The UK’s head of Royal Navy Reserves visited the city’s unit to make sure reservists were in ship shape condition.
Commodore Andrew Jameson inspected the Leeds unit and presented a distinguished award to one of its longest serving volunteers. Petty Officer Jim Eastwood, who is also a dental technician at the Leeds Dental Hospital, has volunteered in the Royal Navy Reserve (RNR) for over 26 years
Jim has scooped many awards including the Navy’s Herbert Lott Award for Outstanding Commitment.
Jim, who lives in Kirkstall, said: “I am very proud to receive this award, and it’s an extra honour to receive it from the head of the Maritime Reserves.” Commodore Jameson said: “It’s a delight to be in Leeds and visiting the region’s Naval Reserve unit.
“And it was a great pleasure to reward the length of service that PO Eastwood has given.”