Volunteers are awarded medals

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A group of volunteers from the Army Cadet Force in the Stewartry were formally presented with their Diamond Jubilee Medal recently.

Members of the armed services, the emergency services and numerous volunteers in many organisations were awarded the medal if the they had served a minimum period of five years on the qualifying date in February.

With around 450,000 medals awarded, it has taken some time for all to receive them and to arrange formal presentations.

Last week, Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross, Lord Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, called at Castle Douglas Army Cadet Force Hall to present the medals.

Those from the Stewartry who were to be presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal were Company Sergeant Major Rhona Maxwell from Kirkcudbright (unable to attend), Sergeant Major Derek Ross from Castle Douglas (detachment commander) and Sergeant Scott Mackenzie from Springholm (Castle Douglas detachment).

Pictured are Scott, Sir Malcolm and Derek.