The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners held its Military Awards, on the 19 September, at London’s impressive Trinity House.
The annual event shines a light on the achievements of the servicemen, women and cadets that contribute to making our armed forces one of the most respected and accomplished in the world today.
The awards recognise the work and achievements of Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs) from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) and the RAF Environmental Health Cadre as well as the WCEC’s affiliated Cadet Units.
Maureen Marden, Master of The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners began the ceremony with her introductory speech: “This awards ceremony is a celebration of our servicemen and women and of our affiliated cadet units to recognise excellence and allows us to demonstrate our admiration for their intrepid efforts. It is a happy occasion that we should all enjoy.”
A minute’s silence followed, to remember those servicemen and women who have given their lives.
Representatives from the armed forces, Lt Colonel Gareth Moore, Squadron Leader Peter Crass, Commander James Nisbet, Colonel Desmond Smith and Lieutenant Leroy Smith were called to the stage to announce the award winners, as follows:
Captain Stephanie Chase – RAMC General Practice Award
Staff Sergeant Tony Keenan – RAMC Senior NCO EHT Award
Corporal Naomi Benson – RAMC Junior NCO EHT Award
Sergeant Andrew Hobern – RAF EHT Award
Captain James Johnson – Reserve Forces EH Award
Cadet Corporal Adam French – Best Air Cadet 2018 Award
Cadet Able Seaman Amy Bishop – Best Sea Cadet 2018 Award
Cadet Lance Corporal Rishi Cadogan – Francis – Best Army Cadet 2018 Award
Supporting the forces
Towards the end of the ceremony presentations of donations were made to, Colonel Graham Johnson – Commander Medical 1st Division, Commander James Nisbet – Area Officer London Marine and Sea Cadets, Colonel Desmond Smith – Commandant South East London Army Cadet Force and Flight Lieutenant Leroy Smith – Officer Commanding 50F (Camberwell and Lambeth) Air Training Corps, as part of the WCEC’s annual financial support to its affiliates.