Huw Jones, who was appointed an MBE. Photo: Central Beacons MRT

Huw Jones, who was appointed an MBE. Photo: Central Beacons MRT

A man who has served as a mountain rescue volunteer for more than 35 years has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours.

Huw Lloyd Jones, deputy team leader of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, was appointed an MBE.

The HM Revenue and Customs employee has previously held positions as team leader, secretary, equipment officer and trustee with the team. He also acts as press officer for the rescuers, and represents the south Wales teams in co-ordinating relations with the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter service.

Mr Jones joined the Central Beacons team in 1981, aged 18, after a spell with Ystrad Mynach Air Cadets. He received the honour in recognition of his services to Central Beacons MRT.

He acknowledged the support of his wife Tracy and son Lloyd, his parents and brother and sister in helping him fulfil his voluntary roles. Mr Jones, a project consultant and personal development coach with HMRC, also said his employers had been tremendously supportive of his mountain rescue activities.

He lives in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil.

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