D&A student top cadet

Release Date: 17 May 2016

A D&A College student has achieved top army cadet status – out of more than 40,000 cadets across the UK.

Cameron Keith article
Cameron Keith

Cameron Keith, of Forfar, is enrolled on the steps to hospitality (level II) programme at Kingsway Campus, but swaps his whites for the Queen’s uniform when not in college.

The 16-year-old has been an army cadet since he was 12 years old and currently holds the rank of colour sergeant.

Cameron has just attained master cadet status – one of only 40 cadets out of 41,000 army cadets from all over the country.

Not only did the Forfar Academy FP gain master standing, he was also graded highly competent, after a week-long training course at Frimley Park CTC (cadet training centre), London. Only nine cadets achieved this grade.

Cameron is now back at college, working in the training kitchens and serving in KC Training Restaurant and Café Bar.

“While my ambition is to join the Scots Guards when I am 18, I want to have skills to call upon when I finish my army career as well,” said the student.

“I started college in August last year and have really enjoyed learning about and gaining experience of the hospitality trade.”

In the meantime, Cameron has also been nominated as Lord Lieutenant’s cadet – an appointment confirmed by the Queen’s representative in Angus, Mrs Georgina Osbourne.