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Elgin cadet on special duty


By Lorna Thompson


An Elgin Army cadet is bursting with pride on her appointment to assist the lord lieutenant of Moray in his official duties as the Queen’s representative in the area.

Cadet Corporal Louise Curtis (16), from 1st Battalion The Highlanders’ Elgin Detachment, was appointed on Wednesday, May 15, to the year-long role as lord lieutenant’s cadet of Moray.

The Lord Lieutenant Grenville Johnston annouces Cpl Louise Curtis as the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet of Moray at the Elgin detachment of the 1st Battalion The Highlanders Army Cadet Force...Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No.043967.
The Lord Lieutenant Grenville Johnston annouces Cpl Louise Curtis as the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet of Moray at the Elgin detachment of the 1st Battalion The Highlanders Army Cadet Force...Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No.043967.

A presentation took place at the Elgin Army Reserve Centre, where the detachment is based. Lord Lieutenant Grenville Johnston inspected the detachment – who were all smartly turned out. He then presented Cpl Curtis with her certificate of appointment.

The presentation was attended by the Battalions Commandant Colonel Iain Cassidy, Deputy Commandant Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Reid, Moray Company Commander Major Carrie Higgins and Louise’s family.

Cpl Curtis said: "It was a huge honour to be nominated for the position and I am pleased to have been chosen as the lord lieutenant's cadet, representing my detachment and the young people of Moray."

Louise is one of the detachment's senior cadet instructors and is teaching the cadets of Elgin from the Cadet Force syllabus.

1st Battalion The Highlanders Elgin Detachment meets every Wednesday at the Elgin Army Reserve Centre, on Edgar Road, between 7-9.15pm.

For more information contact Graeme Wells on PRO1hldrsacf@armymail.mod.uk or online via armycadets.com.



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