31 Jul '12, 11am

Army signaller wins Churchill Medal 2012

The 2012 Medal was awarded to Sergeant Simon Nurse from 15th Signal Regiment (Information Support) for his outstanding contribution to the development of the Op HERRICK Cortez network. His technical innovation and ingenuity served to drive forward the networking of situational awareness across the UK deployed operation. This demonstrated his engineering knowledge and personal commitment to making a difference on operations. Sgt Nurse became the technical authority on the Cortez network, utilised for the force protection of troops deployed at operational bases in Afghanistan. He employed previous engineering experience to propose a means of improving the network carrying out a laboratory test and producing a technical document that led to a network upgrade in Theatre, which became known as Operation NEWCASTLE. During the Op NEWCASTLE network upgrade, Sgt Nurse gave advice a...

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