The ACCT UK Excellence Awards were presented on the 1st of June at the Honourable Artillery Company’s (HAC) Armoury House.
9 June 2022
Awards for the ACF
The ACCT UK Excellence Awards, supported by BAE Systems and Ammo & Co, were presented by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE on the 1st of June at the Honourable Artillery Company’s (HAC) Armoury House.
👏Congratulations once again to the award winners and thank you to all the guests who came along and made the day so special.
ACCT UK has been honouring great achievements by ACF cadets and adult volunteers with our Excellence Awards since 2015. However, due to the pandemic we were denied a true celebration of achievements within the Army Cadet Force for the last two years. This year’s celebration was truly significant, as ACCT UK’s first event back since the challenges presented by Covid-19, and also on a more positive note it is the very first event and awards to use ACCT UK’s updated brand identity.
We’re incredibly proud of the achievements, which highlight not only each individual’s talents and qualities but also what a brilliant organisation the ACF is for helping to develop young people in the UK.
It’s clear that the Army Cadet Force community go above and beyond without any thought of being recognised for their achievements. As the ACF’s charity, it’s our duty to ensure that their stories are heard and that the ACF is recognised as the driving force for so much good in society. The recognition of each and every award winner is a testament to individual character and the communities that help build that character.
The awards afternoon kicked off with a stroll through the HAC museum. The chance to view such a historically significant collection was a unique experience for cadets, adult volunteers and ACCT UK staff alike.
After the entrance of Sir Kenneth Oilsa at 2pm, the award ceremony welcoming speech was delivered by ACCT UK’s President Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Graham Bt CB CBE, who spoke proudly of the charity and the Army Cadet Force community we support.
ACCT UK’s Chief Executive, Murdo Urquhart, took the stage to speak about the importance of the non-military activities which go beyond the core ACF syllabus, providing both depth to the programme and an opportunity for skills development. He highlighted the inspiring drive and commitment from ACF adult volunteers who work tirelessly to keep the non-military programme going and also the programme’s importance to the development of UK’s youth.
The awards were presented by Lord Lieutenant of Greater London Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, who chatted with each winner as they received their trophy and official photograph.
We’d like to extend our greatest appreciation to the ACCT UK Excellence award supporters BAE Systems and Ammo & Co, this event was made possible thanks to your generous donations.
In the audience on the day were the winners of the Queen’s Birthday Parade Tickets. ACCT UK held a national competition throughout March giving individuals an opportunity to nominate Cadets and CFAVs for recognition of their achievements and a chance to win tickets to the Queen’s Birthday Parade on the 2nd of June.
We were delighted to have two Army Cadet Force Ambassadors, Jordan Wylie and Sally Orange, in attendance at the ACCT UK Excellence Awards. We’re appreciative of their continued support of the Army Cadet Force and ACCT UK.
The ACCT UK Excellence Awards afternoon was an impeccable start to the Jubilee weekend celebrations and one that made us extremely proud of our charitable work in the name of our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen.
The achievements we recognised on the day are a testament to the young people and adult volunteers who make the Army Cadet Force such a strong and impactful community.
🙏Thanks again to everyone who attended this year’s event. Nominations are now open for the 2022 ACCT UK Excellence Awards. Nominations should be sent through County Commandants to firstname.lastname@example.org, the closing date for nominations is the 31st of December.