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Ten Tors Award for Ron

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This weekend (1-3 May 2020) would have been the Ten Tors Challenge, the annual event that sees thousands of young people take on either 35-, 45- and 55-mile distances across Dartmoor.

Each year King's fields teams for each distance, under the expert guidance of our SSI S/Sgt Ron Mason. This year would have seen Ron tally 30 years of managing the event and overseeing our pupils as they take on the challenge of navigating across the tors.

Acknowledgement of his achievement not only comes from the school, but also from HQ South West who organise the event. They have a certificate to award Ron in recognition of his years of service to the event, and once the 'new normal' commences, we will make sure to have an in person celebration of Ron's contribution to our CCF and to the Ten Tors Challenge.

As part of the award application process, Contingent Commander, Maj Steve King RMR, said: "Ron has been a loyal Ten Tors volunteer for thirty unbroken years, as both a military organiser and team manager. After three years of Ten Tors duty with the Army, he helped Chard ACF and King’s College Taunton with training until 1997, when he then took up a full-time post at the school and responsibility for training all the Ten Tors teams. His dedication, inspirational leadership and overall contribution during this period have made a significant difference to the lives of the young people he has helped."

Huge congratulations Ron!

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