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Lord Mayor Of Portsmouth Honours Reserve Service And Commitment
01 February 2017

Lord Mayor Of Portsmouth Honours Reserve Service And Commitment

Army Reservists from Portsmouth’s 128 Field Company, based in Peronne Road were honoured yesterday evening by the Lord Mayor of the City of Portsmouth, Mr David Fuller. In a special ceremony at the Hilsea Army Reserve Centre, hosted by the Commanding Officer of 103 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), Lieutenant Colonel John Hanson MBE, the ten reservists who have amassed more than two hundred years’ voluntary reserve service between them, were presented with medals and clasps symbolising their remarkable commitment. Accompanied by the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Leza Tremorin and Councillor Frank Jonas, Portsmouth City Council’s Armed Forces Champion, the Lord Mayor, in the presence of family and reserve colleagues made a presentation to each of the medial recipients. He said “Thank you for a wonderful evening. I didn’t know much about the Army Reserve before tonight or what you as a unit do but I’d like to thank you on behalf of the City and the Community for all that you have done and continue to do for us and for the commitment that you make”. The Lady Mayoress went on to present the partner of each reservist with a bouquet of flowers to thank them for their invaluable support and encouragement over the years.

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