Great Britian's Honorary Consul for Bali, Mark Wilson, and his brother Philip, are flying on Monday, July 12, 2004, to London for some much deserved rest and recreation and to attend a special investiture ceremony marking their induction into the Order of the British Empire.
On July 16, 2004, Philip and Mark will present themselves adorned in morning suits at Buckingham Palace where they will be handed their rank of office either by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, or another senior member of the Royal Family.
The two brothers are formally receiving their award for "sterling, grueling and tireless service to help victims and their relatives after the Bali bombing atrocity" in October of 2002.
Mark Wilson, the Honorary British Consul in Bali, and his Brother Philip, opened their Sanur area restaurant as the nerve center for the coordination of British volunteers after the bombing that claimed 202 lives, 23 of whom were U.K. nationals.
After attending the investiture ceremonies, both Mark and Philip will be off to Cardiff, Wales to help support Bali's bid to host Interhash 2006 by running and voting for Bali at this year's Interhash in Wales. Shortly thereafter they'll be back "home" in Bali working at the British Consulate during the day and tending to their customers at the popular British Pub The Cat and the Fiddle, opposite the Sanur Beach Hotel, each evening.
As shown on balidiscovery.com, left to right, Philip Wilson O.B.E. and brother Mark Wilson O.B.E., posing in front of the Cat and the Fiddle English Pub.
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