Brock College Army Cadet Graduation Parade

Brock College Army Cadet Graduation Parade

AIMG_1488Sixty-five Brockenhurst College Public Services students took part in the College’s Army Cadet Force graduation parade and presentation evening recently.

The event marked the achievements of the cadets who will be leaving the College for Higher Education or embarking on their new careers.

Cadets assembled in troops and were reviewed and inspected before marching.

This was followed by a presentation ceremony where the new graduates received their awards and medals.

Mark Thomsett, Head of Public Services at the College, said: “We wish all the students well in their future endeavours.”

There were also a series of individual awards awards given by guest speakers from various public service-related organisations.

Here are those awards in full:

Special Inspector Mark Bussell presented the Dorset Police award to Chloe Higgins-Smith in recognition of her excellent academic results.

Inspector Alison Jones presented the Hampshire Constabulary award to Ben Phillips for being the best overall BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma student.

Station Manager Greg Garrett presented the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Shield Chloe Higgins-Smith in recognition of her consistently high standards in emergency planning.

Colonel Andrew Dawes ACF presented the Army Cadet Force Shield to Auryn Liddiard for his great enthusiasm, organisational skills and confidence in co-ordinating fellow cadets.AIMG_1364

Major Katie Dickinson RLC presented the Marchwood Shield to Maciej Zynkowski for graduating with Distinction.

Mike Matthews RBL presented the Normandy Verterans Trophy to Sam Baker for demonstrating the best overall military skills.

Mr. Bill McAlester presented the South Atlantic Medal Association award to Kieran Read in recognition of his leadership and physical and mental determination.

Corporal Hilton RAF presented the Royal Air Force Shield to Ellen Clarkson for her outstanding performance on the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Teamwork and Leadership.

CPO Lesley Vernon RN presented the Royal Navy Shield to Megan Brewer in recognition of her consistently good work and positive attitude.