Over 650 guests gathered at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Thursday 27th October 2022, with 610 guests seated for dinner in addition to our amazing acts, Military hosts and the SOA team. The 12th annual ceremony was the biggest in the Soldiering On Awards’ history as finalists from the last two years, who had been restricted to virtual celebrations, were invited to join their 2022 counterparts to celebrate with representatives from all three services, military charities, and corporate supporters.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Johnny Mercer said:
“Congratulations to all of the winners of the Soldiering On Awards. The recipients of these awards highlight the incredible values that our armed forces bring to civilian life. I’m delighted to have celebrated these fantastic successes in person with award winners and nominees.”
The evening featured musical performances from Chelsea Pensioner and Britain’s Got Talent Winner Colin Thackery, Soprano Christina Johnston, the Military Wives Choirs and the Corps of Drums of the Royal Logistic Corps. Guests were also entertained throughout the evening by the amazing talents of the Magic Marine!
“The essence of the Soldiering On Awards is to shine a light on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. After the pandemic halted celebrations, it’s a joy to gather among these wonderful people and feel such mutual support in the room. The Armed Forces community represents the very best of British, leading the way in demonstrating what it truly means to be a supportive community, and these unique awards provide the opportunity to both reflect on incredible achievements and inspire future endeavours.”
Lt Col Ren Kapur MBE, Chief Executive of X-Forces Enterprise and Soldiering on Awards