Cadets and volunteers receive Recognising Excellence Awards at ceremony

20 November 2018

The top cadets and CFAVs from across the UK and Northern Ireland were commended at the BAE Recognising Excellence Awards at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Saturday 17 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 also invited to attend the ACFA’s annual dinner night which followed the awards ceremony and were presented with their awards by Major General Duncan Capps.

The winners were:

Bands and Corps of Drums

Lt Aliysa Frith (Staffordshire and West Midlands North Sector)

Cdt SSgt Jasmine Marriott (Staffordshire and West Midlands North Sector)


Major Peter Mills (Essex ACF)

Cadet Olivia Wass (Essex ACF)

First aid

AUO Denise Price (South East London ACF)

Cadet Sgt Ethan Wilson (1st Northern Ireland Battalion ACF)

Piping and drumming

SSI Alexandra Greenwood (West Lowland Battalion ACF)

Cadet Cpl Alan Hasson (1st Battalion The Highlanders)


CA Kelly Murray-Jones (Clwyd & Gwynedd ACF)

Cadet Orla Walker (Hereford and Worcester ACF)