British officer received a medal at the NFIU HQ

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Bucharest, Romania. On Tuesday, 8th May, Major John Axcell from the British Army received the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (LSGC) during a ceremony hosted at the NATO Force Integration Unit Headquarters.

Distinguished guest included the British Ambassador to Romania, HE Paul Brummell, the British Deputy Permanent Representative to NATO, Nick Pickard, and the Defence Attaché to Romania and Moldova, Commander Neville McNally.

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Romania, HE Paul Brummell, said that he is very happy to visit again the NFIU HQs, congratulated the British officer and thanked all NFIU personnel for their work within the Alliance.

Major Axcell was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 2002.  A short but diverse career to date has seen him conduct operations and training in over 20 countries worldwide.  He currently holds the position of Section Head of Training, Exercises and Lessons Learned (J3/7) at the NATO Force Integration Unit in Bucharest, Romania. “It is a huge privilege to be awarded this medal by the British Ambassador, in front of my colleagues from Allied Nations, and in the beautiful country of Romania” stated Major Axcell shortly after the ceremony.

The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (LSGC) has a tradition of over 180 years, being instituted by King William IV. The medal recognises the good conduct of armed forces personnel over a 15-year perioThis means that all regular serving members with 15 years of unblemished service, clear of disciplinary entries on their record, will be recognised.