Popular ex-pat, businessman and Royal British Legion Thailand Secretary and Welfare Chairman, Mr. Bert Elson BEM has been appointed as the new British Honorary Consul for Pattaya. The announcement was made today by the British Embassy.
Their choice is expected to be a popular one amongst the British Community in Pattaya. Mr. Elson has extensive experience in dealing with British ex-servicemen who experience welfare issues and is well-known by the local authorities and the Embassy who he has worked with over the years in some often complex welfare cases involving elderly and often vulnerable ex-servicemen.
Mr. Elson is taking on the challenging role after the recent closure of the British Consulate in Pattaya and only weeks after he received the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Years Honours List.
Former British Honorary Consul Howard Miller says “Bert is an excellent choice for the role as Honorary Consul. I often worked with him on consular cases and believe his experience and professionalism will ensure that those in need of consular assistance in the future will receive the best possible service from Bert in conjunction with the British Embassy in Bangkok.
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