A Halifax volunteer Royal Navy Reserve has been awarded with one of the highest honours in the forces for outstanding contribution.
Seaman Robert Kendrick was given the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate by Dr Ingrid Roscoe, the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire in a private ceremony in Leeds.
He is one of just seven people in West Yorkshire to be recognised for his dedication to the force.
Serving at the Ceres division in Leeds for over 13 years, he is described as ‘the glue that binds and strengthens the Ceres family’ by his commanding officer.
Quantity surveyor and family man Mr Kendrick said: “I joined the RNR’s to serve my country and make a difference in my life. I’m proud of the service I represent.”
Colonel Snagge, chief executive of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association in Yorkshire and The Humber, said: “I’m delighted Rob’s service has been commemorated in this way. I have no doubt he will continue to make a difference.”