Last Tuesday evening Lord-Lieutenant Bobby Hunter, the Lord Lieutenant of Shetland, attended a socially distanced ceremony at Fort Charlotte to present Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet Certificates and Badges to Cadet Bombardiers Ella Peebles (16) and Brianna Mackay (16).
The Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet is seen as the aide and representative of the cadet forces to the British Royal family and the Lord-Lieutenant in an administrative county of England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. Typically, one is chosen from each of the main cadet forces, the Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps and Sea Cadets (United Kingdom).
They provide an essential link between the armed forces and the local community, assist with recruiting within the cadet forces and assist the county's Reserve Forces and Cadets Association. The cadet from each arm of the cadet forces is selected and appointed based on their outreach and participation within their squadron, detachment or unit, and is seen as one of the highest achievements in the Cadet Forces.
Ella was due to be appointed Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet last year but due to lockdown she was unable to attend any events or receive her certificate of appointment. Brianna is appointed Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet for 2021-2022 but will be leaving Shetland after the summer to attend college in Glasgow but will carry out her duties when home on holiday. Any event which Brianna is unable to attend will be covered by Ella for the next year.