Air Station work and dedication recognised

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service has been presented to volunteers at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre.

The certificate was given to the volunteers by the Queen’s representative in Angus, the Lord Lieutenant of the County, Mrs Georgiana Osborne.

Accepting the award were Alan Doe, Air Station chairman and Dan Paton, curator, accompanied by a large group of the volunteers.

Mrs Osborne congratulated the group and told them: “This prestigious award was set up in 2002, the year of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, specifically to honour outstanding service by voluntary groups in the community.

“The award is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon groups of this kind, and is equivalent in status to the MBE. “The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, over the past 30 years, has voluntarily built up an annual haul of over 5,000 visitors ... and over 500 children per annum.”

Mr Doe thanked Mrs Osborne on behalf of the Air Station Heritage Centre.