Mayor of Fareham chooses first cadet

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THE Mayor of Fareham has appointed his first Mayor’s Cadet.

Fareham Borough Council has created the role to support the Mayor on his civic duties.

Cadet flight sergeant Elliot Tutt, 18, was chosen to fulfil the role after his dedication and enthusiasm was praised by his commanding officer, Flt Lt Brett Beaumont.

He was picked out of the three cadet groups in Fareham.

Mr Tutt said: ‘I’m really proud and feel very privileged to be chosen. I’ve always had an interest in the air force and this will help me with my future plans.’

Mr Tutt is currently working at McDonalds while he applies to join the Royal Air Force.

He joined the 1350 Fareham and Gosport Squadron in June 2007.

He said: ‘Being in the cadets has allowed me to develop my leadership skills and I’ve made new friends doing it.’

The Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Dennis Steadman said: ‘I am very pleased to introduce the first Mayor’s cadet and hope that Elliot’s appointment will help to reinforce the important role that uniformed cadet groups have within the borough.’

Mr Tutt was appointed at a private ceremony in the Mayor’s parlour. He will be the Mayor’s Cadet until May 2013.

His first duty was to attend the Seafarer’s Service in Portsmouth. He will be at the Remembrance Service at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham on November 11.