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ROYAL MEDAL: Croxley resident earns top honour for role in Queen’s funeral

 Published on: 4th April 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A seaman from Croxley Green has been recognised by King Charles III for the part he played in the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

David John Brennan, who is an able seaman who specialises in warfare (specifically electronic) with the Royal Navy, was one of a group of men who were selected to accompany the late monarch’s coffin during the procession.

David marched with the Queen’s body during the procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey for the service, and then from the abbey to Wellington Arch.

He is one of many involved in the funeral who have been recognised by the new King for his role and has been given a Royal Victorian Medal, awarded to those who have personally assisted the monarch of the United Kingdom.

David’s mother, Bernadette Brennan, said how proud she is of her son, but added that she was sad to have missed seeing David in the moment due to having been working as a paramedic.

She said: “Due to my job, I didn’t get to see him, but it was massively surreal. He was in the perfect place at the perfect time, way at the front.”

David is currently unable to be contacted due to being on a naval ship working as an engineer.

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