Rewards for Army advice and work for village and at Games

Rewards for Army advice and work for village and at Games

Peter Davis, who is to be made an OBE, on the flight deck of an RAF Hercules on the way to Kabul last June

Maurice Cole

First published in Trowbridge

A policy advisor from Trowbridge is to be made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to the Armed Forces, especially in support of Afghan operations.

Peter Davis, 48, was a civilian policy advisor to the deputy commander during a six-month deployment in Kabul, which ended last July.

Mr Davis, who is married and has 18-year-old triplet sons, said: “I feel really proud and pleased.

“It is nice that deployed civilians get acknowledged from time to time.

“I enjoyed my time on deployment, although it is much easier to say that after you have returned.

“It is such a unique experience to go out and work in that environment but being away from home is not nice and there is an element of risk.”

Teacher Anne Bull-George, who taught at Aloeric Primary School in Melksham during her 30-year career, is also to be made an OBE for services to education.

She said she enjoyed helping children to recognise everything they were good at and being creative with them still inspired her.

Mandy Hope from Westbury, who works for the Ministry of Defence, is also being rewarded with an OBE for public service, especially in support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while Codford man Maurice Cole, 85, receives a British Empire Medal for his services to the community at the same age his father, Harry, was given the same award for the same services to Codford.

Mr Cole was made a freeman of the village, where he has lived all his life, in 2010 for his community work. He said: “I was absolutely astounded and honoured. It is quite humbling when you are not expecting it.

“I am Codford born and bred and it is a wonderful village.

“I am very village orientated, like my father was, and it is important to keep village life going.”

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