Navy man's medal award

A Chief Petty Officer who grew up in Rougham, near Swaffham, has been awarded the Royal Navy's Meritorious Service Medal for exemplary service. Glen - known as Ritchie - Richmond, 50, was presented with the medal by the Navy's top personnel man, Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Adrian Johns, on board Nelson's flagship HMS Victory in Portsmouth.

A Chief Petty Officer who grew up in Rougham, near Swaffham, has been awarded the Royal Navy's Meritorious Service Medal for exemplary service.

Glen - known as Ritchie - Richmond, 50, was presented with the medal by the Navy's top personnel man, Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Adrian Johns, on board Nelson's flagship HMS Victory in Portsmouth.

During his 34 years in the Navy, CPO Richmond has served in operations in Sierra Leone, the former Yugoslavia and the Gulf and on three aircraft carriers, including most recently HMS Invincible.

One of the highlights of his career was on the carrier last year, when she acted as Fleet Flagship during the celebrations for the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar and CPO Richmond met the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

He said: "I've been really proud to serve in the Royal Navy and have done some fantastic things, including seeing the world."

CPO Richmond is married with a son and lives in Portsmouth, where he is a craft instructor at HMS Sultan, the main engineering establishment for the armed forces.

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He grew up in Rougham, where his mother still lives, and attended Litcham Secondary School from 1967-71.