Helensburgh columnist Adveritser wins Scottish Veterans Award

A weekly columnist won a major military honor for his volunteer work.

Mike Edwards, who writes for the Helensburgh Advertiser, was named Reservist of the Year at the Scottish Veterans Awards.

The former sports correspondent for the Aberdeen-based daily The Press & Journal, pictured, received the award in recognition of his work for various good causes related to the armed forces

In particular, he was honored for his work with Erskine, the charity for former servicemen, who nominated him for this honor.

Mike, who has written a bi-monthly column for the advertiser since last year, told the newspaper: “Yeah, I got the award; yes, my name is on the trophy; and yes, I received all the congratulations.

“But the award is as much for the military charities that I am proud and privileged to serve as it is for me.

“I have to thank Erskine from the bottom of my heart for nominating me and I sincerely believe the award is for the charity as well.

“I am fortunate to be involved with this remarkable organization whose exceptional staff do so many wonderful things for our incredible veterans.

“It’s a privilege to be able to do all of this while serving as an Army Reservist, a role I was blessed with for almost 30 years. I’m really humble.

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