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Norfolk engineer who worked overnight to restore Sandringham phone line made MBE

PUBLISHED: 06:30 11 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:35 11 October 2020

Openreach engineer Pete Martin, from Rockland All Saints, has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Picture: Openreach

Openreach engineer Pete Martin, from Rockland All Saints, has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Picture: Openreach

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A Norfolk engineer who worked overnight to restore a phone line at the Sandringham Estate has been made an MBE.

A Norfolk engineer has been made an MBE on the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA Norfolk engineer has been made an MBE on the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pete Martin, from Rockland All Saints, is included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list following his efforts in December last year.

On the Friday before Christmas, the 53-year-old Openreach engineer worked tirelessly through the night to restore a line to the stable block on the estate.

Norfolk engineer Pete Martin has been an MBE after he worked overnight to restore a phone line at the Queen's Sandringham Estate. Picture: Neil DidsburyNorfolk engineer Pete Martin has been an MBE after he worked overnight to restore a phone line at the Queen's Sandringham Estate. Picture: Neil Didsbury

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His honour also recognises work to build a full fibre network for residents of Sudbrook, Lincolnshire, who struggled to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic due to slow speeds.

Openreach engineer Pete Martin, from Rockland All Saints, has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Picture: OpenreachOpenreach engineer Pete Martin, from Rockland All Saints, has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Picture: Openreach

Mr Martin, who has worked for Openreach for almost 23 years, described the honour as “unbelievable”.

He added: “I’ve had to keep it a secret from everyone except my wife, so I’m looking forward to sharing this amazing recognition with the rest of the team.”

Rockland All Saints engineer Pete Martin (back left), pictured here with Stephen Fry following a job, has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Picture: OpenreachRockland All Saints engineer Pete Martin (back left), pictured here with Stephen Fry following a job, has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Picture: Openreach

Mr Martin features on the honours list alongside fellow Openreach engineer Scott McPartlin, who camped out on a remote Scottish island to help a resident shielding during the pandemic.


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