The Mayor’s Cadet is chosen annually from the Air Training Corps, Army Cadets, Fire and Rescue Cadets, Scouts or Guides.  The Council invites the Commanding Officer or Leader of the various groups to nominate candidates each February.  The Deputy Mayor reviews the nominations and meets the candidates with a view to appointing and swearing in the new Cadet at Mayor Making in May.  The Cadet is presented with a badge of office.  The Mayor’s Cadets duties will be:

  • Attendance at Mayor Making.
  • Participation in Mayoral Processions/Civic Service.
  • Participation in the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Services.
  • Other occasions as requested by the Town Mayor.  It is anticipated opportunities will arise to attend (with the Mayor) a wide variety of local cultural and community events, including those of other local towns and civic dignitaries.
Photo of James Booth, The Mayor's Cadet for 2021-2022 in front of a blue door

MAYOR’S CADET 2020-2022


My name is James Booth, I am a sergeant at 2056 Squadron Air cadets and I have been given the privilege of being The Mayor’s Cadet of Knutsford for 2020-2021.


I hope to use this year as an opportunity to give back to the Town I grew up in and hopefully promote the Air Training Corps to young people who have an interest in marching, music, camping and fieldcraft, flying or firing weapons.


Excluding cadet related activities, I play the piano, involve myself in charity events for charities like the Royal British Legion and Macmillan and I enjoy debates on anything you can imagine.


I hope to involve myself as much as possible this year and represent the Corps and the youth of Knutsford as much as possible.



Civic Year Town Mayor OrganisationRankName
2014/15Cllr N Forbes 2056 (Knutsford) Sqd ATCCdt FSAdam Beeston
2015/16Cllr T Dean2056 (Knutsford) Sqd ATCCdt CplNancy Nuttall
2016/17Cllr J Nicholson2056 (Knutsford) Sqd ATCCdt SgtSam Harpley
2017/18Cllr N ForbesJack Murphy
2018/19Cllr P Coan2056 (Knutsford) Sqd ATCCdt CplMax Risley
2019/20Cllr A Malloy2056 (Knutsford) Sqd ATCCdt CplCadence Grace
2020-22Cllr S Gardiner2056 (Knutsford) Sqd ATCCdt CplJames Booth