Co-opted

In one of the only changes to the Executive Committee Lt Andrew West officially retired as Queen’s Badge Advisor after 23 years.
The Executive did not feel ready to lose Mr West’s vast knowledge and expertise and as such he was co-opted on to the Executive to continue his service. A minister without portfolio if you will!
Mr West is one of the most respected senior officers in the Buchan Battalion and it might be noted that the post of Queen’s Badge Advisor became a permanent office on the executive during his tenure.