FOR the second consecutive year, a member of the Irvine Sea Cadets has been awarded one of the movement's most coveted positions.

Dedicated Irvine teenager, Able Cadet (AC) Max has now been appointed Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet for Ayrshire and Arran.

Max, 15, will be an aide and representative of the cadet forces to the Royal Family and will assist Lord-Lieutenant Iona McDonald OBE with her duties over the next 12 months.

Irvine Times: Max on duty with Lord-Lieutenant Iona McDonaldMax on duty with Lord-Lieutenant Iona McDonald (Image: Submitted)

On behalf of His Majesty the King, Lord-Lieutenant McDonald honoured and appointed Max, who takes over the duties from his fellow Irvine Sea Cadet, Able Cadet Luke.

Sub-Lieutenant (SCC) Robert Duncan RNR, commanding officer of Irvine Sea Cadets, said: "I am very proud of Max's achievement, being appointed the Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet for Ayrshire and Arran for 2022 and following in his peer's footsteps, LC Luke from last year.

"AC Max has been with us since he was a Junior and worked his way up the ranks to Able Cadet. Max is a keen cadet and is always at the forefront in accessing opportunities to develop new skills and experiences.

"Max always strives to do his best in everything that he tries and is an excellent mentor and roll model to his fellow cadets."

Max, who is a pupil at Greenwood Academy, is a keen rower and has achieved his Coxswain qualification.

He is also a fan of parade and ceremonial activities and is pursuing his Drill Instructor and Piping Instructor qualifications.

In addition, he recently completed his Air Rifle and Full Bore Proficiency, as well as the HSE First Aid at Work qualification at Sea Cadets.

Sub-Lieutenant Duncan added: "I'm very confident that Max will do Irvine Sea Cadets proud during his tenure."