POLICE and crime commissioner Peter McCall has been appointed Honorary Colonel of Cumbria Army Cadet Force (ACF).

The appointment has been approved by Her Majesty The Queen and published in the London Gazette.

The Honorary Colonel acts in support of the Commandant and his staff in supporting ACF activities across the county.

Colonel McCall said “I am humbled and honoured to be ‘recalled to the colours’ in support of our cadets and the superb volunteers.

“The volunteers give so much time to keep this fantastic organisation running and providing exceptional training and opportunity to so many youngsters across our county.

“As a former soldier of 34 years’ experience I have seen and been privileged to work with so many young men and women whose careers started in the cadets and who have gone on to enjoy outstanding careers.”