Durham Army Cadet Force recognised with Chairman’s Medal
Durham County Council’s Chairman, Cllr Watts Stelling, presented the Chairman’s Medal (the County Durham’s highest award) to Durham Army Cadet Force at their detachment at the Durham Army Reserve Centre, after attending one of their detachment parade nights.
Durham Army Cadet Force are proud to promote and represent the County, often assisting at events such as Royal visits, Remembrance Day events, the Durham regatta, and the Miners Gala. The organisation’s Band and Bugles are also regarded as the country’s best Army cadet force band and their success has resulted in performances at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Remembrance, Horse Guard’s Parade and several military tattoos, as well as supporting bereaved families with a lone bugler at the passing of loved ones.
The Chairman along with other representatives of Durham County Council attended Durham Detachment and met with the Detachment Commander 2Lt Darren Robson who introduced the Chairman to the cadet activities taking place which were navigation skills and first aid training.
Colonel Neil Foster, Commandant of Durham Army Cadet Force received the award on behalf of Durham ACF. Colonel Foster thanked all of his cadets, adult instructors and permanent staff who made this possible. He also thanked Durham County Council for the award of which we are all immensely proud.
Durham County Council’s Chairman, Cllr Watts Stelling, also had the pleasure of promoting C Company’s new CSM Josh Hedley. Congratulations on your new appointment from all of us at Durham ACF.