Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honour for AJE MIRO Volunteer

Lee Binks with MIRO ops manager Peter Mackenzie

Lee Binks AJE’s Business Development Representative has been awarded a special commemorative medal to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Lee was given the medal for his voluntary work with the Moray InShore Rescue Organisation.

The Platinum Jubilee medal, designed to thank its recipients for their public service, features a portrait of the late Queen with the Latin inscription “Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fid Def”, which translates to “Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen, defender of the faith”.

Acting as a token of the nation’s thanks, the Platinum Jubilee Medals have been awarded to serving members of the Armed Forces, recipients of the George and Victoria Cross, frontline emergency service workers, prison service staff and members of the Royal Household.

Lee said: “I’m really delighted to have been gifted the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal. It’s nice to be recognised for the voluntary work that we do for Findhorn and the surrounding areas. Although I spend a lot of time in London, I still play an important role in the organisation remotely and when I’m back home as well. MIROs crew’s dedication to the organisation is really something special and to be given this medal, is really an honour.”

Moray Inshore Rescue Organisation is a charity life boat service located in Findhorn and plays an important role in reaching those in danger in locations where maybe the RNLI or Coastguard cannot access in time.”

So far this year, MIRO volunteers have responded to 13 emergency callouts. They responded to 29 incidents in 2021 and 25 incidents in 2020. Incidents included searches for missing persons, helping paddle boarders, wild swimmers, kayakers, kite surfers and sailors in difficulty, as well as helping members of the public and their animals cut off by the tide.



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