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Members of the Western Isles company of the Army Cadet Force saw presentations of one large cheque, two medals and a number of certificates at the weekend (Friday 23 to Monday 26 February) during a training camp in Benbecula.

Cadets and their instructors were based for the weekend at the MOD Hebrides Range, using accommodation at Benbecula and field training areas at Rangehead and Loch Skipport, South Uist.

During the weekend cadets participated in syllabus training, including drill and turnout and navigation.

They also went through their paces in fieldcraft and tactics training, including blank firing exercises at Loch Skipport.

Cadets were able to fire air rifles and cadet target rifles on the miniature range, after skill-at-arms training.

During the weekend the company were joined by Western Isles Lord Lieutenant Iain Macaulay, who presented Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals to two adult volunteers. Receiving the medals were Major Alen McCulloch, battalion padré and Captain Jamie Miller, battalion adventure training officer.

Certificates were awarded for passing the youth first aid course, and other prizes were also presented.

While he was there, the Lord Lieutenant accepted a cheque for £2,619 raised by cadets and adult volunteers during Poppy Appeal week 2023.

The money is to go to the Scottish Poppy Appeal and was presented to the Lord Lt by cadet Lance Corporal Kyle Macleod of Stornoway detachment.

The pictures show Capt Miller and Maj McCulloch with the Lord Lieutenant and their Queen’s Jubilee medals, rifle practice for cadets and Lance Corporal Macleod presenting the cheque to the Lord Lieutenant as the company look on (Western Isles Coy 1 Highlanders ACF).