Thorbjørn Solberg Andersen receives the King's Medal of Merit on board the Norwegian pearl - The Ship Sørlandet
State administrator in Agder, Gina Lund, surprisingly came on board The Ship Sørlandet in Lillesand on 27 June 2022 to award the King's Medal of Merit to Thorbjørn Solberg Andersen.
Thorbjørn Solberg Andersen has been an active person who has contributed in many areas in the choir Hermanos, Hestmannen and the sailors' association in Lillesand.
- With his maritime background, it is very nice to be allowed to hand out this medal at this very place - on the region's great pride - on the full rigger Sørlandet, says Gina Lund. Much can be said about your efforts, but it is natural to place special emphasis on the great and tireless work you have had and done to bring the war sailors to light. The society's treatment of war sailors is still a stain on our post-war history, the state administrator continued in his speech to Solberg Andersen.