Staff Sergeant Instructor Leonard Cowieson (70), from Forres Detachment, was presented with a Lord Lieutenant's Certificate of Meritorious Service, by the Lord Lieutenant of Moray Major General Seymour Monro CBE, LVO
SSI Cowieson joined the Army Cadet Force in October 2006 as an instructor with Moray Company’s Nairn Detachment, later transferring to Elgin Detachment to assist in 2008. In October that year he was appointed to Moray’s Cadet Administrative Assistant. As the Company CAA his duties included requesting uniform for the cadets of the Company’s six detachments, ensuring each detachment’s building was maintained and ensuring equipment for planned training event was available. In 2010 he took a step back from being a CAA and become a Detachment Instructor once again, this time at Moray’s Culloden Detachment. In 2013 Leonard transferred to teach at Forres Detachment where was appointed as the Detachment’s Commander earlier this year.
On top of his Detachment duties, he is also a qualified Adventure Training instructor through the cadets and holds various qualifications in Skiing and Hillwalking and makes sure that the cadets take full advantage of his knowledge by attending Adventurous Training weekends that the Battalion holds.
The presentation, which took place on Tuesday evening at the Drill Hall in Forres, saw the Lord Lieutenant present SSI Cowieson with his certificate infront of the cadets of Forres Detachment.