Major Nicol David


World squash darling, Nicole David has been given the honorary rank with the Royal Malaysian Air Force Voluntary Reserve Unit by RMAF chief Gen Tan Sri Rodzali Daud today.

The ceremony was done at the Defence Ministry. It was noted that Nicol was among 20 people given honorary officers ranks but the first prominent athlete.

Nicol said she was taken aback when first informed about it but acknowledged it was remarkable to be given such a recognition.

Last month, world badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei was awarded the honorary lieutenant-commander’s rank with the Royal Malaysian Navy Reservist Unit.