A MAJOR General, an Olympic champion and a research scientist are among those to be named by Her Majesty the Queen in the annual Birthday Honours List.

Major General Patrick Cordingley DSO, from Salisbury, has been awarded an OBE for voluntary services in recognition of his work as chairman of the National Remembrance Visitor Centre Appeal Council at National Memorial Arboretum.

The double Olympic rowing champion Heather Stanning, who announced her retirement from the sport after successfully defending her title in Rio last summer, has been awarded an OBE for services to rowing. Stanning, from the Royal Artillery based at Larkhill, was awarded an MBE following her first Olympic triumph at London 2012.

Jonathan Lyle, chief executive of Dstl, has been made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in recognition of his contribution to Defence science and engineering over the past 41 years.

He said: "I have had the privilege to work with so many talented and committed people. I am deeply honoured to have been recognised with the CB and really do feel this is a reflection of a combined team effort across the lab."

Dr Julie Greeves, a research scientist for the MoD, from Salisbury, has been awarded an OBE for services to military operational effectiveness.

And Carmel Grant, from Wiltshire, received an OBE for services to Army reform.

Hampshire Police inspector Louise Hubble who lives in Salisbury has been awarded an OBE for services to the rural communities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Insp Hubble said: "It is a huge personal accolade to be recognised at this level.  It demonstrates continued commitment from Hampshire Constabulary in the Country Watch team and their close work with our rural communities and partnership organisations.  

"Rural policing brings its own unique challenges and I have enjoyed forging strong relationships with many key people, working as part of a small dedicated specialist team serving the rural communities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight."

And Karen Riley, also from Salisbury, has received an OBE for services to special educational needs and disabilities. She is the former headteacher of the Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children in London.

Christopher Davies, from Amesbury, has been recognised for his services to drugs awareness in the Armed Forces. The higher executive officer for the Ministry of Defence was given an MBE.

And Wiltshire PCC Angus Macpherson received an MBE for services to the community in Wiltshire.