Speed Read October 2019

Our Military Award Winners

The Military Awards Ceremony and Luncheon took place on Tuesday 17th September. The event shines a light on the excellence of the men and women of our armed forces. Throughout the day we enjoyed convivial company and excellent cuisine in the grand surroundings of The Ironmongers Hall. The awards ceremony took place from 11:30am, all winners are listed below:

 Junior NCO Award   Acting Sergeant James Hodges
Citation by – Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Moore, Defence Specialist Advisor Environmental Health
Senior NCO Award    Sergeant Steven Redding (Currently Serving in New Zealand) Award to be accepted by Major Paul KInvig,Officer in Command, Environmental Health Training and Education
Citation by – Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Moore

Reserves EHT Award   Captain Steven Gorniak 
Citation by- Liuteneant Colonel Gareth Moore

Post Graduate Medical Officer
General Practice Prize Captain Adrian Hucks 
Citation by – Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Moore

RAF Environmental Health Technician Prize Sergeant Dean Crook
Citation by – Squadron Leader Gary Moyes
Best Sea Cadet Prize Marine Cadet Corporal Ryan Aldred
Citation by – Commander James Nisbet, Regional Commander

Best Army Cadet Prize

Cadet Staff Sergeant Chantae Bambury
Citation by – 75 (RAMC) Detachment SELACF Commanding Officer Keisha Bambury
Best Air Cadet Prize  

Cadet Flight Sergeant Diliana Porteros
Citation by – Flight Lieutenant Leroy Smith   Commanding Officer, 50F (Camberwell and Lambeth) Squadron Photographs from the event can be downloaded by clicking 

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Success at Sand Martins

With weather set fair the Company had one of its Majors at Sand Martins Golf Club yesterday. The course was in wonderful condition with the greens running fast and true.

It was a close fought battle for the spoils and the results were as follows:

Winner –      James Carver 36 (on count back)

Runner-up –   John Traynor 36 

3rd Place –   Peter Robb 34
4th Place –   James Metzger 33

Nearest The Pin – Peter Robb

Longest Drive –  Peter Robb

Some very good individual performance are worth a mention:

John Traynor – 24 points going out – 1 over gross, James Carver 19 points going out

The golf was followed by a particularly good meal in the club house and then the presentation of the prizes by the Master. My thanks go out to the Master and his wife for hosting the event and to Mike O’Connor who donated the golf balls to go with the prizes.

By general consent it was agreed that Sand Martins was a perfect venue for the event next year and the Master will book that to ensure we get the date firmly fixed in the club diary.

Updates from The City Music Foundation

Second Lunchtime Concert Series in St Barts the Less The first recital of the new season was on  Wednesday 18th September with CMF alumni (2015) Andrey Lebedev and Bartosz Glowacki
The church was full, with many people returning who had attended events during the last season, and the response was enthusiastic. Bartosz and Andrey played works that they will be performing in the Festival Cervantino in Mexico as part of the CMF International Programme. One member of the audience was effusive in his praise for their “natural, expressive relationships” with their instruments.
Click here for further dates for our free concert series

Next Concert: Wednesday October 16th at 1pm The next concert will take place October 16th and will be given by one of our new 2019 CMF Artists the details of whom will be formally announced in October! We can reveal this performance will be by a string quartet and will include works by Haydn and Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn. Following on from this mystery concert, all the performances in the 2019-20 series will be given by 2019 CMF Artists. Click here for future dates and details (after October 16th).

Mihai Ritivoiu on BBC Radio 3 In Tune
Mihai Ritivoiu with Katie Derham on BBC in Tune
Pianist and 2016 CMF Artist Mihai appeared on BBC Radio 3 In Tune with Katie Derham Wednesday 18th September ahead of his lunchtime concert at St John Smith Square. He played Chopin Preludes 3, 4, 7 and 8 – which he will be performing October 15th in St Mary Perivale – as well as the Toccata from Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel and the Second Mazurka by Ades.  He discussed growing up in Romania and how he became a concert pianist, as well as the challenges of learning “fiendishly difficult” music. To hear the interview and performance click here and start at 1h 31m 45s for Mihai.
Samson Tsoy – Festival Director
The Ragged School’s first ever music festival was directed by Samson Tsoy and Pavel Kolesnikov and the venue and the music has delighted audiences. The weekend included performances by both directors, and by The Albion Quartet . On Sunday Samson, CMF Alumnus (2014), played Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano with Tamsin Waley-Cohen, and joined her and the rest of the quartet for Shostakovitch’s Piano Quintet. Michael Church declared in his 5 star review in The Independent that “this new festival surely has a bright future”.

Progress with Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners at The City of London Briefings

Anyone who wishes to progress through the Company to the Livery status needs to attend this course.  Anyone who wishes to learn more about the City Briefings Course or if they wish to attend, please contact

City Briefings, aimed at giving some insight into the work of the Committee and the City Corporation, are held in Guildhall. They are popular and well-received. Dates for 2019 and 2020 are as follows: Monday 21 October 2019 Tuesday 19 November 2019 Tuesday 11 February 2020 Wednesday 20 May 2020 Tuesday 15 September 2020 Monday 9 November 2020

Each at 5:30pm

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