The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Kenneth Olisa OBE, has honoured 44 members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet movements from all three services – Sea, Army and Air - with awards and certificates in recognition of their dedicated service.
Lord-Lieutenant Mr Olisa has also appointed three Lord-Lieutenant Cadets for 2017/2018 who will accompany him and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant on engagements for the next twelve months.
Dignitaries from across Greater London joined family, friends and colleagues of those receiving awards during the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London (GL RFCA) spring meeting at Yeomanry House, Handel Street, Bloomsbury.
Congratulating the award winners, Mr Olisa said:
“The Reservists, Cadets and Cadet Adult Volunteers we honour tonight share a common theme, a selfless dedication to serving in and for their community. Whether it is protecting the country through service in the Reserves or enhancing the social cohesion of their neighbourhoods through the Cadet Forces, all these award winners deserve not only our thanks but also our respect.
“Over the past year I have had the privilege of accompanying Her Majesty The Queen and many members of the Royal Family on their official duties in London. On a number of occasions it has been a pleasure to be assisted by one of the Lord-Lieutenant Cadets and I know their three successors will do an equally excellent job.”
The awards ceremony culminated in the presentation of the prestigious London Pride Volunteer Reservist of the Year 2016 Award.
This year’s winners are:
LONDON PRIDE VOLUNTEER RESERVIST OF THE YEAR
The award is for outstanding achievements over the past 12 months and consists of the London Pride Trophy, a Certificate and £500. This year, there were two equally outstanding nominees to whom the Trophy is jointly awarded.
Colour Sergeant Neil Campbell, F Company, 7 RIFLES
Acting Corporal Francis McCabe, D Company, The London Regiment
Runner up Volunteer Reservist of the Year
Petty Officer Kevin Cribb, HMS President
THE LORD LIEUTENANT’S CERTIFICATES OF MERITORIOUS SERVICE
These recognise outstanding service and devotion to duty in the service of the Reserve Forces and Cadets over a considerable period and are recognised personally by the Lord Lieutenant. Those selected for this award in alphabetical order are:
Signaller Nicholas Asamoah, 71st (City of London) Yeomanry Signal Regiment
Lieutenant Natasha Barton, HMS President,
Leading Hand Jeremy Blackburn, HMS President
Lance Corporal Christian Hoff, University of London Officer Training Corps
Lance Corporal Anthony Ibiabou, 169 Field Company 103 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Private Emmanual Mukagatare, 151 Regiment, Royal Transport Corps
Warrant Officer Kirk O’Loughlin, F Company, 7 RIFLES
Captain from 3 Military Intelligence Battalion
Warrant Officer from 3 Military Intelligence Battalion
These Cadets are selected in recognition of the outstanding example and devotion to duty they have displayed, as a Cadet and member of the Community. During the next 12 months they will assist the Lord-Lieutenant in his duties and will attend great occasions.
Sea Cadet Corps, Able Cadet Serafina Willow-Edwards, Clapton & Hackney SCC
Army Cadet Force, Cadet Sergeant Lauren Abbott, 43 East Ham Cadet Detachment, City & North East London ACF
Air Training Corps, Flight Sergeant Billie James, 241 Squadron (Wanstead and Woodford) ATC
THE GL RFCA CERTIFICATE FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO LONDON CADETS
This is awarded to Commissioned Officers of the Cadet movement for long and meritorious service. This year it is awarded to:
Lieutenant (SCC) RNR Dee Atkins, Feltham & Hounslow Unit SCC
Light Lieutenant Leslie Botten, 228 (Bromley) Squadron ATC
Captain David Cawrey, 216 Tottenham Detachment ACF
Squadron Leader Jerry Godden, 241 (Wanstead and Woodford) Squadron ATC
Major Tom Levett, 1454 (Harrow) Squadron ATC
Captain Donna Taylor, Middlesex & North West ACF
Lieutenant (SCC) RBR Christine Tebby, Edgware Unit SCC
Chief Petty Officer (SCC) Paul Townsend, City of London Unit SCC
Major Nigel Warren, 10 Company, South East London ACF
THE GL RFCA AWARD TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING COMBINED CADET FORCE CONTINGENT COMMANDER IN 2016
Lieutenant Huw Derrick, Ormiston Park Academy CCF
THE GL RFCA AWARD TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING SEA CADET CORPS UNIT COMMANDER IN 2016
This award recognises fantastic support from Adult Staff within London’s Sea Cadet Corps.
