New Year Honours
Congratulations to Alan Regin on his MBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List. A well deserved recognition of an amazing contribution to ringing over many years.
"For services to Campanology and its Heritage."
We are proud to count Alan as Member of the Society. In addition to serving as Master for a total of 7 years between 1987 and 2015, Alan has contributed a huge amount as a leader and mentor amongst both the Society and the ringing community as a whole. His impact has been seen particularly with regard to the Rolls of Honour and the Ypres project, through which we have opportunity to pay tribute to those ringers who sacrificed their lives for us in the World Wars.
There has been coverage in the press and on radio; here is an excerpt from The Saturday Times, under the headline “Bellringers earn gongs for bongs”
Bellringing is championed in the honours list with three awards.
Alan Regin, 58, who compiled a list of bellringers who died in wartime, is appointed MBE for services to campanology and its heritage.
Mr Regin, who has been ringing bells since childhood, is steward of the Rolls of Honour for the Central Council of Church Bellringers, which pays tribute to the 1,400 ringers killed in the First World War and 300 who died in the Second World War.
Mr Regin was at the parish church in Chiddingfold in Surrey to commemorate a three-hour full peal rung there exactly 100 years ago by Robert Melville, who was killed in France in September 1918.
Bryan Birkett receives a BEM for services to bellringing in Nottinghamshire. Thomas Metcalfe is appointed MBE for bellringing in Cumbria."
Many thanks and congratulations Alan for all your dedication and hard work.
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Congratulations, Alan well deserved 10th January 2018