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Old Rhenisher Receives MBE

Samantha Truelove (Quick), who matriculated from Rhenish Girls’ High in 1992, was awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List.

The citation:
"Lieutenant Commander Samantha Truelove Royal Navy has been awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her work in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion and her contribution to women's sport in HM Armed Forces."

Samantha was born in South Africa and went to school in Stellenbosch (Rhenish) before moving to the USA.  She worked as a scuba instructor for four years in Egypt before joining the Army Air Corps in 1996. After a short period as an Air Trooper she commissioned into the Royal Logistics Corps from Sandhurst in April 2000.

Her Service record in the Royal Navy is very impressive.  She has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and was stationed on the Ark Royal for a while.
Her work on Human Rights and the inclusion of women and the LGBT community into the armed forces has earned her global recognition and respect.  She is the captain and coach of the Royal Navy's Triathlon team.

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