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Queen's Birthday honours for north-east heroes


By David Porter

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Across the north-east, the Queen's Birthday honours, which were delayed from their normal June announcement date, have recognised individuals for their contributions to society.

Norman Fraser was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community in Ellon.
Norman Fraser was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community in Ellon.

Retired fireman John Anderson QFSM from Fraserburgh was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to the community during the Covid-19 response.

Director of the supply chain, decommissioning and HR for the Oil and Gas Authority, Stuart Payne from Dunecht was awarded the CBE for his services to the oil and gas sector.

The former chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation Bertie Armstrong, a resident of Kingseat was made an OBE for services to the industry.

Inverurie's Dr Deborah O'neil, chief executive of Aberdeen based Novabiotics was made an OBE for services to biotechnology, business and charity.

British Empire Medals were also awarded to several recipients including Kathleen Anderson for services to the community in Strathdon and Upper Donside, Charles Flint from Westhill, co-founder of Evergreens Table Tennis

Club for services to sport for older people in north east Scotland and Ellon's own Norman Fraser, president of the Ellon Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland for services to the community.

Kintore's Pauline Stirling also received the British Empire Medal for voluntary service to disability sport for her work with Grampian Disability Sports, Ian Thomson, secretary of the Lumphanan Branch, Royal British Legion Scotland received his for voluntary

service to the ex-service community in Aberdeenshire and Audrey Wood from Newmacharwas recognised for services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in north-east.



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