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Queen honours Royal estate staff
A number of people in Norfolk have been recognised in the New Year Honours list published on Saturday.

They include Royal estate workers at Sandringham, Norfolk, and those who have worked in their communities.

There is a Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) for Darren Gallacher, a worker on the Royal fruit farm at Sandringham.

Allan Melton and Mark Perry from the estate and Anthony Charles Fitt Savage, the former organist at Sandringham Church, also receive RVMs.

Among others recognised by the Queen are Raymond Dowsett for services to the Royal British Legion in Kings Lynn and James McDonnell for his work with the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Families Association (SSAFA). They have both been made MBEs.

Mr McDonnell, 82, known as Jo, spent 17 years supporting families of those in the armed forces. He gave up his role at the SSAFA just last year.

Farmer Gavin Paterson has also becomes an MBE for his 40 years involvement with the Worstead Festival.

Other people living in Norfolk given awards:

RVM; David John Watts, formerly Carpenter, Sandringham Estate.

OBE; Alastair Walter Wilson, consultant, Accident and Emergency, Royal London Hospital, for services to medicine.

MBE; Roger James Adshead, chief executive director, Framlingham Farmers Ltd, for services to agriculture. Sandra Howard, Customer Service Officer, Jobcentre Plus. Margaret Lilian Muggridge, for services to visually impaired people in Norwich. Rita Rogers, for services to the community in Melton Constable, Norfolk.

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