The Caithness Company instructor joined the Battalion in 2001 as an instructor with Inverness Detachment, later transferring to Caithness with Thurso Detachment in 2006, where in 2016 he was appointed as the Company’s Commander in 2015. In 2018 Stephen took a step back from being the Company Commander due to work commitments and took over the Company’s Detachment in Halkirk as its Detachment Commander.
The Cadet Forces Medal is awarded to all officers and uniformed Adult Instructors in recognition of long service of proved capacity in the Cadet Forces. The medal is awarded after 12 years unbroken service to the Cadet Forces, with a Bar awarded for every 6 years of further service.
Capt Mezals was presented with his Bar at the Detachment in Halkirk by Caithness Company Commander Major Neil McLean.