A FORMER pupil at Ulverston Victoria High School and one-time member of the town’s air cadets has received an OBE in the Queen's 2013 New Year's Honours List.

Group Captain Rod Boundy received the prestigious honour in recognition of his outstanding transformational leadership while commanding the Control & Reporting Centre (CRC) at Royal Air Force Boulmer in Northumberland.

His interest in the RAF began at the age of 13 when he joined 2233 (Ulverston) Sqn Air Training Corps based at Dragley Beck.