Bart and MBE

Volunteer Bart Invested with MBE

One of our volunteers has had their service in helping our cadets recognised by royalty. Captain Bart Lucas (76), from Culloden Detachment, was invested with his MBE last Wednesday at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal.

Volunteer Bart Invested with MBE

24 January 2024

  • 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF

Bart has been a volunteer with the Army Cadets since December 1976, as well as prior Military Service in the Royal Air Force and service within the old Northern Constabulary - now Police Scotland. Throughout his forty-seven years of volunteering with the cadets he has held almost every post you can think of, from Detachment Commander and Company Commander to Adventure Training Officer and Duke of Edinburgh Award Officer, some posts he's held several times over his long career.

Prior to retirement Bart was also a full time employee with the Highland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, who look after cadet buildings and administration of cadet units, where he was employed as the Battalion's Administration Officer working at their headquarters in Inverness, on top of being a volunteer with the cadets. Bart is currently the Detachment Commander for our Culloden Detachment and the second in command for our Moray Company.

Capt Lucas was recognised in last year's King's Birthday Honours for his long devoted service to Army Cadets and the Young People of the Highlands.

Bart and MBE

Capt Lucas with MBE