Court assistant Mark Larard represented the master at 135 Squadron’s annual Endeavor Award dinner at Ewell. There were over 80 members of the unit present (past and current) to celebrate the award that WCCS makes each year.
This year’s recipient Sgt Neil Watkins was on fine form, and although he received the award from the master in November, this was his opportunity to speak. Sgt Watkins spoke to thank the company for the award, and then talked about what he does with the T.A. and why it means so much to him.
I was also asked to say a few words (always nice to have some notice!) and it gave me the opportunity to talk about why we have the affiliation, what it means to us, and our aim of giving recognition to those who serve on a voluntary basis. It also gave me a chance to thank all the wives and girlfriends who support those serving, and who are left holding the fort at weekends, or during annual camps, or mobilised tours when members go away to train and serve. I was then asked to present flowers to Mrs Liz Watkins to thank her for all the support she provides to Neil so he can continue to serve.
It was lovely to be back in Ewell with 135 and to be able to see the whole squadron on such good form.