LANDMARC VETERANS AWARDED IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL

Three Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) employees have recently been awarded the prestigious Imperial Service Medal (ISM) to mark 25 years of outstanding service.

At an exclusive ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Wyke Regis Training Camp in Dorset, Paul Hodge, Carl Card and Tony Squibb were honoured with the award to mark their longstanding civil duties and services to the defence industry.

Presented by Lieutenant Colonel Tim Jalland and Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) Training Safety Officer, Major Marty Homer, the ISM is a medal affiliated with the Imperial Service Order and is presented to select civil servants who complete at least 25 years’ service.

Paul Hodge joined the MoD in July 1989 starting his career in the Royal Marines as a mess hand before progressing to become range warden at Straightpoint range, where he has since remained.

When presenting Mr Hodge with his ISM, Major Homer said: “Mr Hodge has always been supportive of the user’s needs. He understands the military requirement and has become a popular figure at Straightpoint where he is well known and his efforts greatly appreciated.”

Carl Card began his career working in the motor transport division at Wyke Regis in 1987, progressing into a number of engineering roles before making the transfer to Landmarc after 28 years’ service.

Major Homer said: “One of Carl’s high points was raising the profile of the facility to be named the ‘best unit in the UK’ when it was threatened with closure a number of years ago.”

Tony Squibb has also been a familiar face at the training area for over three decades, having worked as a specialist driver before transferring to Landmarc in 2014.

Major Home commented: “Mr Squibb has been a stalwart of Wyke Regis. He is flexible both on site and in carrying out a number of runs to various depots across the country.  He is a fundamental part of the team at Wyke Regis supporting troops under training.  He is always supportive and willing to go the extra mile.”

L-R: Paul Hodge – Alex Anderson  – Tony Squibb – Lt Col Tim Jalland  – Maj Marty Homer – Carl Card