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David marks 30 years of Naval service

Chief Petty Officer David Cherrie (right) receives his award from Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones.

Chief Petty Officer David Cherrie (right) receives his award from Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones.

A Motherwell sailor who joined the Royal Navy back in 1983 has been rewarded for his endeavours with the service.

Chief Petty Officer David Cherrie has been presented with the Clasp to his Long Service and Good Conduct (LSGC) medal.

He was especially honoured to receive this recognition from Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB – Fleet Commander and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff – during a recent visit to Faslane.

Naval personnel qualify for the LSGC after 15 years’ meritorious service, with the Clasp generally recognising an additional 15 years in the Senior Service.

David, 48, who has been married to wife Annmarie for 21 years and has two sons, served in the Submarine Service for much of his career and has recently been offered an extension to his service until 2018. He received his LSGC in 1999.

While at HMNB Clyde, the Admiral toured various stances and met with, among others, Commodore Mike Walliker COMFASFLOT, Colonel Matt Pierson, Commanding Officer of 43 Commando FPGRM, and Commander James Wyper, Commanding Officer of HMS Victorious.

 

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