Sgt Lewis Squire right being awarded his 3 Star by Detachment Commander CSMI Mac Iver


More Army Cadets from the Battalion have returned to train after over eight months in lockdown. Following in the footsteps of fellow Ross Company detachment in Alness, Dingwall Detachment held their first training event last Monday evening.


20 November 2020

  • 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF

Since the end of March, Army Cadets up and down the country have moved their training online to ensure that the cadets were not falling behind in their cadet progression and also trying to help improve people’s Mental Health by staying connected during lockdown. Throughout lockdown the cadets of the Ross Company Detachment have been engaging with the Battalion’s Online Programme, from weekly training lessons to online competitions and challenges. The cadets were welcomed back to their detachment where they – keeping to Social Distancing guidelines – spent the night celebrating their achievements in lockdown.

At the end of the evening several presentations were made with some expert social distancing skills by the Detachment’s Commander, Company Sergeant Major Instructor Craig MacIver, who used his pacestick to present them. Cadet Liam Squire (13) was presented with his Basic Certificate, Cadet Corporal Nathanael McCully (15) who was presented with his 2 Star Certificate and the final presentation made was to Cadet Sergeant Lewis Squire (17) who was with awarded his 3 Star Certificate.

The Army Cadets are allowed to return to face to face training in Scotland as it falls under the youth sector and classified as a designated essential service that engages young people within their communities and also acknowledges the wider networks of peers, community and culture, as well as supporting the young person to realise their potential and to address life’s challenges critically and creatively.