A HOLOCAUST survivor and the educational psychologist wife of jazz musician Courtney Pine are among the Harrow residents to have earned New Year's Honours.
Herman Hirschberger, from Stanmore, has got an MBE for services to the Jewish community and the Kindertransport evacuees.
The Beverley Gardens resident was co-founder of Belmont Synagogue in Vernon Drive, Stanmore, and was chairman of the Kindertransport section of the Association of Jewish Refugees, that is based in Merrion Avenue, Stanmore.
Mr Hirschberger speaks about his experiences of the evacuation at events including Northwood Holocaust Memorial Day Event.
He was joined on The Queen's list by the wife of jazz musician Courtney Pine, who receives an OBE for her services to families.
Dr Jeune Guishard-Pine, who lives with her family in Cunningham Park, Harrow, is an educational psychologist and counsellor who has co-authored a book on looking after children and works at the Family Consultation Clinic in Luton, Bedfordshire.
Meanwhile, the former head of physical education at the London Academy in Edgware, Derek Rosenburg, has been rewarded for his services to physical education in the borough of Brent with an MBE.
Mr Rosenberg lives in Elm Park, Stanmore, and was chairman of the Middlesex Schools Athletics Association.
Meanwhile former Pinner resident David Suchet received a CBE for services to drama.
The 64-year-old actor is well known for playing Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot in the long-running TV series that started in 1989 but he has also played a variety of roles on stage and screen during a career spanning over 40 years.
The same gong went to Pinner resident John Anthony Roberts QC, 83, for services to the administration of justice, diversity and to equal opportunities.
Dr Roberts is the great-grandson of the first president of Liberia and the first Queen's Counsel of African descent. The Haywood Close resident was also recognised in Harrow's Black History Month in October.
He said: "I was very surprised, I came here 58 years ago and worked my way through. I didn't study law until I was 30 but I became the first black person to get it [QC]. I am very pleased."
An MBE will be going to world renowned trombonist Maisie Ringham-Wiggins, 86, who teaches at Harrow School and helps several local musicians.
Among those receiving an OBE was Mark Bensted, a former director at British Waterways, for services to the marine industry.
Mr Bensted, 52, of Towers Road, Pinner, was a director of regeneration at the organisation before he became managing director of waste disposal company Powerday in May 2010.
A former colleague, Nayna Wood, said: "He had been at British Waterways for at least 10 or 15 years. When he started he wasn't a director so he worked his way up. He was a really popular guy, hard working.
"He brought in some really good contracts, particularly in London. It is nice he has got this award, he was well respected in the industry and when he left we were sorry to see him go."
Also present with an OBE was Pinner resident Neville Nagler, for services to inter-faith relations and to Jewish people.
Mr Nagler was a director general of the Board of Deputies of British Jews for 13 years before his retirement in 2004.