Jonathan Gilbride of C Troop RA has been appointed the new Battalion Cadet RSM. Jonathan has been in the cadets for almost 5 years and has worked his way up the through the ranks to reach the top cadet position in the Battalion.
Speaking to Reporting G&L he recalled that over his years of service he had always looked up to the senior cadets of the Battalion but only in the last year or so he realised that he could one day be holding the the RSMs pace stick:
‘There are lots of high quality senior cadets in the Battalion and I knew that I would be up against some stiff competition to be appointed Cadet RSM. I’m very proud to be appointed and take my new role very seriously. One of my main tasks is to lead the other senior cadets in supporting all the Battalion activities. The Battalion is already very successful and we all need to work together to ensure that this success continues at detachment, company and battalion level in the years to come.
I am looking forward to the Battalion Easter Weekend Camp – the first opportunity I will have to work with the whole Battalion as Cadet RSM.’