November 8th 2021

Nottingham-based Reservist receives Lord-Lieutenant’s award

One man receiving a certificate from another.

Signaller Craig Thomas receiving his certificate from HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire

Nottingham’s Craig Thomas, of the 64 Signal Squadron, has been honoured with a certificate from Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire after discovering a man who was going to jump from a bridge and talking him round.

The Army Reservist was returning to his home in Hucknall, Nottingham, after a shopping trip in Sheffield, when he came across the scene and intervened.

The father of two, whose civilian job is as a network design engineer for BT, was praised for his quick and effective response, which ultimately saved the man’s life.

Craig was presented with his certificate by the Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire at a ceremony at Endcliffe Hall in Sheffield. The ceremony was held to recognise the outstanding service of honourees in the County.  Two further Reservists also received awards, alongside three Cadets and three Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.

Andrew Coombe, the Lord-Lieutenant, said: “I feel privileged to be able to honour some of South Yorkshire’s exceptional citizens who volunteer their time to support their communities through their commitment to the Cadet and Reserve Forces.

“The three Reserves recognised now represent the very best of our Reserve Forces and have shown exceptional dedication and commitment to their respective units.”

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