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Annual Conference 2014 Awards and presentations

At the 2014 Annual Conference, held in Torquay, the following cups and awards presentations were made:

Name of Award 2014 Winner
National Certificates of Appreciation  Mr Brian Bartrum
Mrs Ilma White
Mr Albert Lawrence 'Dusty' Miller
Mr Keith Prichard
Chairman's Award Paul McClintock, Northumbria County 
Haig Cup
For efficiency & progress - large branch 
Newbury Branch
Berkshire & Vale of the White Horse County
Runner-up Broomfield Branch, Essex County
Lister Cup
For efficiency & progress - small branch
Debden Branch, Essex County 
Runner-up Minden Branch, District of Germany 
Maurice Challenge Cup
For efficiency & progress - county/district
Berkshire & Vale of the White Horse County 
Runner-up District of Germany 
Hughes Trophy
County/district with best percentage increase per capita for Poppy Appeal collection
North Wales District 
Runner-up Cornwall County 
Downing Shield
Large county/district achieving best membership increase in previous year 
Cornwall County
Runner-up   Overseas District
Knox Shield
Small county/district achieving best membership increase in previous year
Greater Manchester 
Runner-up District North Spain 
Jellicoe Cup
Small branch with most improved membership over the previous 3 years
Tandragee Branch
Northern Ireland 
Runner-up Lyndhurst Branch, Hampshire 
Jellicoe Shield
Large branch with most improved membership over the previous 3 years
Croydon Branch
Greater London 
Runner-up Wednesbury Branch, Staffordshire
Churchill Shield
National branch with most improved membership over the previous 3 years
The RBL Riders Branch
Runner-up BEWSA Branch 
McCrae Shield
Overseas branch with most improved membership over previous 3 years
Benidorm & District Branch
District North Spain
Runner-up Minden Branch, District of Germany
Poppy Appeal Trophy
County/district with highest per capita figure for the Poppy Appeal
Isle of Man County 
Runner-up Herefordshire County 
Bucher Trophy
Legion Club donating the greatest sum per member to the Poppy Appeal
Blackpool RBL Club
Ian Hamilton Cup
Club showing the most progressive record for comradeship and good management 
RBL Marlow Club
Runner-up  Stowmarket and District RBL Club, Suffolk
Lewis Shield
Disabled Legion Member who, by leadership or guidance, has provided substantial relief to other disabled Legion members.
Mrs Evelyn Griffiths
Basildon and Laindon Branch 
Runner-up  Mr Austin 'Aussie' Walker
Chairman of Kent County
Noel Rogers Trophy
Overseas branch which raised the greatest sum per branch member for the Poppy Appeal
Tenerife Branch 
Runner-up Bordeaux and South West France Branch 
Aswanden Cup
National Standard Bearer Competition

John Thornhill, Greater Manchester 
Ken Furniss Shield
Runner-up, National Standard Bearer Competition
Norman Espie, Northern Ireland 
Elms Cup
National Youth Standard Bearer Competition
Steven Parke, Ireland
Poppy Appeal Award - 50 years of Legion service Hilary Satterley

National Awards

The following have been awarded National Life Membership and the Gold Badge, and are congratulated on their loyal and distinguished service to The Royal British Legion.

Life Members:

Mrs I Bevington Offenham Branch, A Cathery Ysceifiog Nannerch Branch, Mrs E Evans Bangor Branch, I Evans Bangor Branch, I Parker Tilehurst Branch, J J Rowlinson Whitwick Branch, G P Taylor Essex Central Branch, F E Young Offenham Branch, D Scott Laceby & District Branch, A Allen Southampton Branch, M P Belcher Bungay & District Branch, R W Jones Bassaleg & Rhiwderin Branch, Mrs M Le Corney Torremolinos Branch, J Welton Copford & District Branch, E W Hefferman Herford Branch, A T Hall Bletchley Branch, S J Blanch Hellesdon Branch.

Gold Badge:

K Blake  Hemel Mempstead Branch, R Constable Culcheth Branch, D S Mowatt Ware Branch, A E Murphy Hoddesdon & District Branch,D North Worth & District Branch, K N Ovens Epsom & Ewell Branch, G Price Fishguard & Goodwick Branch, P Shaw Holyport & District Branch, Mrs A Shepherd Bentley with Arksey Branch, D Smith Sibsey & District Branch, Mrs P Spencer Cold Ash & Hermitage Branch, K A Terry Caerphilly Branch, J Underhill St James's Branch, Mrs V Underhill St James's Branch, G Williams Wantage Branch, J Byrne Netherton & Sefton Branch, J L Goulburn Middleton Branch, Mrs M Goulburn Middleton Branch, K Hassall Loughborough No1 Branch, N Plumpton Felsham & Gedding Branch, Mrs S P R Ratcliffe Coggleshall Branch, I B Read Coleshill Branch, R Wilkerson Great Wakering Branch, W Bates Eastleigh & Chandlers Ford Branch, J Burke Castlederg Branch, P Childs Fishguard & Goodwick Branch, W Crowe Finaghy Branch, I Ferguson Culcheth Branch, W Finlay MBE Castlederg Branch, S J Reid Castlederg Branch, R Temple Tiverton Branch, B Naylor Sprotbrough Branch, A Overhill Seaview & Nettlestone Branch, Mrs J Allen Swanley, Crockenhill & Hextable Branch, K Atkinson Downs Branch, Mrs G L Francis Kingswood & Hanham Branch, J Johnston Balymoney Branch, R N Potter Charlbury Branch, R Smith Costessey & District Branch, D Gault Enniskillen Branch, G S Grant Stowmarket Branch, S Hogben Paderborn Branch.

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