A message from Col Catherine Harrison as she leaves the County for a new role as Regional Colonel Cadets for the North West:
"I'm hoping that Halloween and my last day as Commandant of Greater Manchester ACF are not connected. Being Commandant has been frightening at times, but mostly, the past three years have been an absolute privilege. Nothing will replace the sense of pride I felt everytime a cadet or adult volunteer in Greater Manchester ACF has been a force for good and that has happened too many times to mention. There have been a whole host of awards to testify to that but mostly, what happens at our detachments, week in and week out, is where the real difference is made. Every cadet and adult volunteer who puts on their uniform and parades once or twice a week is truly an inspiration. Delivering the cadet experience is not easy - it takes a lot of hard work by our amazing cadets and adult volunteers, as well as those who support them behind the scenes, including all at RFCA. Thank you to each and every one of you - what you are doing is definitely worth it.
Finally, I'd like to say a special thank you to the leadership team of the County - for your focus on building the positive culture that enables so many others to flourish. I wish you all the success in the world.
I leave Greater Manchester ACF in a strong position with 1149 cadets and 262 adults. My successor, Col Paul Smillie, will take command of the County tomorrow and he has my utmost respect and support. You will hear more about him in due course. I will continue to support Greater Manchester ACF from afar as I move onto my new role as Regional Colonel Cadets for the North West."
Thank you for your dedication to Greater Manchester ACF. You will be missed. Wishing you continued success in your new role.