30 Years of Service Recognized Twice in as Many Days
Jan Sommerville started working for MOD, as a steward, at RAF Benson in 1980. She moved to RAF Marham on October 21st 1981 and to date she has worked in the Officers’ Mess Bar for all but 14 months of her time here and for the past 15 years she has been the Bar Manager.
Amongst her working hundreds of Formal Functions including Dining-In & Guest Nights, Annual Formal Receptions and Summer Balls her favourite memories are that of serving Her Majesty The Queen with drink on all the occasions that she has visited RAF Marham and “looking after” the Royalty and Air Force Board who attended the 75th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force held at RAF Marham in 1993. On 25th September Jan was presented with the Imperial Service Medal (ISM) by Air Vice-Marshall Atha the Air Officer Commanding No 1 Group. The ISM is awarded to all civilians who have completed over 25 years service when they leave employment with the MOD.
With the onset of CRL Jan became part of the ISS-RAFCRL Partnership, continuing her role as Bar Manager. Now as part of the ISS workforce her long service was once again recognised on 26th September when Jan was presented with her 30 Year Long Service Award by Regional Director Josie Golds and OC BSW Wg Cdr Neil Tomlin