CSM Jones right receiving an engraved plaque on behalf of Thurso and Castletown Detachments by Detachmnet Commander SMI Stuart Taggart

Caithness Cadets Bid Farewell To Keoni

Our Caithness Company recently said their farewells Cadet Company Sergeant Major Keoni Jones (18), who has sadly reached the upper age limit of the organisation. The Castletown Detachment cadet was awarded for all his hard work to the Battalion prior to him leaving on his 18th Birthday.

Caithness Cadets Bid Farewell To Keoni

22 October 2021

  • 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF

CSM Jones has been in the cadets since September 2015. During his time with the Army Cadets Keoni has taken advantage of everything being an Army Cadet can offer, from representing the Battalion in Shooting Competitions to even taking part in Adventure Training courses. As the Cadet Company Sergeant Major, who is the most senior ranking cadet within the company, Keoni is responsible for the mentoring of his fellow cadets.

By way of a goodbye he received two separate presentations from the company. The first was made by Detachment Commander SMI Stuart Taggart of the Battalion’s capbadge on an engraved plaque on behalf of the cadets of Thurso and Castletown Detachments. The second presentation he received of a Battalion pennant made by Caithness Company Commander Major Neil Mclean on behalf of Caithness Company.

Following the presentation Company Training Officer Captain Stephen Mezals said “It's always sad when saying goodbye to cadets as they age out, but this was also a proud moment, to see the fine young man that Keoni has become, knowing that he has been such a good role model to the cadets following on behind him.”