Barry Hieger Thanked For His Work


There was a surprise in store for Barry Hieger, 79, when HRH The Earl of Wessex presented him with a DofE Lifetime Achievement Award, which came 'totally out of the blue'. As JLGB's longest-serving Officer, he has held almost every single major voluntary position and is now an Honorary Vice President. In 1948 at the age of 13, Barry joined JLGB in its previous incarnation as the Jewish Lads' Brigade and after completing national service in the Army, was part of The DofE from the very start. He has helped to train almost every single Gold DofE participant for their expeditions and did so until last summer – and despite being nearly 80 years old, still plans to continue to assess Silver Expeditions!

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