TWO Borderers have received their certificates as Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets.

Cadet Corporal Jake Gillies, from Hawick, and Cadet Flight Sergeant Lauren Cardwell, from Jedburgh, were presented with their accolades by the Lord-Lieutenant of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale, The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, at a ceremony in Bowhill House.

The presentations were made following the visit by HRH The Princess Royal to Lochcarron in Selkirk when both cadets had been on duty together for the first time with the Lord-Lieutenant.

Nominated by the Army Cadet Force, Cadet Corporal Gillies is in his second year in the role. He was joined by his parents, Susan and Scott Gillies, and girlfriend, Cloe Heppell.

Meanwhile Cadet Flight Sergeant Cardwell of 1716 (Roxburgh) Squadron Air Training Corps is already participating in flight training and looks forward to a career with the Royal Air Force or Royal Navy as a pilot.

She was joined by her mother, Lee Cardwell and her grandmother, Christine Purvis.

After the service, the Duke said: “I am most grateful to the Cadets for undertaking these roles which add considerably to the very special nature of occasions such as a Royal visit. 

“I admire greatly their clear commitment to pursuing a career with our Armed Services.”