Former Malton School student John Holden, who was a student at the school 1980-1985, has been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. John is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the army, and is on his ninth operational tour of duty, serving in Afghanistan. He has been awarded an MBE. In a remarkable coincidence, his nephew Richard Swailes is actually on the same tour at present.
With thanks to John's sister Jill for passing on the good news.