Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets are appointed annually by the Lord-Lieutenant, in conjunction with Lowland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, from one or more of the three Service Cadet organisations. They take up their appointment on Armed Forces Day each year and normally serve for one year. Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets will have already demonstrated high levels of achievement and that they are excellent ambassadors of the services cadet movement.
The role of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet is to assist the Lord-Lieutenant as Her Majesty the Queen’s representative in Renfrewshire and in doing so promote the excellence and value of the service cadet organisations.
These duties can be on any occasion the Lord-Lieutenant is representing Her Majesty the Queen in the local community and there is an opportunity to advertise and give some visibility to everything that is good about the cadet movement and the contribution that it makes to society. Above all, it is an opportunity to showcase the valuable knowledge, skills and experience that young people gain from their service as cadets.
Duties can include assisting the Lord-Lieutenant on Royal visits and other ceremonial events like the presentation of the Queens Award for Enterprise, the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets also regularly assist with any local investitures, most particularly with the presentation of the British Empire Medal.
There are in all 15 service cadet detachments within the Renfrewshire Lieutenancy made up as follows:
2 detachments of the Sea Cadet Corps
10 detachmets of the Army Cadet Force
4 detachments of the Air Training Corps
The following Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets took up their appointments on Armed Forces Day in June 2019:
Cadet Petty Officer Carly Joyce – Greenock and District Sea Cadet Corps
Cadet Sergeant Scott Watson – Renfrew Detachment West Lowland Army Cadet Force
Cadet Flight Sergeant Abigail Cameron – 49F Greenock (MacRoberts Reply) Squadron Air Training Corps