A Royal Navy Admiral from Derbyshire has awarded one of the highest awards in the country in the Queen’s New Year Honours.
Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, from Mastin Moor, has been recognised for a long and distinguished career and been made a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
The 53-year-old had been made a CBE in 2005 and will receive his new award at a presentation later in the year.
He is currently the senior UK Commander within NATO and runs the Maritime Headquarters at Northwood, in Hertfordshire.
In the past he has commanded three warships and a variety of Task Forces including in the Gulf and Far East.
He is described in his citation as ‘a first class representative for the Naval Service and United Kingdom Defence on the international stage.’
On hearing of his appointment, the father-of-two said: “I have had a hugely rewarding and varied career in the Royal Navy.
“I’ve enjoying every minute, every challenge and have worked with some great people, so I am absolutely delighted and somewhat humbled by the award of the CB. It is lovely honour.”
Vice Admiral Hudson grew up in Staveley and attended Netherthorpe Grammar School before joining the Royal Navy in 1980.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Derby in 2012 in recognition of his military achievements.
He is married to Linda and has two sons, Jamie and Hugh. He is the President of the Combined Services and Royal Naval Cricket Association.