RISK pay respects at Commando Spean Bridge Memorial
12 November 2021
As a former Commando, Mike and his wife Val attended the Spean Bridge Annual Remembrance Day Parade, Fort William.
Lest we forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice
Each year over Remembrance weekend Commando Veterans, serving Commandos, their families, friends and supporters, gather together at the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, to remember the fallen and those who have passed with the passage of time. Commandos, military personnel, and special units from all forces are represented and many former comrades are re-united for the first time at this emotional service.
Military dark humour is never far away
As a part of the memorial service those who have passed within the last 12 months have their names read out. This is a sombre time for reflection and remembrance. But, as with all military customs, it contains an element of dark humour. Those attending the memorial service and listening to their fellow Commandos final roll call, celebrate in the fact their name isn't one of the names called. It's rumoured there are even t-shirts printed, my name wasn't on the list - so I'm not dead yet!
RISK - supporting those who serve or who have served in our Armed Forces
A high percentage of our team of training consultants are ex-service personnel. They run SMSTS and SSSTS courses, as well as a range of ELCAS approved NEBOSH courses. Supporting serving and ex-service personnel, Mike Adams MBE, said:
“RISK delivers ELCAS courses and training to equip ex-service personnel with career skills to develop as health and safety professionals. We are also committed to the Armed Forces Covenant. It's a pledge that acknowledges and understands that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.
Many of our trainers understand the journey from serving your country to working on civvy street first hand. This is why RISK are popular with ex-service personnel and I’m keen that we are proactive in helping anyone leaving the military make a successful transition, to a new career in health and safety.”
Mike Adams MBE, Managing Director, RISK & Safety Management Services Ltd