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2022 Fish Award

Colin Hayward Colin is the epitome of a Fish award winner if you look at the requirements: “This is awarded annually to a member who has made a significant contribution to the CDG. Whilst the nature of the contribution is not precisely defined, the guiding principle is that the individual should have served the [...]

2022-05-04T17:53:44+00:00

2021 Fish Award

Dany Bradshaw British cave divers have achieved truly great things and since 1946 have organised ourselves under the banner of the CDG, which provides the framework for our activities. An organisation like ours does not come from nothing or maintain itself and since 2012 the Group has made an annual award in honour of [...]

2022-05-04T17:48:03+00:00

2020 Fish Award

Helen Farr The Fish Award has been made annually since 2012 in memory of the late Mike Jeanmaire or 'Fish' who served as CDG Chairman for 30 years. It is awarded to those who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the CDG. Secondly, it is determined by the previous recipients, so it [...]

2021-06-08T17:08:22+00:00

CDG AGM 2021

After recent events, the Welsh Section are delighted to invite you to 75th AGM and Anniversary Dinner in South Wales at The Manor Hotel, Crickhowell on 11th of September 2021. To celebrate this anniversary, Hugh Penny of cavingpottery.co.uk has been commissioned to produce 75 commemorative mugs, to be included free with the first 75 [...]

2021-06-20T08:38:49+00:00

2019 Fish Award

Rob Murgatroyd The Fish Award has been made annually since 2012 in memory of the late Mike Jeanmaire or 'Fish' who served as CDG Chairman for 30 years. I want to say two things about the award. Firstly, it is awarded to those who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the CDG. [...]

2021-06-08T17:06:35+00:00

2018 Fish Award

David Brock At the 2018 AGM the Fish Award was given to David Brock. David has served the CDG as Secretary for many years, and in that time he has expertly guided the Group through many constitutional issues, and has spent countless hours on onerous tasks which enable the Group to modernise and adapt [...]

2019-08-08T14:52:53+00:00

2017 Fish Award

David Ryall When I received the award last year I wondered who should get it next. I was torn between two members who have both used their ambassadorial skills and diplomacy to the Group's benefit. The pair very much come as an “item” and both have served the CDG individually by taking on roles [...]

2020-01-16T11:37:22+00:00

2016 Fish Award

Duncan Price The Fish Award for 2016 was presented to Duncan Price at the 2016 AGM. Duncan joined the CDG in the mid-1980s and seems to have stayed. I have known Duncan since he joined and was the examiner for his pool test on a dark, wet night in Yate piggybacking onto a BSAC [...]

2019-08-08T14:37:04+00:00

2015 Fish Award

Andrew Ward The Fish Award for 2015 was given to Andrew Ward Andy Ward joined the Cave Diving Group on 28th April 1985 when he was elected to Welsh Section. His first recorded cave dive was at Wookey Hole on 15th May. Thirty years on he still belongs, and is still active. Though he [...]

2019-08-08T14:23:04+00:00