Cwmbran RAF man, Iestyn Morgan, honoured for work in Afghanistan
8:01pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
AN RAF officer from Cwmbran has been awarded a medal for important work in Afghanistan.
Flight Lieutenant Iestyn Morgan was responsible for the tasking of all UK helicopters in Helmand Province, making sure land forces had ready access to a range of aircraft to meet urgent needs.
The 32-year-old attended a special ceremony at force headquarters, RAF Benson, last week to receive his Operational Service Medal from chief of staff personnel, Air Vice-Marshall Matt Wiles.
The former Fairwater High School student Iestyn, who received the honour in front of fiancee Vicky and one-month-old son Caden, said: “I am extremely proud of what the men and women of the UK armed forces are enduring on operations in Afghanistan.”
Iestyn’s next tour of duty will see his young family move to Bristol, closer to his mum and dad, Ann and Malcolm, who live in Newport.
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