Lorraine Kelly with cadets

Lorraine Kelly CBE

National Honorary Colonel of the Army Cadet Force

In November 2019 during a special edition of her weekday show to celebrate her 60th Birthday, Lorraine Kelly CBE was surprised by representatives from the Army Cadets and given the title National Honorary Colonel of the Army Cadet Force (ACF).

During the show Lorraine, who has links with Black Watch ACF in Scotland, enjoyed a clip featuring cadets and adult volunteers wishing her a Happy Birthday, filmed at Balhousie Castle in Scotland (Home of the Black Watch).

In her role as National Honorary Colonel Lorraine is at the forefront of helping to put the Army Cadets on the map.


"It's such an amazing organisation because even if you don't go on to be in the Army, it just makes you better at everything you do in life. You make friends for life and you learn so many important skills. It's just wonderful."