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People from the region recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

Georgia Hall Photo: PA

Golfer Georgia Hall from Bournemouth is made an MBE. The 23 year old won the women's open championship in 2018.

Wiltshire Council Executive Director Alistair Cunningham Credit: Wiltshire Council

As recognition for their work during and after the 2018 Novichok incidents in Salisbury and Amesbury, Wiltshire Council executive director Alistair Cunningham has been awarded an OBE for services to the community. Director Robin Townsend receives an MBE, and network operations manager Simon Rowe receives an MBE, also for services to the community.

All three worked on the recovery programme helping Salisbury and Amesbury return to normality as quickly as possible.

Dr Mark Fulop, Dr Sarah Stubbs, Professor Tim Atkins Credit: Dstl/ Crown Copyright

Three Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) staff members have been recognised for their scientific support to the incidents in Salisbury and Amesbury.

Prof Tim Atkins, Dr Mark Fulop, and Dr Sarah Stubbs, have been made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Prof Atkins receives his OBE for his service to UK defence and security, as well as providing scientific advice and support in the response to the incidents. Dr Fulop has worked at Porton Down for 32 years and receives his OBE for his leadership in the field of chemical, biological and radiological science. Dr Stubbs receives her OBE for her work across many years to develop analytical chemistry methods, which were used to assist during the incidents.

Malcolm Cowie on left Credit: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Other recipients include former Watch Manager Malcolm Cowie who is believed to be the UK’s longest serving operational full-time firefighter.

The 65-year-old, who hung up his helmet with Kent Fire and Rescue Service last year after joining at 16 and dedicating nearly 50 years of his life to the service, has received the Queen's Fire Service Medal.

Assistant Chief Constable David Hardcastle Credit: Hampshire Police

And Hampshire Police's Assistant Chief Constable David Hardcastle has been awarded a Royal Victorian Order for his service to the Queen and the Royal Household. He has led the policing operations for some of the most high profile events in Hampshire and Thames Valley including the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May and the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank in October.