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War hero in Herne Bay receives honour for role in Arctic convoy

Comments (0) AN ARCTIC convoy veteran in Herne Bay has been awarded a medal from the Russian government – the seventh military honour he has received. Mick Holness, 90, was presented with the Ushakov medal for his service more than 70 years ago as a signalman. He served in the Arctic seas during one of the greatest feats of the Second …

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Medal awarded for campaign to retain services

THE chairwoman of the League of Friends of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Herne Bay, Gillian Fowler, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her service to the community Mrs Fowler. who is one of 292 people on the list to receive the BEM, has been involved in the continuous efforts to keep hospital services in the …

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Two Canterbury university professors among the list of recipients of awards

A university professor whose work enabled intellectually-disabled athletes to compete in the London Paralympics is among six people from the district to be recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Professor Jan Burns, who is Head of School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology at Christ Church University, has been awarded an MBE after creating an eligibility system for them. She was …

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Gillian Fowler receives British Empire Medal

The Chairwoman of the League of Friends of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Herne Bay, Gillian Fowler, has been awarded with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her service to the community. Mrs Fowler, who is one of 292 people who have received the BEM, has been involved in the continuous efforts to keep services in the town. Upon hearing the …

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