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Outstanding achievements recognised in the Royal Navy

 Outstanding achievements recognised in the Royal Navy
25 February 2016
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Royal Navy military and civilian personnel have been recognised for their professionalism and excellence by the Second Sea Lord.

The 20 personnel were presented with Commendations over two days by Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock in the Nelson Gallery of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, in Portsmouth.

Vice Admiral Woodcock said: “My commendations provide me with the opportunity to formally recognise individuals who have excelled in their professionalism and dedication to the Naval Service. 

“It is a privilege to present the commendations to so many exceptional men and women and thank them personally for their outstanding efforts.”

I was surprised and delighted to be nominated for the commendation.

Jayne Adamson

Recipients of Second Sea Lord Commendations come from across the Naval spectrum and also include the civil servants who support the Senior Service.

In total across the two days there were 14 Royal Navy personnel, three Royal Naval Reserves, two retired officers, two civilians and 1 Royal Fleet Auxiliary Petty Officer who received commendations.

Gosport Royal Navy engineer Lieutenant Adrian “Adie” Gibson was singled out for his outstanding contribution to operations around the globe.

The 48-year-old, who has just left the Royal Navy after more than 30 years’ service, was recognised for his commitment and dedication working at the Fleet Intelligence Centre at HMS Collingwood, in Fareham.

He said: “I was on resettlement leave when I was informed of the award. I was very happy to have been nominated and recognised for my efforts.”

One of two civilians to receive a commendation was Jayne Adamson for her contributions to Maritime Capability and Navy Information Services.

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Principal Scientist said: “I was surprised and delighted to be nominated for the commendation.

“It has been a privilege to work at the interface of two organisations that I am passionate about.”

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