On Wednesday 6th December 2009, the Canterbury Region of the Territorial Force Employer Support Council (TFESC) held their annual awards ceremony.
A breakfast was held in the main hanger at RNZAF Museum, Wigram from 0700 till 0900.
Honourable Heather Roy was the guest speaker, with Mr Peter Townsend from Canterbury Chamber of Commerce and TFESC regional Chairman & Lt Mark Hadlow RNZNR as MC.
Approximately 80 guests were present being a mix of employers and Defence Personnel.
Image Right: Mr Hank Bader of the Order of St John with ASEA Robert Annersley with the Gold Trophy.
HMNZS Pegasus had 3 award recipients as outlined below:
ORDER OF ST JOHN NORTHERN REGION (SI)
Mr Hank Bader of the Order of St John has been awarded a Gold Award for their outstanding support of ASEA Robert Annersley.
With the Order of St John being a Not for Profit organisation, they have excelled in the principles of supporting a Reserve Force member.
They not only encouraged and assisted with Rob’s deployment on HMNZS Canterbury for Operation Tropic Twilight, they also topped his military pay up while he was away. This allowed him to deploy knowing his family wouldn’t be financially disadvantaged while he was away; this enabled him to focus on his training.
The Order of St John and the Navy Reserve have gained a well trained team member who continues to be a win/win for both organisations.
We at the TFESC thank you very much for this outstanding support and present this award in recognition of this.
As recipient of the Gold award for these Regional Awards, you will be attending the National Awards ceremony at Parliament House in April 2010, along with Mr Peter Townsend, TESC Regional Chairman and Lt Cdr Tim Elley, Commanding Officer HMNZS PEGASUS.