Squadron Leader Tocher who lives in Thatcham, Berkshire is an Adult Volunteer Officer serving with the Thames Valley Air Training Corps, he said, “I am really surprised and humbled that my effort and contribution would be recognised in this way, having been a Lord-Lieutenant Cadet myself, receiving this award is a particularly special recognition.”
Chris is a business consultant and his role with the ATC is teaching gliding, climbing and weapon training. When asked what motivates him to Volunteer and serve with the ATC, he added, “Seeing the impact of just giving my time and effort on the Cadets and the opportunities it opens up for them.” The Highlight of his ATC Career is teaching 16-20 year old Cadets to fly a Glider to gold standard.
The Best Reservist of the Year Award is sponsored by Fuller, Smith and Turner plc. It is open to any reservist from all three Services, of any rank and any length of service. A certificate, cheque for £100 and two cases of beer are awarded to the reservist considered by the selection board to have achieved the most or to have made the greatest contribution to the Reserve Service during the year.
Rifleman Paxford joined the Army Reserve in 2004 and is a training Signaller with the Battalion and is currently working full time at 7RIFLES Headquarters at Brock Barracks, Reading and is a member of the recruiting team. Jason said, “I am honoured to receive this award.”
Berkshire’s Lord Lieutenant’s Proud Cadets for 2016/2017.
The Lord Lieutenant Cadets Award marks the achievement of outstanding service by an individual to their Cadet movement and is recognised by their appointment as a Lord-Lieutenant Cadet. The recipient must be available to carry out duties during the year they are appointed. Each year the Lord-Lieutenant appoints a cadet from each of the community cadet forces and a cadet from the Combined Cadet Force to support them on official engagements. In their role they will have the opportunity to escort the Lord-Lieutenant on their duties and to meet members of the Royal Family who visit Berkshire.
Daniel who goes to Reddam House in Berkshire is a member of the Combined Cadet Force at the school. He has been a Cadet for 4 years and said, “I am really proud to be appointed and looking forward to the year with the Lord Lieutenant.” Daniel was appointed for being an outstanding role model representing the CCF and the Cadet Movement.
Leading Cadet Garbett said, “I feel deeply honoured to be nominated. It is not just myself that has been nominated but all the cadet movement as a whole that has given me the chance to become a better citizen and young person.”
George is currently a student at Berkshire college of agriculture and is hoping to join the Merchant Navy. One of George’s achievements and lasting memory of his cadet service is being on board a sailing ship and getting to the top of the mas,t a good 40 feet which was unforgettable, he said, “I still think about how amazing it was.”
Robert who is a member of Berkshire Army Cadet Force Woodley Detachment said, “I am proud and excited to be appointed and am looking forward to my year.”
Flight Sergeant Hurst who works at Waitrose in Twyford as a customer assistant on checkouts has been in the Cadets since 2012. Matthew said, “To be even considered for this award was an honour but to actually be chosen means that my efforts have been recognised and the hard work has all paid off.” Cadet Hurst has gained a lot from being in the ATC and one of the highlights being when the Woodley Squadron won the Corps Drill Championships he added, “What keeps me motivated is knowing that other cadets will see this award and work even harder to achieve their goals, that is the most rewarding thing for me.”