Worshipful Company of Carmen

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Military Awards 2020

CARMEN’S ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS SAFETY AWARD

Presented by the Royal Corps of Transport in 1993 with an annual endowment, this award honours outstanding contributions in the field of transport safety, of national or international significance, recognised by the Company in the preceding year. It comprises an annual trophy depicting an officer of the Royal Waggon Train in uniform of 1828 and this citation. The Award for 2019 is given to:

TYRE WATCH

a predictive and preventative tyre management system for fleet operators which continuously monitors tyre performance, pressure and temperature to anticipate and thereby reduce tyre breakdowns and failures, responsible for 1.5% of major traffic incidents arising from a 35% failure rate, and for 948 accidents and 43 deaths most recently recorded. Tyrewatch is a sophisticated and proven tool to make tyres, trucks and roads safer for every road user.

 

THE CARMEN’S SWORD OF HONOUR

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 1979, the Sword of Honour is presented annually to the most deserving young Royal Logistic Corps officer of the preceding year. It comprises a ceremonial sword and scabbard to be retained, and this citation. The award for 2019 is presented to:

LIEUTENANT  HARRY  ZIEGLER RLC

a junior officer who has set new standards for Troop Commanders, deploying to Norway to run railhead ops liaising with NATO HQs, then Squadrons Ops Officer , transferring 414 equipment loads and 312 troops and redeploying 9 Regt troops back to the UK; he joined 104 Logistics Support Brigade to observe US Brigade relief in Antwerp, at HQ Southwest enabled support for 3,000 cadets on Dartmoor, latterly strengthening Algerian MOD relationships with his French language skills, since operating the largest 9 Regt vehicle fleet of 21 prime movers -- the benchmark for modern officers, an outstanding ambassador for Regiment, Corps and Army.

 

THE CARMEN’S ROYAL NAVY CUP

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 2001, this award honours the most outstanding logistician within Fleet Command Support and Sustainability for the year. It comprises the cup, a silver gilt medal to be retained and this citation. The award for 2019 is given to:

SUB-LIEUTENANT DANIELLE TATTON RN

who joined HMS Dauntless direct from training, as the only logistician as the ship regenerated, establishing a logistics department from scratch, giving superiors management guidance as ship’s staff boarded, engaging with Flotilla, creating a team of senior ratings and acting as head of department, while also handling admin duties for the CO – effectively two workloads. Her achievement was by any standards outstanding, but without sea-going experience, quite remarkable. 

 

THE CARMEN’S ROYAL NAVY MEDAL

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 2006, this award recognises the most outstanding non-commissioned logistician of the year in any establishment, area or ship within the Navy or Marines, and comprises a silver gilt medal to be retained, and this citation. The award for 2019 is given to:

CHIEF PETTY OFFICER Supply Chain MATTHEW TALLENTYRE 

for outstanding delivery on assignment for HMS Diamond, with the best Flotilla stores office ever, working closely with engineers, establishing the exemplar across the Fleet, simultaneously helping the generation of HMS Defender, creating £1.2m savings in 18 months, his people management and systems improvements leading to streamlined information for stores records. At short notice he also managed a destore, recovering two weeks upkeep, developing relations with industry partners, building an improved demand picture, with accurate forecasting, and is aligned number one PO in Engineering Support for dedication, commitment and innovation.

 

THE CARMAN’S ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY AWARD

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 2019, to be awarded alongside the Royal Navy Cup and Medal, to recognise and honour achievement by any personnel  serving in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service in the preceding year, this award for 2019, together with a citation and silver gilt medal, is given to:

TEMPORARY ACTING CHIEF OFFICER DAVID MANN RN

as Technical Superintendent for the £18m, 18 week 2019 Fort Victoria refit, worked with Cammell Laird at Birkenhead, without corporate project management and with crew shortfall, workforce non-MOD contract stresses, and a nominally outranking ship’s team, building relationships with the shipyard management, and met all mandatory Lloyds Register, maritime and coastguard agency certification, returning crew to ship and ship to sea for outstanding sea trials, despite a four week delay due to a stern sea leak, cooling system repair, power and generator complications.

 

THE CARMEN’S ROYAL AIR FORCE CUP

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 2001, the award recognises the greatest contribution by any officer to operational logistics across 2 and 38 Groups RAF in the previous year. The award comprises the cup, a silver gilt engraved medal to be retained, and this citation. The 2019 award is made to:

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT NICHOLAS BROWN RAF

OC Air Cargo Flight on No 1 Air Mobility Wing, Brize Norton, commanding 100 personnel, responsible for all materiel deployed or recovered by air in support of global operations who, in his second week faced the evacuation and loss of all buildings, due to the discovery of asbestos. He devised and implemented pragmatic solutions,establishing Exports in a dilapidated premise, creating a safe environment within 24 hours, focused on safety systems, reviewed procedures, and introduced forklifts, removing diesel variant, analysing hangar loss impact, and striking a balance between operational ouput, safety and people welfare. He resolved the most significant challenge to Air Cargo of recent years.

