The finalists for the Thames Valley Wing Thrive Awards have now been announced. The Awards fall into the following categories and all nominations came from their peers.
Outstanding Civilian Instructor – The person who has made the most outstanding contribution over the past year.
Ambassador – The individual or team who through the virtue of hard work, character and representation have raised the profile of the ATC.
Valiant Volunteer – For consistent and extraordinary efforts in helping others, above and beyond the call of duty.
Unsung Hero – The individual whose contribution often goes unnoticed but without it their Squadron would fail to deliver the effect it achieves.
Top Team Award – awarded to the group (informal or formal) that has achieved the greatest positive impact.
The finalists for Outstanding Civilian Instructor are:
- Civilian Instructor Mark Gray – 1996 (Earley) Squadron
- Civilian Instructor Neil Parramore – 2477 (Britwell) Squadron
- Civilian Instructor Kate Randall – 2403 (Aldermaston) Squadron
The finalists for the Ambassador are:
- Civilian Instructor Caroline Beardsley – 1861 (Wantage) Squadron
- Cadet Sergeant Danielle Dawson – 2410 (Didcot) Squadron
- Cadet Warrant Officer Joseph Palmer – 1315 (Kidlington) Squadron
The finalists of the Valiant Volunteer category are:
- Civilian Instructor Teresa Archer – 2267 (Brize Norton) Squadron
- Officer Cadet Luke Baker – 153 (Slough) Squadron
- Flying Officer Jane Wicks – 2410 (Didcot) Squadron
The finalists of the Unsung Hero category are:
- Flight Lieutenant (Ret’d) Ian Broadbridge – 2120 (Witney) Squadron
- Sergeant Alice Pye – 211 (Newbury) Squadron
- Warrant Officer Daniel Twigg – 1116 (Woodley) Squadron
The finalists in the Top team category are:
- 2267 (Brize Norton) Squadron Staff Team
- Thames Valley Wing Road Marching Team
Well done to all of the Thrive finalists – we wish them luck at the awards ceremony in November – who will be bringing home the trophies?