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Inverness Lord Lieutenant recognises cadets and volunteers

By Jess Fulton

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(L-R) Colonel Anderson, Cpl Bryson, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness James Wotherspoon and Capt Debra Ennis
(L-R) Colonel Anderson, Cpl Bryson, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness James Wotherspoon and Capt Debra Ennis

Members of the Army Cadets in Inverness-shire have been recognised by the Lord Lieutenant of Inverness for their service.

Colonel Michael Anderson (48), Capt Debra Ennis (57) and Corporal Jack Bryson (17) from First Battalion The Highlanders, received presentations from the Lord Lieutenant of Inverness James Wotherspoon at Culloden Cadet Centre.

Col Anderson, who is the Battalion’s Commandant, received a Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate of Meritorious Service.

He joined the Army Cadet Force in 1996 with Cleveland Army Cadet Force, later joining Durham Army Cadet Force and then transferred to 1 Highlanders in 2014.

He has held appointments at national level such as as being Deputy President of the Cadet Force Commissioning Board where he was responsible for helping in delivering the training and selection of adult instructors who wished to become Commissioning Officers with the Army Cadets.

He was appointed as the Battalion's Commandant in February.

Capt Ennis, who is the assistant Battalion Training Officer, was also presented with a Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate of Meritorious Service.

She has been with the Battalion since 2014, where she initially joined Aviemore Detachment and later appointed as the Detachment’s Commander in February 2018. She was also the Battalion’s Sports Officer from 2018 to March this year and during this time was responsible for the organising the logistics of the cadets attending Scottish and national Army Cadet sporting events.

As assistant Battalion Training Officer she assists the Training Officer in the planning and training of Camp.

Cpl Bryson, from Culloden Detachment, received his certificate of appointment as the new Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet of Inverness-shire.

He joined the Army Cadets in 2018 with Moray Company’s Ardersier Detachment, later transferring to the Company’s Culloden Detachment. Cpl Bryson is currently working towards completing his 2 Star training in the Army Cadet Syllabus, which he should complete fully by the end of the Battalion’s Summer Camp.

As Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet he will assist the Lord Lieutenant in his official capacity as the King’s appointed representative of Inverness-shire.

All three Lord Lieutenant’s presentations took place in front of the cadets of Culloden Detachment at Culloden Cadet Centre on Keppoch Road.

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