Olympic heroes receive honours

British heptathlete Jessica Ennis is among the Olympians who have received honours from the Queen today. Boxer Nicola Adams and long jump athlete Greg Rutherford joined her at Buckingham Palace.

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Cycling chief Dave Brailsford knighted by Queen

British Cycling performance director and principal of Team Sky, Dave Brailsford, has received his knighthood today.

Sir Dave Brailsford receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Credit: PA

Sir David led Britain to eight cycling gold medals for a second successive Olympics and Team Sky to an historic one-two in the Tour de France.

The investiture took place at Buckingham Palace. Credit: PA

He receives his knighthood for services to cycling and the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Brailsford shows off his medal outside the Palace. Credit: Nicky Russell-Smith

Olympic heroes arrive at Buckingham Palace

Olympic gold medallists Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams and Greg Rutherford have arrived at Buckingham Palace to receive their honours.

London 2012 poster girl Jessica Ennis is collecting her CBE. Credit: ITV News
Nicola Adams (right), the first woman to win an Olympic gold boxing title, is receiving an MBE. Credit: ITV News
Long jumper Greg Rutherford (right) picks up his MBE. Credit: ITV News


Bletchley Park codebreaker to receive MBE

Codebreaker Raymond Roberts will receive an MBE today for his services to the WWII decryption centre and codebreaking.

One of the court founder members of the Testery section at Bletchley, he was tasked with breaking the German High Command's Tunny code.

Captain Raymond Roberts, a Second World War codebreaker who will receive an MBE Credit: Bletchley Park Trust/PA Wire

The decryptions are credited to helping shorten the war by at least two years.

Captain Roberts worked at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, until the end of the war, he is now the last survivor of the nine cryptanalysts who worked on Tunny.

Raymond "Jerry" Roberts receives and MBE Credit: Bletchley Park Trust/PA Wire

He has spent the last four years campaigning for acknowledgement of his colleagues.

Cherie Blair to get CBE for services to women's issues

Cherie Blair will be amongst the list of athletes, actors and code breakers today to receive honours at Buckingham Palace.

Mrs Blair will be awarded a CBE for her services to women's issues and charity.

Cherie Blair will be awarded a CBE for her services to women's issues and charity Credit: Cherie Blair

The award comes after she used the prominence she gained as wife of former prime minister Tony Blair to raise both funds and awareness for a wide range of charities at home and overseas.

Cherie Blair is patron of Breast Cancer Care, Refuge, Scope and the Community Foundation for Merseyside, honorary vice-president - and formerly president - of Barnados, and president of the Loomba Foundation.

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