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RAF Waddington personnel highly commended

Service personnel from RAF Waddington near Lincoln have received commendations in recognition of “meritorious service or true acts of courage whilst deployed on operations overseas”.

Flight Lieutentant Andrew Robson (31) from Lincolnshire serves in 8 Squadron RAF Waddington.

He was deployed to Afghanistan and immediately began improving key working practices.

He has been described as “patient and diplomatic” by commanders, and “his professionalism, determination and humility providing access and influence was in excess of the norm.”

Flight Lieutenant Robson said: “I am honoured and humbled in receiving a Joint Commander’s Commendation for my work on operations in Afghanistan.

“During my tour at 904 Expeditionary Air Wing I was privileged to work alongside determined, courageous and hard working personnel from all three branches of the British military.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my tour and learned much from working alongside NATO personnel also stationed at Kandahar Airfield.”

Alongside Robson getting awards were Corporal Wayne Cockerill (38) from Bridlington, a supplier at RAF Waddington, and Flight Lieutenant Michael Stayt (35) from Oxfordshire.

Group Captain Rich Barrow, Station Commander RAF Waddington, added: “I am extremely proud of all of the recipients of this most deserved award.

“Each a credit to the Service, they set a fine example of the dedication and personal pride so often exhibited by our service men and women.”