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MBE Citation
« on: Tuesday 14 September 10 10:39 BST (UK) »
My G.Grand father Thomas Brodigan was awarded the MBE for meritorious sea service in the merchant navy. Does anyone know how I can obtain the citation for this medal.

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Re: MBE Citation
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 14 September 10 16:36 BST (UK) »
Have you tried the London Gazette? Its a bit of a rigmarole but its worth a try...
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 14 September 10 18:57 BST (UK) »
Nothing much in the London Gazette: http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35843/supplements/66 only his name.

I can confirm that Captain Thomas Brodigan was awarded the MBE(Civ) in the New Year's Honours List of 1943.
He was serving on mv "LOTTIE R"
"LOTTIE R" British coaster (Stone & Rolfe) built in 1937. She survived the war.

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 September 10 20:46 BST (UK) »
Thankyou for that information it is much appreciated. My brother is in possession of the medal and my mother who has passed away now,told me how she went to Buckingham Palace with her Grandfather when he received it. I am curious to know what he did to receive such an honour.
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 14 September 10 21:25 BST (UK) »
Hi Vienna !

How exciting that you are interested in how your GGrandfather won the MBE and the fact that he was Captain of an MV ~ The Lottie R fascinates me too as they were used for all kinds of tasks during WW2.

There is a record of his Medal listing at The National Archive and you can obtain it for an online fee of £3.50 here http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=4458867&queryType=1&resultcount=1

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 15 September 10 09:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks Wendi. I'll send away for that and do some investigating into the LOTTE R.
Regards Vienna

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 15 September 10 16:35 BST (UK) »
Please let us know what you find out!
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 15 September 10 17:33 BST (UK) »
A local newspaper might have written something about the award and the reason for it.
Have you tried your nearest archives?
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 15 September 10 18:52 BST (UK) »
Hello,

The Times dated  Monday, Jan 04, 1943 has his name included in the New Year's Honours list "For services to Civil Defence".

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