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Congratulations Sam Hutchings OBE OP!
Sam at PGS
Sam at PGS

Huge congratulations to Surgeon Commander Sam Hutchings (OP 1991 and current parent) who was awarded the OBE in the Queen's birthday honours..

Sam is a Royal Navy Surgeon and was awarded the OBE for setting up a command and control structure to oversee nine intensive care units, from Kings College Hospital London, during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to Portsmouth News, Sam said "‘I was surprised and a bit embarrassed because I didn’t do anything that hundreds of people didn’t do. It is a team effort and every single person deserves praise."

He has seen service for the RN in submarines, and in Iraq, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis.

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