Autumn 2015

Decorated submariner

Queen's Birthday Honours list success for latest James Fisher recruit.

Andy McPhearson had only been in his new job at James Fisher Defence (now part of JFD Global) for six months when he heard he had been put forward for the Meritorious Service Medal on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

The submarine escape and rescue specialist, who now works as engineering support manager with JFD, was put forward by the Royal Navy in recognition of his 28 years' exemplary military service, in particular for his services towards submarine escape and rescue where he managed and assured escape inspections for the whole submarine fleet.

Andy joined JFD straight from the Royal Naval Submarine Service in February 2015 where he is currently working in Australia, helping train the teams on the annual Royal Australian Navy exercise Black Carillon.

"This award shows just how JFD is strengthening its submarine escape and rescue capability by employing the right people with experience and commitment – it would be difficult to find someone outside the Navy with as much experience,"

says Ben Sharples, technical director for JFD.

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