Awards

This section of our website is where we showcase the awards, certificates, and commendations received by the Bolton MRT and it’s membership, which are associated with the work that the Mountain Rescue Team does.

(This section doesn’t cover attendance on training courses, nor the many letters of thanks that we regularly receive.)

Team Awards

AwardAwarded ByDate
Queen's Award for Voluntary ServiceCabinet OfficeJune 2016
GMP Volunteer of the Year AwardGMP Bolton DivisionNovember 2013
NWAS recognition of Partnership WorkingNWAS 2010 Awards CeremonyFebruary 2010
NWAS External Team of the YearNWAS (Greater Manchester Area) 2008 Awards CeremonyMarch 2008
GMAS - in recognition of Many Years of Close Partnership WorkingGMAS Close PartnershipJune 2006
GMP Divisional Commander’s Award for Good Citizenship - "in relation to their successful search for a missing person wanted in connection with a murder inquiry"GMPFebruary 2006
GMP Divisional Commander’s Award - "Their professionalism and dedication in the search which resulted in finding the body of a young boy who had drowned"GMPDecember 2004
RSPCA Commendation for the rescue of an injured dog from a hillside, Rivington, Lancashire, 3rd November 2002RSPCAMay 2003
GMP Divisional Commander’s Award - "The highly professional and committed assistance given to Tameside Police in the search for Edna Stretton"GMPAugust 1999
Local Community Award winnerCo-Op Community Drive Award Scheme1997

Individual Team Members

NameAwardAwarded byDate Awarded
Alan James25 Years Long Service to Mountain RescueMountain Rescue (England & Wales)December 1993
Alan James30 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2000
Alan James35 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Alan James40 Years Long Service certificateMountain Rescue (England & Wales)May 2009
Alan James45 Years long service inscribed glasswareBolton MRTMay 2012
Alan JamesQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Alan JamesQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Alison Yates10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Alison Yates15 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2008
Alistair Greenough10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2012
Alistair GreenoughQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Andrew KenchQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Ann Shaw15 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Ann ShawQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Brian BrooksQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Chris Greenhalgh10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2012
Chris GreenhalghQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Chris Moody10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Chris Tennant10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2009
Chris TennantQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Craig Lamb10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Craig Lamb15 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2009
Craig LambQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Craig LambQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Dave Healey10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2009
Dave Marsh20 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Dave Marsh25 Years Long Service to Mountain RescueMountain Rescue (England & Wales)May 2012
David MarshQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
David MarshQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Diane BlakeleyQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Diane Blakeley10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2011
Diane Blakeley15 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2012
Diane BlakeleyQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Fred TaylorQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Garry RhodesQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Garry Rhodes25 Years Long Service to Mountain RescueMountain Rescue (England & Wales)April 2006
Garry Rhodes30 Years Long Service to Mountain RescueMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2011
Garry RhodesBolton Civic Medalfor services to Bolton MRT, awarded by Bolton MBCDecember 2002
Garry RhodesBolton Special People Awardas nominated by the Bolton Evening NewsDecember 2001
Garry RhodesMember of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Bolton Mountain Rescue TeamSecretary for Appointments, Downing St.December 2007
Garry RhodesQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Garry Rhodes MBE30 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2011
Ged ClarkeQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Ged Clarke10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2011
Geoff SeddonQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Geoff Seddon25 Years Long Service to Mountain RescueMountain Rescue (England & Wales)December 2001
Geoff Seddon30 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Geoff Seddon35 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Geoff Seddon40 Years Long Service certificateMountain Rescue (England & Wales)May 2009
Geoff SeddonHorwich Civic Medalfor services to Bolton MRT, awarded by Horwich Town CouncilApril 2003
Geoff SeddonQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Gerry Ryan10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Gillian Gregory10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationNovember 2014
Gillian LeighQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Gillian Leigh10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2010
Gillian Leigh15 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2012
Gyles DennQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Gyles Denn10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2012
John Davis25 Years Long Service to Mountain RescueMountain Rescue (England & Wales)December 2001
John DavisQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Ken OakesQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Ken Oakes10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Ken Oakes15 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2011
Louise JorgensenQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Louise Jorgensen15 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Louise Jorgensen20 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2012
Louise JorgensenQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Mark ParryQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Mark Parry10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2010
Mark ParryQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Mark ScottQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Mark Scott10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2012
Matthew HailwoodQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Mike MarshQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Mike Marsh20 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Mike Marsh25 Years Long Service to Mountain RescueMountain Rescue (England & Wales)May 2011
Mike MarshQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Mike Thomason10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Mike TomlinsonQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Neil AspinallQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Neil Aspinall10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2011
Neil RamsbottomQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Neil WarburtonQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Paul BrainQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Paul Jorgensen15 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Paul JorgensenQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Peter Ellwood10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Robert HutchinsonQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Robert Hutchinson25 Years Long Service to Mountain RescueMountain Rescue (England & Wales)May 2005
Robert Hutchinson30 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2010
Robert HutchinsonQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002
Steve NelsonQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Steven FletcherQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Steven Fletcher10 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2011
Tony McNallyQueen’s Diamond Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2012
Tony McNally15 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationOctober 2006
Tony McNally20 Years Long Service certificateMid-Pennine Search and Rescue OrganisationMay 2011
Tony McNallyQueen’s Golden Jubilee MedalHM Queen Elizabeth IIJune 2002