A member of the Bunbury branch of the Royal British Legion has been honoured by The Queen.
John Douglas Walker, 93, received his MBE from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, Mr David Briggs MBE, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
Family, including Mr Walker's great-grandchildren, close friends and members of the Bunbury branch were present at the ceremony of investiture to recognise his 73 years of service to the Royal British Legion.
Investing him with the award, the Lord-Lieutenant outlined John’s long and committed service to the Royal British Legion, mostly in Bunbury, including being chairman, vice chairman, chairman of the service committee, chairman of the welfare committee and poppy organiser.
As a regular poppy day collector since 1948 he has, on many occasions, been the top collector in the village.
Before investing John with the award, the Lord-Lieutenant said: “Your steadfast and unrelenting service to Bunbury is an inspiration to us all and an example of compassion, dedication, commitment and loyalty to your community."