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Royal Navy, Army And RAF Personnel Awarded In Birthday Honours

Former SAS serviceman Bear Grylls is among those on the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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The latest list for the Queen’s Birthday Honours has been published (Picture: PA).

More than one hundred military personnel have been granted honours for their work in the Armed Forces.

Defence Secretary Penny Mourdant said it is "great to see" the exceptional work of the military recognised.

"Their commitment to serving our country, at home and abroad, is unrivalled and ensures that Britain remains ready to face today’s threats," she said.

Sailors and Royal Marines from across the Royal Navy were also among those to be recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s first Commanding Officer and a Royal Navy aviator responsible for delivering the F-35 Lightning jets into service is among those named.

In total, 22 men and women from across the Royal Navy and Royal Marines have dates at Buckingham Palace to acknowledge their service, from front-line operations to helping military families through fundraising and community activities.

Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd is among the changes (Picture: Royal Navy).
Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd was the first Commanding Officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth (Picture: Royal Navy).

The Royal Navy’s Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd received the CBE for his tenure in charge of the new aircraft carrier.

His time in command saw a string of successes, from the ship’s maiden sea trials and first entry into Portsmouth, through to the first-ever deck landing operations with the UK’s new F-35 Lightning fighter jets.

Vice Admiral Kyd said:

"It was a great privilege to command HMS Queen Elizabeth from the day she left the builder’s yard in Scotland to her first F-35 trials off the United States coast, laying the foundations for her operational life ahead."

Chief Petty Officer Air Engineering Technician (Avionics) Mike Eland is one of the world’s leading experts on the F-35 aircraft and has been made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for his role in returning fixed-wing fast jets to Royal Navy carriers.

Chief Petty Officer Air Engineering Technician Mike Eland has been recognised for his efforts to introduce the Royal Navy’s first stealth fighter into service in co-operation with the US Marine Corps at their base in Beaufort, USA (Picture: Royal Navy).

"It’s an amazing feeling. Like anyone, I don’t do my job for recognition and this is completely unexpected. I have loved my job in the United States and this is a fantastic way to end ten and a half years here before returning to the UK," he said.

Former-SAS-member-turned-TV-presenter Bear Grylls – who is also an honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Marines – has been awarded an OBE, while honorary Lieutenant Commander and TV historian Dan Snow has been awarded an MBE.

The Military division of the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019 in full:

ROYAL NAVY AWARDS

Promotions in and appointments to the Military division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath

As Companions

  • Rear Admiral Jonathan Patrick PENTHREATH, OBE
  • Major General Charles Richard STICKLAND, OBE

Promotions in and appointments to the Military division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

As Commanders

  • Commodore Paul Dominic BURKE, OBE
  • Major General Matthew John HOLMES, DSO
  • Commodore (now Vice Admiral), Jeremy Paul KYD

As Officers

  • Commodore Stephen Michael ALLEN
  • Commander Richard Charles BONE
  • Commander (Acting Captain) Christopher John CONNOLLY
  • Commander Steven Ronald DRYSDALE
  • Commander Martin John FREEMAN
  • Commodore Rupert Patrick HOLLINS

As Members

  • Commander Adam Gregory CLARKE
  • Chief Petty Officer Air Engineering Technician (Avionics) Thomas Michael ELAND
  • Air Engineering Technician (Mechanical) Class 1 Matthew Kenneth Gallimore
  • Warrant Officer 1 (Physical Trainer) Natasha PULLEY
  • Lieutenant Commander James REYNOLDS
  • Commander Kevin Francis ROBERTSON
  • Lieutenant Commander Martin SHAKESPEAR
  • Chief Petty Officer Engineering Technician (Communication and Information Systems) Helena Gail WARD

Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal 

  • Lieutenant Commander David COOPER, RD

ARMY AWARDS

Promotions in and appointments to the military division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath

Knight Grand Cross

  • General Sir Nicholas CARTER, KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen

As Knight Commanders

  • Lieutenant General Nicholas Arthur William POPE, CBE

As Companions

  • Major General Nicholas John CAVANAGH
  • Lieutenant General Paul William JAQUES, CBE

Promotions in and appointments to the Military division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

