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Wednesday, 16 May 2012
TIMES photographer James Bird has been named as one of four gold recipients of The Ten Tors Award 2012.
James has been covering the event for the newspaper since 1986 — rain or shine!
A former Tavistock policeman and now a Dartmoor guide and author of ‘Ten Tors — The Dartmoor Challenge’ is also another gold recipient — Tavistock resident Simon Dell.
The awards are to be given by the Army, who organise the popular, annual Ten Tors event to those who have made a significant contribution to Ten Tors over a qualifying period of time.
Peter Challis, a spokesperson for organisers, said: ‘They are open to team managers, group leaders or volunteer supporters and must be verified and supported by the head of establishment of the recipient.’
A bronze is awarded for ten years, silver 15 and gold 20.
A special ceremony on the Saturday at the event was arranged to present the winners with their awards.
Recipients: Gold (Simon Dell 1980-2011, 32 years; Peter Wilkins 1979-2012, 29; James Bird 1986-2012, 25; Nigel Matthews 1992-2012, 20). Silver (Mark Skinner 1994-2012, 18; Mike Neville 1997-2012, 15; Sarah Albertyn 1998-2012, 15). Bronze (Tony Strickland, 1999-2012, 14; Neil Abbott, 2001-2012, 11; Carole Standing, 2002-2012, 10; Stephen Coote, 2002-2012, 10; Partick Littleboy, 2003-2012, 10.
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Sir Ray Tindle
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