Major Cameron was presented with the Cadet Force Medal on Wednesday evening, which marks 12 years of service to the Cadet Forces.
Major Cameron has been involved with our Battalion since 2008 having rejoined after already previously being part of the organisation from 1982 until 1995, unfortunately having to leave due work commitments. Raymond is currently the Company Commander for the Battalion’s Moray Company, and over the years he has held several roles within the organisation from Detachment Commander, Inverness Company’s Training Officer and event Inverness’ Company Sergeant Major prior to him being commissioned as an officer through the cadets.
From 2013 up until July when he took over his new position within Moray Company he was the Detachment Commander for Fort Augustus, making the weekly 70 mile round trip from his home in Inverness as well as picking up or dropping off the detachment’s cadets on route in one of the Battalion’s minibuses. Raymond is also usually one of the first adults to volunteer to assist in helping a cadet event, even if it is ran by another Company within the Battalion.
Major Cameron was presented with his medal by the Battalion’s Commandant, Colonel Mike MacDonald, on Wednesday evening during a visit to Moray Company’s Nairn Detachment based on John Street.
The Cadet Force Medal is awarded to all officers and uniformed Adult Instructors in recognition of long service of proved capacity in the Cadet Forces. 12 years unbroken service is required for award of the medal, with an additional clasp for every 6 years of further service to the organisation.