Lady Holborow Undertaking Final Duty In Scilly

Lady Mary Holborow

The retiring Lord Lieutenant for Cornwall will undertake a final duty here tomorrow.

Lady Mary Holborow will join locals in celebrating 40 years of the army cadets by unveiling a plaque at their base on The Garrison.

Army Cadets boss, Tony Smith has been involved with the local army cadets since the group started in 1971 and says it’s nice that their anniversary is being recognised.

Tony Smith says the anniversary event was in jeopardy because of cutbacks but will now go ahead on a smaller scale. The original plan was to have a full training weekend with cadets from the mainland but, as all unnecessary training has been put on hold, this part has now been cancelled.

Tony says Lady Holborow will unveil the lasting mark to their 40th anniversary during a small ceremony at their hut. He added that the islands’ army cadets have had a long association with Lady Holborow and regularly supply cadets to escort her on official duties on the mainland.

Lady Holborow’s retirement party is being held this evening at the Eden Centre. Colonel Edward Bolitho will take over as the Queen’s official representative in Cornwall and Scilly.