The Jamie Adam Memorial Trophy was this year contended at the 4th round of the Inter Services Championships. It’s was to be run over the whole weekend with the entire team pushing hard to see who would come out on top.  In the end it came down to the last race between Lee Howarth and Carl Vickers.


Lee pushed hard to gain the points needed to challenge, but in the end Carl hard pushed that little more to take the trophy for this year.




Below is an extract about the events that lead to the formation of the trophy. Jamie we will remember you and your determination to race hard.

Local Boy Story. Leading Air Engineering Technician Jamie Adam, currently serving within the Commando Helicopter Force on 846 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton, is flying on course to win his class championships, in this his second year of motor racing.   INDIVIDUAL BACKGROUND Jamie joined the Royal Navy in November 1998, already a keen motorcycle fan due to his upbringing.  His Grandfather, Jack Adam, was a successful rider in the Isle of Man TT where he managed to join the elite club of riders who manage to average more than 100 Mph over the circuit, a goal that all riders aspire to achieve. LAET Adam joined the RN Motor Cycle Club in 2001 and took over as Secretary in January 2006.  He has played a pivotal role in helping organising charity events. Most notably the ever-popular and successful Children In Need fund raising days at RNAS Yeovilton, where Pudsey Bear makes a regular appearance.  Due to his success Jamie managed to raise £2000 in sponsorship through the RN last year to meet the high costs involved with the sport.  Direct Naval Recruiting (DNR) have been so impressed with his performance that they have paid to have his support truck kitted out with graphics that help to promote the Service when he is on the road and at the Championship events.  ADAM is also applying to the Sports Lottery for a grant to replace his somewhat ageing Safety Equipment. RACING CAREER                         Jamie started racing in the Mini Twin 650cc Class in Mar 05 and is currently 2nd in his Class Championships in this his second season.  He has proven himself to be a fast learner and somewhat natural in this sport as he has every chance of winning the Class championships this year in October this year.  Off to Basrah soon for 6 weeks in support of the ongoing Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) commitment to Operation TELIC, he is going to have a very short turn-around prior to his next race weekend in September at Thruxton.  With only two race weekends left this seaso

A ROYAL Navy rating serving at HMS Sultan has died in a motorcycle crash during a race on the Isle of Man.
Petty Officer Air Engineering Technician Jamie Adam, 28, was racing in this year’s Junior Manx Grand Prix when he crashed on the second lap.

Paramedics battled to save PO(AET) Adam but he died at the scene.

PO(AET) Adam, who has completed several tours in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Commando Helicopter Force on 846 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton, joined HMS Sultan in March, where he worked on the Sea King Commando aircraft.

A statement issued by HMS Sultan’s commanding officer, Commodore Mark Slawson, said: ‘Jamie had just completed his Petty Officer Air Engineering Technician qualifying course at the Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School at HMS Sultan.

‘A professional and committed individual, he had made a real success of his course and was shortly due to join 771 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Cornwall.

‘Popular and well-known, his passion for motorcycling was always evident and he was an enthusiastic member of the Royal Navy Motorcycle Club, for whom he often raced. His tragic loss, coming so unexpectedly whilst doing the sport he loved, is felt deeply both within HMS Sultan and throughout the wider Fleet Air Arm.’

PO(AET) Adam, originally from Scotland, joined the Royal Navy in November 1998. His passion for motorcycle racing came from his grandfather, Jack Adam, who was a successful rider in the Isle of Man TT and among an elite club of riders to average more than 100mph on the circuit.

PO(AET) Adam joined the RN Motor Cycle Club in 2001 and took over as secretary in January 2006 – playing a pivotal role in raising thousands of pounds for charity.

He first competed on the Isle of Man in 2009, finishing ninth in the Newcomers race and 27th in the Senior MGP.

Written by Captain