Grimsby's Brenda Fisher & former RAF Waddington commander among those on New Year’s Honours list

Grimsby's Brenda Fisher, who has recently been honoured with a blue plaque, is getting a British Empire Medal.

A Grimsby woman who broke records for swimming the channel is to get a British Empire Medal, while Air Commodore Al Gillespie is getting a CBE.

Brenda Fisher is being recognised for her work in the community in Grimsby to help hundreds of local children swim.

Air Commodore Al Gillespie, still a senior officer in the RAF, is being honoured for his service to the county.

Among those also being honoured locally are:

- Patricia Hiley from Grantham is getting an MBE for services to adoption during her time working with Lincolnshire County Council.

- Mark Richard Jefferson. Formerly Higher Officer at the National Deep Rummage Team in Immingham is getting an MBE for service to the country while searching ships at the port.

- Ronald George Knight, the co-founder of Knight Farm Machinery Limited and Harvesting Machinery Historian. Based in Stamford, he's getting an MBE for services to Agricultural Engineering Entrepreneurship and Charitable Fundraising.

- Michael Credland from Martin near Woodhall Spa is getting a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his work researching and restoring WW1 memorials around the county.

- Yvonne Margaret Jardine from Sleaford is also getting a BEM for services to the community in Sleaford.

- Nancie Shackleton, as former assistant chief officer at Lincolnshire Police is getting a BEM for services to policing and charity.

- Joan Simpson is getting a BEM for services to the community in Coningsby.

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