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Joan Reynolds

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Joan Reynolds

MBE
Born1925 (age 95–96)
Crindau, Newport, Wales
AllegianceBritish
Army
RankLance corporal
UnitRoyal Artillery
Battles/warsWorld War II
Other workSecretary of the Bassaleg and Rhiwderin branch of The Royal British Legion

Joan Reynolds MBE was born in Crindau, Newport, Wales in 1925.[1] She served in the Royal Artillery regiment during World War II and trained in heavy anti-aircraft command post instruments and served on gun sites around Britain. At 17 she was promoted to Lance corporal. In 1982 she became secretary of the Bassaleg and Rhiwderin branch of The Royal British Legion which she has helped raise more than £250,000 for.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

She was awarded Membership of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2003 Birthday Honours for her charity work.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cooke-Black, Saul (2018). "Newport stalwart Joan Reynolds discusses charity work and Second World War service". southwalesargus.co.uk. South Wales Argus.
  2. Anon (2003). "Awards creating Members of the British Empire, surnames M-S, in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC News.


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