20th June 2012 RESCUE TEAM RECEIVE QUEENS JUBILEE MEDALS
Twenty eight members of Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team have each received The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medals were presented at a ceremony last night by The Right Honorable Harry Vane, President of the Team accompanied by Deputy Chief Constable Mike Barton. The medal has been awarded to all emergency services personnel who have been in paid service, retained or in a voluntary capacity, and who had completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2012.
Team Leader Chris Roberts said "Mountain Rescue in general and our Team in particular are very proud and honored to receive the Queens Jubilee medal. It is pleasing that we are recognised as part of the emergency services, although we are all volunteers we provide a 24 hour, 365 day service to the public."
The Right Honorable Harry Vane said "I hope these medals serve as a well-earned acknowledgment for the time, effort and dedication Team members have given to those lost, those distressed and those in need of rescue throughout County Durham".
Photo attached: The Right Honorable Harry Vane, Deputy Chief Constable Mike Barton and Team members with medals.
Notes For Editor Teesdale
& Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to the "Mountain
Rescue - England and Wales". We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout
County Durham and beyond primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency
services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves
as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest
callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk