Fareham Borough Council has appointed its first Mayor's Cadet, Cadet Flight Sergeant Elliot Tutt, to help support the Mayor at Civic events.
The council has appointed Elliot for the remainder of the mayoral year, until May 2013, to take part in civic duties to support the Mayor. These duties will include wreath bearing, meeting and greeting VIPs, church readings, taking part in Mayoral processions and supporting the work of the Mayor's Attendants. Elliot recently attended the Seafarer's Service with the Mayor which took place on Sunday 21 October.
The Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Dennis Steadman said: "I am very pleased to introduce the first Mayor's cadet and hope that Elliot’s appointment will help to reinforce the important role that uniformed cadet groups have within the Borough. “
Elliot, aged 18, joined the 1350 (Fareham & Gosport) Squadron in June 2007 and has attended many training courses in order to qualify for this position including, Cadet Drill instructor, Cadet NCO Training courses, Field Leadership Cadre, and Nijmegen Marches. His Commanding Officer, Flt Lt Brett Beaumont, praised his professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication to his chosen career.
Elliot was appointed Mayors Cadet at a private ceremony that took place in the Mayor's parlour along with the Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham, Councillor Dennis and Mrs Carole Steadman, Elliot's parents, Chris and Mary Tutt and Chief Executive of Fareham Borough Council, Peter Grimwood.
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