Monthly Archives: March 2013
It has been announced that Sgt J Verney of II Sqn RAF Regt has been selected as the 2013 Winner of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP) annual NCO Leadership Award. The award recognizes Sgt Verney’s exceptional leadership performance on operations in Afghanistan, at the 2012 London Olympic Games and his work on the RAF Regt’s inaugural Individual Contingency Readiness Training package. The Trophy and certificate will be presented at a formal WCoSP event later in the year.
The RAF Regiment Association congratulates Sgt Verney for his well deserved award.
The following RAF Regiment personnel were recognized in the Armed Forces’ Operational Honours and Awards List No40, published in the London Gazette on 22 Mar 13:
- Sgt R GEDDES – 51 Sqn RAF Regt – For Gallantry.
Mention in Despatches
- Cpl K LEE – 51 Sqn RAF Regt – For Gallantry
Joint Commander’s Commendations
- Sqn Ldr K M McMURDO – OC 51 Sqn RAF Regt.
- Cpl L G CHIVERS – 2 Sqn RAF Regt.
- Cpl M T SMYTH – 51 Sqn RAF Regt.
- LCpl P STURGESS – 2 Sqn RAF Regt.
The RAF Regt’s definitive history of its involvement in the Burma Campaign – ‘Constant Vigilance’, by the Corps Historian, Dr Nigel Warwick, is available for sale and an order form may be obtained from the Regtl Sec at HON-HQRAFRegtSec@mod.uk; the cost is £25 incl UK/BFPO P&P (£30 to EU addresses), a discount of £5 on the cover price/postage. Orders will require a cheque payable to the ‘RAF Regt Fund’
The RAF Regiment Association’s Annual General Meeting and Reunion Weekend will be held over the period 4-7 October 2013, with the AGM and Gala Dinner being held on Saturday 5th October.
The venue will be the Yew Tree Lodge Hotel (a member of the Best Western hotel chain) at Packington Hill in Kegworth, Derby. – See map to Hotel
Details and a Calling Note will be issued shortly but the National Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org will address any queries.
There will be four packages available:
Package A: Gala Dinner Only – £30.00 pp
Package B: One Night (Saturday) only – Room, Gala Dinner and B&B = £110.00 pp.
Package C: Two-Nights – Two nights Room, Dinners (Including Gala Dinner) and B&B = £165.00 pp.
Package D: Three-Nights – Three nights Room, Dinners (including Gala Dinner) and B&B = £225.00 pp.
All include car parking and overnight packages include Health & Fitness Club facilities. However, lunches are not included. All bookings must be made via the National Secretary and members should not approach the Hotel directly, or seek to reserve accommodation, without using the Reservation Form – Download the RAF Regt Assoc 2013 AGM Booking Form.
The Hotel facilities may be viewed on-line at www.yewlodgehotel.co.uk.
© RAF Regiment Association 2013