Award for MVS Putney man
George Mellett has been awarded the John Coleman Trophy 2018 by the River Thames Trust.
The award is for promoting and protecting the river and for working with disadvantaged groups as well as educating others about the river.
George has a lifetime of maritime experience starting in 1964 with the Toughs Boatyard in Teddington.
He joined the RNR in 1968 and then the Royal Navy in 1970.
He has also worked with Norfolk Line Ferries and Thames Passenger Boats.
He obtained his boat-masters Licence in 1995.
George has been in the MVS since 2010, is now a VPO at MVS Putney.