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The Lord-Lieutenant's Cadets

The Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet for 2024 

Petty Officer Cadet Finnlay Murray

Sea Cadets Fraserburgh (No 419) Training Ship GOWANLEA

Petty Officer Cadet Finnlay Murray

Cadet Murray

Petty Officer Murray has served with the Sea Cadets for nearly six years and has risen to the most senior rank that any cadet can achieve. His Commanding Officer, Chief Petty Officer Patricia Davdison,  commends Finnlay as an exemplary cadet and role model not only within his Unit, but also at Grampian District and Northern Area level.  His outstanding leadership is evident in the considerate and approachable style he brings to mentoring younger Cadets preparing to sit promotion boards.

During his Cadet career, Finnlay has excelled as drill, becoming one of only two cadets in the unit to qualify as a Cadet Drill Instructor.  Finnlay volunteers at drill courses for the District and Area, teaching both cadets and adult volunteers. 

He has represented Grampian District and Northern Area at the National Drill and Piping competition at HMS Raleigh, achieving team bronze medals.

Finnlay has also qualified as a British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor, has gained his BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community and is currently working towards the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

This year, Finnlay acted as Parade Staff at the Aberdeen Armed Forces Day Parade, and attended the formal opening by HRH The Princess Royal of the new Aberdeen South Harbour at Greyhope Bay.

After his school career at Fraserburgh Academy, Finnlay plans to join the Royal Navy. 

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