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Pamela Twissell-Cross
District Community Support Coordinator,
Royal British Legion,
Spain (District North)
has been awarded an MBE for services to British nationals

 

Pamela Sheila Twissell-Cross, District Community Support Coordinator, Royal British Legion, Spain (District North) and Alicante Branch Member has been awarded an MBE for services to British nationals overseas. Pamela was named in the New Year Honours List, published on Saturday 1 January 2022. After retiring to Spain having completed a long career in the NHS, Pamela Twissell-Cross became involved with the Royal British Legion as a welfare volunteer caseworker in 2011, becoming District Community Support Coordinator three years later.
Despite being voluntary, the role is almost full time –coordinating all the welfare work for an area spanning the France/Spain border right down to Almeria, including the Balearic Islands. Pamela works unstintingly to identify potential beneficiaries, make them aware of the support that the RBL can provide, 

 

HMS KENT in the Port of Alicante

In the Port of Alicante on Wednesday 02 June 2021, Members of the District Committee of The Royal British Legion were invited to visit HMS KENT, a Type 23 Frigate of the Royal Navy

The Ambassador to Spain and Andorra Hugh Elliott said "is an example of the commitment with NATO and collaboration the UK and Spain in maintaining security in the Mediterranean"

Members of the crew gave a capability demonstration which was enjoyed by all attending. Well done HMS KENT and the Royal Navy.

Branch Chairman, Jack Kemp with HMS Kent in the background

View of Alicante from HMS Kent

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