Honour for navy engineer

HONOUR Warrant Officer Jeremy Bean
HONOUR Warrant Officer Jeremy Bean

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WARRANT Officer Jeremy Bean is to be awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service for his engineering work on minehunter HMS Chiddingfold in the Arabian Gulf last year.

WO Bean was tasked with maintaining HMS Chiddingfold’s high-readiness operational capability during six months in the Gulf last year. Working in high temperatures and with limited support, he ensured essential engineering work was carried out with minimal impact on the Portsmouth-based ship’s programme.

He said he was honoured and flattered, adding: ‘I would never have been considered for the award had it not been for the efforts of my department and the entire ship’s company.’