Prestigious honour for local cadet instructor William

Sergeant Major Instructor William Barr pictured receiving his Certificate of Outstanding Meritorious Service Above and Beyond The Call of Duty from Colonel Denis Desmond CBE, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for the County of Londonderry.  INLT 20-676-CON
Sergeant Major Instructor William Barr pictured receiving his Certificate of Outstanding Meritorious Service Above and Beyond The Call of Duty from Colonel Denis Desmond CBE, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for the County of Londonderry. INLT 20-676-CON
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A CADET instructor from Larne has received one of the highest accolades that can be conferred on members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet movement.

Sergeant Major Instructor William Barr was honoured at a ceremony in Hillsborough Castle, where he was presented with the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate for Outstanding Meritorious Service Above and Beyond The Call of Duty. The award is second in importance only to one presented by Her Majesty The Queen.

SMI Barr is the popular and accomplished Master Chef of his Cadet Battalion, leading the catering for up to 200 cadets and leaders almost every week. The Citation, which accompanies the prestigious award, recognises his culinary skills, whether displayed in the field or at the other end of the style spectrum at Mess dinners and other formal occasions.

The Citation states: “He is an exceptionally dedicated member of the Army Cadet Force whose loyalty, devotion and selfless commitment have been outstanding.”