LISTEN: HMS Bulwark Given Award for Olympic Duties on Weymouth and Portland
7:43am 28th January 2013
(Updated 7:45am 28th January 2013)
One of the main players in Weymouth and Portland's Olympics security operation has been honoured for its performance on the water.
HMS Bulwark was presented with the 2012 Royal Navy Capability Award and the Capital Ship Efficiency award for peak military performance.
The amphibious flagship was docked in Weymouth bay for the entire duration of the summer games last year.
The trophies were presented to the commanding officer, Captain Andrew Burns, by Rear Admiral Duncan Potts, at the Surface Ship Command Symposium. Captain Burns said: "The ship's company have delivered an extraordinary range of activity on behalf of defence during 2012. Bulwark has executed each task to an exceptionally high standard and I am delighted that this has been recognised through these awards. Every member of the Bulwark team should be justifiably proud of their achievements."
Wessex FM was given exclusive access to the Royal Navy Flagship during the Olympics 2012, you can listen to Luke de Costa's special report on it's duties here online.