Squadron Dining In 2014

  Posted on 9 April 2015 by CWO Alexander T May

On Friday 19th December 2014 473 squadron held its annual Dining in night and presentation evening. Guests included Her Majesty’s Lord lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon, RAF Odiham Station Commander, Group Captain Rich Maddison RAF, Region Music Officer (North) Flt Lt Max Puller RAFVR(T) and representatives from the local RAFA branch. The night started with the dining in and culminated in the awards being presented by the squadron OC and guests. First the RAFA presented certificates to all the cadets who had participated in a collection over the year. These went to: CDT’s Christopher Addison, Rebekah Kadhim, Georgia Tierney, Toni Rogerson, Sam Henderson, Daniel Fletcher, Brandon Fletcher, Bradley Calvert, and CPL Benjamin Dryden.
The other awards awards were as follows:
• Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – CDT’s Jacob Soupe & Georgia Tierney
• Highest RAFA Collector – CDT Jacob Soupe
• First Aid Of The Year – CDT Toni Rogerson
• Best Marksman Of The Year – SGT Dominic Bailey
• Bandsman Of The Year – CWO Alexander May
• Pilot Of The Year – CWO Alexander May
• Best Uniform – CDT Bradley Calvert
• Best New Recruit – CDT Daniel Fletcher
• Best Cadet – CDT Bradley Calvert
• Best NCO – CWO Alexander May

Group Captain Maddison’s Twitter posts from the evening:

Pictures of the awards evening can be seen below:

CPL Dryden receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret'd), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CPL Dryden receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret’d), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Addison receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret'd), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Addison receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret’d), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Kadhim receiving her certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret'd), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Kadhim receiving her certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret’d), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CPL Tierney receiving her certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret'd), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CPL Tierney receiving her certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret’d), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CPL Rogerson receiving her certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret'd), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CPL Rogerson receiving her certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret’d), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Henderson receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret'd), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Henderson receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret’d), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Fletcher receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret'd), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Fletcher receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret’d), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Parker receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret'd), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Parker receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret’d), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CPL Calvert receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret'd), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CPL Calvert receiving his certificate for collection efforts from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret’d), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Soupe receiving his certificate for collection efforts, and Trophy for the highest collector from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret'd), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Soupe receiving his certificate for collection efforts, and Trophy for the highest collector from Flt Lt Norman Sterling RAF (Ret’d), RAFA President, Hartlepool.

CDT Soupe & CPL Tierney receive their Bronze DofE Awards from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CDT Soupe & CPL Tierney receive their Bronze DofE Awards from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CPl Rogerson recieves the first aid award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CPl Rogerson recieves the first aid award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

SGT Bailey receives the shooting award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

SGT Bailey receives the shooting award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

SGT Dryden receiving the attendance award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

SGT Dryden receiving the attendance award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CWO Alex May receiving Pilot of the Year Award from Group Captain Rich Maddison, Station Commander RAF Odiham, Ex 473 Cadet.

CWO Alex May receiving Pilot of the Year Award from Group Captain Rich Maddison, Station Commander RAF Odiham, Ex 473 Cadet.

CWO Alex May receiving Pilot of the Year Award from Group Captain Rich Maddison, Station Commander RAF Odiham, Ex 473 Cadet.

CWO Alex May receiving Pilot of the Year Award from Group Captain Rich Maddison, Station Commander RAF Odiham, Ex 473 Cadet.

CPL Calvert receiving the Best Cadet award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CPL Calvert receiving the Best Cadet award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CDT Fletcher receiving the Best New Cadet award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CDT Fletcher receiving the Best New Cadet award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CPL Calvert receiving the Best Uniform award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CPL Calvert receiving the Best Uniform award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CWO Alex May receiving the Musician of the Year award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CWO Alex May receiving the Musician of the Year award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CWO Alex May receiving the Best NCO award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

CWO Alex May receiving the Best NCO award from HM Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

Group Captain Maddison RAF giving a well received speech.

Group Captain Maddison RAF giving a well received speech.

Group Captain Maddison RAF giving a well received speech.

Group Captain Maddison RAF giving a well received speech.