21 Lincolnshire names make Queen's honours list
A heroic fireman, a distinguished university professor and a former Lincoln Cathedral boss have all been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Each year, the list recognises people from across the realm for their outstanding contributions to society. Twenty-one Lincolnshire names have made this year's list, including former chapter clerk and chief executive of Lincoln Cathedral, Roy Bentham, who will be presented with an MBE.
Mr Bentham retired last March after 11-years at the cathedral to spend more time with his family.
Joining him on the MBE list is special sergeant Brian Hunter, from Lincolnshire Police, Ian Shaw, the former chairman of governors at Lincoln College, and publisher of Pig World Magazine, Digby Lindstone-Scott, who is being recognised for his services to the pig industry.
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Professor Nigel Allinson, professor of image engineering at the University of Lincoln, is also set to receive an MBE for his services to engineering.
He has been granted the honour for his research, which has contributed to major advances in police crime scene investigation and medicine. He is also the inventor of the world's largest silicon imager and leads a team of image engineers at the university.
Speaking on the honour, Professor Allinson said: "I am proud and thrilled to receive this honour, but it is of course very much in recognition of all the team here at Lincoln and those I've worked with during my 30-year academic career."
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue's Neil Fritzsche is set to be presented with the Queen's Fire Service Medal.
Mr Fritzsche served as the operations commander on a team of seven of the county's firefighters who flew to Japan to offer vital aid following the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis last year.
The Queen is also set to present Paul Strong, who retired last July after 25-years as headteacher at William Farr Comprehensive School, in Welton, with an OBE.
Other names on the honours list are as follows:
British Empire Medal (BEM)
- Jan Elisabeth Alexander, for services to public health training.
- David William Howard, for services to the Samaritans in Lincoln.
- John Lloyd-Jones, prison officer at HM Prison Stocken, Rutland.
- David James Margarson, higher executive officer at Jobcentre Plus, for services to mental health in Lincolnshire.
- Nicholas Pitts, for services to the community in Spalding.
- Robert Sheppard, for services to nature conservation.
- John Francis Howe Smith, secretary at The Stamford Mercury Archive Trust,for services to conservation.
Order of the British Empire (MBE)
- Dr Julia Kathy Schofield, consultant dermatologist at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, for services to dermatology.
- Roy Schofield, for services to community in Caistor.
- Doreen White, social area supervisor at Franklin Sixth Form College, Grimsby, for services to education.
- John Kirk, a chief technician stationed at RAF Waddington.
Order of the British Empire (OBE)
- Matthew Lugg, director of environment and transport at Leicestershire County Council, for services to local government, from Lincolnshire.
- Dr Timothy Frederick Coles, project director of Operation Wallacea Ltd, for services to environmental conservation.
- Richard Barrow, wing commander stationed at RAF Waddington.
Take That's Gary Barlow will also receive an OBE as a personal gift from the Queen for his work organising the Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace.
Titatnic actress Kate Winslet and choirmaster Gareth Malone will also be recognised with honours.