Brian Dykes, Chairman of the Mansfield RNA, has been awarded the prestigious Life Membership of the national Royal Naval Association.
The Award which is the most significant honour that can bestowed by the association was made as a ‘Mark of Esteem and Appreciation’ of outstanding service,
The unexpected honour and presentation came as a complete surprise during the September meeting but also coincided with the equally sad and surprising news that late President Surg Cdr William McNicholl had died earlier this month.
During an extraordinary meeting, Brian Dykes was unaminously voted to succeed the late President and gratefully accepted this double honour, agreeing to carry out both important positions.
Pictured Brian Dykes (left) receives his Life Membership award from Secretary Glyn Johns.