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British Forces recognises achievement


Personnel at HM Naval Base recently attended an award ceremony that recognised the achievements of five individuals currently serving in Gibraltar. Four Servicemen and one MOD Civilian were presented with their awards by Commander British Forces Gibraltar, Commodore Ian McGhie Royal Navy.
Michael Jones was awarded a Commander Joint Forces Command Commendation in recognition of his continuous efforts during the last four years to deliver effective IT solutions to both Gibraltar and the British Forces South Atlantic Islands. The citation identified his technical acumen and his unbounded enthusiasm for his work: “He has demonstrated a selfless, totally committed approach to achieve demanding objectives. His professionalism and devotion to his job is an example to us all.”
Squadron Leader Steve Jones was awarded an Air Officer Commanding 1 Group Commendation. He was recognised
for a number of key achievements during his service as the Officer Commanding Supply Control and Accounts Flight (SCAF) within the Logistics Support Squadron, Engineering and Logistics Wing at RAF Marham, where he managed over 200 military and civilian personnel. The citation recognised his logistic knowledge and his boundless energy, determination, character and unflagging spirit: “Sqn Ldr Jones’ contribution has been nothing short of outstanding.”

Warrant Offi cer (WO1) Richard Hicks, who is currently serving with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, was awarded a Commendation by the Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan for his outstanding delivery of facility management across the entire Commander British Forces Area of Operations in Afghanistan: “His performance was simply remarkable and is wholly deserving of offi cial recognition.”
Staff Sergeant (SSgt) David Williams was presented with his Long Service and Good conduct Medal in recognition of 15 years of exemplary service in the British Army.

SSgt Williams enlisted into the Army Air Corps in October 2000 before transferring to the Adjutant General Corps in January 2001. Since then he has served in a variety of roles and locations, including operational tours of duty in Northern Ireland (Op Banner) and Iraq (Op TELIC). He is currently serving as the Financial Systems Administrator in the
Joint Administrative Office.
SSgt Williams was delighted to receive his award and said: “The last 15 years have flown by; I have been lucky to serve my country around the world and I am very proud to receive this recognition of my service.”
Petty Offi cer (PO) Reeves was awarded the Ebola Medal, for service in West Africa in support of the British Government’s response to the Ebola Crisis that began in 2014.
PO Reeves deployed for three months as the Medical Stores and Pharmacy Manager on Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus.
Surgeon Commander Anthony Gregory praised his positive work ethic and said: “Through hard work and long hours PO Reeves ensured that a fl uid resupply chain was maintained during this very challenging Operation”

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