Presentation Evening


On a snowy and cold evening of the 17 Decemeber the Sqn held its annual presentation evening at Trinity School. An occasion to showcase the unit to local dignitaries and parents, as well as present the cadets with various awards achieved during 2009, this years guests included the local MP , Mr Lee Scott and his wife, The Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Chan and his wife, the Deputy Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Lambert, Wg Cmdr Silver, OC London Wing and Col Reily, Wing President.

The cadets gave presentations on the years activities, with Sgt McCormack explaining the Junior Leaders Course, Sgt Webb Gliding and Flying, and Cpl Graham and Cdt Goldman gave an excellent talk on the Wing trip to the Falkands. After a break Cllr Lambert awarded a number of marksman badges, Wing Blues for sporting achievements, gliding and leadership certificates and a Public Service BTEC worth 4 GCSE’s to Sgt Ischt.

The Best Sportsperson Trophy was then presented to Cpl Murphy by Mr Martin Curry, father of an ex cadet of the Sqn, Tom Curry. The trophy is named after Tom, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2007 serving with the Royal Marines. The Sqn wanted to remember his service and sacrifice and due to his sporting achievements in the Sqn,and his winning the Commando Medal in Baisc Training (awarded to the best man in an intake who best empitomises the Commando Spirt of courage, unselfishness, cheerfulnes under adversity and determination) it was felt that this new trophy would best represent his spirt and memory.

The Best Exam Results was Sgt Ischt, Best Junior Shot, Cdt Plent, and Best Senior Shot Sgt Ischt. The Best Recruit was Cdt Alfred Benjafield, The Best Cadet was Cdt Hollie Fox and the Best Flight was won by 2 Flight, commanded by Sgt Ischt.

The photos show Mr Curry with Cpl Murphy, and Mr Lee Scot with Cdts Benjafield and Fox