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Honoured for services to Guernsey
Derek Le Page, Richard De La Rue and Richard Heaume
Three Guernseymen were honoured in the Queen's birthday honours list

In the Queen's birthday honours list in June 2010 three Guernseymen's names appeared.

Former Jurat Derek Le Page was made OBE while Richard De La Rue and Richard Heaume were both appointed MBE.

The three appointments span many aspects of local life from Mr Le Page's work in the local judicial system to Richard De La Rue's work in music.

Meanwhile Richard Heaume was honoured for his voluntary work centred on promoting local history.

Derek Le Page, OBE

Derek Le Page was appointed OBE for his services to the administration of justice as a former senior Jurat in Guernsey's Royal Court.

When it was announced he would be made OBE he said: "I feel very honoured... I still can't believe it."

Of his time serving as a Jurat he said: "It was a very interesting time... enjoyable is not the right word... it's something I'm delighted to be part of."

Richard De La Rue, MBE

Though an accountant by trade Richard De La Rue has had a lifelong appreciation of music and it is for his services to this in Guernsey that he was made MBE.

He said his music was inspired by "a very enthusiastic music teacher" who started a school orchestra and encouraged Richard to play the violin.

Since then Richard has had a hand in establishing several musical groups including the Guernsey Choral Society Orchestra and the Baroque Band as well as being one of the instigators of the St James renovation and the organiser of the Victor Hugo Music Festival among other things.

He made the point that though he is receiving the honour he sees it as "a gong for classical music in Guernsey".

Richard Heaume, MBE

When it was announced Richard Heaume was being appointed MBE he said: "I'm delighted, it's quite an honour for a Guernsey donkey to receive such a big carrot."

Richard is being honoured for his voluntary services, specifically focusing on his work involving local history.

Richard was one of the founders of the Channel Island's Occupation Society in 1961 and since 1966 has operated the Occupation Museum in the Forest.

This interest in Occupation history began when he was at school and he founded the German Occupation Research Department while at Elizabeth College.

As well as his work on local history Richard also served on the Forest Parish Douzaine for more than 35 years.




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