Raymond Dunkley, a much-appreciated Trinity CCF volunteer, is to be recognised at the Palace of Westminster with the prestigious British Citizen Award (BCA), which recognises exceptional individuals who positively impact their communities.
He will receive the Medal of Honour on 7 July along with The British Citizen Award for Services to Volunteering & Charitable Giving.
Aged 74, Ray has volunteered for over 42 years – many of them with Trinity. He has overseen the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for 38 years, seeing 1,150 young people undertake the programme and helping 120 achieve Gold.
A retired Squadron Leader with an immense knowledge and expertise of all things Air Cadets, he advises us on the running of the RAF Section and on Field Days, RAF Exercises and Camps; acting as a member of staff to support the other RAF Officers and cadets, says Trinity CCF’s Major Mazur.
Having been involved with Trinity CCF for several years, he also has control of the order and issue of uniform and kit for the three sections.
“Quite simply, without Ray Dunkley, Trinity CCF would not function as well as it does today. He is invaluable and always willing to go the extra mile for the good of our cadets,” adds Major Mazur.
Ray said he was ‘very flattered, honoured and indeed humbled to have been nominated and selected’.
Thank you, Ray!
"Quite simply, without Ray Dunkley, Trinity CCF would not function as well as it does today. He is invaluable and always willing to go the extra mile for the good of our cadets."
Major Mazur, Trinity CCF
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