard work pays off

March 5, 2019

A dedicated volunteer from 1st Battalion the Highlanders has been recognised for his long service to young people of the Highlands. 

Company Sergeant Major Instructor Ian Woolley (58), from the Battalion’s Ross Company, was awarded his 1st Clasp to the Cadet Force Medal, marking 18 years of service to the Cadet Forces.

Ian joined the battalion in 2000 as a Detachment Instructor. He later transferred to the Battalion’s Pipes & Drums Detachment based in Culloden where he was the detachment’s Commander from 2009-2014. Ian has held several appointments within the Battalion, including being the Battalion’s Regimental Sergeant Major from 2007-2011.

Taking a step back from Cadet Music Ian transferred to Ross Company where he was appointed Dornoch Detachment’s Company Sergeant Major. As CSMI he is now responsible for ensuring that the cadets are receiving the correct training and are progressing through their syllabus.

CSMI Woolley was presented with his clasp by the Battalion’s Commandant Colonel Iain Cassidy last weekend, during a Ross Company Training Weekend held at the Battalion’s Cadet Training Centre in Dingwall.