Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Johanna Ropner was joined by the headteacher of Stokesley School Hannah Millett at the official opening of the town’s new Cadet Centre.
With them were cadets and representatives of the region’s Army Cadet Force whose cadets now use the building.
The centre in the grounds of Stokesley School replaced the cadets’ previous base, a nearby temporary building that had become old and dilapidated.
Lord-Lieutenant Johanna Ropner said:
“This wonderful, purpose-built centre is a fantastic facility that will enable the town’s cadet unit to thrive and grow. I’ve been impressed by the skills and enthusiasm of the cadets I’ve met here today and I’m delighted to officially open their new base.”
The building was developed by the Reserves Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Yorkshire and The Humber.
Its chairman Air Commodore Ian Stewart said:
“We’re delighted the Stokesley unit is now able to enjoy the fantastic facilities of the new centre.
“The old base had fallen into disrepair and our surveyors calculated it was more cost effective to provide the cadets with a purpose-built base from which they can begin to expand and welcome new recruits.”