31 May 2017
Recently Cadet Sergeant Sofia Pesic, 16 from Sevenoaks Detachment was presented with the unique Mayor’s cadet badge at a civic ceremony. The Mayor of Sevenoaks, Councillor Maxine Chakowa presented Sergeant Pesic with her badge and welcomed her to the role which will last for a year.
The Mayor said:
“It is a great honour to have Sofia as my cadet for my mayoral year. I'm looking forward to having Sofia accompany me to my functions, it will be a great experience for both of us and such an enjoyable time”.
The Mayor’s cadet will accompany Councillor Chakowa on various civic engagements including Remembrance Day and other local events. Those appointed may also get involved in assisting at church services, parades, and awards ceremonies and in meeting Royal visitors.
Cadet Sergeant Pesic, said:
“It’s a great honour to be put forward for this role; I am proud to be able to represent the ACF in the community and am looking forward to working with the new Mayor of Sevenoaks.
I’m really pleased that the Mayor has chosen Breast Cancer Care as her chosen charity for the year”.
Commandant of Kent ACF, Colonel Chris Gilbert said:
“As well as the prestigious title of Mayor's Cadet, other ceremonial roles to which cadets can aspire include the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet and the High Sheriff's Cadet. The roles usually last for one year and are awarded to outstanding young people who have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people.
Cadets are initially nominated by senior officers in their detachments. We were pleased to recognise Sofia’s dedication to the ACF and were pleased to put her forward; she’ll be a great ambassador for us in the community”.