Vale residents recognised in Queen’s honours list

HM The Queen
HM The Queen

Three people from across the Vale have been included in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Trevor Lane and Sqn Ldr Peter Robinson have both been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM).

Mr Lane, from North Marston, was recognised for services to charity and the community.

Mr Lane, 56, who lives with his wife Katherine and three children, Andrew, 22, Stuart, 18 and Victoria, 15 was acknowledged for his work in the community in establishing the village’s football and cricket clubs.

He was also recognised for his work with the special baby care unit charity at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, which he became involved with after one of his sons, Matthew, died just before his first birthday in 1986 after suffering heart problems.

Mr Lane also runs Lane’s Landscape Contractors, a family landscaping business based in Stoke Mandeville.

He said: “When I saw the letter was from the cabinet office I thought it was to do with HS2.

“When I opened it I thought it was a scam.

“It was completely unexpected and I am very honoured.”

Also recognised was Sq Ldr Robinson for services to the community in Princes Risborough.

There was also an award for the chief fire officer at Bucks Fire and Rescue Mark Jones who was given a Queen’s Fire Service medal.