Imperial Service Medal for Yeovilton Civil Servant
A Civil Servant has been presented with The Imperial Service Medal after 45 years loyal service at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.
Barry Critchell from Ilchester in Somerset joined the Civil Service on 22 January 1968 when he took up a position as Store Keeper for the gymnasium at RNAS Yeovilton.
Barry retired last year having spent every day of his 45 years service at Yeoviltons Gym, unstinting in his storekeeper duties.
Barry said:’ It was a pleasure to come to work every day.”
Barry was presented with his medal by the Commanding Officer at RNAS Yeovilton, Commodore Jock Alexander OBE.
Barry said on receiving the medal: “It’s absolutely wonderful to be recognised for my years of faithful service. I have enjoyed my job very much. I will be showing my medal to all my friends and family, especially the sequence dancers that my wife Jo and I dance with.”
It is presented to selected civil servants at the prerogative of the Sovereign who on leaving the service have given not less than 25 years meritorious service.