Raymond’s long service recognised

October 18, 2021
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An Army Cadet instructor has been recognised for his long service to young people in the Highlands.

Major Raymond Cameron (60), who volunteers with 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF, was presented with the Cadet Force Medal, marking 12 years of service to the cadets.

Major receives long service medal.
Major Raymond Cameron (left) receiving the Cadet Force Medal from the Battalion’s Commandant Col Mike MacDonald.

Major Cameron has been involved with the Battalion since 2008 having rejoined after previously being part of the organisation from 1982 until 1995, unfortunately having to leave due to work commitments.

Raymond is currently the Company Commander for the Battalion’s Moray Company, and over the years he has held several roles within the organisation from Detachment Commander, Inverness Company’s Training Officer and even Inverness’ Company Sergeant Major prior to him being commissioned as an officer through the cadets.

From 2013 up until July when he took over his new position within Moray Company he was the Detachment Commander for Fort Augustus, making the weekly 70-mile round trip from his home in Inverness as well as picking up or dropping off the detachment’s cadets en route in one of the Battalion’s minibuses. Raymond is also usually one of the first adults to volunteer to assist in helping a cadet event, even if it is run by another Company within the Battalion.

Major Cameron was presented with his medal by the Battalion’s Commandant, Colonel Mike MacDonald, during a visit to Moray Company’s Nairn Detachment.

The Cadet Force Medal is awarded to all officers and uniformed Adult Instructors in recognition of long service of proved capacity in the Cadet Forces. 12 years unbroken service is required for award of the medal, with an additional clasp for every six years of further service.