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British Shipping: 2010 Merchant Navy Medal award ceremony

What: Admiral Lord West of Spithead, the Merchant Navy Medal's patron will formally present the 2010 Merchant Navy medal recipients with their medals.

A photographer will be taking pictures and medal recipients will be available for interview and comment.

When: Monday 13 December 2010 at 3pm (arrival 2.30pm).

Where: Trinity House, Tower Hill, London, EC3.

Please advise Becky Stanley (details below) if you wish to attend as space is limited.

Why: The medal recognises and rewards meritorious service and acts of courage by British registered seafarers of all ranks within the industry.

Who: Eighteen people have been awarded the Merchant Navy medal this year. Three of those people have been decorated for acts of exceptional bravery and three people have been decorated in honoris causa. Please see the attached document for full details.

For more information:

To arrange interviews or to confirm your attendance please call Becky Stanley on 02380 337799 or email her on becky@mnwb.org.uk.

For more information about the Merchant Navy Medal visit: www.merchantnavymedal.org

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