ACF Cadets and adult volunteers recognised at national awards ceremony

23 November 2015


The top cadets and CFAVs from across the UK and Northern Ireland were commended at the BAE Recognising Excellence Awards at Armoury House, London on Saturday 21 November.

The ceremony recognised the hard work and outstanding contributions cadets and adults had made to the ACF across five different categories - bands and Corps of Drums, DofE, first aid, piping and drumming and sport. After being nominated by their Detachment Commanders, a national panel of judges selected a winning cadet and adult in each category. The winners showed true dedication to their subjects, as well as demonstrating the highest levels of skill and talent and used this to encourage others across the ACF.

The winners were:

Bands and Corps of Drums

Cadet Cpl Robert Mitchell (Hampshire and Isle of Wight ACF)

RSMI Tony Cox (Devon ACF)


Cadet Sgt Joshua Wood (Kent ACF)

Lt Kzritia Cole (Yorkshire North and West ACF)

First aid

Cadet RSM Tabitha Cook (Clywd and Gwynedd ACF)

Captain Victoria Coles (Middlesex and NW London ACF)

Piping and drumming

Cadet RSM Ryan Anderson (1st Bn The Highlanders ACF)

SSI Kirsty Campbell (1st Bn The Highlanders ACF)


Cadet Cpl Rachel Wood (Yorkshire North and West ACF)

Lt Andrea Kerr (1st Northern Ireland Bn ACF)

The awards were kindly sponsored by BAE Systems. Major General John Russell-Jones, Army Adviser, BAE Systems said "As one of the founder signatories to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, we value the unique relationship we have with the Armed Forces and the contribution of those involved in the UK military, including serving troops, reservists, service families, veterans and cadets. We are proud to help recognise the outstanding achievements of Army cadets."