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A meeting with The Queen

Article posted: Nov 25, 2011 by Sqn Ldr Pass

Officer Commanding South & East Midlands Wing, Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson RAFVR (T) accompanied by his family, attended Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 15th November for the investiture of his OBE as announced in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

The award was in recognition of Nigel’s 40 years service to the Air Training Corps and in particular recognises the outstanding record of the South and East Midlands Wing under his leadership since being appointed Officer Commanding the Wing in 2005.

Wg Cdr Nigel Dickinson proudly showing his OBE medal in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace

The award was formally presented by Her Majesty The Queen and during the presentation The Queen spoke briefly to Nigel about his work in the Air Training Corps.

Before the ceremony Nigel openly declared as being very anxious about the whole experience, but on reflection all the ‘Dickinson’ family thoroughly enjoyed this very momentous day. A just recognition for the commitment & dedication to service that Nigel, supported by his family, has shown the Air Training Corps.

Wg Cdr Nigel Dickinson with Mrs Kathy Dickinson

All members of South & East Midlands Wing again offer its congratulations to OC Wing on the award of his OBE.

Back to the day job now!

By Sqn Ldr A C Pass
S&E Mids Wing Staff Officer