Congratulations to Robert Watson who was awarded an M.B.E. in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2013.
Robert received his award in October 2013 from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. "It was the proudest day of my life and one that I will never forget." He went on to say, "This is for everyone who has helped, I could not have done it without them."
Robert has been a long serving member of the Carnival Committee after attending the public meeting following the first Carnival in 1964.
Robert became Chairman of the Carnival Committee in 1981. He retired this post in 2007 when his Grandson, Martin Green took over.
Robert however, continues to help with the event to this day and I can think of no better way of celebrating 50 years of Braintree Carnival.