Long and exemplary service for Colchester soldiers celebrated with awards
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Exemplary service from over a dozen soldiers at Merville Barracks in Colchester has been celebrated this week.
Long service and good conduct medals were presented to 13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (13 AASR) who have served for 15 years with a clean disciplinary record.
Among those presented with an award was Staff Sergeant Lisa Rokoyadre, who has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and represented the Army as a 100m and 200m sprinter, and Warrant Officer Class 2 Rhydian Coleman, a keen triathlete who has served in Bosnia and earned French and US Army parachute wings.
Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Mark Genko said: “I’m very proud to serve alongside soldiers with such illustrious and impressive careers. The Army is a career that puts soldiers in stressful situations, away from their family, in tough environments and working with people they have not worked with before – to keep your head for 15 years is a significant achievement.”