Lieutenant (SCC) Sarah Butcher, Hornchurch & Upminster Unit SCC
THE GL RFCA AWARD TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING ARMY CADET FORCE DETACHMENT COMMANDERS IN 2016
ACF Detachment Commanders are the unsung heroes and heroines of the Movement. A well-recruited, well-run detachment will reflect the leadership of the Detachment Commander. He or she will have dedicated at least two evenings a week and given up countless weekends to provide a safe and rewarding environment for the cadets.
North East London Sector ACF, Staff Sergeant Instructor Nicky-Jay Adams, 24 Mile End Detachment ACF
Middlesex & North West London Sector ACF, Adult Under Officer Lionel Bush, 234 City of Westminster School Detachment ACF
South East London Sector ACF - Staff Sergeant Instructor Karen Evans, 108 Erith Detachment ACF
THE GL RFCA AWARD TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING AIR TRAINING CORPS SQUADRON COMMANDERS IN 2016
This award recognises fantastic support from Adult Staff within London’s Air Training Corps.
Middlesex Wing ATC – Flight Lieutenant Philip Jones, 393 (Finchley) Squadron ATC
Surrey Wing ATC – Warrant Officer Kevin Roswell, 350 (Carshalton and Wallington) Squadron ATC
London Wing ATC – Flight Lieutenant Rex Nicholls, 31 (Tower Hamlets) Squadron ATC
THE GL RFCA CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION FOR CIVILIAN INSTRUCTORS TO LONDON’S CADET MOVEMENT IN 2016
This is awarded to Civilian Instructors in recognition of their outstanding service and devotion to duty.
Mr Ronald Chittock, Hornchurch & Upminster Unit SCC
Mr Michael Coleman, 358 (Welling) Squadron ATC
Mr Harry Grist, 342 ((Ealing & Brentford) Squadron ATC
Civilian Instructor Laura Luxton, 2048 (Dagenham) Squadron ATC
Mr Anthony Rowlinson, 1903 (Penge) Squadron ATC
THE GL RFCA CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION FOR ADULT INSTRUCTORS TO LONDON’S CADET MOVEMENT IN 2016
This is awarded to Adult Instructors in recognition of their outstanding service and devotion to duty. This year’s recipients are:
Sergeant Major Instructor Colin Ashton, 14 Company South West London ACF
Lieutenant (SCC) Jeff Cormack, Waltham Forest SCC
Adult Under Officer Douglas Horsman, 108 Erith Detachment ACF
Lieutenant (SCC) Stephen Pace, Lima Company (London) Royal Marines Cadets
Staff Sergeant Instructor Carly Strong, 157 Sutton detachment ACF
Warrant Officer Ivor Thomas, HQ London Wing ATC
THE GL RFCA ARMY CADET FORCE CITIZENSHIP AWARD
75 Kennington Detachment, South East London ACF.
JUBILEE SAILING TRUST AWARD
The Jubilee Sailing Trust is a registered charity committed to changing lives though the power of shared adventure. The award is presented to a Cadet who has displayed outstanding commitment to social responsibility and engagement with their community. The Award winner will receive a complimentary place on one of the Jubilee Sailing Trust voyages.
Able Cadet Chloe Fennemore, Haringey Unit SCC
Notes to Editors:
- The Volunteer Reservist of the Year Award is generously supported by Fuller’s London Pride
- The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London promotes and supports 47 Reserve Units and more than 14,000 cadets in the capital. It manages and maintains 190 London properties used by cadet detachments, Royal Navy Reserves, Royal Marines Reserve, Army Reserves and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.
- ACF – Army Cadet Force, ATC – Air Training Corps, SCC – Sea Cadet Corps, CCF – Combined Cadet Force