The Mayor’s Cadet is selected from a group of local organisations for young people. His or her role is to support the Mayor at full civic ceremonial functions; encourage youth involvement in civic affairs and to raise the profile of local democracy within youth organisations
The Cadet’s duties are to attend upon the Mayor of Cambridge (Sheila Stuart) at full civic ceremonial events including the Mayor’s Reception, civil church services, the proclamation of local fairs and Remembrance Sunday.
So how was Adam appointed to this role?
“I am a member of the Air Cadets, which I joined three years ago – I was looking for something new and different to do, and a member of my family read an article about the cadets. We do a lot of flying both locally at RAF Lakenheath and in Scotland, and I am working towards my pilot’s licence flying Grob Tutors. We were approached by the Mayor’s Office, and I was invited for interview. I was really pleased to be selected – next Thursday I will have an opportunity to meet the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh when they visit Cambridge, and on the same day I will be officially enrolled onto Cambridge City Council. I am looking forward to all my ceremonial duties and to meeting people in a range of official roles, including the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire.
“After Long Road I am hoping to work at Marshall’s in Cambridge: I am also considering applying to the RAF.”
Photograph of Grob by James Humphries – from Wikimedia Commons