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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018

12 June 2018

Local residents have been recognised for their works in West Berkshire in the Queen's 2018 Birthday Honours list.

Howard Tucker is awarded a CBE for services to worldwide justice for his past work as a member of the UN global Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Ms Smyth, who has more than 40 years experience in the mineral and petroleum industries and now chairs the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, said everyone she had worked with in her career should share her pride in being awarded an AC. She has won Oscars, two Golden Globes and three BAFTAs in a professional career that has spanned more than three decades.

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Actor Tom Hardy has also been honoured with a CBE, while boxer Anthony Joshua will receive the same title.

The brother of aid worker David Haines, who was murdered by Islamic State extremists, is made an OBE for his work against terrorism. Footballer Jermain Defoe has been granted an OBE for his services to charity with the Jermain Defoe Foundation for underprivileged children.

The 35-year-old struck up a strong friendship with six-year-old football mascot Bradley Lowery, as the little boy battled a rare childhood cancer last year.

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The heavyweight boxing champion will receive an OBE for his contribution to sport while King receives a CBE for services to music and culture. The youngest victor is Menna Fitzpatrick, 20, team GB's most decorated winter paralympian - who also receives an MBE.

"To receive such an MBE from Her Majesty is just a tremendous honour".

These honours, which are handed out twice a year, once at New Year and again to mark the Queen's birthday, recognize ordinary people and celebrities, who have made achievements in public life or committed themselves to serving and helping Britain.

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"I like to think this award honours that, and the importance of literature and creativity in the classroom".

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018