NAAFI employee receives 45-Year Long Service Award

In December, long-time NAAFI employee Paul McCallum was presented with our 45-Year Long Service Award – a remarkable achievement! Paul was presented the award by Base XO Commander Peter Noblett, Lieutenant Commander Carl Steedman, Commander Nigel Kew, NAAFI’s LO Lieutenant Commander Jim Callagher and Royal Navy Operations Manager Timothy Clark.

Paul took his first steps with the NAAFI Naval Canteen Service aged 16 onboard HMS London as an assistant in 1978, before moving onto his first managerial post with HMS Nottingham.

He has enjoyed time on a plethora of the Royal Navy Fleet during his dedicated career experiencing conflicts in the Falkland Islands on HMS Invincible, the Gulf War onboard HMS Campbeltown and the Libya Revolt serving on HMS Cumberland. 

One of Paul’s memories from times-gone-by was completing a remarkable 186-day period without stepping foot ashore during a tour of the Falklands, the longest period a NAAFI employee has been continuously at sea.

Swapping HMS Northumberland for drier land in 2015, Paul is currently NAAFI Royal Navy Coordinator at HMNB Clyde, a pivotal role which sees him manage the warehouse and support NAAFI’s operations onboard RN Ships.

This Long Service Award honours Paul’s unwavering commitment, extensive knowledge and 45 years of exceptional service to NAAFI and the Royal Navy.

Everyone at NAAFI would like to congratulate Paul on a fantastic achievement.


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