Three new conductors have been appointed at The RLC’s prestigious annual parchment ceremony held at RHQ The RLC at Deepcut.
Lt Gen M W Poffley KCB OBE presented parchments to logistic specialist supply warrant officer Class 1 (WO1) Daniel Winfield, petroleum operator WO1 Paul Franks and ammunition technician WO1 Andrew Bannister.
The appointment of conductor is awarded to the most senior soldier within each trade. With just nine conductors in the British Army this prestigious award gives those appointed seniority within their trade profession.
“The one thing which unites all is their total commitment to do what is right for the good and benefit of soldiers and uphold military standards and values,â€ said WO1 Conductor R M Ladell, Senior Conductor and Head of the Army Movement Control Trade.
WO1 Bannister is posted in his current role at HQ 29 EOD & Search Group in Aldershot. He has served in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. Having gained valuable experience since joining the Army in 1997, WO1 Bannister has now been made head of The RLC ammunition technician trade.
WO1 Winfield joined the Army in 1998 and currently serves in Army Headquarters as the Command Ordnance Warrant Officer. He has now been selected to be the head of The RLC logistic specialist (supply) trade.
WO1 Franks currently serves in Joint Force Command, Defence Strategic Fuels Authority. Having been deployed in Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Iraq he has gained a great deal of experience in his trade and has been appointed the head of The RLC petroleum operator trade.
During the ceremony, the Conductors’ Coin, which is awarded to the worthiest candidates within The RLC below the rank of WO1, was also presented to nine soldiers.
The recipients of the Coin were driver Staff Sergeant Nailatikau, ammunition technician Sergeant Charmichael, tank transporter Corporal Firkins, army photographer Corporal Maher, logistic specialist supply Lance Corporal Krantree, marine engineer LCpl Keogh, postal and courier operator Lance Corporal Martin and chef Private Lloyd.