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Senior Royal Marine commends stalwart supporters of the Corps

26 June 2018
Six people who’ve stood out from the rest in supporting the Corps have been singled out by the senior Royal Marine.

Maj Gen Charlie Stickland presented Commandant General Commendations in the grounds of his official residence in Portsmouth to four of the six winners (two were unable to attend as they were deployed).

Those who were able to make it to Trinity House were treated to a free RM Band soundtrack, courtesy of the sweet sounds coming from the neighbouring RM School of Music, and the hospitality of the Commandant General Royal Marines who described the occasion as “a truly family affair where it’s an honour to recognise those who have gone above and beyond and fundamentally make us the extraordinary organisation we are today.”

It’s an honour to recognise those who have gone above and beyond

Maj Gen Charlie Stickland

Commended were:

·      Quentin Matthews, on behalf of Holbrooks Printers, for providing outstanding support to the Globe & Laurel, the Corps and the wider Corps Family since 1941;

·      Raymond Mead for his selfless leadership and exemplary organisation of the successful World Record-breaking Royal Marines Speed March in 2017;

·      John Gilbert for his sterling contribution to the Royal Marines aviation community and the wider Corps Family;

·      Sgt Philip Barnes for his determined and energetic contribution to the Corps Secretariat’s overall mission of supporting the morale, welfare and esprit de corps of the Royal Marines, his dedicated and selfless commitment to Naval charities, and his support of Navy sport.

And commended in absentia were:

·      Cpl Kieran Rayner RM for his exemplary organisation, leadership and promotion of combat marksmanship across 43 Commando;

·      Cpl Jonathan Askew RM for his exemplary performance as the commander of a mortar team deployed overseas.

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