MBE for Army Captain and First Responder

Friday, 07 December, 2012

Captain Glenn Hall from Barry recently received his medal from Her Royal
Highness the Princess Royal at a ceremony in Windsor Castle in recognition of his services to the army and his role as a Welsh Ambulance Service Community First Responder.

Glenn joined the army at the age of 16 and worked his way through the ranks. Commenting on the award he said: "It was a wonderful experience to receive the MBE from The Princess Royal who is the Colonel in Chief of the Royal Logistic Corps. "I'm proud of my work and
my army career. A large part of my current duties is to inform families of the injury to, or the tragic loss of a son or daughter, mother or father whilst on active service. It's a difficult job but someone has to do it. There's many a time when I've been pushed out the door by a grieving parent or partner and I just stand there until the door opens again and I'm able to offer my support and comfort. So to be recognised for that part of my work is a great honour.
"But the MBE is also in recognition of my work as a Community First Responder in Barry."

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