Gloucestershire Army Cadet Force, Cadet Executive Officer, Major Alec Masson has won the BAE Recognising Excellence Award 2016 for Sports.
Major Masson’s dedication to sports with the Army Cadet Force has seen him take over 1200 Cadets skiing. It has also resulted in over 85 Cadet receiving their England Sports Colours for representing England at Tug of War at county, regional, national and international level.
Under the dedication and hard work of Alec, the England youth Tug of War team (all Army Cadet Force) attend, five world championships, 11 European championships, winning nine League (Boys) and four Leagues (Girls).
All this dedication has seen him being appointed the England Under 18 team manager for both boys and girls in April 2016.
The BAE Recognising Excellence Awards are organisied by the Army Cadet Force Association, in order to recognise and reward the hard work and dedication of Army Cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.
This year Cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteer were recognised across five areas key to the Army Cadet Force; National Sports, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, First Aid, Piping & Drumming and Band and Corps of Drums.
Winners in each category showed true dedication to their subjects, as well as demonstrating the highest levels of skill and talent, using this to encourage others across the Army Cadets.
Alec was presented with the award by Brigadier Matthew Lowe MBE, Deputy Commander Cadets, UK Regional Command HQ.
All team members for the England team are from the Army Cadet Force across England.
To find out more about the Army Cadet Force and the opportunities it offers young people, visit; armycadets.com.