Saffron Walden and Essex residents feature in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours

PUBLISHED: 22:31 16 June 2017

PC Paul Nicholls with PD Archie. Picture: PAUL NICHOLLS

PC Paul Nicholls with PD Archie. Picture: PAUL NICHOLLS


As singers, actors and scientists have been given honours for the Queen’s birthday, so too have prominent members of the community in Saffron Walden and other parts of Essex.

Dr John Baker. Picture: NLG EAST`Dr John Baker. Picture: NLG EAST`

Announced today, this year’s list includes retired Captain Gaubahadur Gurung, who works as an executive officer at the Ministry of Defence, for his services in support of service personnel.

He will be receive an MBE for his work while a former counsel to the chairman of committees at the House of Lords will be presented with an Order of the Bath.

This year, Dr John Baker will also be awarded an MBE for his services to education over 50 years.

Dr Baker has been praised for his work as a governor at Edith Borthwick since 1987, where is he is vice-chairman.

He said: “I was deeply shocked, but I also feel very humbled. I could not do this without support from my wife, family and colleagues.”

Peter Neil Milledge will be honoured with a CB in recognition of his services to the House.

Glenys Jackson is also on the list and will receive an OBE for her services to recruitment and training.

Also based in Saffron Walden, she is director of the Merchant Navy Training Board.

The Queen’s Police Medal will be handed out to another Essex resident – Paul Nicholls, a constable with Essex Police.

Mr Nicholls first joined the force in 1987 and led the way in the force’s dog unit including implementing training methods and introducing the first forensic dog trained at detecting blood and helping find survivors.

He said: “It was very humbling when I found out. Everything I have ever done has been around dogs, it’s not been for me.

“It was a schoolboy dream to be a police dog handler, and the day I got into the unit was the best of my life.

“I feel really privileged to to have been working with such incredibly talented animals.”

The Queen’s Fire Service Medal will also be presented to a local name - acting chief fire officer for Essex Fire and Rescue Service, Adam John Eckley.


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