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Gulf War hero receives award

A FALKLANDS and Gulf War veteran, who has served 31 years in the Royal Navy, has received a special award.

A FALKLANDS and Gulf War veteran, who has served 31 years in the Royal Navy, has received a special award.

Andy Tutchings, aged 47, from Shirley, received the Silver Cross of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland for his work at the marine school in Germany. The former Alderbrook School pupil signed-up at 16 and has also served two stints abord the Royal Yacht.

Proud dad Roy said: “He’s worked very hard and it’s great that he’s been recognised.”

 

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