Black Arrows Founder and Chairman Henry T. Gaspard along with 130 other award recipients collected his BEM – British Empire Medal at Westminster Abbey on Monday 27 September 2021.
The awards were presented by Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
The ceremony recognised the voluntary contribution made by those individuals to their local communities in a range of different fields.
It was a very humbling moment firstly being at Westminster Abbey with such a long history of Monarchy, but also being in the company of fellow award recipients, some of whom I knew, and other who I networked with.
A truly special occasion!!