The Bridlington Town Council are very pleased to announce the first Mayors Cadet 2017-2018
– Army Cadet - Corporal (Cpl) Webber - Bridlington Detachment ACF -
Photo: Corporal Chloe Webber and the Mayor Councillor Cyril Marsburg
Staff Sergeant Instructor Thorpe of Bridlington Detachment Commander ACF stated, “As always it is an honour and a privilege to take part in the events Bridlington holds. The cadets take pride when on parade representing the ACF in their home town. I think it's fantastic for all the cadet forces of Bridlington to have the opportunity to put a chosen cadet forward to represent their organisation at all the official events of the town as Mayors Cadet”.
Corporal Chloe Webber is currently the Senior Cadet at Bridlington detachment and has been in cadets for just over two years and she is very proud of the person she has become, thanks to the ACF. While in the cadets, she has gained confidence and improved her team & leadership skills which she has transfered into her everyday life.
During her time in cadets, she has been on many camps where she has learnt new skills such as shooting, field craft, first aid and much more but most of all, cadets has helped her realise how important it is to respect the uniform and to be proud when wearing it, as it is the same uniform a regular soldier wears when they are fighting for our freedom.
Cpl Webber said: "I am extremely proud and honored to have been selected for the role of the first Mayors cadet in Bridlington and I am very excited to be playing a part in the key elements of my town and to have been recognized for my achievements within my detachment. I am very grateful to be a member of the army cadets in Bridlington because it has taught me so many new things and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for me in the future".
Bridlington Mayors Cadet
2017-2018 : Humberside & South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force Bridlington Detachment
2018-2019 : 252 Squadron Bridlington Royal Air Training Corps
2019-2020 : Bridlington School Combined Cadet Force
2020-2021 : Bridlington Sea Cadets
(on a rolling basis)
A senior cadet from the individual groups will be chosen by their Detachment / Squadron to have the honour of becoming the Mayor's Cadet for the year. They will be presented at the annual Mayor Making meeting with a coloured sash relevant to their force and a Mayor's Cadet medal for the year. These will be returned to be presented to the new Mayor's Cadet for the following year at the Annual Mayor Making meeting.
The Mayor's Cadet Force act as Guards of Honour and take lead in Remembrance as Silent Honour Guard. Their duty as Mayor's Cadet means they will be required to attend relevant civic events (eg> Flag Raising).