Queen's Birthday Honours: Cornwall recipients

Ray Shaddick at a recent BBC concert
Image caption Ray Shaddick has been recognised for his charity work in north Cornwall

Community volunteers and a former BBC Radio Cornwall presenter are among those who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The founder of St Ives theatre company Kidz R Us, Philip Barnett, receives the British Empire Medal (BEM).

Gerald Chin-Quee has been awarded the BEM for services to the community in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Ray Shaddick from Bude, who presented Sunday Choice on BBC Radio Cornwall, also receives a BEM.

Mr Barnett said: "I am thrilled, after all these years of doing this, it's lovely to get recognition. I am hoping this will also raise awareness of Kidz R Us."

Kidz R Us has staged more than 50 musical shows in St Ives and cast members have performed at West End theatres and the Royal Albert Hall.

'Chuffed to bits'

For the past 20 years, Mr Chin-Quee has worked to improve the life of his community in the Beacon area of Cornwall, and has been an active member of the Falmouth Youth Club.

Mr Chin-Quee said: "You have absolutely you have no idea you have been nominated so it's completely out of the blue.

"I am totally flattered that people thought of me. I am chuffed to bits over it."

Ray Shaddick, known locally as "the Boy from Bude", has been recognised for his charity work.

Mr Shaddick, who presented a request show for several years on BBC Radio Cornwall, said: "It was a big shock, and when you're nearly 80, it's an even bigger shock.

"It really hasn't sunk in yet. My biggest award is if I have made people happy and raised money for charity, that's all I want."

Eden Project founder Tim Smit, who was awarded an honorary knighthood in January 2011, is to have his KBE made substantive.

It means the Dutch-born co-founder of the attraction near St Austell will be Sir Tim Smit.

Other Cornwall people recognised in the Birthday Honours:


  • Peter Ashcroft, project director for Next Generation Broadband Cornwall, for services to Economic Regeneration in Cornwall.
  • John Culver, for services to the community in St. Ives, Cornwall.
  • Judy Davidson, formerly Executive Officer of Jobcentre Plus, Department for Work and Pensions.
  • Philip Dingle, Police Patrol Officer, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, for services to Policing.
  • Clive Ongley from Cornwall, for services to Youth and Disability Sailing in Deptford, South East London.
  • Norman Pampling, for services to the community in Liskeard, Cornwall.
  • Mrs Janice Sadler, founder of the Pain Support Charity, Cornwall, for services to Pain Management.

Other BEM recipients

  • Arthur Gutteridge, for voluntary service to the Royal Naval Association.
  • Philip Osbourne Hitchens, for services to the community in Penzance, Cornwall.
  • David Chapman Keast, for services to the Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum.

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order:

  • Leslie Ferrar, treasurer, Household of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order:

  • Dr Manon Bonner Williams, MVO. Private secretary for Wales to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Member of the Royal Victorian Order:

  • John Christopher Allen, RVM. Travelling Orderly, Household of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
  • Christopher Michael Gregory. Land Steward, Isles of Scilly, Duchy of Cornwall.

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