The Tri-Service cadet forces, under the auspices of Lowland RFCA were invited to play host to a number of guests from Education backgrounds alongside members of the Scottish Government at the recent 21 Gun Salute held at Edinburgh Castle to mark HM The Queen’s 89th Birthday.
Prior to the gun salute, the assembled guests were broken down into 4 groups where they each rotated around a number of information stands within Hospital Square, Edinburgh Castle. The guests had the opportunity of chatting to the cadets and Adult Volunteers on their personal cadet experiences.
Captain Hughes was based at the Adult Volunteer stand and 3 cadets from the Battalion, who were 3 of the first 14 in Scotland to achieve the SQA Leadership 5 Award, were based alongside
2Lt Dillon at the Vocational Qualifications stand.
Feedback from the guests was that they were very impressed at the work that is undertaken by both the cadets and Adult Volunteers within the ACF.
On conclusion of the information session, the guests, cadets and Adult Volunteers moved to the salute firing area where they assembled to witness, at close hand, the firing of the 21 gun salute.
Speaking of the event Captain Darren Hughes, OC B Company said:
“It was a great honour to be invited along to this important event at Edinburgh Castle. The cadets and adults had the rare opportunity of engaging with senior members of Education Departments from across the country as well as representatives of the Scottish Government. These sessions are extremely important as it allows us, as the ACF, to promote the great work that is undertaken for our young people”
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