NEWS

DECEMBER 20TH 2017

Army and Navy reservists host joint carol service and awards ceremony

All of the HMS Sherwood Award Winners

HMS Sherwood award winners

Members of both the Army Reserve and Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) came together to host a Christmas Carol Concert and Awards Ceremony in Nottingham last night.

Over 100 reservists and their families attended the ceremony where annual awards were presented to attendees.

The Army Reserve’s 350 Field Squadron which is part of 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) presented the inaugural Sapper of The Year to Sapper Elizabeth Ahmed for her dedication, outstanding performance and impeccable bearing.

HMS Sherwood which is the East Midlands’ only RNR unit, presented four awards.

The Hall Trophy for best Recruit was presented to Recruit Michelle Rowlands for the drive and determination that has made her stand out amongst her peers.

Able Seaman Tristan King took home the Sherwood Shield for best performance by a Rating, in the last year he changed roles but has been determined to progress rapidly and has done everything he can to ensure he was successful.

Commander Rob Noble, Commanding Officer of HMS Sherwood, said: “Able Seaman King is a dedicated member of the ship’s company and an avid supporter of unit activities and events. He is a very deserving recipient of this award and is a positive role model for his branch, HMS Sherwood and the Maritime Reserves as a whole.”

The Gilbert Towle Sword for best performance by an Officer was awarded to Sub-Lieutenant Matt Griffiths for his proactive attitude when supporting other members of his unit.

The Commanding Officer’s Trophy was presented to Warrant Officer Class One (W01) Sean Jones for his outstanding contribution to the unit throughout the year.

Speaking about W01 Jones, Commander Rob Noble, said: “He is an excellent role model who brings an understanding and awareness of the role of a Royal Naval Senior Rate to the unit and is an outstanding mentor for all Junior and Senior Rates who aspire to promotion and advancement within the Royal Naval Reserve and fully deserves this recognition.”

The evening carol service and awards ceremony allowed reservists to bring their families along and share with them their achievements throughout the year.

W01 Sean Jones described the event as: “An opportunity for the families to come in and see exactly what happens here at HMS Sherwood.”

Both HMS Sherwood and the Army Reserve’s 350 Field Squadron are based at Foresters House on Swiney Way in Chilwell. To find out more about HMS Sherwood call 07773153945 or emailnavymrsherwooduwo@mod.uk,  or to learn more about 350 Field Squadron call 0115 9464909 or email on 33ENGR-350-WO-RRMT@mod.uk.

“He is an excellent role model who brings an understanding and awareness of the role of a Royal Naval Senior Rate to the unit and is an outstanding mentor for all Junior and Senior Rates who aspire to promotion and advancement within the Royal Naval Reserve and fully deserves this recognition.”