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Brandane awarded MBE

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By Andrew Revill

James Walter Duncan has been named in as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community in Bute during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jimmy said the award was unexpected as he feels it is all in a day’s work.

“I know I wasn’t the only one who worked hard throughout last year,” Jimmy said on Friday this week.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021 demonstrates the extraordinary efforts made by individuals in all four nations of the United Kingdom during the pandemic.

The List includes those who have worked throughout the crisis, putting others before themselves – from caring neighbours, frontline and community heroes, to those supporting the UK recovery.

The Birthday Honours List 2021 is the most ethnically diverse list to date, with 15 per cent of recipients coming from an ethnic minority background.

In a year that has truly tested the resolve and determination of the country, almost 23 per cent of recipients are recommended for Covid-19 service. These include recipients who have given charitable and voluntary support to communities, service in health and social care, and those who have provided critical infrastructure support.

Full report in next week’s papers.

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