Soldiers, engineers and medics who deployed to Sierra Leone on Operation GRITROCK are among 55 armed forces personnel being recognised in the latest Operational Honours and Awards list published yesterday.
Operational Honours and Awards list 44 recognises the bravery, commitment and meritorious service of all three services around the world. Many other recipients are being honoured for their contribution to Op HERRICK in Afghanistan.
Recipients include Staff Sergeant Adam Marshall, 37, of the Corps of Royal Engineers, who will receive the MBE for delivering a 100-bed Ebola Treatment Unit in just eight weeks in Sierra Leone, whilst fulfilling the role of site commander, a role usually undertaken by a Captain. His citation says Adam should receive national recognition for ‘demonstrating maturity and leadership far beyond his rank’.
A Military Plant Foreman with Nottingham-based 170 Infrastructure Support Group, Adam said: “It’s slightly surreal to be honest. It sounds like an old cliché but obviously I was doing my job in Sierra Leone, and I don’t class it as anything other than that. I was quite shocked to be fair.”
Read the full list: http://bit.ly/1R907Gy