A TRIO of cadets will support East Lothian’s Lord Lieutenant Michael Williams with his civic duties this year.

He has appointed Able Cadet Andrew May, Cadet Sergeant Layla Walker and Cadet Sergeant Fergus McClintock to the posts.

Able Cadet May, a Musselburgh Grammar School pupil who lives in Wallyford, represents Musselburgh Sea Cadets.

Cadet Sergeant Walker, from 14 (Musselburgh) Troop Army Cadet Force and Kohima Company, Lothian & Borders ACF, is also a pupil at Musselburgh Grammar.

Cadet Sergeant McClintock, of 132 (North Berwick) Squadron, Air Training Corps, lives in North Berwick and attends North Berwick High School.

Lord Lieutenant cadets are put forward by their units on merit.

They accompany Mr Williams or deputy lieutenants to formal events in uniform such as remembrance services, citizenship ceremonies, royal visits or military parades.

The cadets serve for one year from July 1 to June 30. They wear an LL Cadet badge and receive a certificate signed by Mr Williams.

Mr Williams said: “They have all been top of the pile young people and are a credit to their unit and their families. The quality and enthusiasm of these young people has been a real pleasure.”