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Former director of Bletchley Park Simon Greenish is made MBE

Bletchley Park
Image caption The Victorian manor house at Bletchley Park fell into disrepair after World War II

A former Bletchley Park Trust director from Bedfordshire is among those to be recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Simon Greenish, from Felmersham, has been appointed MBE for services to English heritage.

He is credited with implementing the recovery programme of Buckinghamshire's former World War II codebreaking site.

In his six years at the trust from 2006, it was transformed into a globally reputed heritage site.

"I am very proud [of the honour] and very grateful that Bletchley is now recognised for the incredibly important site it was," he said.

"I feel I have played a part in that - but it is most important that the site has been saved because it was within a whisker of being lost."

The Birthday Honours also see boss of Milton Keynes-based Red Bull Racing, Christian Horner, made an OBE.

Mr Horner, who lives in Oxfordshire, is being honoured for services to motor sport.

Unsung hero

Other people living in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to be given awards include Lesley Clarke, from High Wycombe, chair of the Women in Local Government Association, who is made an OBE for services to local government.

Disability adviser Arthur Bate is appointed OBE for services to people with disabilities in Hertfordshire and Dr Mary Groves Rowe, whose work inspired the renaming of St Albans Macmillan Runcie Day Hospice as Grove House, becomes an MBE for services to the community in the city and to charity in Sierra Leone.

Dennis Hone from Clapham, Bedfordshire, the chief executive officer of the Olympic Delivery Authority is made a CBE for services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital volunteer Janet Graham becomes an MBE for services to healthcare and patients.

Swimming instructor Doreen Adcock, from Milton Keynes, who won the Unsung Hero award at the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, receives the British Empire Medal for services to swimming.

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