Lt Col Paul Smillie

Medal and Clasp presentations to some of our amazing adult…

Medal and Clasp presentations to some of our amazing adult volunteers

20 September 2021

  • Greater Manchester ACF

SMI Debbie Callaghan, County PRO

Thank you to RSMI Douglas Craddock for the pictures.

Medal and Clasp presentations to some of our amazing adult volunteers.

On Sunday 19th September 2021, eight members of Greater Manchester ACF were presented by Honorary Colonel Sharman Birtles - Vice Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, JP, DL – 3 long service medals and 5 clasps.

The presentations were made to:

SSI Paul Barber - 12 years long service medal.

SI Andy Zallman - 12 years long service medal.

SSI Jo Bashir - 12 years long service medal (SSI Bashir was unable to wear uniform due to a foot injury preventing her wearing her boots)

The clasps are awarded for 6 additional years of service within the Army cadet force.

SMI Ian Dawes - 1st Clasp (18 years)

Captain Steve Riding - 1st Clasp (18 years)

Major Robert Macdonald - 3rd Clasp (30 years)

SMI Colin Dawson - 4th Clasp (36 years)

Lt Colonel Paul Smillie - 4th Clasp (36 years)

For adults to complete the years of volunteer service to one organisation, shows exactly how the Army Cadets really is a fantastic organisation to belong too.

In addition to the long service medals/clasps two Guinness Book of Records Certificates were awarded. More of these to follow.

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