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Kings Coronation Commemorative Medal Awards

Cadets awarded commemorative medals for the Kings Coronation

Kings Coronation Commemorative Medal Awards

21 July 2023

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    Detachment Presentations

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    Sword Coy Cadets, Adults and Guests

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    Sword Coy Instructors

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    Maj Lee Bampfield

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    Abbeyfield Cadets

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    Abbeyfield Cadets

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    Invited Guests

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On Thursday 20th July 2023, Sword Company Cadets and Adult Instructors were awarded commemorative medals to recognise the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

Additionally, cadets were invited to enhance the medal with a framed photo of their Detachment personnel. Each detachment was gifted a large framed medal and a photo of all detachments within Sword Company.

As this was the final project for the then OC Maj Lee Bampfield, who is now appointed the County Training Officer, he returned to present the medals with our guests for the evening.

Guests were the County Commandant Colonel Britt Haggerty, Wiltshire ACF RSM Rich Hearn, and guests from The Royal Wessex Yeomanry, Squadron OC Capt Martin Stitt, and Squadron Sergeant Major, WO2 Walls who have been avid supporters of Sword Company, who have 3 Detachments badged as Royal Wessex Yeomanry

The night consisted of a presentation remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II followed by the presentations of the unique commemorative medals and presentation pieces.

Followed by promotions for the following cadets and CFAVs


Cadet Sebastian Beggan- L/Cpl Beggan

Cadet Daisy Edmonds- L/Cpl Edmonds

Caitlyn Oakley-Jones who was promoted and appointed Staff Cadet Sgt

Our newest adults who have completed their Intermediate Induction Training and going on their Advanced Induction Training next week were formally presented their Probationary Sgt Rank Slide.

Detachment Presentations

Each detachment was presented a framed medal and photos of all detachments in Sword Company

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    Abbeyfield DC - SMI Heath

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    Abbey Park DC- 2Lt Conlon

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    Calne DC - SSI Giles-Buchanan

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    Church Place DC - Lt Charity

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    Dorcan DC- 2Lt Wonfor

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    Marlborough DI - SI Hendrie

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    Royal Wootton Bassett DC - 2Lt Cox

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    Swindon Academy DC 2I/C - SI Penny

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Cadets were promoted by Sword Company OC, Maj Tim Stokes and Adults were presented by Col Britt Haggerty

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    Cdt L/Cpl Beggan promoted

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    Cdt L/Cpl Edmonds promoted

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    Staff Cadet Sgt Oakley-Jones promoted

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    Probationary Sgt David Fairbrother

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    Probationary Sgt Jane Fuller

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    Probationary Sgt Barry Bryan

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Cadets and Adult Instructors were presented their Medals and presentation pieces by Capt Stitt OC Royal Wessex Yeomanry.

Squadron Sergeant Major, WO2 Walls was presented with a special framed medal as a thank-you for all his support over the last few years.

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    Capt Stitt presenting RWxY Cadets

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    Capt Stitt presenting RWxY Cadets

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    RSM Hearn and Cdt Beggan

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    RSM Hearn and Adult Instructors

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    Capt Stitt presenting RWxY Cadets

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    Capt Stitt presenting RWxY Cadets

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    Capt Stitt presenting RWxY Cadets

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    Maj Bampfield and CSM Hearn

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    Maj Bampfield and Maj Tim Stokes

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    CSM Hearn and Sqadron Sgt Major Walls

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