During a band concert for the Poppy Appeal in Oakham, the Royal British Legion presented the Alan Moutrey Award to the Army and Air Cadets of Rutland in recognition of their enthusiastic support in fund raising for the British Legion during the Poppy Appeal.
The award was received by 16 year old identical twins from Oakham, Cadet Corporal Amelia Seymour from the Air Cadets and Cadet Lance Corporal Hannah Seymour from the Army Cadets.
Alan was the Rutland branch secretary of the RBL and was an enthusiastic volunteer when he died he wanted to leave a trophy which could be awarded each year to a group or individual in recognition of the work they do for the appeal. This is the first time the award has been received.
Presenting the award was retired Air Vice Marshal Nigel Sudborough he praised the cadets for standing in the rain for hours for the last two years collecting for the appeal.
Cpl Amelia Seymour from 2248 (Rutland) Squadron said “It was a little scary but very exciting to receive the Moutery Award on behalf of all the cadets in front of such a large crowd. ”
Flight Lieutenant Jackie Lawrence of 2248 (Rutland) Squadron Air Cadets who attended the award with the twins said,” The cadets always work hard, especially on community projects like fund raising , it is brilliant when that hard work is recognised, especially with such an award as this”