Finalists for Thrive Awards Announced

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 Individual – 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.

Thrive_kingThe final nominations for Outstanding Individual are:

  • Cadet Corporal F Flavin – 2121 (Abingdon) Squadron
  • Warrant Officer Seb Miller – 1996 (Earley) Squadron
  • Warrant Officer Gary Rawlings – 2477 (Britwell) Squadron

The award is sponsored by King Lifting Ltd.

Thrive_scsThe finalists for the Ambassador are:

  • Cadet Warrant Officer Lilly Chubb 211 (Newbury) Squadron
  • Flight Lieutenant Nigel Furlong 2210 (Cowley) Squadron
  • Flight Lieutenant Martin Lines 2499 (Wokingham) Squadron

This category is sponsored by SCS Ltd


Thrive_aweThe finalists of the Valiant Volunteer category are:

  • Warrant Officer Keith Collier 1460 (Banbury) Squadron
  • Flight Lieutenant Paul Bennett 155 (Maidenhead) Squadron
  • Flight Sergeant Nat Roberts 1861 (Wantage) Squadron

This category is sponsored by AWE.


Thrive_hook1The finalists of the Unsung Hero category are:

  • Flying Officer Suzanne Emery 2267 (Brize Norton) Squadron
  • Flying Officer Alex Tweddle 136 (Chipping Norton) Squadron
  • Flying Officer Jane Wicks 2410 (Didcot) Squadron

This category is sponsored by Hook Norton Brewery.


Thrive_serfcaThe finalists in the Top team category are:

  • 5-a-Side Football Team 2477 (Britwell) Squadron
  • Adventure Training Team Thames Valley Wing
  • Road Marching Team Thames Valley Wing

This category is sponsored by Berkshire RFCA and Oxfordshire RFCA.

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?

As well as a huge thank you to the award sponsors – we also want to thank AirTanker and RAF Brize Norton for their support also.