An Army Cadets volunteer has had their service in helping the young people of the Highlands recognised by royalty.
Captain Bart Lucas (76), from 1st Battalion The Highlanders, was invested with his MBE on 17 January at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal.
Bart has been a volunteer with Army Cadets since December 1976, as well as prior service in the Royal Air Force and service with Northern Constabulary – now part of Police Scotland. Throughout his forty-seven years of volunteering with the cadets he has held almost every post you can think of, from Detachment Commander and Company Commander to Adventure Training Officer and Duke of Edinburgh Award Officer, some posts he’s held several times over his long career.
Prior to retirement Bart was also a full-time employee with Highland RFCA, as 1st Battalion The Highlander’s Administration Officer working at Battalion headquarters in Inverness.
Bart is currently the Detachment Commander for Culloden Detachment and the second in command for the Battalion’s Moray Company.
Capt Lucas was recognised in last year’s King’s Birthday Honours for his long-devoted service to Army Cadets and the young people of the Highlands.
n Army Cadets gives young people – from all walks of life – access to fun, friendship, action and adventure. It challenge young people to learn more, do more and try more and inspires them to aim high and go further in life, no matter what they aim to do. With over 72,000 cadets and 10,000 adult volunteers in more than 1,600 locations around the UK, Army Cadets makes a big impact on young people, adults, parents, and communities.