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Environmental cleaning awards presented

03 October 2019

The annual Military Awards were presented by the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) on 17 September at Ironmongers Hall in London.

Designed to recognise the achievements of military environmental health technicians and cadets, the awards recognise work by those in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) and the RAF Environmental Health Cadre.

Also included are the cadet units affiliated with the WCEC and the scope covers work completed both within the UK and abroad.

WCEC Master Barrie Torbett addressed more than 150 attendees and explained the long-standing RAMC and environmental health sector relationship and highlighted the many achievements by all those involved.

In addition to commending the many achievements of the Cadet Corp, Mr Torbett urged the WCEC to forge ever closer links with its members and environmental staff, particularly after leaving the services.

Brigadier Tim Hodgetts CBE QHS OStJ was the special guest at the event and emphasised the importance of the RAMC in conflict and and post-conflict care.

Trophies, medals and purses were awarded to Acting Sergeant James Hodges, who receive the Junior NCO Award.

The Senior NCO Award was won by Sergeant Steven Redding, with the Reserves AHT Award presented to Captain Steven Gorniak.

Captain Adrian Hucks won the Post Graduate Medical Officer Award and the RAF Environmental Health Technician Prize was awarded to Seargeant Dean Crook.

The Best Sea Cadet Prize was received by Marine Cadet Corporal Ryan Aldred, who received £2,500 from WCEC members to assist with paying for his overseas exchange to Borneo for jungle training.

Cadet Staff Sergeant Chantae Bambury received the Best Army Cadet Prize and Cadet Flight Sergeant Leory Smith won the Best Air Cadet Prize.

Further information on the awards and the WCEC can be found here.

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