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His Grace The Duke of Wellington KG., LVO., OBE., MC., DL has honoured Dr Jan Telensky by writing and complimenting him for the 2nd published book dedicated to the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Duke Of Wellington’s).
His Grace predicts the book, ” will be a treasured keepsake” for those that served in Afganistan on Operation HERRICK 16.
Former and serving soldiers of the Regiment will receive a copy of the book. Members of the general public will be able to view the book in selected Town Halls, Museums, Public Libraries and Churches in West Yorkshire.
A presentation took place at the Thongsbridge Army Cadet Unit on Thursday 4th April 2013.
After reading a report in the Huddersfield Examiner, Dr Jan Telensky, a generous supporter of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, replaced items of IT equipment stolen from the unit at the beginning of March.
Unfortunately, Dr Telensky was involved in a long traffic jam on his journey from Luton to Huddersfield and was unable to attend the presentation. His colleague Terry Butterworth made a short speech on his behalf and handed over the IT equipment to Mr Mick Wroe who presented the equipment to the Cadets in memory of his son Tom.
Mick Wroe handing over the donated IT equipment to Major Marren
Left to Right:- Lt Richard Keaveney – SMI Andrew Speight, Major Terry Butterworth (Rtd), Major Marren, Claire Wroe, Mick Wroe
C/Sgt Maurice Crossley, C/Sgt Dan Heneghan, SgtMajor Dave Nettleton, Lt Col Mike Wootton
Tom, a former Cadet from this Unit, was shot and fatally wounded by a rogue Afghan Local Policeman at Checkpoint Tora in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, on 15 September 2012. Mr Wroe, a former Sergeant in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, was accompanied by his wife Claire and daughter Demi, who has now joined Thongsbridge Cadet Unit.
As part of the multi-million expansion of the co-educational school in Kent, BAM will deliver five new buildings and refurbish several more, bringing extra employment opportunities for people in the building construction sector.
Project director Rod Stiles said that BAM was particularly pleased to help the ‘historic’ school upgrade its facilities and provide work for local construction companies and trade professionals.
He said: “Most of the suppliers and construction workforce will be from Kent and our training programmes will continue to develop new local construction apprentices.”
The school, which became an “Academy with Military Traditions” in September 2010, will increase its capacity from 468 to 722 pupils and provide enhanced study and sport facilities.
BAM’s major project will include demolishing several blocks and building a sports hall, two two-storey teaching blocks and four two-storey junior boarding houses.
The construction firm confirmed today that further remodelling and repair work will take place across the school estate. The project builds on a thriving workload for BAM which in the last decade delivered buildings in Kent worth more than a third of a billion pounds.
Executive Principal, Chris Russell, said: “We are delighted that BAM has been selected to enhance our already extensive school site and facilities. This programme will ensure that the Duke of York’s Royal Military School will remain a leading state boarding academy for many years to come”.