On Tuesday evening 2 Highlanders had the pleasure of hosting the Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire in our Keith Detachment. The Lord Lieutenant spoke at length to the cadets and was keen to hear of the various and valuable life skills taught by the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers. During his visit the Lord Lieutenant presented a Certificate of Meritorious Service to Sergeant Major Instructor John Cameron.
SMI Cameron started his working life as a young soldier firstly in the Gordon Highlanders and following the amalgamation of the Regiments he saw service with The Highlanders attaining the rank of Warrant Officer 2ndClass. After a 24 year period of distinguished service in the Armed Force he trained as an electrician before accepting employment with Highland Reserve Forces and Cadet Association as a County Admin Assistant providing support to Corruna Company.
Some 10 years after leaving the Army SMI Cameron was back in uniform as a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer and took on the responsibilities of Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant a duty which requires significant organisational abilities especially during Annual Camp where SMI Cameron is often first in last out.
The entire Battalion congratulate SMI Cameron on his well deserved award and thank him for his support and guidance.