Lieutenant Callum Campbell (59) and Sergeant Major Instructor Lorraine Woolley (58), from were recently presented with clasps to the Cadet Forces Medal, which recognise their further service to the UK Cadet Forces, at a Ross Company Training Weekend held in Dingwall last month.
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 service to the Cadet Forces, with an additional clasp for every 6 years of further service.
Lt Campbell who a Detachment Commander for the Company’s Portree Detachment, was presented with the 1st Clasp of the Cadet Force Medal which recognises 18 years of service to the organisation. Callum first joined the organisation in September 1996 where he rose through the adult ranks and was appointed as the Battalion’s Regimental Sergeant Major in 2002. In October 2006, due to work commitments, Callum transferred to 2nd Battalion The Highlanders where became an officer and was appointed as the Battalion’s First Aid Officer as well as the Detachment Commander for their Detachment in Peterhead. In 2012 Callum had to leave the cadets due to work commitments but the door was always kept open for him to return, which he did in 2018 when he rejoined the 1st Battalion in Portree as an instructor where he was appointed as its Commander in 2018.
SMI Woolley who is Shooting Officer for Ross Company, was presented with the 3rd Clasp to the medal which recognised 30 years of service to the Cadets. Lorraine is the battalion’s longest serving female Adult Instructor, having joined the Cadets in 1992 as an instructor with the battalion’s Inverness Company. Lorraine is very well known face with the cadet shooting world and is part of the Battalion Target Rifle Coaching Team which has seen her take cadets to represent the Battalion in the Inter-Service Cadet Target Rifle Meeting at Bisley Ranges in Surrey.
Both instructors were presented with their Clasps by the Lord Lieutenant of Ross & Cromarty, Mrs Joanie Whiteford during the company’s Annual Awards Dinner held on Saturday 10 December at Dingwall in front of the cadets and adults of Ross Company.