Environmental health technicians within military units were honoured at the annual Military Awards presentation, organised by the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, which took place on 24 September at Cutlers' Hall, London.
Environmental health technicians play a crucial role in promoting and maintaining health and the prevention of disease. The job involves advising on all aspects of environmental health, health and safety, occupational hygiene and environmental protection both in the barracks and under field conditions at home and abroad.
The Worshipful Company supports this education and training as part of its mission to maintain high standards of practice and integrity within the cleaning industry.
This year's awards were the biggest to date. In addition to supporting these awards, presentations were made to the best cadets from the South East London Army Cadet Force, the London Wing of the Air Training Corps and the Bromley Sea and Marine Cadets based at TS Narvik.
A presentation was also made to an officer from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) for Post Graduate General Practice.
Senior Officers from within these military units make the selections for the awards following the preparation of the citations by their commanding officers. A number of high ranking officers from these units attend the ceremony together with the prize winners.
Trophies, medals and purses were presented as follows:
• RAMC Medical Officer, Post Graduate General Practice Prize.
• RAMC Environmental Health Cadre, Junior NCO Prize.
• RAMC Environmental Health Cadre, TA Officer Prize.
• SE London Army Cadet Force-75 Detachment RAMC, Best Cadet Prize.
• London Wing Air Training Corps - 452 Squadron, Best Cadet Prize.
• Sea and Royal Marines cadet Unit - Bromley Detachment - TS Narvik, Best Cadet Prize.