 

THE CARMEN’S ROYAL AIR FORCE MEDAL

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 2004, this award identifies the most successful Royal Air Force non-commissioned graduate, past or present, among those who have attended the Basic Movements Training Courses at the Defence Movements School. The award comprises a silver gilt engraved medal to be retained, and citation. The 2019 award is given to:

SERGEANT RYAN DUFFY RAF

for his exceptional contribution to Air Mobility Wing Main A Building and the logistics trade, achieving a significant reduction in non-compliance reports in six months, conceiving and rationalising a new prevention and correction post, developing down-route freight processing, safe handling of munitions and dangerous goods, changing many working practices, improving fatigue management, ably managing freight flow through air cargo handling worldwide, helping dislocated units and counselling heads of establishment. He engaged with Polythene UK to produce carbon neutral pallet bags, changing their properties, making them fire retardant and compliant at no extra cost and significantly improved Station recyclables and waste management.

 

The CARMEN’S HMS NORTHUMBERLAND AWARD

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 2018, this award recognises the member of the crew of any rank who has made the greatest contribution to the delivery of its operational output and its welfare during the year under review. It comprises an engraved silver gilt medal and citation. The award for 2019 is given to:

WARRANT OFFICER (1) DAREN WOLLINGTON RN

who joined the ship early in 2019, when it had lacked an executive warrant officer for some time, significantly improving operational capability, crew welfare and morale, astutely advising Command, ensuring maximum standards of discipline and cleanliness, and handling abrupt changes of programme, accepting a loss of shore visits, and enabling the ship’s company to organise events, raising £800 among other significant sums for charity, thus outperforming all other units in Devonport

 

The CARMEN’S 19 TANK TRANSPORTER SQUADRON AWARD

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 2014, this award recognises the member of the Squadron of any rank who has made the greatest contribution to the delivery of its operational output during the year under review. It comprises an engraved silver gilt medal and this citation. The award for 2018 is given to:

LANCE CORPORAL JOE PICKERING RLC

a junior NCO recognised as the top student Class 1 Driver Tank Transporter Operator, selected as Section Commander for Operation Cabrit, the NATO enhanced forward presence in Estonia, leading his crew to deliver vital road movement of the King’s Royal Hussars battle group heavy armour, with critical spares supply, then pivotal in preparing the Heavy Equipment Transporter fleet for Exercise Defender, the largest military deployment of the US, UK , NATO allies and partners in 25 years and the biggest HET deployment since Iraq in 2001; balancing complex chains of command through effective communication with military and civilians, his professionalism enabled mission team success.

 

The CARMEN’S 2 MECHANICAL TRANSPORT SQUADRON RAF AWARD

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 2004, this award recognises a member of the Squadron who has made an outstanding contribution during the year under review. It comprises an engraved silver gilt medal and this citation. The 2019 award is made to:

SAC GENEVIEVE LONI RAF

who completed high profile Squadron tasks, including Operation Cold Igloo  in support of NATO, and Operation Azotize in Estonia, supporting the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission. She voluntarily produced papers to ensure compliance checks and faster turnround, requiring two refuelling vehicles working simultaneously, the trials achieving 20 minute savings, releasing aircraft for further tasks. Deployed on the RAF Waddington Air Combat Power Visit, she presented 2 MT Sqn capability to audiences including AOC, officers, Defence College students, Air Cadets and schoolchildren. She also represented the Squadron in the RAF Ski Championships, completed the Pamu Half Marathon, and organised in-house events for charity.

 

The CARMEN’S 24 SQUADRON POLLITZER CUP

is awarded annually to the member of the Squadron of any rank who has made the most significant contribution to the Squadron’s performance and welfare. It comprises a silver gilt medal to be retained, a silver trophy mounted on a silver banded plinth recording winner’s names retained at Squadron HQ, and this citation. The award for 2019 goes to:

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ANDREW GRIFFITHS RAF

an aviator with many years’ operational experience, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, who is Chief Flying Instructor for the Squadron, responsible as lead instructor for delivering essential training, from basic flying techniques to cutting-edge operational capability and future development; awarded the grade of A2 (above the average) flying instructor by the RAF’s Central Flying School, he trains aircrew for the C-130J fleet, including personal mentoring and guidance, advising all levels on safety and teaching techniques, and ensuring the Air Mobility Force delivers the safest, highest operational and professional standards.

 

THE CARMEN’S ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS CUP

awarded to the

CARMEN’S SOLDIER OF THE YEAR

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 2004, this annual award honours a soldier from any trade background within the Corps, holding a clean driving licence (minimum Class A), on his or her first tour with an RLC unit and who has excelled in driving skill, road safety, vehicle husbandry and transport management. It comprises the Royal Logistic Corps Cup, a silver gilt medal to be retained, and this citation. The Soldier of the Year 2019 is:

Pte LEANN LORD

an operational air despatcher, rigging complex loads on multiple deployments, especially Austral Endurance’s operational resupply of the British Antarctic Survey team, including air despatch at extreme reach with limited equipment and timeframe, and providing air despatch expertise for the Falkland Islands Air Search and Rescue Team. Excelling at field training including SERE course and regimental JNCO development cadre, she completed the Nijmegen March, served the winning Gore Trophy team and RAF Brize Norton Soldier Fund Committee. Multiple Army and Interservice sports winner, she snowboards, wakeboards, swims, plays football, hockey and athletics, instructs, coaches and leads, organising Army Championship teams -- the best achiever in the shortest time, a star soldier.