People from communities across Northern Ireland were being celebrated in the Queens Birthday Honours last night.
The list recognizes the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people.
Independent Councillor William McCandless said “Another annual event which has been delayed by Covid-19 has been The Queen’s Birthday Honours for the United Kingdom. This event normally takes place in June on the occasion of the Queen’s official birthday but has been delayed until the Autumn because of the pandemic.
These awards are for merit, service and bravery and I wish to extend my heartiest congratulations to all in our local community who have been the recipients of these prestigious awards.
A personal honour to the individuals, an honour to their families and an honour to our Borough. Congratulations – well done.”
Among those are a number of local people throughout the Borough that include :
Lorraine Abernethy – For services to Paedritic Occupational Therapy & the COVID-19 response.
Reverend Dr John Isaac Thompson TD DL – For services to Her Majestys Forces and the community in Cookstown
Raymond Alexander Dowey – Lately permanent lay worker, Northern Ireland Railways. For services to public transport.
Nigel John Walker – Prison officer, HM prisons, Northern Ireland. For services to the Northern Ireland Prison Service.
Mark Jeremy Carlo Little – Chairman, Police learning advisory council. For services to policing in Northern Ireland.
Sampson Alfred Kirkpatrick TROTTER BEM – For services to police welfare.
Brian Irving Logan – For services to drama and the performing arts in Northern Ireland.
Aileen Elizabeth Caughey – Prison officer, her Majesty’s prison Magilligan. For services to Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service during COVID-19.