New Year honours for RAF Boulmer personnel and recognition for work during Covid-19 crisis

Several RAF Boulmer personnel were among those included on the New Year honours list.

Friday, 8th January 2021, 12:12 pm

Warrant Officer David Barr, who joined the RAF in 1989 as a mechanic, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, given to a select few personnel each year with outstanding good conduct throughout their career.

Flight Sergeant John Mortimer received the Air Officer Commanding 2 Group Commendation for his exemplary work as Acting Warrant Officer during a period of major infrastructure change. He was instrumental in enabling the transition to working from home at the outset of the pandemic.

Flight Sergeant Mark Leonard received the same honour for his role as Acting Warrant Officer personnel management squadron and deputy chairman of the Covid-19 working group.

Warrant Officer David Barr was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

The infrastructure team received an AOC 2 Group Commendation for overcoming significant operational challenges which had been an issue prior to the pandemic.

Squadron Leader Karl Whalley and Matthew Bass took over in March and helped achieve savings of around £100,000 from a £750,000 budget.

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