On Friday 27th November 2015 Linda Strachan received her British Empire Medal for services to sport in the community from the Queen’s representative the Lord Lieutenant of London, Kenneth Olisa.
The BEM was awarded in the Queen’s birthday honours last June. It celebrates the tenth anniversary of the founding of Newham Swords, Linda’s tremendous efforts for the club and the achievements of its fencers. Newham Swords has GB’s No1 and No2 Junior mens foil and other nationally and internationally accomplished fencers.
The presentation was made at the Tower of London in the company of an awesome looking Beefeater. [click images for larger picture]