Trevor Hardy was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Birthday Honours List published on June 16th as a Northumberland National Park Voluntary Ranger, having been a member of the Northumberland National Park Voluntary Warden/Ranger Service for over 50 years. Also towards the end of last year Trevor and his wife Dorothy were presented with the Curlew Award for exceptional contribution to the Northumberland National Park having devoted more than 50 years to protecting and enhancing the North East’s finest landscape.
Trevor has been a member of the RA for many years and is well known to many RA members and especially to those members such as Reg Alexander, Bob Hill and Maurice Reed who were all in the same Mountain Rescue Team, along with myself, which was led at different times by both the late John Weatherall and Bob Hill and was part of the National Park Service.
Trevor has also served in the Association of Countryside Volunteers (formerly the Association of Countryside Voluntary Wardens) since its inception in the 1960s and has been Vice President for a number of years. He also carries the same position in the Pennine Way Association where his vast knowledge of all aspects of countryside activities and political legislation is much appreciated by all the other Officers of both groups. I can honestly say having been involved with Trevor over much of this time that the award was richly deserved and follows the same award which was made to his wife Dorothy in the New Years Honours List. A real husband and wife team!