15 July 2018
Derbyshire ACF is delighted to announce the creation of the Lt Col (Retd) JW Pickering Award for Outstanding Achievement and Expectation.
The trophy, which has been donated by Lt Col (Retd) Pickering, will be awarded to recognise officers and adult volunteers who demonstrate outstanding achievement and exceed expectations each year in support of the activities of Derbyshire ACF. Selection will be by the County HQ leadership team with all officers and adult volunteers eligible for nomination.
John Pickering, who retired from Derbyshire ACF in 2017, had a long and illustrious career in uniform. He served as a Royal Engineer before working with on to Staffordshire, Leicestershire Northants and Rutland and Derbyside Army Cadet Forces. During that time he has performed in most roles from Detachment Instructor up to Deputy Commandant. John remains a good friend and supporter of the Army Cadet Force in his retirement.