Endeavour Award

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):

Corporal Keiran Terry

Cpl Terry enlisted into the British Army on 24 May 2007 into the Corps of Royal Engineers. Upon completion of his training, he was assigned to 135 Geographic Squadron Royal Engineers.

Highly motivated, determined and keen Cpl Terry seeks to add value at every opportunity. A consummate team player he has improved the operational effectiveness and moral of the 135 Sqn. He has delivered effect in operations, training and leadership in a somewhat challenging year. Cpl Terry has, at short notice, deployed in support of Operation Fortis (Strike Carrier Group) and deployed on Exercise Loyal Leda, in support of ARRC.

Cpl Terry’s contribution to training sets him apart from his peers and makes him indispensable to 135 Geo Sqn. He has taken the lead role in delivering Soldier First Syllabus (SFS) training in both the virtual and physical spheres. The culmination of this being two Exercise Green Owl training weekends in which he was lead instructor.

Cpl Terry has been instrumental in the design planning and delivery of leadership training throughout the year. He displays an abundance of selfless commitment in this arena, often sacrificing his own time to facilitate engaging leadership sessions for his troop. He has utilised his military instructor qualifications to great effect when coaching and mentoring the new recruits within the sqn, providing them with excellent preparation for their phase one training courses. He has delivered rich and varied navigation sessions throughout the year. He also provided instruction and mentorship to his peers prior to their attendance on the Land Navigation SME course.

Cpl Terry is a shining example of the model Cpl, an example esteemed by his subordinates and peers. His values and standards are beyond reproach and his bearing and boundless enthusiasm are an inspiration to all. He is completely dependable, always a willing volunteer and he produces excellent results time and time again.

In recognition of his selfless commitment to operations and training of the Squadron, his determination, enthusiasm and outstanding support to Squadron output, Cpl Terry is awarded the 135 Squadron Endeavour Award for 2021.

Master Ken Morgan presenting the 2021 Endeavour Award to Cpl Terry, received on his behalf by Major Robert Giles

1979Sgt T A Jones ACC (V)2001Sgt S D Billing AGC (V)
1980Sgt J F Jackson REME (V)2002Cpl M Carey RE (V)
1981Cpl D Hutchison RE (V)2003Spr W Ede RE (V)
1982LCpl C G Boocock RE (V)2004Cpl A P Skeet RE (V)
1983Cpl L J Hunt RE (V)2005Sgt K Hale RLC (V)
1984Cpl P C Stevens RE (V)2006Cpl G P Macbeth (V)
1985WO2 J W Mursell RE (V)2007SSgt D R Windebank RE (V)
1986Cpl J A Tuttle (V)2008Sgt L M Taylor RE (V)
1987Cpl De Jager RE (V)2009Sgt I Garvie RE (V)
1988Sgt R M Crisp RE (V)2010Sgt J Batterbee RE (V)
1989Cpl V C Bass RE (V)2011Sgt N D Watkins RE (V)
1990Sgt J E P Julian RE (V)2012Cpl D Olajide
1991Pte J E Dixon WRAC (V)2013LCpl A Walmsley
1992Cpl T H Ives RE (V)2014LCpl Paul Mackrill
1993Cpl R C Wilmshurst RE (V)2015Cpl O'Neill
1994Cpl S C Wakeman RE (V)2016Cpl B Hewlet
1995Cpl P A Wright RE (V)2017Cpl G W Kirchmair
1996Cpl N J Archer RE (V)2018LCpl Nortje
1997Spr Maranzano RE (V)2019LCpl Forbes
1998LCpl N A M Archer RE (V)2020SSgt Morgan
1999SSgt G M Hislop RE (V)2021Cpl Terry RE
2000LCpl S M Clasper RE (V)


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:

2004Flt Lt Norman Gray
2005FS Paul Williamson
2006Flt Lt Clayton Hudson
2007Flt Lt Stuart Talton
2008/09SAC Tom Sutch
2010SAC Ed Wright
2011SAC Iain Ballantyne
2012Flt Lt Matt Byrnes
2013Flt Lt Simon Funnell (Cc)
2014SAC John Moat
2015Flt Sgt John Wilson
2016Flt Lt Matt Byrnes
2017Not awarded
2018Not awarded
2019SAC Lou Elkington
2020SAC Amber Guest


HMS Echo:

2019: Lieutenant Commander Phillips, Royal Australian Navy

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.

2010CPO Roy Burdon
2011Leading Engineering Technician (Marine Engineer) William Beale
2012Not awarded
2013Chief Survey Recorder (CSR) Jules Ryder
2014Lt Cdr O D Barritt RNv
2015PO Gemma Oldroyd
2016Not awarded
2017Not awarded
2018Petty Officer Steven Durrant
2019Lieutenant Commander Ian Phillips Royal Australian Navy

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