Armed Forces personnel receive pandemic-delayed honours

The head of the Submarine Service has received one of Britain's highest honours – the CBE – from the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle.  

Commodore James Perks was awarded for his work as commander of the Faslane flotilla, alongside servicemen and women, veterans and civilians for their service to the nation, including 22 members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Working alongside Cdre Perks at HM Naval Base Clyde, Commodore Robert Anstey, Assistant Chief of Staff Submarines, received an OBE.

Tuesday's investiture reflected the Queen's Birthday Honours from two years ago, with everything delayed by the pandemic.

Those who support the military were also honoured, including retired Army doctor Dr Beverly Bergman, who received an OBE for services to veterans in Scotland.

And fitness trainer Mike Hind, who walked 250 miles from Middlesbrough to the Windsor ceremony to raise £25,000 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, received an MBE for his work helping his community through the pandemic.