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June 27th 2016

Awarding long service

HMS Sherwood Ceremonial Divisions event

HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve Unit, hosted their annual Ceremonial Divisions event, with two members of the ship’s company being awarded for their long service.

The event, that took place on Tuesday 14 June, saw reservists parade in front of Inspecting Officer, Colonel Jeff Moulton Royal Marines Reserve, Deputy Commander Maritime Reserves, and be joined by an audience of civic guests, friends and family members.

Able Seaman (AB) ‘Dickie’ Dyke, aged 51, from Spondon was awarded the 2 nd Bar to the Volunteer Reserve Service Medal to mark a further five years of good service, bringing his total career in the Royal Naval Reserve to over 20 years.

Lieutenant Commander ‘Hattie’ Jacques, Royal Navy Staff Officer at HMS Sherwood, commented: “The event was an opportunity for the ship’s company to display their pride in their service as well as their overall professionalism. The reservists families and employers in attendance were also thanked for their continued support.

“Reservists often show great commitment to their training which is needed to maintain and develop their skills, so they can be deployed on operations. To serve for over 20 years is a significant achievement. We are delighted to have been able to honour AB Dyke and would like to thank him for his continued hard work and dedication to HMS Sherwood.”

The Ceremonial Divisions event took place at Foresters House in Chilwell, Nottingham.

“The event was an opportunity for the ship’s company to display their pride in their service as well as their overall professionalism."