Flt Lt John Standish from Fleckney, attended an investiture at Buckingham Palace on the 13th December to receive his MBE from HRH The Prince of Wales. The award was announced in the Queens Birthday Honours list in June 2007.
Flt Lt Standish’s award recognised his ‘27 years of service to the Air Training Corps working at Squadron, Wing and Region – showing unwavering dedication and support to all levels of the organisation’.
Flt Lt John Standish with his MBE which was presented by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Flt Lt Valerie Smith, Officer Commanding 1084 (Market Harborough) Sqn, said: “Flt Lt Standish’s contribution over all the years has been rightly recognised. He has contributed to the Corps in a multitude of ways, including bands, adventure training, road marching and leadership. Through his example he has encouraged and enabled many young people to develop and achieve their ambitions.”
Flt Lt Standish said of his day in London: “It was a great honour to receive this award and the investiture is something I will always remember. From driving through the gates of Buckingham Palace into the inner courtyard, the magnificence of the Palace and the investiture the day was a riot of colour and emotions. The Prince of Wales was very interested in the Corps and made me feel at ease as he talked to me after presenting the award.”