Eight Awarded at Queen's Birthday Parade
Held this year on Monday, June 13 in Salem, hundreds turned out to watch the pomp and ceremony which was larger this year with the presence of military and police personnel from St. Kitts & Nevis and Antigua & Barbuda.
Receiving the efficiency decoration was Lieutenant Colin H. T. Fergus. Fergus joined Royal Montserrat Defence Force (RMDF) on the 17th April 2001. His service is two-fold six years as an enlisted member of the Force during which he became Company Sergeant Major before being transferred to the Officers Corps and completing a further nine years on 11th November 2015. His enlisted service is counted as half years for a total 12 years of qualifying efficient service and he is therefore awarded the Efficiency Decoration.
Acting Warrant Officer Class Two Kelvin R. White joined the RMDF on 13th June 2009, his qualifying service began on 9 February 1986 as a member of the Montserrat Secondary School Cadet Corps where he was Company Sergeant Major before joining the Royal Montserrat Police Force in 1992. He has completed a total of 24 years of qualifying efficient service and was therefore awarded the Efficiency Medal with the 1st and 2nd Clasps.
Sergeant Calvin Lewis joined the RMDF on 7th October 2004, from the ranks of the Montserrat Secondary School Cadet Corps and completed 12 years of qualifying efficient service on the 13th May 2015 and is therefore awarded the Efficiency Medal.
Several police officers received clasps and medals in accordance with Section 2 of the Colonial Police Long Service Medal Regulations of the Police Act Cap 10.01.
Inspector of Police (Ag) Julian Wade received his 1st clasp as reward for long service and good conduct in the Royal Montserrat Police Service. Inspector Acting, Wade was enlisted into the Service on 26th April 1990 and was issued with a clasp for having completed twenty-five years continued service in the RMPS.
Ottley Laborde, Sergeant of Police Acting was awarded a 1st Clasp as reward for long service and good conduct in the RMPS. Sergeant, Laborde enlisted on 18th January 1988 and has completed twenty-five years continued service in the RMPS.
Police Constable Kelvin White was awarded a Colonial Long Service Medal as reward for long service and good conduct in the RMPS. Constable White enlisted on 4th January 1995 and has completed 17 years continued service in the RMPS.
Fire Officer Juliana Brand receieved a Colonial Long Service Medal for her work in the Montserrat Fire and Rescue Services. Brand has been a part of the service since 16th September 1997 and has completed 18 years continued service in the MFRS.
Fire Fighter Steviere West received the Colonial Long Service Medal for having completed 18 years continued service in the fire service.
Fire Fighter Jermaine Riley was also awarded the Colonial Long Service Medal for completing 18 years continued service in the MFRS.