Saturday, 24 November 2012

Congratulations To Yacht Origo!

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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