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Lifetime Achievement community Award for Les McCammont

Saltcoats’ very own Leslie McCammont received a lifetime achievement award at the West Sound and West FM Community Awards.

He was presented with his award by Alastiar Crabb of Scotia Double Glazing (the sponsors of the event) at a gala awards ceremony held at Ayr Racecourse. He had been nominated by his local community for his work with the local Air Training Corps, for which he has been working for over 45 years.

Les is currently the Commanding Officer of 1138 (Ardrossan) Squadron and holds the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He works everyday to encourage and inspire young people of the community to get off the streets and develop their interests and skills in sports, discipline, aviation, in order to build self-respect for themselves and do something for the benefit of the community.

His contribution to his community can perhaps be best judged from this glowing tribute that one of his nominations gave him:

“Over the years Les has not only juggled his time working for the Air Training Corps but has also served our community as a Fire Fighter, Special Constable and more recently the Chieftain of the Ardrossan Highland Games jointly with his twin brother, Tom. Within the cadets, Les has given youngsters a chance to be something when others may have thought they were not worth bothering about. He has an ability to see the good and potential in others and to push them into being all they can be… Les should have retired from service within the Air cadets nearly five years ago but has continued to extend his service, despite ill health, to further serve both the Air Training Corps and our local community. Without a doubt, if Les had not participated as fully within our community, many young people would not have gained the experience, knowledge and confidence to reach their goals.”

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