Capt Mezals right being presented with his Bar on Thursday by Caithness Company Commander Major Mc Lean

STEPHEN RECOGNISED FOR 18 YEARS OF SERVICE

A dedicated volunteer from Caithness has been recognised for his long service to Young People of the Highlands. Captain Stephen Mezals (38), from Halkirk Detachment, was presented with the first Bar of the Cadet Force Medal, which marks 18 years of service to the Cadet Force, last Thursday evening

STEPHEN RECOGNISED FOR 18 YEARS OF SERVICE

23 November 2020

  • 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF

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.