Honour for Inverness Cadet

June 28, 2024
Cadet receives certificate from Lord-Lieutenant.

An Army Cadet from Inverness has been given the honour of assisting the Lord-Lieutenant in their official duties.

Cadet Sergeant Saul Anderson (16), from 1st Battalion The Highlanders Army Cadet Force (ACF) Inverness Detachment, received his Certificate of Appointment as the new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet of Inverness-shire on 27 May, from the Lord-Lieutenant of Inverness-shire James Wotherspoon (pictured).

Sergeant Anderson has been part of Army Cadets since January 2020 and during this time he has shown commitment, leadership skills, discipline and integrity. He has represented the Battalion as a member of the Cadet Cambrian Patrol Team, which was the first time he had trialled for a place in a Military Skills Competition and was the youngest in the team. The Battalion achieved a Gold Standard and won ‘Best International’ Army Cadet Team.

Saul then went on to lead the Battalion’s Scottish Cadet Military Skills Team last September, in which the team finished in 4th place and competed against other Army Cadet and Combined Cadet Force (CCF) units from across Scotland.

As a Cadet Instructor, Sergeant Anderson has been delivering lessons at the Detachment to new Cadets and continually helps to progress the Detachment, showing excellent leadership and great understanding of how a Detachment runs. He is always on point by helping Cadets with advice on wearing of uniform, how to take care of their uniform and encouraging them to progress within the ACF.

As Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet, Sergeant Anderson will – over the next year – accompany the Lord-Lieutenant on official engagements in his capacity as His Majesty The King’s appointed representative for Inverness-shire.

The presentation took place in the Inverness Army Reserve Centre at Gordonville Road, where the Detachment meets each week, in front of the Cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) of Inverness Detachment.