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

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:

2021: Lieutenant Danny Finn, Royal Australian Navy

Lieutenant Danny Finn from the Royal Australian Navy is on an exchange assignment with the Royal Navy and after attaining the Category A Advanced Survey Course qualification, joined ECHO as one of two Operations Officers.

In the last year LEUT Danny Finn RAN performed as OPS2 on HMS ECHO and has successfully delivered two high profile operations in the Baltic and South Barents Seas. Both operations have significantly increased the profile of the Royal Navy, and demonstrated the capability of the Survey Vessel – Hydrographic & Oceanographic (SVHO). During operations in the Baltic ECHO conducted successful wreck investigations of the MV GOYA and WILHELM GUSTLOFF sunk in 1945 and surveyed the wreck of HMS CASSANDRA, lost in 1918. These wreck investigations were widely reported on in the media, nationally and internationally, greatly raising the profile of ECHO. In the South Barents Sea ECHO completed extensive Military Data Gathering, collecting vast amounts of valuable hydrographic and oceanographic information. During this period LEUT Finn worked tirelessly to render the detailed survey data under challenging timelines. Following the operation, ECHO was favourably mentioned by NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) as exemplar in the delivery of vital activity in the High North. Within the UK, ECHO has undertaken Survey Operations and passed Deployment Readiness Training, operating as the UK R2 SVHO in the Mediterranean over the Christmas period. LEUT Finn and the survey team continue to deliver and it is with the gratitude of the CO that LEUT Danny Finn is nominated for the 2021 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 RAN
2021Lieutenant Danny Finn RAN

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