ELY: Ely Cadets Welcome High Sheriff
LADY Alison De Ramsey, newly appointed High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, was the principal guest at a cadet open evening in Ely on May 5. Local army cadets at the 55-strong detachment in the city s Heaton Drive welcomed Lady De Ramsey to displays of cadet t
LADY Alison De Ramsey, newly appointed High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, was the principal guest at a cadet open evening in Ely on May 5.
Local army cadets at the 55-strong detachment in the city's Heaton Drive welcomed Lady De Ramsey to displays of cadet training including cooking outdoors, building shelters, foot drill and rifle drill. The cadets, aged 12 to 18, recently received a �200 grant from the High Sheriff's fund to support their activities and this was boosted by a donation from Ely out-going mayor, Sheila Friend-Smith who also attended the event with Mayor designate Cllr Richard Hobbs.
"It is so interesting to see the skills that the cadets learn" said Lady De Ramsey. "Their confidence and demeanor is a credit to them and I am pleased to be able to offer my support to their activities".
The event was also an opportunity to congratulate Ely's most senior army cadet, Sergeant Major Jeremy Latham (18), whose last day of duty coincided with the event. Jeremy has been with Cambridgeshire army cadet force for five years and has recently achieved the top accolade of Master Cadet - a status granted to only a few cadets nationally who demonstrate the highest degree of proficiency.
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From left: Lady Alison De Ramsey, Sheila Friend-Smith, S/Sgt Kay Storey and Richard Hobbs.
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