Former Paston School, North Walsham, pupil Col Jeremy Tuck earns CBE in Queen’s birthday honours

Former Paston School pupil Jeremy Tuck has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's birthday honours.

Norfolk-born Col Tuck, 52, late of the Royal Army Medical Corps, is the son of retired Norwich JP Barrie Tuck and his wife Joy, of Buxton, near Aylsham.

Mr Tuck senior, who worked for Norwich Union, moved away from Norfolk with his job but the family returned in 1972 when Jeremy began his school career at Paston grammar school, in North Walsham.

Mrs Tuck said her son owed his future success to the then headmaster, Col Marshall, who had encouraged him academically.

After leaving Paston, Col Tuck studied medicine at the London Hospital in 1983 and then trained as a GP in Bury St Edmunds, qualifying in 1993, before joining the army.

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He has completed two tours apiece in Iraq and Afghanistan and has also served in Northern Island and Bosnia.

For three years Col Tuck was commanding officer of Headley Court, the UK defence medical rehabilitation unit in Epsom, Surrey.

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Married with two children, Col Tuck is currently commander of the medical services 'Comm Med' of three divisions at Bulford, Wiltshire.

Col Tuck is also a member of several professional bodies, including a fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Health, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Institute of Healthcare Management; a member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and a yeoman of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. He has published extensively in local and international publications and been awarded several prizes.

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