I’m extremely pleased to have been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal this
year. I guess there can’t be many French people presented with it!
A number of people have asked if I had received the medal as a result of a particular shout with the RNLI. So to clarify things, here’s an excerpt of the official line…
– emergency services personnel who have been in paid service, retained or in a voluntary capacity, who have to face the prospect of dealing with emergencies as part of their conditions of service, and have completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2012
So I’m only one of a few hundred thousand people with more than 5 years’ service proudly wearing it!