The achievements of dozens of people from the South have been recognised by the Queen in her Birthday Honours list. Mel Bloor has been finding out more about the good works of some of those who have been selected for the honours.
The report features:
Sue Bourne a headteacher from Berkshire
Helen Butler from the Isle of Wight who set up the Red Squirrel Trust.
Roy Pidgeon from Kings Somborne in Hampshire has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The 80-year-old, was given recognition for his services to the Air Training Corps (ATC). He will retire from the ATC in July after 67 years of service. He told us about his work.
Mr Pidgeon joined the Air Training Corps in 1946 as a Cadet and has remained an active member ever since in a variety of roles.
As an officer he has been involved in staff development by mentoring them offering guidance and advice as necessary. He also helped cadets to develop their leadership skills through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
Patricia Lovett, a professional scribe from Sevenoaks in Kent has been awarded an MBE. She is the first person to ever receive the honour for Services to Heritage Craft and Calligraphy. Her experience includes work as an illuminator, teacher, lecturer and an author. She gave her reaction.