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October 24th 2016

Meet Nottinghamshire ACF’s Honorary Colonel

Nottinghamshire ACF's Honorary Colonel Nicky Weston with cadets in the field at Annual Camp

Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force’s (ACF) Honorary Colonel Nicky Weston has been breaking new ground ever since starting the job.

Honorary Colonel Nicky WestonHonorary Colonels in the ACF are not part of the formal chain of command but provide a valuable link to County structures, sage counsel to the Commandant and a ceremonial representative role.

As the first Honorary Colonel with a purely civilian background and the first female incumbent, Colonel Weston is making history.

Previously serving as the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (the Monarch’s representative for Law and Order in the county) and now as Deputy Lieutenant assisting the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir John Peace, Mrs Weston has a lot of experience she can bring to the new role.

After a career in PR and Marketing, Mrs Weston has also acted as a volunteer with Cancer Research UK, been a governor at a school and served on the area board of The Princes’ Trust.

Recently the Nottingham Army Cadet Force’s media team had a chance to ask Colonel Weston about her new role:

Nottinghamshire ACF's Honorary Colonel Nicky Weston with cadets on campSpeaking about the responsibility she said “Ever since my first trips to the ACF I have been hugely impressed by the positive and outgoing attitude of the cadets and the terrific commitment of all the Officers and Adult Instructors and various volunteers to give up so much of their time to make such a difference.

“I am well aware that being the first Honorary Colonel from a purely civilian background and indeed the first female is a new departure for Notts ACF but I do believe that as such I can bring a different approach to the role

“I will most certainly do my very best to respect the history and traditions of the role and make a positive contribution to the ongoing development and undisputed success and reputation of the ACF.”

“I will most certainly do my very best to respect the history and traditions of the role and make a positive contribution to the ongoing development and undisputed success and reputation of the ACF.”