The 23 Bty Cigar Award

We are discovering a lot of interesting artifacts in the memorabilia room cleanup, this one is the MAJOR John Henry Perpetual Trophy.

Awarded to the officer of 23 Fd Bty, 2/15 Fd Regt R.A.A for the most significant act of notoriety in the training year.

We don’t know the “acts of notoriety” that justified being awarded this, but the following were the awardees:

  • 1978/79 Lt. Colin Robinson (questionable navigation)
  • 1979/80 Lt. Chris Renwick (command post work)
  • 1980/81 2Lt Doug Caulfield (sustained effort)
  • 1981/82 Lt John Sheard (athletic prowess)
  • 1984/85 LT John TRAILL (Fire Discipline)

It’s amazing this cigar wasn’t smoked at some dining in night.

One can imagine every young Bty Leader cold qualify for the “questionable navigation” award. Do you have any more details (that are publishable) on these acts?

2 thoughts on “The 23 Bty Cigar Award”

  1. I don’t remember the existence of the trophy. Perhaps it was named after me because of some blooper of mine while posted to 23 Battery. I do however remember being told of a gun tractor under Col’s command that turned out to be higher than the service station awning under which it was driven.


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