An awards ceremony was held at the Blessington Centre on June 5th to honour Cadets and CFAVs from across the county who have shown outstanding levels of commitment to the Army Cadets in recent times.
Awards were presented by the Honorary Colonel, Brigadier Ingrid Rolland, who was delighted to be able to meet recipients and hear of their recent achievements.
Some cadets and CFAVs received the ACF Certificate of Good Service for their work within their detachments and counties. Recipients are nominated for the Certificate by their peers and command team, who get to see first hand the tireless effort exhibited by these individuals on a regular basis.
Others received an 11 (Infantry) Brigade Commander's Coin. This is a particularly special award, presented on behalf of the Brigade Commander, to those who have shown outstanding commitment and excellence to their respective units.
Recipients of the ACF Certificate of Good Service:
Cadet Company Sergeant Major Imbimbo (D Company)
Staff Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Griffiths (C Company)
Colour Sergeant Batton (D Company)
Sergeant Major Falconer (D Company)
Second Lieutenant Lanigan (B Company)
Recipients of the 11 (Infantry) Brigade Commander's Coin
Cadet Lance Corporal White (A Company)
L/Cpl White received his Commander's Coin for his amazing fundraising during the Care for Veterans walking fundraiser in August last year where he walked over 150 miles and raised £150.
Major Welsh (OC C Company)
Major Welsh has been awarded the Commander's Coin for his inspiring leadership during difficult times which has enabled his company to remain engaged with enthusiasm and elan.
Colour Sergeant Betts (C Company)
SSI Betts was awarded his Commander's Coin for great personal sacrifices made during the lockdown period to ensure that his cadets were vitrually engaged and involved in the ACF.