BUCKINGHAM Palace was the port of call when the chairman of Huddersfield Sea Cadets received the MBE from the Queen.
Lt Cdr Reginald Horner, who was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, was joined by his wife Angela, his youngest daughter Sally and his granddaughter Grace for the ceremony.
Lt Cdr Horner, who lives at Holywell Green, was recognised for his service to Huddersfield Sea Cadets.
He joined the Sea Cadets in 1948 before undertaking National Service with the Royal Navy.
He later joined the Royal Naval Reserve as a rating and rose to the rank of sub-lieutenant.
He retired from the RNR in 1988 as commander of HMS Hallam, a communications training centre in Sheffield.
He was an instructor with Huddersfield Sea Cadets for 14 years and became chairman in 1989. He has held the post for the past 20 years.
The family’s day in London included tea at the House of Lords, hosted by Liberal Democrat peer and former Calderdale councillor Lord Shutt.