Old Dalby reservist receives award for her military service

Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Johnson, of 2 Medical Regiment, presents Major Judith Pashley with her Volunteer Reserve Service Medal EMN-150717-113547001
Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Johnson, of 2 Medical Regiment, presents Major Judith Pashley with her Volunteer Reserve Service Medal EMN-150717-113547001
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Two reservists have been awarded for their military service while taking part in an adventure training weekend in Rutland.

Major Judith Pashley (49), who lives in Old Dalby, and Corporal Bruce Fielding (51), who lives in Leicester, both serve with the Army Reserve’s 222 Medical Squadron in Leicester.

Both received a Volunteer Reserve Service Medal (VRSM) while participating in a weekend of activities at Rutland Water earlier this month which included sailing, canoeing, walking and cycling.

Working as a primary health care junior matron in her civilian career, Maj Pashley joined the Army Reserve in 1992 so received her VRSM after 23 years of military service.

She said: “I previously received a Territorial Decoration Medal for my long service after being in the Army Reserve for 12 years, so I was delighted to be presented with the VRSM.

“Being a reservist has brought many opportunities for me including the chance to travel, ski, take part in military horse riding competitions as well as participating in both operational training and tours.

“I really enjoy serving with 222 Medical Squadron in Leicester and have met many new friends through the unit over the years.”

To learn more about becoming a reservist visit www.army.mod.uk