Tim’s dedication rewarded


An adult volunteer from the Western Isles has been recognised for his long service to the young people of the islands. 

Captain Tim Martin (66), from 1st Battalion the Highlander’s Harris Detachment, was awarded the Cadet Force Medal, which marks 12 years of service to the Cadet Force.

The Western Isles Company instructor has been part of the Army Cadets since 2007, initially starting with the Battalion’s Stornoway Detachment as an instructor. In 2009 he transferred to Harris Detachment as its Commander. Tim received a Cadet Force Commission in 2011 and was appointed as the Second in Command of Western Isles Company in 2013.

A keen hillwalker, he is often seen with the Battalion’s Expedition Team at Annual Camp leading the cadets out on the hills to help complete the Expedition and Navigation sections of their cadet syllabus.

Italy’s Marmolada Glacier provided a spectacular location for the medal presentation.

Capt Martin received it at a height of 3240 metres during a ski trip to the Dolomites from Battalion Commandant Colonel Iain Cassidy, who was also skiing in the area.

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