Adult Instructor first to receive New Cadet Commission in Merseyside Army Cadets!


Army Cadet Instructor Amy Phipps is the first ever instructor in Merseyside Army cadets to be appointed the new Cadet Commission.  The Cadet Commission, which has been authorised by Royal Warrant, came into force in December 2017. HM the Queen approved the creation of the Commission for Cadet Force Officers as a recognition of the dedication they give of their time to help contribute to the development of young people.

 Second Lieutenant Phipps, who attended Westbury for her commissioning course, as is traditional, said: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be one of the first to be appointed this new commission, I am also delighted that my commissioning has coincided with the Army Cadets celebrating forty years of female instructors this year.  It was Merseyside Army Cadets who were the first to introduce female instructors nationally, so the fact that a female instructor is the first to receive the new commission in the County is double celebration.”

Second Lieutenant Phipps who is Detachment Commander at Upton on the Wirral, will be joining the rest of Merseyside Army Cadets on their Annual Camp in August this year, which will see hundreds of cadets from across Merseyside taking part in adventure training in Wales. 

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