MBE for 'Jarra'
31st December 2011
Congratulations to our local community Police Officer Laurence 'Jarra' Brown who has been appointed MBE for services to the local community in the New Years Honours List 2012. Jarra richly deserves this prestigious award, the Member of the British Empire for services in the local community including taking the lead in a majority of the escorting duties of the fallen heroes repatriatated through Royal Air Force Lyneham via Royal Wootton Bassett since April 2007.
Congratulations also are passed to former station commander Group Captain John Gladston MBE DFC who is appointed the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the British Empire
for repatriations more
Highly Commended at Police Officer of the Year Award Ceremony more
Ministry of Defence Police - Chief Constable's Commendation 2008
Constable 2185 Brown - "For his sensitive, professional and respectful handling of the policing arrangements surrounding the repatriation of the fallen Service personnel to the UK via RAF Lyneham. His calm and measured support has been of considerable comfort to bereaved families and has ensured that this most sensitive of activities has passed off with dignity and professionalism" dated 28th August 2008 more