Imperial Service Medals For Telford Employees

Imperial Service Medals For Telford Employees

Eight former West Midlands Civil Servants received one of the UK's highest commendations, the Imperial Service Medal for nearly three hundred years of consolidated meritorious and loyal service to the Ministry of Defence.

Non-managerial civil servants who complete 25 years or more service are eligible for the Imperial Service Medal upon retirement. Archie Hughes, Chief Executive of the Defence Support Group made the presentation recently (20 April) at its Telford site to Ms Marj Biddulph with an outstanding 50 years service, Mrs Margaret Cadman 48 years service, Mrs Veronica Seaby 30 years service, Mrs Janice Ward 31 years service and Mrs Janet Brown 27 ½ years service before a gathering of family members, friends and former colleagues.

Although, unable to attend the presentation, medals were also awarded to Mrs Judith Coomber 41 years service, Mrs Andrea Murray 34 years service and Mr Nigel Newton for 30 years service.


Archie Hughes, said, "This is a remarkable achievement and it proves that at the heart of an organisation are its people.  The commitment and loyalty as given by the medal recipients are pivotal to its reputation and success."           



Notes to Editors:


1.      Picture shows Archie Hughes with the medal recipients from left to right; Mrs Veronica Seaby 30 years service, Mrs Margaret Cadman 48 years service, Ms Marj Biddulph 50 years service, Mrs Janet Brown 27 ½ years service and Mrs Janice Ward 31 years service.


2.      DSG launched on 1 April 2008 as a new MOD Trading Fund with the primary focus of providing expert in-house maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade services for the through life support of the key land and air based platforms and equipment of the UK Armed Forces.


3.      It draws together many unique capabilities that have been developed over several decades for the direct benefit of troops and their equipment at both home and abroad. DSG turnover is in excess of £200m, with a workforce of around 3800 strategically located throughout the UK.


4.      DSG's Head Office is located in Andover and provides strategic direction to the main sites in Bovington, Catterick, Colchester, Donnington, Sealand, St Athan, Stafford, Stirling, Telford and Warminster. Smaller support sites located in Aldershot, Bicester, Kinnegar and Sennybridge further enhances DSG’s geographic coverage. Small support teams are also permanently embedded in other UK military sites as well as established in support of operations in Afghanistan at Camp Bastion.


5.      For further information about DSG or to arrange an interview, please contact Allan Robertson, in the DSG press office:
Office hours: 01446 755202

Out of hours: 07710 789853


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