Richard West receives Special Award

Richard West MBE, FRPSL, has received a special award from Stamp Active in recognition of fifty years of service to youth philately. He first joined the Melville Memorial Committee in 1972 and he has given continuous service to the evolving National Youth Stamp Group and now the Stamp Active Network. His principal role has been as organiser and judge for the national youth stamp competitions and he is an International Youth Judge and a member of the FIP Youth Commission for GB. The award of a certificate and gift of a 180th Anniversary Wyon Medal was presented to Richard by John Davies, Immediate Past Chairman of Stamp Active, at a meeting of the Royal Philatelic Society London in December.

Susan Henderson, Chair of Stamp Active, said “There is no more deserving individual than Richard for this award. The Bill Hart award recognises outstanding service to youth philately in Great Britain. He has done a tremendous job in encouraging children to achieve high levels for a long time and we greatly appreciate all he has done.”