Soldiering On Awards announce 2019 finalists
We are delighted to announce the 2019 Finalists for each category in the Soldiering On Awards, celebrating the best of the Armed Forces community. The Awards president, General the Lord Dannatt, and his vice-president, Debra Allcock-Tyler, led a distinguished panel of judges in choosing from an outstanding field of nominations, with twice as many submissions being received than the previous year.
Two of the categories, the People’s Choice Award sponsored by Thales and Pets at Home Animal Partnership Award, will be decided by a public vote, which will open at 20.00 on 13February. Voting will take place at www.soldieringon.org
The 2019 Awards include two new award categories: the Defence Inclusivity Award and the Education, Training and Development Award. There are also a number of individuals and organisations that have been selected for Special Commendation.
Says Awards president and head of the judging panel, General the Lord Dannatt: ‘The 2019 Soldiering On Awards finalists represent the wonderful work of the Armed Forces and all that they stand for. The Awards recognise those who have gone above and beyond what was required, time and again, an ethos learned for many of our Finalists in the service of their country. Those who support the military community not only benefit them, but our wider society too.
‘As chair of the judging panel this was the most difficult year to date, due to a doubling in the number of nominations and the high calibre of all the nominees. Each and every one of these finalists is deserving of their recognition and we look forward to celebrating their journey with them when the winners are announced in April’.
All finalists will be invited to a special private reception at the House of Lords on13 February, hosted by Lord Dannatt and attended by Awards patron the RtHon Earl Howe PC and a number of special guests. The winners will be announced ata prestigious black tie event at the Westminster Park Plaza on Friday 5April 2019.
For a full list of the nominees, visit www.soldieringon.org
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