As Commanders

  • Brigadier Paul Robert BURNS
  • Acting Brigadier John Lockhart CLARK, MBE
  • Colonel Guy Hugh John DEACON, OBE ADC
  • Deputy Chaplain General The Reverend Michael Paul Dare FAVA, QHC
  • Brigadier Ian Jonathan GIBB
  • Acting Brigadier George Alexander John MACINTOSH, OBE

As Officers

  • Lieutenant Colonel Simon Leslie BLAKE
  • Colonel Jo BUTTERFILL MC
  • Colonel Joseph Edward FOSSEY
  • Lieutenant Colonel Philip Simon James HEPPELL
  • Acting Colonel Brian Keith HOWARD
  • Acting Colonel Simon Nicholas MEADOWCROFT, BEM
  • Colonel Edward Dixon SANDRY
  • Colonel Anthony TAIT
  • Lieutenant Colonel Neil Kirkby Gow TOMLIN

As Members

  • Acting Staff Sergeant Lorraine BENNETT, VR
  • Alexander Edward BINKS
  • Acting Major Gregory Philip BLEZARD
  • Matthew Stewart BRAGG
  • Tracey Elizabeth BROOKS
  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Neil BYFIELD
  • Captain Gary CASE
  • Major Robert John COLQUHOUN
  • Lieutenant Colonel Paul David DENTON
  • Stephen Christian DIXON
  • Major John Hutchison DUNN
  • Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Colin EHLEN
  • Major Rosamund Veronica ELLIOTT
  • David Robert EVANS, VR
  • Major Roy FALSHAW, VR
  • Jonathan David FERMAN
  • Major Storm William GREEN
  • Major David Charles GROCE
  • Major Nicholas Alexander HEPPENSTALL
  • Captain Martin James HOWLIN
  • Captain Christian Lee HUGHES
  • Captain Louise JAMES
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 David KERR
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 Donna LONGHURST
  • Major Mark McGROARTY
  • Major Nigel Ian MUDD
  • Major Gordon William MUIR
  • Acting Major Geoffrey John NICHOLLS
  • Corporal Netrabahadur RANA
  • Major Fiona Jill ROGERS
  • Major Taitusi Kagi SAUKURU, QGM
  • Philip John SMITH
  • Captain Darren Lee TAYLOR
  • Warrant Officer Class 1 Marc THOMSON
  • Acting Major John Dennis WHARTON

Royal Red Cross

As an Ordinary Member of the Royal Red Cross, First Class

  • Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Louise INGLIS, TD VR

Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal

  • Lieutenant Colonel Graham Norman COX, VR
  • Lisa Jane INGRAM, VR
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Robert LONGBOTTOM, MBE VR

ROYAL AIR FORCE AWARDS

Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

  • Air Marshal Stuart David ATHA, CB DSO

Promotions in and appointments to the Military division of the Most Honourable Order to the Bath 

As Companions

  • Air Vice-Marshal Christopher James LUCK, MBE
  • Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Douglas Anthony PARKER, OBE

Promotions in and appointments to the Military division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 

As Commanders

  • Group Captain Hamish Roy Callender CORMACK
  • Group Captain Teresa Anne GRIFFITHS, OBE ARRC
  • Group Captain Shaun HARRIS, MBE

As Officers

  • Wing Commander Mark Christopher BUTTERWORTH
  • Group Captain Joanne Lorraine CAMPBELL
  • Group Captain Ian Derek CHESWORTH
  • Group Captain Jason Clarke DAVIES
  • Wing Commander Edwin Sebastian KENDALL
  • Wing Commander Jennifer ROBINSON
  • Wing Commander James Richard SIMMONDS

As Members

  • Warrant Officer John ALPERT
  • Squadron Leader Beverley CARTWRIGHT
  • Flight Lieutenant Neil COTTLE
  • Sergeant Andrew James FLOYD
  • Squadron Leader Robert Lockhart MCCARTNEY
  • Squadron Leader Andrew Paul MILLIKIN
  • Squadron Leader Roisin Mary O’BRIEN
  • Wing Commander Tara Elizabeth SCOTT
  • Flight Sergeant Adrian Terry SHEPHERD
  • Flight Lieutenant Michael Anthony STOKES
  • Acting Flight Sergeant Ann THOMAS
  • Warrant Officer John Vaughan WILLIAMS