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2020 Awards

A roundup of the nominations and winners from the 2020 awards, as awarded in 2021.

Commanding Officer of the Year

Ian Lawther, USS  Caroline
Sven Harvey, SD Birmingham
Theresa Bristow, USS Concorde
Phyllis Seale Foynes, USS Liberty-Bell
Eilidh Montgomery,  USS Alba
Joshua Dadd, USS Stargazer
Richard Sams, USS Merlin
Winner: Alan O’Shea, USS Cuchulain

 

Executive Officer of the Year

Frank Kiernan, USS Cuchulain
Jessica Odell, USS Caroline
David Zabiela, SD Birmingham
Paul  Lennox, USS Liberty Belle
Mark Logan, USS Merlin
Sean Williams, USS Concorde
Mike Oliver, USS Stargazer
Winner: Ian Struthers, USS Alba

 

Flag Officer of the Year

Alan O’ Shea, USS Cuchulain
Ian Lawther, USS Caroline
Frank Kiernan, USS Cuchulain
David Chapman, USS Cuchulain
John Hardy, USS Essex
Eilidh Douglas Montgomery, USS Alba
Graeme Oliver. USS Stargazer
Steven Bice, USS Essex
Winner: Richard Sams, USS Merlin

 

New Member of the Year

Simon Henderson, USS Merlin
Vanessa Fagan, USS Cuchulain
Andrew Luke, USS Caroline
Antoinette Kelso McGuire, USS Cuchulain
Ian Pyett, SD Birmingham
Ellen Lawless, USS Cuchulain
Cesar Martin, USS Caroline
Mike Heslop, USS  Merlin
Charles David Roberts, USS Merlin
Winner: Marie Smith, USS Essex

 

Officer of the Year

Carol Hamill. USS Caroline
Jonathan East, USS Cuchulain
Christine Passey, SD Birmingham
Matt Fisher, SD Birmingham
James Godwin, SD Birmingham
Claire Meade, USS Essex
Nikki Ward, USS Cuchulain
Gerry Lynch, USS Cuchulain
Sharon O’Neill, USS Cuchulain
Anthony Raythorn, USS Cuchulain
Pip Slack, USS Merlin
Alison Stell, USS Alba
Michael Gaugy, USS Liberty Bell
Mark Logan, USS Merlin
Dawn Lennox, USS Caroline
Karen Dickson, USS Alba
Val Green, USS Alba
Kirk MaCrae, USS Alba
Neill Stringer, USS Caroline
David William Priest, USS Stargazer
Marie Smith, USS Essex
Ellen Hume, SD Boobrie
Craig Cameron Rae, USS Stargazer
Winner: Anne Grace, USS Cuchulain

Enlisted Member of the Year

Nikki Ward, USS Cuchulain
Ed Ashby, USS Caroline
Joanne Alexander, USS Cuchulain
Andrew Brannigan, USS Cuchulai
Gerry O’Brien, USS Cuchulain
Petra Sheehan, USS Cuchulain
Steven Marc Worth, USS Liberty Bell
Charles David Roberts, USS Merlin
Tara Coules, USS Cuchulain
Ellen Hume, SD Boobrie
Derek FitzGerald, USS Stargazer
Kurt Fuchs, USS Stargazer
Winner: Simon Henderson, USS Merlin

 

Junior Member of the Year

Summer Gordon, USS Caroline
Annelie Wheeler, USS Cuchulain
Elya O Shea, USS Cuchulain
Evie Goulding, USS Alba
Alice Seale Foynes, USS Liberty Bell
Georgia Hume, SD Boobrie
Shantelle Hum, SD Boobrie
Winner: Thea Caine, USS Merlin

 

Neelix Award

A special new award to honour those who have lifted the spirits of others during 2020, which was no mean feat! This could be due to online or in person actions where the benefit was felt by anyone in the region.
Anthony Raythorn, USS Cuchulain
Jonathan East, USS Cuchulain
Steven Kavanagh, USS Caroline
Joanna Foley, USS Cuchulain
Ian Pyett, SD Birmingham
Marie Smith, USS Essex
Nikki Ward, USS Cuchulain
John-James Smith, USS Alba
Carol Hamill, USS Caroline
Bosco Burns, USS Liberty Belle
Erica Smith, USS Appleton
Ian Lawther, USS Caroline
Pip Slack, USS Merlin
Andy Luke, USS Caroline
Matthew Fisher, SD Birmingham
Craig Cameron-Rae, USS Stargazer
Julien FitzGerald, USS Stargazer
Graeme Oliver, USS Stargazer
Winner: Anne Grace, USS Cuchulain

 

Archer Award

The best of the best! The winners of all the other categories are nominated for The Archer Award, with the nominations for their categories compared by the awards panel and a decision based on the strength of the nominations plus any chapter award that may be appropriate:

Anne Grace, USS Cuchulain
Ian Struthers, USS Alba
Anne Grace, USS Cuchulain
Marie Smith, USS Essex
Richard Sams, USS Merlin
Simon Henderson, USS Merlin
Thea Caine, USS Merlin
Alan O’Shea, USS Cuchulain
Winner: Richard Sams, USS Merlin