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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

2014 Fish Award

Clive Westlake It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Clive Westlake is to receive the Fish Award at this year's annual dinner. Clive is well known to most CDG members; few people in this room will not have caved or dived with him at some stage. He has been a member of the [...]

2019-08-08T14:19:43+00:00

2013 Fish Award

John Cordingley The 2013 recipient of the Fish Award is John Cordingley. John Buxton’s reasons for his recommending John Cordingley for the award are outlined below: In my view John Cordingley is one of the CDG's great explorers. There have been the more significant discoveries he has been involved in at Malham Cove, Lancaster [...]

2019-08-08T14:09:47+00:00