Sailor wins award for gulf service

CAPT. JORDAN, OC HMS COLLINGWOOD PRESENTS LT CDR KEILLOR A JOINT COMMANDERS COMMENDATION FOR HIS SERVICES DURING OP KIPION.
CAPT. JORDAN, OC HMS COLLINGWOOD PRESENTS LT CDR KEILLOR A JOINT COMMANDERS COMMENDATION FOR HIS SERVICES DURING OP KIPION.

Recognised for excellent service an Arbroath sailor has been presented with the Joint Commanders Commendation.

Lieutenant Commander Stuart Keillor, 33, was given the award for his outstanding service in support of Operation Kipion.

Joining the Navy in Septemebr 1999 Lieutenant Commander Keillor has since served on Swiftsure and Trafalgar class submarines, he is currently serving at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire, as a Principal Warfare Officer (Submarine Operations Specialist).

He cites his career highlight as being whilst serving in Bahrain 2013-2014 where he worked in a multi-national environment. It is for this appointment he received the Commendation.

Originally from Arbroath where his mother Dorothea and late father George lived, he now lives in Milton of Campsie with his wife Victoria and children.

The former Arbroath Academy student, worked in the Co-op supermarket, Abbeygate before joining the Navy as a cadet aged 18.

In his free time he enjoys running, studying for a business degree and spending time with his family.

He said of his award: “Whilst it is nice to receive an award such as this, the true honour is being able to represent my country’s national interests abroad.

“This would not be possible without the continued understanding of my family whose support I value greatly.”

Operation Kipion refers to the military presence in the Gulf.

The maritime presence is a demonstration of the Royal Navy’s continued commitment to enduring peace and stability, ensuring the safe flow of trade and oil in the area.