Hawarden teen becomes highest ranked army cadet in North Wales
A teenager from Hawarden has become the highest ranked army cadet in North Wales.
Ross Chisholm was presented with the senior rank of cadet Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) at a special ceremony at Kinmel camp.
Ross 17, a pupil at Hawarden High School will now lead and give guidance to almost 800 youngsters in the Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force, he said:
“I was very pleased to receive this promotion. “It’s something that I’ve been working towards for some time and I never thought I’d progress this far.
I joined cadets around five years ago I just went along to one of the training nights in Deeside and decided to give it a go.
I’ve managed to do so much with the cadets since joining, I’ve made some great friends, visited some interesting places including recently the Palace of Westminster and been given a lot of opportunities – I’m almost never at home.
I had some experience of leadership roles with challenger company at annual camp this year so – I’m looking forward to supporting other cadets and attending annual camp with the cadets as an RSM.”
Ross was presented with his RSM rank slide by Col AV Jones MBE TD the Commandant of the Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force
Somme Company OC, Major Jon Hurst, described Ross as a model cadet. He said:
“The rank of Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major is the highest rank any cadet can be awarded adding that “RSM Chisholm clearly demonstrates everything young people can achieve by being a member of the Army Cadet Force.
Deeside Detachment Commander 2Lt Charlie Lloyd congratulated Ross on his well earned promotion adding:
“He’s confident, a team player, a great communicator, has brilliant leadership skills and he always leads from the front.
He is a great example for junior cadets and his peers, to be the highest ranking cadet in North Wales is a massive achievement.
Ross is an excellent cadet and in my opinion, the best cadet in the region.”
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