Presentation Ceremony at Ballyedmond Castle
Our Branch Patron The Right Honourable the Lord Ballyedmond OBE., JP., LLD kindly invited NMBVA veterans to his home Ballyedmond Castle County Down on Saturday 23rd October 2010 for a tour of his estate and a sumptuous luncheon prior to presenting Pingat Jasa Malaysia medals to six veterans on behalf of the Malaysian Government to British servicemen and women who served in the hostilities in Malaya,Singapore, Borneo and the Kingdom of Brunei after Merdeka until the cessation in 1966 when Indonesia declared peace.
List of Recipients
- Mr Robert Eric Faulkner Royal Air Force
- Mr John Loughrey 22 Light Air Defence Rgt., Royal Artillery
- Mr Wenford Maguire 1st King’s Dragoon Guards
- Mr William Partridge 6 Light Regiment Royal Artillery
- Mr Eric McIlveen 1st Battalion Argyll and Southern Highlanders (Unable to attend, received by his niece Mrs Patricia Baker)
- Mr George Hewitt Royal Navy
Mrs Pearl Coulter presented a bouquet to Lady Mary Ballyedmond
Mr Danny Faulkner, Branch President thanked Lord Ballyedmond and presented him with a NMBVA shield.
Lord Ballyedmond presented Mrs Pearl Coulter with a scroll to mark the service of our Late Honourable Secretary Nigel Coulter ISM.