New Year Honour for Phil Collins

Phil_Collins _ Jan_2017

The Maritime Volunteer Service would like to congratulate Phil Collins, the Head of Unit at MVS Putney, who has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) in the New Year Honours.

Phil has worked for the Royal Household for 15 years as a Fire Safety Officer at Buckingham Palace, and has lived at Kensington Palace for the last nine years.

He has been the HoU at Putney for the last year and has served 17 years as a retained fireman in Kent and Essex.

Prior to that he served in the Royal Navy Submarine Service on HMS Olympus, HMS Onyx and HMS Churchill.

He also saw general service on HMS Triumph and HMS Leopard.