June 29th 2016

A new Mayors cadet in Derbyshire

Cadet Lance Corporal Amber Bancroft-Reynolds

A young person from Derbyshire was officially appointed as a Mayor’s Cadet for the Borough of Erewash at the Beating Retreat event in Long Eaton.

Cadet Lance Corporal Amber Bancroft-Reynolds, aged 17, from Derbyshire Army Cadet Force’s (ACF) Draycott Detachment, was delighted to be presented with her Mayor’s Cadet Badge at the event organised to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.

Amber said: “I am honoured to be appointed as one of three Mayor’s Cadets in the Borough of Erewash, and will proudly wear my badge to every event I accompany the Mayor to. I will be attending events alongside Erewash Borough Council’s His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Abey Stevenson, with two others from the Sea Cadets and Air Training Corps.

“I joined Derbyshire ACF just under three years ago. Since then I have met lots of new friends, taken part in annual camps and a variety of sporting competitions but being given the role of Mayor’s Cadet is definitely a highlight of my cadet journey so far.”

Cadets Organisations can nominate an outstanding young person to become their potential Mayor’s Cadet every 12 months, this is normally an individual who has proved themselves in having good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people. Cadets appointed to the role attend formal events throughout the year as and when appropriate with the Mayor.

His Worship the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Abey Stevenson, commented: “All three cadets are fine young people who have already impressed me with their enthusiasm and their obvious pride at being appointed to the role. They are a credit to the cadet organisations they represent. I look forward to them joining me at a whole range of functions and events throughout my civic year.”

“I am honoured to be appointed as one of three Mayor’s Cadets in the Borough of Erewash."