Wiltshire man 'surprised' as MBE mirrors father

A Wiltshire man has followed in the footsteps of his father, who was appointed MBE, by being recognised for his community work.

Peter Sweet, from Shrewton, said he was "surprised" when he got the letter telling him of his own MBE.

His father was recognised at the start of World War II in 1940.

Mr Sweet said: "It really rather was, with the end of my life coming on, ...something to close the chapter with. It was really very exciting."

Also honoured in Wiltshire was Andy Payne who has been appointed MBE for services to the UK games industry.

Mr Payne runs Mastertronic and raises funds for the charity Games Aid.

Elsewhere, the Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, John Bush, OBE, has been awarded the Royal Victorian Order.

Dr Andrew Oliver Tyler, who was in charge of Defence Equipment and Support at the Ministry of Defence, has been appointed CBE.

Other people honoured in Wiltshire included:


  • Dr Andrew Baxter of Salisbury, Ministry of Defence


  • Kevin Capon, of Wilton, Ministry of Defence
  • Garry Cunningham, of Chippenham, Ministry of Defence
  • Wendy Hall, of Wanborough, for services to the voluntary sector in Wiltshire
  • Susan Ross, of Devizes, Ministry of Defence