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Yeovilton news communication team win award

Published: 25 Feb 2014

Ten members of Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton’s Communications Hub received a special award for Recognition of Team Achievement Through Endeavour (ROTATE) on Wednesday, 19 February.

The Communications Hub was formed in April 2013 from the staff of the Emergency Recall Centre at RNAS Yeovilton.  The Hub is the Air Station’s centre for critical message traffic that supports operations around the world.

In a period of just 5 weeks, Anthea Webb, Jo Loman, Paula Oxley, Debbie Coombs, Terrysa Bulman, Shirley Angus, Jill Angus, Dawn Phillips, Karen Bird and Tracy Cox worked together as a team to achieve the initial operating capability of a High Grade Messaging facility at RNAS YEOVILTON.  Against a background of protracted delivery and technical difficulties they worked tirelessly to overcome obstacles, often giving up their personal time and re-adjusting their own primary work commitments to ensure the system was operational when required.

Six members of the team assembled in the Communications Hub to receive the award from Commodore Jock Alexander, the Commanding Officer of RNAS Yeovilton.  In his commendation, he said, “The Communications Hub team have shown a level of fortitude and willingness to learn which is highly commendable; the requirement represents a complete change of skill sets and level of responsibility.  In presenting this award today, I recognise what can be achieved when individuals work together as a coherent team in support of Defence.  The challenges presented were many, and the team continue to work together to ensure that this service operates effectively and efficiently 24/7.”

Image shows Commodore Jock Alexander presenting the citation.
(L to R) Tracy Cox, Paula Oxley, Debbie Coombs, Dawn Phillips, Karen Bird, Commodore Jock Alexander and Jo Loman.


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