Mayor's Cadet

Cadet Corporal Max Risley

I would like to introduce myself, I am Cadet Corporal Max Risley from 2056 squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets. I have the privilege of being the Mayor’s Cadet for 2018-19.

This gives me the opportunity to meet other people in Knutsford and promote activities that I enjoy through the cadets and scouts. Obviously as a cadet, I enjoy things related with flying, part of which is the opportunity to go gliding. I also play the Euphonium, both in school and in the RAFAC – one involves less marching and more sitting.  I enjoy archery and cookery, but not at the same time, unless you like kebabs. I am also an Explorer Scout and have been selected to attend the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia in 2019. This is a global event attended by more countries than the Olympics.

I also undertake volunteer work as a young leader with the cubs, which is fun.  With the training activities within the Air cadets as well, you can see that I am going to have a fun, but also very busy year.   

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