Steward gets a top award

HMS Queen Elizabeth and the USS George H W Bush. To Starboard of HMS Queen Elizabeth and to the front, HMS Westminster and to the rear HMS Iron Duke. To Port of the George W Bush, to the rear USS Donald Cook and Fwd USS Philippine Sea. To the rear of the George W Bush is the HMNOWS Helge Ingstad. Picture by: LPhot Ioan Roberts

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THE tireless efforts of a naval steward have earned him a top gong.

Chief Petty Officer Richard Cook has clinched the prestigious RFA Steward of the Year Award.

CPO Cook, who is based on RFA Argus, won the prize after finishing back-to-back tours, in the Gulf and Africa helping with the aid effort after the Ebola crisis.