One hundred years of competitive Army cookery were celebrated at the 1996 Army Centenary Culinary Competition. Held last month at the Army School of Catering, Aldershot, the event was marked with demonstrations of cookery through the ages and a trade fair. Representatives from all the Armed Services, teams from NATO, Eastern Europe and civilian students were invited to take part.

Other gold medallists

Among those not pictured were: Junior Chef of the Year - Private Garry Elliott, King's Royal Hussars; Army Unit Team Field - 1 King's Regiment and Central Volunteer Headquarters Royal Engineers; Cook & Serve - Corporal Rod Sturgeon and Corporal Susan Taylor of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

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