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Camborne man honoured for military service

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

By Chris Matthews

Lieutenant-Colonel Andy Day  receiving his award in London.

Lieutenant-Colonel Andy Day receiving his award in London.

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A CAMBORNE serviceman has received recognition for his military contribution.

Lieutenant-Colonel Andy Day was honoured for his work planning operational medical support over several tours, at an investiture in London.

He said: "I am delighted to have received this recognition but it's definitely been a long time coming.

"I have been serving since February 1983 and certainly got to my current rank the long way. I was in the cadets at school and left Camborne school and joined up as a private as soon as I turned 16."

He is a veteran of many tours, having served in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, both Gulf wars, Iraq and Afghanistan.

His admittance to the Order of St John came about primarily because of his work in Afghanistan in 2009, where he prepared medical cover on the ground and also played a key role in the hospital in Camp Bastion.

He has two master's degrees and splits his time between the Ministry of Defence hospital unit in Aldershot, where he was appointed commanding officer, and his home just outside of Camborne.

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