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Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019 - Military Division

Old 8th Jun 2019, 15:23
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Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019 - Military Division

The formal announcement is at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-military-division-of-the-queens-birthday-honours-list-2019
and full details attached for ease of reference.

Good to see that the original Captain of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH has been appointed as a CBE - as well as having gone from Commodore to Vice Admiral and become Fleet Commander in five months, but better still if they had spelled Rear Admiral Pentreath's name correctly.

Jack


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 RESERVE 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 OREDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Air Marshal Stuart David ATHA, CB DSO

PROMOTIONS IN AND APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF 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
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I realize that as someone who really doesn't understand the UK Honors system this looks as if the higher your current rank the higher the decoration?

So its not really based on what you've done but the job you had at the time???

I suppose it 's cheaper than paying people properly.................
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Broadly speaking ... yes. although in may cases the recipient will already have a lower level award.

But it’s a strange system, and I don’t think anyone has devised a better one.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 17:05
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Oh yes, there's a pecking order alright!

But well done to everyone.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 17:13
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Huge congrats to Stu Atha on his K - first met him at Brawdy. Would love to have seen him get the top job. Clearly didn't go to the right university.....
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 18:16
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Well done to all on list with particular congratulations to Seb Kendall and Jake Alpert.

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........ I don’t think anyone has devised a better one.
The French system is pretty good. Chevalier in place of our LS&GC followed by promotions based on combination of passage of time and achievement.

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I realize that as someone who really doesn't understand the UK Honors system this looks as if the higher your current rank the higher the decoration?
Quite right old Bean....from over here it looks like the rich, entitled, and Hangers On are getting "Participation Trophies" because some Woman has a Birthday.
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Fascinating, is it not?
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 21:13
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You work hard and for the right boss to get an MBE.

You work hard and get the right job for your OBE.

Above that collect the box tops in the right job and you get your K.

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Old 8th Jun 2019, 22:08
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
I realize that as someone who really doesn't understand the UK Honors system this looks as if the higher your current rank the higher the decoration?

So its not really based on what you've done but the job you had at the time???

I suppose it 's cheaper than paying people properly.................
Assuming that I'm reading his profile correctly, perhaps Asturias could enlighten us on how the honours system applies for the military in Italy, or should I say Spain in view of his moniker?.

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Well done to all on list with particular congratulations to Seb Kendall and Jake Alpert.

The French system is pretty good. Chevalier in place of our LS&GC followed by promotions based on combination of passage of time and achievement.

Batco
Which sounds as if nearly all those whom SASless describes in his post as "hangers on", without elaborating on Legion of Merit and other such US awards, and not just the "rich" and "entitled", all get something in the end in France. Not hugely different from the UK, and I'm certainly not referring to our splendid old comrades who received the Legion d'Honneur, which I noted this week frequently mounted before their British campaign medals.

Jack

PS Must remember to congratulate CDS on his GCB, which in the Royal Navy stands for Good Conduct Badge, which I suppose in a way it is!
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 22:44
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The nearer to HQ we served, the more likely to get an award. A no-brainer ..... I did two stints at HQ, one of 19 weeks, one of 12 weeks. No gong, but four overseas tours totalling 16 years, and a host of good times and good memories. Beats an OBE in a box in the drawer with the socks and the cuff links. And the collar studs. Remember them?
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Agree with a lot said above but the system does need a revamp. Individuals should not be getting an honour for doing their job - that is what a salary is for.

The best one I heard of was a MBE for the visits officer in the ARRC before it came back to the UK.

Atha probably didn’t get the top job because there are easier people to work with and for. End of.
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As was ever thus:

There are those who do the dirty jobs at considerable risk and those who are floating around the fringes when the dirty jobs are done.

I watched Forces TV last night. The RM were on ops in AFG, great respect, even for the embedded TV crew. The palpable sense of fear and expectation of early termination by IED was visible.

As real professionals, they all deserved much more than any of the armchair warriors apparent on the pages above.

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Old 9th Jun 2019, 06:41
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Stu Atha got MOST EXCELLENT OREDER, what ever that might be.
But serious congratulations! I too had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of years back and he seemed to made of stern enough stuff.
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Imagegear, the problem in the weeds, or sand, can be two fold. Someone who can write a good citation - easier done at HQ - and a quota system.

Can't have too many gongs dished out to one unit or in one campaign.

From my father in law's story he should have got some recognition but the action was an embarrassing disaster, few officers were in a position to see what happened, too many truly heroic actions in the dark.
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I thought that OBE stood for Other Buggers Efforts.
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I agree with your first, but I still contend that gongs should find their way to the most deserving. Having written a number of citations, both on the inside and on the outside, I needed to trust that they would be acted upon in a fair and reasonable manner.
Most were successful but some were not and must have presented a very difficult challenge to assess the justification for an award.

But weighting the awards based on keeping the balance of numbers in proportion across many units and organisations remains controversial to me.

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A wan*ker with a gong is still a wan*ker. A good bloke without a gong is still a good bloke. Your professional reputation in your community is the only thing that really has any value.
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There’s only two names I know on the RAF list; neither are hangers-on and both richly deserve the State Honours.

I went to a Branch dining-in recently (I wished I hadn’t...). Loads of people with OBEs and MBEs awarded for doing their jobs on RAF stations or at Air - few (from what I know) received them for working in the joint or OGD environment. As said, it relies on a good boss to do the write-up and being in a light blue reporting chain. But very few had more than one or two operational medals; several officers actually had to ask about the Balkans medals and a Gp Capt derided them in front of me, with “oh, that’s for spending time in Italy”. She wasn’t joking and I challenged her on the matter. She had an Afghan OSM for a 2 month stint in Kabul and an OBE for “transformation” (ie closing a base). And one Diamond Jubilee medal.

I left that Dining in fuming about a bunch of very-self-satisfied ops-dodgers who have had very dull careers; I have had the satisfaction of delivering effect by both military and diplomatic means on a series of challenging op tours and overseas postings. And a huge range of experiences all over the world.
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Maybe for the sake of openness they should publish the citations for the state awards. I'm sure they would make interesting reading !
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