The Prince of Wales has praised a Birmingham lawyer for his work serving in the military reserve forces in Iraq.
The lawyer, who is 28 and from Edgbaston but does not want to be named, works for Wragge & Co on Colmore Row.
He has spent six months in Iraq and takes two weeks off to train with the reservists each year.
He and his firm were praised for supporting the reserve forces at a reception hosted by the Prince of Wales at his Highgrove House residence earlier this month.
The Prince told Wragge & Co: "The role played by the reserve forces is so important in today's world.
"I know how difficult it is for employers to release reservists for service and I would like to thank Wragge & Co for the tremendous contribution they have made."
Linda Bellis, director of human resources at the firm, wrote to the lawyer and kept in touch with his family while he was in Iraq.
She said: "We were honoured to have been invited to the Prince of Wales' reception. We believe wholeheartedly that it is important to give our full support to members of the Volunteer Reserve Forces in any way we can."
Tim Corry, who works for Supporting Britain's Reservists and Employers (Sa-BRE) said: " Mobilisation is obviously a time of concern for reservists and employers alike.
"To know that their employer is supportive makes a huge difference to reservists."
* For more information about becoming a Reservist click on www.sabre.mod.uk