Major Wesley Hughes - MBE awarded for efforts during Afghan tour
Congratulations to Major Wesley Hughes (MPharm Pharmacy 2001) who is to be made an MBE on 23 May following the latest operational honours and awards list.
He was one of 131 personnel whose efforts and bravery in Afghanistan, roughly during the period April 1 to September 31 2011, were formally recognised.
Wes is an Army Officer from The 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. During his tour of Afghanistan he was involved in transferring security to Afghan Forces throughout Helmand Province.
Despite working in dangerous and volatile circumstances, he was the driving force behind the transferral of security, introducing a series of best practices and showing faith in the local people and his mission.
Major Wesley Hughes, 33, studied at Bath between 1997 and 2001. He qualified as a Pharmacist before enlisting in the Armed Forces.
He said: "Despite being seemingly a million miles from Pharmacy it is amazing how often when faced with a stabilisation operation within a third world country, the knowledge and experience gained from my degree supported me in achieving my mission in Afghanistan.
"Great thanks obviously goes out to the team which supported me and my family for having to put up with the grumpiness and absenteeism for the last year."