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HMS Protector's 'clubz' wins top trophy

LPTI Jack Basher has won the Tony Tyrwhitt-Bettridge Trophy
25 May 2021
HMS Protector’s Leading Physical Trainer Jack Basher has won the PTI trophy of the year.

LPT Basher was awarded the Tony Tyrwhitt-Bettridge Trophy by the Commanding Officer of HMS Temeraire, Commander Gregor Birse.

The trophy was presented to the Royal Navy Physical Training specialisation by the widow of former Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Tony Tyrwhitt-Bettridge, who died at the age of 43.

TB’s widow asked that the cup being presented annually to the PTI who had made the most meritorious contribution to the furtherance of sport, recreation, physical and adventurous training within his or her unit. 

LPT Basher was the unanimous winner for 2020 for showing commitment, enthusiasm and willingness that he gave to improve the unit’s morale and operational capability.

His nomination spoke of 'his unselfish willingness in organising and managing whole-ship commitments above and beyond what is expected of him.

He won the award for enhancing sport, recreation, physical and adventurous training for the benefit of all in his unit and for his personal qualities with a particular focus on his ability to inspire, dynamism and ‘can-do’ attitude.

As well as the trophy, LPT Basher received a framed citation and £200 from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

Protector is currently undergoing Operational Sea Training ahead of her return to the ice following the most extensive refit/maintenance period in her history.

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