Mayor’s Cadets are recognised

Published Wednesday, 23rd November 2016
Cllr Pitchley with the Mayor's Cadets
Mayor's Cadet presentation ceremony

Three young people have received formal recognition after being selected to carry out special duties of “Mayor’s Cadets.”

Warrant Officer Louis Webb, from the 218 (Rotherham) Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets, Cadet Sergeant Alex Bradley of the Rotherham Army Cadet Force and Sea Cadet Macy Dallinson were honoured at a special event hosted by the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Lyndsay Pitchley.

The Mayor’s Cadets scheme is in its second year in Rotherham. As well as benefiting the young people who take part in terms of their own development and experiences, the scheme also helps to underline the Council’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

The role gives the participating cadets the opportunity to experience escorting the Mayor on official duties and engagements, such as Armed Forces Day or Remembrance Sunday.

Cllr Pitchley said: "The role of Mayor’s Cadet is a relatively new one, and one which we hope to develop further over the coming years - the young people we have recognised are among the first to take part in the scheme.

"I'm delighted that so many young people are involved in cadet organisations here in Rotherham, making a positive contribution to society and taking part in some fantastic activities.

"I hope that going forward many more cadets will enjoy the opportunity to gain experience of taking part in official duties and engagements with future Mayors of Rotherham," she added.

The three young people were presented with certificates and badges by Cllr Pitchley before a buffet supper was held in their honour.

Pictured at the event are (from left): Mayor’s Consort, Alex Armitage, Cadet Sergeant Alex Bradley, Warrant Officer Louis Webb, Cadet Macy Dallinson and the Mayor, Cllr Lyndsay Pitchley.