Colonel Robert Ward, Trustee for Combat Stress, receives MBE
Colonel Robert Ward MBE, Trustee for Combat Stress, received his MBE from Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace yesterday.
He was made a Member of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year for services to the veteran community, including his 14 year tenure as a Trustee and former Honorary Treasurer of Combat Stress.
Col Ward said: “Visiting Buckingham Palace to receive my MBE from Her Majesty The Queen was a very special day for me and my immediate family. The palace staff make you feel so welcome, and the event management is seamless and carried out with great precision.
“It was a truly wonderful experience and one feels very honoured to have been chosen for such an award. Combat Stress does such amazing work for servicemen and women suffering from the effects of mental health conditions. It has been a privilege to serve such a worthwhile and necessary charity in my role as a Trustee.”
Robert Marsh, Director Income Generation at Combat Stress, said:
“I have worked with Colonel Robert Ward at Combat Stress for a good many years. He has been a tremendous asset to the Trustee Board bringing wise counsel to areas of governance, finance and marketing, all tempered with his enormous military experience as a Royal Marines officer and Falklands veteran.
“We are all very proud of Robert and delighted that his selfless dedication to veterans has been recognised in being awarded an MBE.”