On September 25th, members of the Armed Forces, military and blue light personnel gathered onboard the 2,400 passenger Norwegian Jade in company of Samuel Reddy, CEO of TriExForces to celebrate long service in the military and blue light services.
These new awards, launched by TriExForces Group in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line, are an accolade to the dedication of long-standing members of the Forces, with award winners recognised during an exclusive lunch event.
Attended by members of the Army, RAF, Navy and veteran members of the Royal Marines, and five members of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services, the guest list includes Lieutenant Colonel Trevor Philpott OBE, retired after 34 years of service and Andy Piller, New Forest West Fire Station Commander. Also attending the celebration were veterans from the Farm-able project, a social enterprise founded by Penny Connorton. A project which aims to help veterans and emergency services personnel recover from trauma related conditions; along with Penny herself.
Awards were presented by Paul Bennett, Director of Entreprise at Southampton Business School (and ex Royal Navy) and Samuel Reddy. Nominations had been pouring in over the past few months, with over 75 highly commendable servicemen and women competing for the top prize, a complimentary short cruise for two plus free transfers, courtesy of Tri Cruising and TriForceChauffeurs. Runners-up received free transfers, courtesy of TriForceChauffeurs. The qualifying criteria included over 10 years of service and an appetite for holidays at sea…this is further endorsed by Paul Bennett, himself an avid cruiser.
“Cruising must be the best holidays for our service personnel and their families”
Building on the recent proposals by Tobias Elwood MP to have VIP lounges at airports, TriCruising is leading the way in providing VIP services to the Armed Forces community at Southampton Cruise Port by offering a meet and greet service with its all-inclusive pre & post-cruise package.
Attendees of the celebration were offered free transfers courtesy of TriForceChauffeurs on their next cruise departing from Southampton (when booked through TriCruising), whilst a select few were also offered complimentary membership of TriVacations Club (www.trivacations.com), a portal aimed at ex-servicemen and women offering access to hundreds of specially selected holidays worldwide.
Launched in May this year at a private event onboard Norwegian Jade, TriCruising offers a range of cruise holidays for the ex-Forces, with additional benefits. To find out more about the products on offer and up-to-date itineraries, visit TriCruising.com
Key personnel from TriCruising who attended the TriServe Awards event included Samuel’s wife Vanessa Reddy, who is Managing Director of TriCruising and Andy Lai, with 37 years of service in the Police Force. Andy works alongside Samuel to deliver the best service to TriExForces® whilst also managing the day-to-day operations of TriForce Chauffeurs.
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