Royal Engineers Armstrong Memorial Prize Medal. EF


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Sidney Denis Calvert was born on 14 May 1910. Gained the degree of B.A. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the R.E. on 30 January 1930. Promoted to Lieutenant in January 1933 and Captain in August 1938; Adjutant to the T.A., February 1939-January 1940.(Colonel R. Y. Armstrong, C.B., F.R.S., joined the Corps in 1858, retired in 1892 and died two years later. He contributed greatly in the development of signalling and submarine mining services, and was in succession, Instructor in Telegraphy at Chatham, 1875-83 and Inspector of Submarine Defences at the War Office, 1884-91. A memorial to the Colonel was founded by the Corps in 1899. The memorial took the form of a silver medal, awarded to the cadet in each batch at the Royal Military Academy, who showed the greatest proficiency in Electricity and a watch or other present, given to the best N.C.O. in the course for Military Mechanist Electricians.)