Brigade Awards

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Did you know that you can nominate leaders in your Company or across Companies within the CLCGB? 

There are six special awards namely:

Brigade Cross

Exemplary Officer’s Service Medal

Governor’s Commendation

Christian Service

Gallant Conduct

Fortitude

These awards are the personal gift of the Governor and may only be conferred by them. Normally this will follow advice from the ‘Awards Committee’ (comprised of the Deputy Governors). Awards can be proactively nominated by them or upon a recommendation from a company or formation CO or chaplain. The submission will be endorsed by the chain of command wherever possible. Independent units should arrange for separate supporting evidence, i.e. letters of reference. All cases must complete a Brigade Award form (available from NHQ or via our website) and be handled in strictest confidence and forwarded to National Headquarters for the attention of the CEO. Nominations should never be discussed with or disclosed to the nominated recipient.

Outline Criteria

1. Brigade Cross

This is the Brigade's highest decoration and is awarded in recognition of exceptional service at regional and/or national level. The recipient will have demonstrated an outstanding degree of sustained commitment, example and leadership far beyond the ordinary; it will include Christian responsibility, extension and promotion of the Brigade and public service. It will not normally be awarded for working solely within a company or subordinate formation.

2. Exemplary Officers Service Medal

This medal is awarded for quality of service within a company or battalion over a long period - normally a minimum of ten years since commissioning or warranting. During the period the recipient will have demonstrated sustained commitment to the Brigade and to the Church at local level.

3. Christian Service Award

Awarded to any member who over a lengthy period has given outstanding service to the work of the Church and to others. This award must be seen as a demonstration to others of devotion to service on behalf of the church and community in addition to regular Brigade duties. Examples could include being church warden or Treasurer or assisting a parish related activity.

4. Gallant Conduct Award

Awarded to any member who makes a deliberate and brave attempt to save the life of another person.

5. Fortitude Award

Awarded to any member who over a lengthy period has demonstrated tenacity and much personal courage in the face of adversity. Examples may be as a result of a lifetime special needs of some sort, or a result of some sickness or injury to the member.

Citation

The citation should be in narrative form and contained within one side of an A4 sheet. It should begin with a brief outline of personal details, such as the individual’s record of service. Then highlighting their particular contributions to the Brigade and the Church including responsibilities and examples of specific achievements. This will allow the committee to fully assess the submission and to select the most appropriate award.

All Awards, once approved, are sent to the local formation with accompanying certificate and a personal congratulatory letter. Both of which should be presented at an appropriate Brigade event.

January 2017


 

Governor’s Commendation – Draft Guidelines 

Background: There is currently a gap in the Brigade’s Honours system in that only two of the five awards available can be awarded to non-commissioned members. The introduction of a ‘Governor’s Commendation’ will fill this.

AudienceYounger members

The Scheme is first and foremost to recognize the contribution young people make to the organization.

Example: Leavers who go to go to University at 18-19 who have made a significant contribution  

Sponsors and supporters

This could be people that help towards a specific project or event 

Helpers - Not normally eligible for medallic awards but the backbone of the Organisation

Officers – Who have given devoted service but are not of high enough standard for medallic recognition     

Process: Nomination is required to be submitted to the CEO who will pass onto the Awards Committee.

Design - A4 certificate signed in person by governor, no rubber stamped or scanned signatures

Criteria: Third tier award under the Brigade Cross and Exemplary Service Medal

This medal is awarded for quality of service within a company or battalion over a long period - normally a minimum of fifteen years since commissioning. During the period the recipient will have demonstrated sustained commitment to the Brigade and to the Church at local level. Ribbon: Light Blue Silver coloured cross

Christian Service Award.

This may be awarded to any member who over a lengthy period has given outstanding service to the work of the Church and to others.

The Gallant Conduct Award.

This may be awarded to any member who makes a deliberate and brave attempt to save the life of another person.

The Fortitude Award.

This may be awarded to any member who over a lengthy period has demonstrated tenacity and much personal courage in the face of adversity.

Note:

The Christian Service Award, The Gallant Conduct Award, and The Fortitude Award consist of a badge in gold wire in the form of a star with the designation of the award embroidered in the centre and should be attached to the uniform above the right breast pocket (or similar position where there are no breast pockets).

The Citation

The Citation should be in narrative form and contained within one side of an A4 sheet or no more than 350 words using the online form. It should begin with a brief outline of personal details before highlighting the individual's particular contributions to the Brigade and the Church including length of service and responsibilities. Examples should be given of specific achievements, so allowing the committee to fully assess the submission and to select the most appropriate award. See Dress Regulations, para 77 - 82. 

 

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