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Armed Forces Personnel Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Army, Navy and RAF personnel have been recognised for their work in the delayed Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Military personnel have been recognised for their work in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Representatives from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force have been named on the list, which was postponed from June until October due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ROYAL NAVY AWARDS

Men and women from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines are among the recipients.

They include a surgeon working on the frontline during the pandemic, the officer in charge of training sailors for ceremonial duties and the Head of the Submarine Service.

Surgeon Commander Sam Hutchings was among those to be recognised for his work, and is appointed an OBE.

The intensive care consultant worked at London’s Kings College Hospital during the pandemic, ensuring that the other hospitals around the UK had enough critical care beds.

The 47-year-old said: “We ended up at one time having nine intensive care units in the hospital, so the command-and-control structure ensured everyone and everything was in the right area.

“It is not something we normally do so we have written it up and will get it published. Our model was useful for larger intensive care units.”

He described the year as “pretty frenetic, alternating between flat-out working in March, April, May and June, some recovery over the summer and now a lot of uncertainty as we head into the winter.”

Having been in service for the Royal Navy in submarines, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone amid the Ebola crisis, the medic was humble about his honour: “I was surprised and a bit embarrassed because I didn’t do anything that hundreds of people didn’t do.

"It is a team effort and every single person deserves praise.”

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Leading Writer Rebecca Fyans was made an MBE (Picture: Royal Navy).

Meanwhile, Leading Writer Rebecca Fyans, was made an MBE for her commitment to disability and inclusion and diversity issues, across defence and in her local community.

Working at the Royal Navy headquarters in Portsmouth, she is known for her charity work, a carers’ advocate for the Armed Forces CanDID network.

She said: “I was really shocked to hear about the honour. It is quite amazing. I didn’t think something like this would happen to me.”

Leading Writer Fyans, whose son Sebby was born in 2013 with Down syndrome, last year helped to launch CanDID with an event attended by senior Armed Forces personnel and ministers.

She added: “I was one of the speakers and brought the entire room to tears with my story.

"It has given people, especially senior decision-makers, an insight into what it is like to be a carer in the Armed Forces, really shone a light on it.

“It is a voluntary role and without the support of my family I wouldn’t have been able to do it.”

Leading Writer Fyans was named a rising star in defence in 2018 and, earlier this year, was named one of the most inspirational people in Portsmouth by BAE Systems.

ROYAL NAVY - PROMOTIONS IN AND APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

As Commanders (CBE)

Commodore James Miles Benjamin Parkin. Royal Navy

Commodore James Le Seelleur Perks.

As Officers (OBE)

Commodore Robert James Anstey. Royal Navy

Commodore Paul Christopher Carroll. Royal Navy

Lt Col (Acting Col) Michael Andrew Geldard. Royal Marines

Capt Kevin Massie Noakes. Royal Navy

As Members (MBE)

Colour Sgt Michael Scott Beaton. Royal Marines

Capt Thomas Andrew John Buck. Royal Marines

Maj David William Digby Clarke. Royal Marines

Leading Logistician (Writer) Rebecca Leone Fyans. Royal Navy

Leading Engineering Technician (WES) Andrew Hey. Leading (Acting Petty Officer) Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering Submarines)

Lt Ian McInnes. Royal Navy

CPO Communications Technician Michael McLachlan. Chief Petty Officer Communication Technician

Lt Cdr Joel Roberts. Royal Navy

Colour Sgt Ryan Selbie. Royal Marines

WO 1 Warfare Specialist Darren Andrew Wearing. Warrant Officer 1 Warfare Specialist (Abovewater Warfare Weapons)

Lt Cdr Michelle Welsh. Royal Naval Reserve (Sea Cadet Corps)

Maj David John West. Royal Marines

Lt Cdr Louise Frances Victoria Wooller. Royal Navy

Queen’s Voluntary Reserve Medal

Colour Sergeant D Hill

PROMOTIONS IN AND APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH

As Knight Commanders (KCB)

Admiral Timothy Peter Fraser.

As Companions (CB)

Rear Admiral Jim Macleod

Rear Admiral Mike Utley

Commodore James Parkin

ROYAL AIR FORCE AWARDS

Sergeant Victoria Penton, an Infection Prevention Specialist nurse with the RAF, has been awarded an MBE for her work at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) Birmingham during the pandemic.

She told Forces News: “I’m delighted and I feel really honoured but I also feel quite humbled. I just think it’s really nice to be part of the nursing cadre and I kind of feel like the nurses have been recognised.

“Obviously I’ve been awarded it, but I feel like I’m going to carry it on behalf of the cadre because I just feel really proud that, through this year and obviously the year it’s been, you know the way it’s been, and I think we’ve recognised what nurses do in the military and in the NHS.

“I think in a way I feel proud, proud to be a nurse actually and proud that I’ve received it.”

