Founded in 1517 the 77th Livery Company of the City of London

Worshipful Company of Carmen

Military Awards presented in 2014

THE CARMEN’S SWORD OF HONOUR   

            Captain ANDREW GRIFFITHS RLC...

             

            The recipient this year was a troop commander In Kenya who supported the community, then found himself leading teams fighting large-scale fires – yet found time to climb Mount Kenya! Sent at short notice to the Falklands, he took a Captain’s roles in career management, sports and charitable fundraising. Back in the UK  he was the temporary Squadron Operations Officer, preparing 1 Logistic Support Regiment’s deployment to Afghanistan, a role which became permanent on tour.

 

 

 

 THE CARMEN’S ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS CUP

awarded to the
CARMEN’S SOLDIER OF THE YEAR 2014 
 
L/Cpl CHRISTOPHER VINCENT RLC...




This year we honour someone who is a junior NCO in the Ammunition Technical
Support Group. He passed his NCO course as top student and went on to score over 94% in an operator’s course, before deploying to Belize. There he conducted large-scale disposals, always the first to volunteer. In Afghanistan with the close support ammunition detachment, he assisted numerous demolitions, and then found himself facing a serious incident. In the largest unexploded ordnance clearance since World War II he marked dangerous ammunition scattered all over Camp Bastion airfield.  Tested to the limit, he was second to none, the best NCO in that role on Operation Herrick. .

              

  
THE CARMEN’S MOVEMENTS TRADE TRAINEE AWARD
  
Senior Aircraftswoman MEGAN KING RAF...




Identified from the start as a high flier, she took the lead, mentored peers, her dress,
deportment and attitude exceptional. She scored 97% in the exams, and got the best student award. After more training, she took up her post in an operational movements squadron, a superb tradeswoman, who will rise rapidly through the ranks.

 

THE CARMEN’S 2 MECHANICAL TRANSPORT SQUADRON AWARD 2012 
 
Corporal STEVEN LYE RAF...




For six months as acting sergeant in the Operations Support Flight, he managed and
mentored training for 147 drivers, and he developed 18 instructors. He implemented change, overcame resistance, saw the Squadron through its first external training audit, and trained and ran field operations on exercise.

               

 
THE CARMEN’S 24 SQUADRON POLLITZER CUP
 
Flight Lieutenant CHRIS ASTON RAF...




The commander of C Flight is responsible for aircrew training for the Hercules replacement  – the Atlas A400M. With a proven record as aviator, instructor and war-fighter, he selected and led the experts who advised MOD  contractors, multinationals, and his chain of  command. With a phenomenal workrate and outstanding intellect, his results are the keystone of 24 Squadron’s A400M output, and on top of that, by reviewing the multinational training centre in Spain, he has saved the RAF £600,000!

                
 
THE CARMEN'S ROYAL NAVY CUP
 
Lieutenant VAL STAMPER RN ...



a truly outstanding logistician, who has delivered exceptional support for 22 minor warships of the Portsmouth Flotilla, served on operations worldwide, and made significant improvements in capability and availability. She has questioned policies and perceptions, devised a special report, and improved logistic support for displaced ships  – and morale. She has challenged norms, added value - and left a lasting legacy in the minor warships community.
 

THE CARMEN'S ROYAL NAVY MEDAL
  
LSC IANNA PARSONS RN ...




With her bravura performance over 18 months in the Forward Logistics Site team, she has led the movement of 2,000 personnel on and off RFA Mounts Bay, supported Middle East mine counter measures and back here led reservists supporting the Paralympics. She has worked with the French Navy, moved munitions in the Gulf, and supported the RAF in the Emirates. She also volunteered to teach reservists, and then went to Singapore to manage sea and air freight despatch