5 February 2018
One of our Ross Company adult volunteers has been awarded the new Cadet Forces Comission. Alness Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Instructor Lorraine Wright (46) was promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant last Thursday.
2Lt Wright, has been Detachment Commander of Alness since July 2012, joined the Army Cadet Force in 2009 as an instructor at Alness. On top of her detachment duties she is also the Duke of Edinburgh Officer of Ross Company - which Alness is part of - covering from Portree across to Dingwall, visiting each detachment to help the cadet’s progress on their completion of a DofE Award.
Lorraine is one of the first adults of the Battalion to be awarded the new Cadet Forces Commission, the first commission to be introduced in over 100 years. The Cadet Forces Commission was introduced to recognise the immense contribution made by volunteer staff as leaders of national uniformed youth organisations sponsored by the Ministry of Defence.
Lorraine was awarded her Second Lieutenant at the Detachment last week by the Battalion’s Honorary Colonel Carolyn Caddick who said: “It was an honour and a privilege to present 2Lt Lorraine Wright with her promotion - especially as it was in front of her Alness Detachment which she has supported for the last 9 years. She is an inspirational role model for the cadets and I know her efforts are much appreciated.”