Inspirational Hero Appointed Honorary Colonel


Merseyside Army Cadet Force are delighted and proud to announce the appointment of Colonel Andy Reid, who will be the new Honorary Colonel for the County. 

Colonel Reid’s appointment this month is a much welcomed addition to the MACF County and everyone is very excited about the news.  The newly appointed Colonel Reid, who was in the Yorkshire Regiment, was injured whilst on patrol in Afghanistan in 2009.  As a result of an explosion, the then Corporal, lost his right leg below the knee, left leg above the knee and his right arm. 

Despite his injuries, the inspirational Colonel has not let them hold him back and has taken part in numerous fundraising events and awareness campaigns (including the Medicine Ball Challenge late last year). He is also a passionate Ambassador for Charity. Colonel Reid says:

 “It is with great pride that I accept the role of Honorary Colonel for Merseyside Army Cadet Force. Having started my military career in the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment, it means a lot to me to be able to return to my native County. I look forward to working alongside the Officers and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers in helping inspire the cadets to achieve more and be the very best they can. I can’t wait to get started!”

Commandant of Merseyside ACF, Colonel Stephen Boardman MBE DL has told us:

“As Commandant, it gives me enormous pleasure to introduce Merseyside Army Cadet Force’s new Honorary Colonel Andy Reid.  Colonel Andy Reid is a truly inspirational role model, who I know will add tremendous value to our County, Adult Instructors and Cadets.

I am sure that everyone in MACF will join me in making Colonel Andy extremely welcome and we look forward to hearing much more about his remarkable experience and working with him very closely in the coming years”

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