Operational Medals awarded to Capital Sound's Charlie Ellery

Capital Sound's Charlie Ellery has been awarded an Operational Service Medal and The Iraq Medal in recognition of his work in operational areas in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Capital Sound project manager Charlie Ellery has been awarded an Operational Service Medal and The Iraq Medal in recognition of his work as production and tour manager in operational areas in Afghanistan and Iraq. For the past 10 years UK audio rental company Capital Sound has been working with CSE Forces Entertainment ­– the live entertainment arm of the Services Sound & Vision Corporation ­– to support British troops in the Middle East. In total, Ellery has worked19 tours to Afghanistan and eight tours to Iraq for a total of 176 days. More than 45 days must be served in operational areas for recipients to qualify for the awards. As Ellery received his medals, Nicky Ness, controller of BFBS Radio and director of entertainment, joked: “He’s eaten roughly 80 RAF paninis and suffered approximately 160 hours of indigestion as a result! If the RAF did air miles, he’d have enough to fly to the moon (via Mars, the lost city of Atlantis and Birmingham).” “Anyone who’s worked with Charlie will know and appreciate his absolute commitment to getting the job done. He is seemingly indefatigable and always willing to go the extra mile. He has worked miracles in the desert – even when kit hasn’t arrived he has begged, borrowed and stolen equipment to ensure that the boys and girls still get some kind of show,” she added. “Charlie has shown total dedication to bringing our forces a morale boost and we are delighted he has received these medals.” The medals were presented at a ceremony at the Victory Services Club in London by Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir David Richards. “We are incredibly proud of Charlie,” said Capital Sound MD Keith Davis. “Our work with the armed forces is something we don’t talk about very often, but to have one of our staff honoured in this way makes all the hard work even more worth it.” www.capital-sound.co.uk



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