Capt Taylor (UK)
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Captain Taylor enlisted into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) on 30th July 2007 and completed Basic training at the Army Training Centre Pirbright before going to the School of Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering, Arborfield to complete her apprenticeship. On completion, she was promoted to Lance Corporal and gained Class 3 trade competency as a Land Systems Electronics Technician.
On promotion to Corporal in 2011, she posted to 1st Fusiliers’ Light Aid Detachment, Tidworth where she deployed on Ex PRAIRIE THUNDER. Attached to 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment’s LAD for seven months she conducted pre-deployment training and deployed on Op HERRICK 18 in March 2013 attached to B Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland as the sole technician for Patrol Base OULLETTE. She was awarded a commendation for her efforts as a team medic.
Captain Taylor attended the Regular Commissioning Course at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, commissioning into the REME in August 2017. She was the REME Master General’s Sword Winner on completion of REME Young Officer training and was assigned to 5 Force Support Battalion REME as Recovery Platoon Commander.
During her impeccable 15 years’ service Captain Taylor has represented the REME in the Corps Hockey, Netball, Athletics, Boxing, and Cross-Country Teams. She has been Secretary of REME Athletics and continues to be Secretary of REME Women’s Hockey.
For 15 years of exemplary and irreproachable service, Captain Taylor is awarded The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
Sqn Ldr Bexon (UK)
Air Officer Commanding 22 Grp Commendation
In 2021 & 2022 Flight Lieutenant (now Squadron Leader) Bexon was stationed at RAF Shawbury operating as a Training Manager at the Defence College of Air & Space Operations. During this time, he was responsible for the course scheduling, workforce requirement and course loading for Phase 2 and 3 training at the Defence College; a trainee input of over 400 personnel per year.
Moreover, when presented with a bespoke challenge to significantly uplift capacity for the Joint Air Traffic Control Course his COA development and subsequent recommendations ensured the best solution possible was identified, sourced and implemented - on time.
For this specific issue, and his outstanding broader contribution to the Defence College, he was selected by Air Officer Commanding 22 Group, Royal Air Force, for a 2* Commendation which COM ARRC presented on his behalf.