We would like to offer our huge congratulations to our night driver Paul Davies on his achievement recently. Paul has been awarded first prize in the South East Wales District Standard Bearer Competition for the Royal British Legion. I asked Paul to give me some insight in to how he got involved, and this is his story;
‘I joined the Army in 1994 with the Pioneer Regiment RLC. From 1998-2012 I was a member of the REME Reserve (Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers ) I’m also the Regional Standard Bearer for the REME Association Wales Branch. The only branch left in Wales so I cover all of Wales for events and funeral services. I’ve been in this post since 2012. This past year 2022 I’m also the Wales Representative for the REME Association Executive Committee and the Chair for the REME Association Wales Branch. I have also been a member of The Royal British Legion since 2018
I was awarded the Mountain Ash Branch RBL Standard in 2018. Every year The South East Wales District holds a Competition to pick a Standard Bearer to Represent the South East Wales District RBL. There’s 4 District Standard Bearers within Wales, then the 4 winners go on to compete for the Wales Regional Standard. Every year I entered the competition and came 2nd but in 2019 I was awarded the South East Wales District RBL Standard because the 1st place winner decided to drop out after a couple of months. Again 2nd place in 2020. There was no competition in 2021 due to covid but this year 2022, I entered the competition and came in 1st place. I am a Standard Bearer for the Royal British Legion at Mountain Ash Branch which is part of the South East Wales District RBL with 50+ Branches. Being a Standard Bearer at all levels we represent all RBL events and Funeral Services’
I think Paul’s story proves what happens when you persevere! Well done Paul, you should be incredibly proud of yourself.