The Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force (TTCF) recently commemorated a change of guard at its helm, with Lieutenant Colonel Reynold Yorke assuming the leadership position as Acting Commandant, following the retirement of TTCF Commandant Colonel Ellis Robinson.
Speaking at the Handover Ceremony, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of National Security the Honourable Glenda Jennings-Smith bestowed a glowing tribute to Colonel Robinson, extolling him for his thirty-one (31) years of dedicated service to the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force. She recognised the retiring Commandant for his astute leadership, unwavering discipline and the positive transformation of the organisation under his stead.
The Parliamentary Secretary welcomed Lieutenant Colonel Yorke into his new role as Acting Commandant of the Cadet Force. She expressed her expectation to see further growth of the Cadet Force programme in 2019, with Lieutenant Colonel Yorke having demonstrated strong leadership qualities in his previous roles.
Three New Majors Appointed
Prior to the Handover Ceremony, three senior Cadet Force Officers
were recognised for their meritorious service and received letters of promotion, elevating them from the rank of Captain to Major. The TTCF now has three new Majors – Major Grantley Dick, Major Blair Ferguson and Major Colin Ojoe.
Permanent Secretary Mr. Vel Lewis and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.) Ms. Florette Clarke were also on hand to congratulate all officers.
The Handover and Promotion Ceremony was held on Thursday 17th January, 2019 at the Ministry of National Security, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain.