The Company awards a prize annually to each of its Military Affiliates, to encourage outstanding service above that normally expected from a member of that unit. The exact criteria for the award are agreed between the Company and the Unit Commanding Officer at the time of the presentation. The recipient is chosen by the Unit Commanding Officer and each year the prize is presented by the Master, or one of the Court.
The current recipients of these awards are:
135 Geographical Squadron Royal Engineers (V):
Staff Seargent Morgan
Staff Sergeant Morgan enlisted into the Regular Army on 22 February 1989 into the Corps of Royal Engineers. Upon completion of his Colour Service he transferred to the Army Reserve and joined 135 Geographic Squadron Royal Engineers on 6 May 2016.
Keen, motivated and determined to add value at every opportunity Staff Sergeant Morgan has gone above and beyond to improve the operational effectiveness of the Squadron. He has used his depth and innate enthusiasm and selfless commitment to deliver Squadron annual testing at RAF Wyton, and has also personally overseen and participated in the detailed planning and execution of the Military Engineer Geographic Intermediate and the Military Engineer Geographic Advanced courses. All of this has ensured the operational effectiveness of many 135 Squadron soldiers and took significant personal sacrifice to achieve. His technical acumen was very apparent and it is his desire to set the highest of standards that has marked him out.
In addition he has made it a personal responsibility to mentor and develop soldiers within his Troop to extremely good effect. A mentee achieved extremely high standards on his Phase 1 Training courses due to the excellent preparation provided by Staff Sergeant Morgan. He utilised his experience and his depth to extremely good effect, but it was in his application of the Values and Standards of the British Army where he ably demonstrated his quality and assisted a young soldier realise his early true potential.
In recognition of his selfless commitment to maintaining the field deployable capability of the Squadron, his determination and outstanding support to Squadron outputs Staff Sergeant Sta is awarded the 135 Squadron Endeavour Award for 2020.
|1979||Sgt T A Jones ACC (V)||2000||LCpl S M Clasper RE (V)|
|1980||Sgt J F Jackson REME (V)||2001||Sgt S D Billing AGC (V)|
|1981||Cpl D Hutchison RE (V)||2002||Cpl M Carey RE (V)|
|1982||LCpl C G Boocock RE (V)||2003||Spr W Ede RE (V)|
|1983||Cpl L J Hunt RE (V)||2004||Cpl A P Skeet RE (V)|
|1984||Cpl P C Stevens RE (V)||2005||Sgt K Hale RLC (V)|
|1985||WO2 J W Mursell RE (V)||2006||Cpl G P Macbeth (V)|
|1986||Cpl J A Tuttle (V)||2007||SSgt D R Windebank RE (V)|
|1987||Cpl De Jager RE (V)||2008||Sgt L M Taylor RE (V)|
|1988||Sgt R M Crisp RE (V)||2009||Sgt I Garvie RE (V)|
|1989||Cpl V C Bass RE (V)||2010||Sgt J Batterbee RE (V)|
|1990||Sgt J E P Julian RE (V)||2011||Sgt N D Watkins RE (V)|
|1991||Pte J E Dixon WRAC (V)||2012||Cpl D Olajide|
|1992||Cpl T H Ives RE (V)||2013||LCpl A Walmsley|
|1993||Cpl R C Wilmshurst RE (V)||2014||LCpl Paul Mackrill|
|1994||Cpl S C Wakeman RE (V)||2015||Cpl O'Neill|
|1995||Cpl P A Wright RE (V)||2016||Cpl B Hewlet|
|1996||Cpl N J Archer RE (V)||2017||Cpl G W Kirchmair|
|1997||Spr Maranzano RE (V)||2018||LCpl Nortje|
|1998||LCpl N A M Archer RE (V)||2019||LCpl Forbes|
|1999||SSgt G M Hislop RE (V)||2020||SSgt Morgan|
7010 Photographic Interpretation Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force:
SAC Amber Guest
As a member of both the RAF Women’s Rugby Union Team and Wakeboarding teams, she has represented the Service at Inter-Services championship level. She also deployed on Op RESCRIPT, detached to work with a 7th Infantry Brigade Coronavirus Mobile Testing Unit in the East of England in the summer of last year.
Full list of RAF awards:
|2004||Flt Lt Norman Gray|
|2005||FS Paul Williamson|
|2006||Flt Lt Clayton Hudson|
|2007||Flt Lt Stuart Talton|
|2008/09||SAC Tom Sutch|
|2010||SAC Ed Wright|
|2011||SAC Iain Ballantyne|
|2012||Flt Lt Matt Byrnes|
|2013||Flt Lt Simon Funnell (Cc)|
|2014||SAC John Moat|
|2015||Flt Sgt John Wilson|
|2016||Flt Lt Matt Byrnes|
|2019||SAC Lou Elkington|
|2020||SAC Amber Guest|
Lieutenant Commander Ian Phillips of the Royal Australian Navy is on a 30 month exchange programme with the Royal Navy. He completed the prestigious International Hydrographic Organisation Category A surveyor course in Plymouth before joining ECHO as one of our two Operations Officers.
During 18 months on board Phillips has faced a diverse range of tasking from counter people-trafficking operations in the central Mediterranean, to high profile defence engagement and Russia facing operations in the Black Sea, NATO operations and of course lots of hydrographic survey work. Sharing responsibility for the coordination of these high intensity operations, the scale of the task would be daunting in the best of circumstances. The success with which he has adapted to unfamiliar organisational arrangements and work practices has revealed Phillips’ to be an exceptionally dedicated and proactive officer. An experienced hydrographic surveyor, he has invested a great deal of time and effort in finding ways to improve the quality and efficiency of survey products.
Phillips’ professional output is matched by his contribution to the social aspects of ship borne life. A first rate ambassador for the Australian Navy he is also a worthy recipient of the 2019 Endeavour Award.
|2010||CPO Roy Burdon|
|2011||Leading Engineering Technician (Marine Engineer) William Beale|
|2013||Chief Survey Recorder (CSR) Jules Ryder|
|2014||Lt Cdr O D Barritt RNv|
|2015||PO Gemma Oldroyd|
|2018||Petty Officer Steven Durrant|
|2019||Lieutenant Commander Ian Phillips Royal Australian Navy|