Lord-Lieutenant Cadet honour for Stella

June 28, 2023
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Cadet and Lord-Lieutenant show off certificate.

A cadet from 2nd Battalion The Highlanders ACF has been appointed as one of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for Aberdeenshire. 

The Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, Mr Sandy Manson, visited Inverurie Detachment to present his new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet Corporal Stella Walker (pictured) with her certificate and badges. The presentation took place on 1 June at the Detachment Parade Evening.

Corporal Walker will hold the role of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet for Aberdeenshire for one year, starting from Armed Forces Day on 24 June. During this time she will assist the Lord-Lieutenant in his duties as the King’s appointed representative for Aberdeenshire and will also act as an ambassador for cadets and young people in the Lieutenancy.

She was selected and appointed based on her participation and achievements within her detachment. The appointment is seen as one of the highest achievements in the Cadet Forces.

Lord-Lieutenant makes presentation to Cadet Force Adult Volunteer.

The Lord-Lieutenant also took the opportunity to present Sergeant Major Instructor Kieran Walker with his Cadet Forces Medal (above), marking 12 years service to the Army Cadet Force.

Lord-Lieutenant makes presentation to Cadet Force Adult Volunteer.

Mr Manson also marked the promotion to Major of Captain Steve McIntosh with the presentation of his new rank slide (above). Maj McIntosh will now take command of Somme Company.

Following the presentations, the Lord-Lieutenant spent some time chatting to the cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.

At the conclusion of the evening the Lord-Lieutenant was piped out of the car park in true Highland style.

■ Corporal Walker had previously received the Commander Cadet Coin after winning the National ACF Step Change Diversity and Inclusion Project Anti-Bullying Poster Competition. To read more about that success, click HERE.