Naval officer awarded the OBE in 2014 New Year’s Honours List

AWARD Commodore Martin Atherton
AWARD Commodore Martin Atherton

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HE IS the man responsible for every part of the navy’s presence in London, and after a particularly busy couple of years Commodore Martin Atherton has been awarded the OBE.

The 54-year-old, from Portsmouth, is the Royal Navy’s regional commander in London.

He is in charge of everything about the navy’s presence in London, including recruitment, reservists, operations, affiliates, and important events.

He was awarded the OBE for his performance in the role during a busy period covering the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics, and Battle of the Atlantic 70th anniversary.

Cdre Atherton said: ‘I am overwhelmed by the honour, which recognises a team effort, and am deeply grateful that the Royal Navy gave me the chance to earn it.’