Mayor's Cadet

Cadet Cadence Grace

My name is Cadence Grace, and I am a cadet from 2056 squadron of the Air Training Corps. This year I have been given the privilege of being the Mayor’s Cadet for 2019-20.

Being the Mayor’s Cadet means I can give back to the community and meet other people in Knutsford whilst supporting the Mayor in the activities he will be encouraging. I will also be promoting the Air Cadets, and hopefully gain new cadets in the Knutsford squadron where we have the opportunity to take part in once in a lifetime activities, like participating in a marching band and gliding.

As well as cadets I play the violin, golf, speak Spanish and French, and enjoy doing art and calligraphy. Also with school I do a lot of STEM, in year seven alone, me and my two other team members got into the finals of two national STEM competitions. My dad received a liver transplant in 2016, so its important to me that I also help out with charities like Believe and the Organ Donor Network when I can.

As you can see, I am going to have a very busy but also very fun year, and I hope to fulfil my role as Mayor’s Cadet 2019-20 to the best of my ability.

Cdt Sgt Max Risley

About the Mayor’s Cadet

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.

Mayor’s Cadet Honour Board


Civic YearTown MayorOrganisationRankName
2014/15Cllr N Forbes2056 (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 ForbesKnutsford Fire CadetsJack Murphy
2018/19Cllr P Coan2056 (Knutsford) Sqd ATCCdt CplMax Risley
2019/20Cllr A Malloy2056 (Knutsford) Sqd ATCCdt CplCadence Grace