Steward gets a top award

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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.