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12 Jun 2018

BY James Chapple


Leading CAA figures awarded MBEs in Queen's Birthday Honours

Three leading CAA figures have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for their services to aviation.

Andy Cohen

Leading CAA figures awarded MBEs is Queen's Birthday Honours

Andy Cohen, head of Atol and crisis management, David Kendrick, manager of airline licensing, and Dr Sally Evans, chief medical officer, have been awarded MBEs, Dr Evans’ specifically for services to aviation medicine.

Dame Deirdre Hutton, CAA chair, said: “Everyone at the CAA joins me in warmly welcoming the awards for Andrew Cohen, Dr Sally Evans and David Kendrick.

“All three have served with distinction and thoroughly deserve this accolade having made a significant contribution to UK civil aviation.”

Other recipients include Border Force officials Rachelle Freeguard and Zoe Murphy.

Freeguard, who works at Gatwick airport, is honoured for services to the prevention of trafficking and border security, while Murphy, who works at Heathrow airport, is recognised for services to border security and humanitarian operations.

There were also nods for a number of trailblazers within the British tourism industry.

Norman Springford, founder of Apex Hotels, has been awarded an OBE for services to the Scottish tourism industry, while four others received MBEs.

They are: Stephen Bird, head of heritage Bath and North East Somerset Council, for services to museums, heritage and tourism; Alistair Handyside, for voluntary service to the tourism sector in the south west; Moira Henderson, owner of The Rings, for services to accessible tourism in Fife; and John Mothers, proprietor of Newfore House in Magheralin, for services to hospitality and tourism in Northern Ireland.

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