Queen's high honour for former Norfolk airman

Former RAF Marham commander and Chief of the Defence Staff Jock Stirrup has been made a Knight of the Garter Credit: Arrow Press/EMPICS Entertainment

One of RAF Marham's former Station Commanders has been made a Knight of the Garter, one of the highest honours for chivalry given by the Queen.

Air Chief Marshal Lord Jock Stirrup was in charge of the Norfolk base during the Gulf War in the 1990s.

He went on to be head of the UK Armed Forces.

New appointments are announced on Saint George's Day and are given to those who have served the country well.

Other Knights of the Garter in our region include the former Prime Minster and Huntingdon MP Sir John Major.