Cadet Corporal Bethany Young (17), from Elgin Detachment, was appointed to the yearlong appointment as Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet of Moray in a presentation held on Monday morning at Grant Park in Forres.
Cpl Young has been a member of the Army Cadet Force since September 2016. Over her time with the cadets she has attempted to take part in everything available to a cadet in the ACF. She has taken part in several competitions that cadets can enter, such as shooting and has also represented the Battalion in the ACFA Scottish 5-a-side Football Competition.
For the majority of her cadet career Bethany has been part of Forres Detachment, however, due to Forres Drill Hall, where Forres Detachment meet, currently being closed for refurbishment she has temporary transferred to Elgin along with other cadets of Forres to allow the continuation of their cadet training. Over lockdown even though detachments were not open, she was still able to continue with some parts of her training due to a lot of Army Cadet training being delivered online, over lockdown Bethany managed to complete the Junior Cadet Instructor Course which now allows her to teach junior cadets up to and including 1 Star.
Bethany was presented her certificate of appointment following the conclusion of her very first event with the Lord Lieutenant, which to present local Forres resident Mary Nelson a British Empire Medal for her services to helping homeless people in Moray.
As the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet Bethany will attend events that Lord Lieutenant of Moray attends in his capacity as the Queens Representative to the County of Moray. Cpl Young takes over the position from fellow Elgin Army Cadet Jakub Bialkowski who reached the upper age limit of the organisation in April.