Mother's pride as Army captain is awarded MBE

Captain Steffan Wright with his MBE and his mother Gisela Taylor

Captain Steffan Wright with his MBE and his mother Gisela Taylor

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THE mother of an Army captain who was raised in Darlington has spoken of her pride after he was awarded an MBE.

Captain Steffan Wright, 47, of the Royal Engineers, was presented with the honour for his work to secure stadiums across the UK in preparation for the London Olympics, working in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police.

Capt Wright, who attended Dodmire Infant and Junior Schools and Haughton School before joining the Army, was joined by his family at Buckingham Palace, where he received his MBE from Prince Charles.

He follows in the footsteps of his father, Captain Henry Wright, also of the Royal Engineers, who was himself awarded an MBE 18 years ago.

Gisela Taylor, Captain Wright’s mother, spoke of her pride at her son’s achievements and said he was well remembered by people in the local area.

She added: “It was a wonderful day at the palace, something I will never forget. Me and his sister, Caroline, are so very proud of him.”

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7:23pm Mon 14 Apr 14

still here says...

How lovely. Sincere congratulations.
How lovely. Sincere congratulations. still here
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10:51pm Mon 14 Apr 14

behonest says...

I saw Dodmire, and Haughton, and saw Army Captain, and thought this must be a misprint.

Then I saw his age. 47. He obviously had to work for his commission.

Well done.
I saw Dodmire, and Haughton, and saw Army Captain, and thought this must be a misprint. Then I saw his age. 47. He obviously had to work for his commission. Well done. behonest
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