Lisbon Area Representative and lately Vice-Chairman, the Portugal and Atlantic Islands Branch of the Royal British Legion, receives a BEM [British Empire Medal] for services to the Royal British Legion in Portugal.
David Wright is recognised for an outstanding and sustained contribution to the Royal British Legion in Portugal. For many years, as the Vice-Chairman of the Portugal Royal British Legion branch and Lisbon area representative, he has been the driving force behind numerous initiatives to support British veterans and their families living in Portugal, such as the Poppy Appeal, monthly members’ lunches and in particular, for his planning and delivery of the highly successful Remembrance Sunday events in Lisbon. He has also voluntarily supported other organisations in the Lisbon area with his time and energy with significant benefits to the British and wider community in the Lisbon area, and to the UK’s reputation in Portugal.
On learning of his award, David Wright said: “Receiving this award is an extraordinary honour. I am deeply grateful and humbled to be recognised in this way. It is also very much a testament to the support and encouragement I have received from my family, friends, and colleagues along the way. We have enjoyed some great times together.”