Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis, has today been awarded an MBE for services to the British armed forces.
During his fifteen year Army career, Jarvis served as Aide de Camp to General Sir Mike Jackson, in his role as overall commander of forces in Kosovo and as head of the British Army. Jarvis also served as a Platoon Commander with 1 Para in Kosovo, as Adjutant of 3 Para in Northern Ireland and Iraq and as a Company Commander with 1 Para in Afghanistan.
Speaking after the announcement he said, “I feel extremely honoured and humbled to receive this accolade.
On a day like today, however, my thoughts are with the family and friends of the fallen. Great Britain is lucky to have the best armed forces in the world and I was proud to serve alongside some outstanding people. The army has afforded me friends and experiences that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I still strongly believe that the Army offers young people in this country exceptional life and career opportunities.
The MBE is a great honour. I now look forward to getting on with the task of representing the people of Barnsley Central.”