Awarded to Sergeant Major Instructor Alister Notridge.
There follows the citation for this award, by Senior Warden Martyn Bradish.
The recipient of this award has, during the Covid-19 restrictions, gone above and beyond to ensure that the cadets in his Company have had the opportunity to participate in online virtual training. He has been producing almost every day activities for the cadets to engage in. Examples of his work are:
- Re-planned and evaluated the 2020/2021 training year
- Conducted feasibility studies on types of training that can be conducted via online platforms
- Within days of lockdown being announced had 13@home website built and being used with 300 hits per day, other ACF Sectors from around the country also used the site. He carried on and looked more at what the Company could do.
- Planned future training and re-planned the rest of 2020.
- Successfully ran a 13-week virtual challenge competition where all detachments across the company are taking part, as well as managing the social media around this.
- Every day for the last 120 days, produced a bite-size fact sheet on ACF subject matter to support the cadets and adults learning.
- Produces a mail shot that goes out weekly to a 13 Company mail list consisting of families, cadets, Company instructors keeping them up to date of APC Passes, cadet promotions, national updates, challenges, messages from Regional command and at Sector level.
- Supports his old cadet detachment as the current DC is a London Firefighter.
- All while working for the NHS at Kings College Hospital
He is a truly inspirational Cadet Force Adult Volunteer and deserves recognition for his dedication, effort and hard work in supporting ACF activities during these difficult times.
It therefore gives me great pleasure to name Sergeant Major Instructor Alister Notridge of 13 Company ACF as the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators’ Adult Instructor of the Year.