A NUMBER of Islanders have received recognition for their services to the armed forces.
Flight Lieutenant Leighton Jenkins was one of those people who was presented a medal at Government House. He was awarded the Cadet Forces Medal for 12 years’ continuous uniformed service.
Flt-Lt Jenkins (35) first joined the Air Training Corps in 1986 as a cadet and has since worked hard as a Training Officer for the Squadron since 1996.
‘It is a great privilege to be here at Government House,’ he said. ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Squadron and still have huge enthusiasm for my work. There is nothing better than recruiting a group of young people and seeing them develop into capable adults. With the ATC, they receive opportunities to take part in a huge range of activities.’
Flt-Lt Jenkins has completed his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, twice completed the Nijmegan international march in Holland and also completed a number of expeditions to the Brecon Beacons and the Lake District. He has gained a British Canoe Union Level 3 (Sea) coach award, a Climbing Instructors award, and a Mountain Leaders award.
• Picture: Flt-Lt Leighton Jenkins with the Lieutenant-Governor, Lieutenant-General Andrew Ridgway, and Mrs Ridgway at Government House (00594360)