A former Brechiner, now a member of the Army Reserve in Surrey, has had his loyalty and commitment to the Reserve Forces honoured
Captain Eric Muir, MBE, who serves with 150 Recovery Company, part of the 103 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), has received the Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificate for Meritorious Service, along with the Volunteer Reserve Services Medal for more than 10 years service.
Originally from Brechin, Captain Muir (58) spent more than 29 years in the regular army and transferred to the Reserves in 2005. He is the Permanent Staff Administration Officer at the Redhill Army Reserve Centre in Surrey and is responsible for all pay, career and welfare issues concerning the soldiers.
A company spokesperson said: “He is a dedicated supporter of military associations including Normandy Veterans, Royal British Legion, REME Association, SSAFA and Not Forgotten and has offered advice and assistance to local civilian communities in Surrey and beyond. Captain Muir is respected and admired by all with whom he has worked. He has been an exemplary role model and ambassador for the British Army and the Corps.”
Captain Muir said: “I am delighted to have been nominated. This award recognises the commitment Reserve soldiers everywhere make in trying to follow a career, raise a family, and yet still find time to make a valuable contribution to the country’s defence capability.”
The awards were presented by The Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad DCVO, JP, at an awards ceremony on October 15, where members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Movements from all three services – sea, army and air – were honoured.
Dame Goad said: “I extend my heartfelt thanks to all those who have received awards tonight and for all those who have come along to acknowledge and support them. It has been a very special evening”.