Next, two new cadets were enrolled into the 3 Pl Family these being Cadet Savage (sponsored by Cdt L/Cpl Smith), and Cadet Owen (sponsored by Cdt Minton), and were awarded their berets by Major Hope.
Cdt Dean being enrolled with his sponsor Cdt L/Cpl Smith alongside
Cdt Owen being enrolled as her sponsor Cdt Minton looks on
Then the head of the Poppy Appeal for the Royal British Legion, Tim Russell proudly presented the Detachment Commander SSI Kyle Grimsey with the Detachment's Certificate of Affiliation to the RBL allowing all the cadets to wear the affiliation badge.
RBL representative Tim Russell presenting the Certificate Of Affiliation to SSI Kyle Grimsey
It was then the Annual Awards Ceremony with the cadets of the Detachment being nominated and awarded trophies for different categories.
67th Foot The Tigers Trophy' - Endeavour
Nominees: Cdt Savage, Cdt Lockwood & Cdt Minton
Winner: Cdt Minton
Capt Young's Marksman Challenge Shield' - Best Shot
Nominees: Cdt Minton, Cdt Santos, Cdt LCpl Thatcher
Winner: Cdt Minton
The Dragon Trophy' - Best Turnout
Nominees: Cdt Mullins, Cdt Sharman-Newell, Cdt LCpl Smith
Winner: Cdt Sharman-Newell
Honi Suit Mal Y Pense Trophy' - Most Improved
Nominees: Cdt Duggan, Cdt Purnell, Cdt Stephenson
Winner: Cdt Stephenson
The Minden Trophy' - The Exemplary Cadet
Nominees: Cdt LCpl Smith, Cdt LCpl Thatcher, Cdt Sgt Grimsey
Winner: Cdt Sgt Grimsey
Promotion for SI Kristi Grimsey
it was then the Colonel's proud task to award CFAV Potential Instructor Kristi Grimsey her promotion to full Sergeant Instructor within Z Company! In his address the Colonel Dawes made reference to the massive commitment that all potential instructors have to take when looking to join the ACF as well as the huge amount of training over numerous weekends and camps they have to do to qualify.
In fact Colonel Dawes could easily recall addressing SI Grimsey when she attended her FAM weekend all those months ago.
SI Kristi Grimsey receiving her Sergeant rank slide from the Commandant Colonel Andy Dawes
Bake Off Results!
The last piece of business was to announce the winners of the Bake Off Competition, which were
• 1st Simply The Best Suck It Up Buttercup Cake -Cdt Dawes
• 2nd Cadet Laying By Fire - Cadet Owen
• 3rd The Tank Cake - Cdt LCpl Bowler
All photo's can be found by clicking below....