THE EX-LEADER of Oldham’s Mountain Rescue Team has been hauled down to London by Royal appointment – to collect his MBE.
And former colleagues of Mick Nield have thanked his family for its role behind his three decades of service.
Mick, who lives in Mossley, was at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday to collect his honour for services to mountain rescue.
The 52-year-old, who is still a dog handler, first volunteered with OMRT in 1988 and only stood down as Team Leader last year.
He was accompanied by wife Trisha and daughters Georgia and Robyn.
The builder was described as ‘the driving force behind the team for 25 years and has made OMRT what it is today, an efficient, capable and well-respected MR team.’
And his family were thanked for all they have done to make sure he could be as committed to the cause.
In a Facebook post, OMRT said: “We would also like to take the opportunity to thank his amazing family as he would not have been able to give such commitment without their unwavering support and understanding.”