Members from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation have received the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, which recognises their dedication to active service.
A joint presentation night was held at the Old Club House, Buxton, with the medals being presented to more than 60 personnel by the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mr William Tucker, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
Mr Tucker said “Derbyshire as a county is well served by its Mountain and Cave Rescue Teams and I was delighted to present Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to so many well-deserving team members. As a county we owe them all a deep sense of gratitude. They, at times, work in the most difficult of conditions and they are frequently called upon to handle situations which the vast majority of us as citizens would not want to face. I sincerely congratulate and thank them all”.
A team spokesman added “ We are very grateful to Mr Tucker for agreeing to present these prestigious medals at a very special time, which is in recognition of the work both organisations undertake within our community. The help and support provided by the staff at the Old Club House throughout the evening is very much appreciated and very welcome”.
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