RAF - ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE

Air Commodore Paul Harron Lloyd. Royal Air Force

Air Vice-Marshal Christopher John Moore. Royal Air Force

Air Commodore Suzanne Natalie Perkins. Royal Air Force

Group Capt Daniel Joseph Startup. Royal Air Force

Air Commodore Ian Jon Townsend. Royal Air Force

OBE

Group Capt Chantal Emma Baker. Royal Air Force

Group Capt John Ronald Butcher. Royal Air Force

Group Capt Mason Clark Fenlon. Royal Air Force

Wing Cdr Nicholas Donald Charles Green. Royal Air Force

Group Capt Sonia Margaret Phythian. Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service

Group Capt Ian James Sharrocks. Royal Air Force

MBE

Wing Cdr Benjamin Robert Alcock. Royal Air Force

WO Sara Elizabeth Catterall. Royal Air Force

Wing Cdr Neville James Clayton. Royal Air Force

Cpl Gary James Croot. Royal Air Force

Wing Cdr Sian English. Royal Air Force

Sqn Ldr Mark Dayan Faulds. Royal Air Force

Wing Cdr Benedict Rufus Griffith Goodwin. Royal Air Force

Flt Lt Adrian Karl Hargreaves. Royal Air Force

Senior AC (now Acting Cpl) Lucy Anne Hart. Royal Air Force

Flt Sgt Alexander Lilley. Royal Air Force

Sqn Ldr Simon Nicolas Moore. Royal Air Force

Sqn Ldr Jonathan Palmer. Royal Air Force

WO Morgan Russell Price. Royal Air Force

Sqn Ldr Sharon Michelle Stowers. Royal Air Force

Sqn Ldr Michael Thomas Symons. Royal Air Force

Sqn Ldr Alyn George Frederick Thompson. Royal Air Force

Sgt Mark Anthony Wilman. Royal Air Force

ORDER OF THE BATH

Knight Grand Cross (GCB)

Air Chief Marshal Stephen John Hillier.

KCB

Air Chief Marshal Michael Wigston. Royal Air Force

CB

Air Vice-Marshal Christina Reid Elliot. Royal Air Force

Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth. Royal Air Force

BRITISH ARMY AWARDS

ARMY - ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE

Brig Christopher Matthew Balmer Coles.

Col Charles Richard Patrick Ginn.

Co Andrew Nicholas Szabo.

Brig Neil Bryan Thorpe.

Brig William Stewart Codrington Wright.

OBE

Lt Col Hugh Ashley Philip Amos. Intelligence Corps

Lt Col Peter William Stanhope Baines. The Rifles

Lt Col Debra Jane Blackman. Intelligence Corps

Lt Co Alexander Vaughan Cooper. The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Lt Co Alex Richard Forsyth. The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Col Ian Paul Gibson.

Lt Col John Harvey. Adjutant General’s Corps (Royal Military Police)

Lt Col Christopher David Damien O’Halloran. Royal Regiment of Artillery

Lt Col Robert Balfour Poole. Royal Army Medical Corps

Acting Col Clinton Mark Riley. Army Cadet Force

Lt Col James Samuel Skelton. The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

MBE

Maj Stuart David Weir Ansell. Royal Regiment of Artillery

Maj Louise Bates. Adjutant General’s Corps (Educational and Training Services Branch), Army Reserve

Cpl Thomas Ashley Bates. Intelligence Corps

WO Class 1 Adam Thomas Bieniasz. Intelligence Corps

Maj Victor Eric Bleakley. Royal Regiment of Artillery

Lt Co Alistair John Bryant. Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Capt Kevin Philip Carter. Royal Regiment of Artillery

Maj Christopher Furness Coles. Corps of Royal Engineers

Sgt Mark Stephen Conway. Corps of Royal Engineers, Army Reserve

Staff Sgt Christopher Thomas Denman. Royal Corps of Signals

Maj Spencer Frederick Elliott. Adjutant General’s Corps (Army Legal Services Branch)

Maj Richard Phillip Grimsdell. Royal Regiment of Artillery

Capt Steven Walter Henry. The Royal Logistic Corps

WO Class 1 James Christopher Hobden. The Royal Logistic Corps

Maj Antony Edward Ireland. The Royal Logistic Corps

Maj Antony William Johnson. Royal Regiment of Artillery, Army Reserve

Maj Arianne May Kidd. The Royal Logistic Corps

Maj Adam Paul Kurzeja. Corps of Royal Engineers

Maj Andrew McDermott. Royal Regiment of Artillery

Acting Lt Col Philip Charles Edgar Mileham. Royal Regiment of Artillery, Army Reserve

Maj Robert Leasing John Monger. Corps of Royal Engineers

Lt Col Richard Kitioni Naivalurua. Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Cpl Joseph William Nevitt. Army Air Corps

WO Class 1 Kelly Louise Newbound. The Royal Logistic Corps

Acting Sgt Matthew Kevin Paget. Intelligence Corps

WO Class 1 Simon William Patrick. The Yorkshire Regiment

Lt Col James Lee Pearce. The Yorkshire Regiment

Maj Michael Jonathan Pimm. Army Air Corps

Lt Co Anthony Wayne Pledger. The Yorkshire Regiment

Maj Colin Prentice. Corps of Royal Engineers, Army Reserve

Sgt Ian Robert Pring. The Parachute Regiment, Army Reserve

Maj Gemma Elizabeth Stonebridge Smith. Adjutant General’s Corps (Educational and Training Services Branch)

Maj Andrew John Tiernan. Grenadier Guards

Lt Co Adam Conrad Turpin. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Maj Nicholas Adam Vye. The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths’ Own)

Capt Harry Andrew Walter. Intelligence Corps

Maj Alistair James Wood. Combined Cadet Force

Royal Red Cross

Sergeant Siobhan Irene Davis. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps.

Warrant Officer Class 1 Richard John Lazarus. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps

ORDER OF THE BATH

CB

The Venerable Clinton Matthew Langston.

Maj Gen Gerald Ian Mitchell.

Cover image: British Army.