Melton Borough Council

Mayor's Cadet


The role of the Mayor’s Cadet is to accompany the Mayor to a number of appropriate public civic events which includes the Remembrance Parade and Service, Fly the Flag for Armed Forces Day, the Battle of Britain Commemorative Parade and Service, and the Civic Service.  At such events, the Mayor’s Cadet may be asked to read or perform a duty such as carrying a wreath for the Mayor.

The Mayor’s Cadet also brings a closer visible association with local cadets of the armed forces, positive public perception, and a role which is considered to be a honour and reward for those cadets selected.  Mayor’s Cadets have been introduced by various councils across the country. The Mayor’s Cadet is given a badge to be worn on their uniform during their year of office.
The Mayor’s Cadet is accountable to the Mayor of the Borough of Melton via the unit’s Officer Commanding. The role runs alongside any normal duties as a cadet NCO. The Mayor’s Cadet will take an active role in supporting the Borough and presenting to the Borough Council about their time as Mayor’s Cadet at the end of their term of office.
At the meeting of the Full Council on 12 October 2016, the Mayor, Councillor David Wright, appointed the Council’s first Mayor’s Cadet - from 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron Air Training Corps, Cadet Corporal Samuel Page.

Mayor’s Cadet 2017/18
At the Full Council Meeting on 11 October 2017, the Mayor, Councillor Tejpal Singh Bains appointed the new Mayor’s Cadet for 2017/18, Cadet Corporal Joseph Roper from the 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron Air Training Corps. 

The outgoing Mayor's Cadet, Cadet Corporal Sam Page, was presented with a certificate to mark his year of service.

Certificates were also presented to Cadet Corporal Olivia Brown and Cadet Corporal Ben Hodson who were nominated as candidates for the honour by the ATC.

Presentation to Joseph Roper new Mayor's Cadet


Appointment of new Mayor's Cadet Corporal Joseph Roper

Presentation to Sam Page outgoing Mayor's Cadet

 Presentation to Outgoing Cadet Corporal Sam Page

Mayor's Cadet


The outgoing Cadet Cpl Sam Page giving a reading at the Remembrance Day Service at St Mary’s Church on Sunday 13 November 2016