Academy student, Chloe McCrory has been honoured at a formal ceremony at Hillsborough Castle, appointed to the role of Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for the County Borough of Belfast.
The Cadet Sergeant is one of just nine teenagers across Northern Ireland to be selected for the prestigious role and she can expect a busy year ahead as she attends Mrs Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the County Borough of Belfast on major civic occasions. In recognition of the award, Chloe, who is pictured with Mrs Jay-O’Boyle, will wear a special insignia on her uniform throughout her year in office.
Chloe is an enthusiastic and highly motivated member of the Glenwood Detachment Army Cadet Force which meets in The Spectrum Centre. She is currently working towards the 4 star award within the Army Proficiency Certificate syllabus and has already successfully completed her Junior Cadet Instructor’s Cadre training, becoming an excellent instructor and mentor to the younger Cadets in her Detachment and playing a major role in welcoming newcomers.
Praised for her ‘boundless energy’ Chloe has recently represented her Company in the prestigious Colonel’s Cup Military Skills Competition and in a major Small Bore Shooting contest. She is an ambitious student at Belfast Royal Academy and manages to find time also to indulge her talent and passion for dance and to do voluntary work at a local dance club, to help with safety lessons at a horse-riding club and to assist with a local Boys’ Brigade unit.
The Citation which accompanies her Award described Chloe as ‘a very likeable, pleasant young lady who is highly thought of by her peers, Adult Instructors and Officers alike. She is honest, reliable and very hard-working. Her turnout and bearing are exemplary and she is always dependable … a great Ambassador for the Cadets.’