One of the Armed Forces Interest Group’s major responsibilities is each year is the administration associated with the four major awards the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire makes to Cadets in Gloucestershire in recognition of exemplary service in the community. Either individually or as units, cadets do an immense amount of excellent work in and on behalf of our community. They are a substantial force for good and it is reassuring to think that many will soon form a significant part of the group of young adults whose endeavours will shape the future of our county. It is therefore entirely appropriate to recognise their efforts in helping to make Gloucestershire an even better place in which to live. While our awards recognise cadets, the Honourable Company also salutes the adult volunteers, both civilians and uniformed, without whose efforts these tremendous individual and collective achievements would not be possible.
Col Tony Singer took over as Chair of the Armed Forces Group in January 2017; the updated terms of reference shown opposite were published the following month.
The latest guidance on the Annual Cadet Awards is here.
The Armed Forces Interest Group sponsors an annual award scheme to promote and encourage work in the community by the local cadet forces. There is one Individual Award of £250 and 3 Unit Awards of £500, one each to the Army Cadets, Sea Cadets & Air Cadets; funding itself is provided by the Honourable Company's Charitable Trust. The Individual Award is presented at the Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards Ceremony and the Unit Awards are presented at an appropriate unit drill night. The 2017 award winners are listed here.
Record of Armed Forces Group Meeting, 6 Oct 16
A record of the most recent Armed Forces Group meeting is here.
A record of the above Armed Forces Group meeting is here.
To maintain links with the Gloucestershire-based units of our Armed Forces, both Regular and Reserves, and the Cadets, including promoting and rewarding excellence, encouraging leadership and debate on key issues, and fostering links with schools, colleges and universities, by: