Prestigious Award for RAF Marham Warrant Officer
WO Honour was recently awarded a Diocesan Medal by the RC Bishop to the armed forces, Bishop Richard Moth.
This prestigious medal is awarded to approximately seven people a year and usually to members of the 25,000 Roman Catholics within the armed forces. For WO Honour to be awarded one as non catholic is testament to his community, charity and youth work over many years. The award was presented in the Basilica in Lourdes in front of approximately 300 people.
Warrant Officer David Honour will be retiring from the RAF in March 2014 after 38 years of faithful service. His contribution to the RAF has been rewarded by the appropriate authorities, but the integrity which has been at the heart of his service is rooted in a deep underlying Christian Faith. His commitment to the support of his local church and Station Chaplaincies as an organist and youth leader have been greatly appreciated by chaplains of all denominations. In recent years he has been manifest in his dedicated support to the International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes. David Honour is a living witness to the Christian way that is an example to all and it is fitting that the Bishop of the Forces has agreed to reward his example and dedication to the Bishopric of the Forces and the Christian community within the RAF as a whole by awarding him with the Bishopric Diocesan Medal.