The Thornham Team would like to say a huge congratulations to Nick Dale owner of Yacht Origo who has been awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours. We asked Nick to send us a few words so we could share his special day with everyone...
"It was a great day at Windsor, last time I was
there I was marching through the castle on the Queens Diamond Jubilee
parade, another unforgettable experience. I was awarded the MBE in the Queens
Birthday Honours list 2012, partly for my hard work and leadership as the
Station Warrant Officer (the senior Non-Commissioned rank) at RAF Lyneham
during the lead up to station closure, but mainly for my role in
organising, training and conducting over 350 repatriation ceremonies of
service personnel killed on operations. It was a huge honour to receive the
medal from The Princess Royal, she had been our Honorary Air Commodore at RAF
Lyneham and I think she was as thrilled as I was with the award. My family,
including my mum were delighted to be with me for the investiture, and
after a fascinating tour of the castle, we celebrated with a pub lunch; what a
day! I have just recently been invalided out of the RAF
Regiment just short of my 55th birthday, having enlisted in 1979, and
amongst other things, serving all over the world, fighting in most of
"Tonies Wars" and sailing the Nic55 Lord Portal westward around Cape
Horn on an expedition to circumnavigate South America."
Congratulations Nick - Yacht Origo Based at Thornham Marina!
The Thornham Team
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