Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Reserve soldier collects MBE

AN army reservist from Henley has received his MBE for serving during operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Major Paul Smyth, 42, of the Rifles Regiment in the Territorial Army, was presented with his medal by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Friday.

He has been in the Army Reserves for 12 years, spending four mobilised in support of operations, where he was a PR consultant providing media advice in war zones.

He was honoured for his ground-breaking work using social media, blogging, filmand photography to help communicate the work of the armed forces to media organisations around the world.

Maj Smyth, of Friday Street, said: “I did a whole load in terms of bringing to life the work of the armed forces on operations through social media and other outlets which haven’t traditionally been used.

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