2019 Special Honours

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As part of the British honours system, Special Honours are issued at the Monarch's pleasure at any given time. The Special Honours refer to the awards made within royal prerogative, operational honours and other honours awarded outside the New Years Honours and Birthday Honours.

Hereditary Peerage[edit]

Life Peerages[edit]

Conservative Party[edit]

  • Nicola Blackwood, to be Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford, of North Oxford in the County of Oxfordshire – 1 February 2019[2]

Lord Lieutenant[edit]

Privy Counsellor[edit]

Most Noble Order of the Garter[edit]

Order of the Garter ribbon

Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter (KG)[edit]

Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter (LG)[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

Knight's Bachelor ribbon
  • Charles Blandford Farr, CMG OBE – 14 February 2019[15]
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice, Christopher John Butcher, QC – 1 May 2019[16]
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice, Timothy Miles Fancourt, QC – 1 May 2019[16]
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice, Richard David Jacobs, QC – 1 May 2019[16]
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice, Gerald Joseph Mcaliden, QC – 1 May 2019[16]
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice, Jonathan Mark Swift, QC – 1 May 2019[16]
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice, Anthony James Zacaroli, QC – 1 May 2019[16]

Royal Victorian Order[edit]

Royal Victorian Order ribbon

Knight / Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)[edit]

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)[edit]

Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO)[edit]

  • Paul Frank Cradock, MVO – 21 May 2019; on relinquishment of his appointment as Senior Horological Conservator, Royal Collection.[21]

Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)[edit]

  • Sister Dorothy Mawdsley – 20 February 2019; on relinquishment of her appointment as Practice Nurse and Manager, Buckingham Palace Surgery.[22]

Most Excellent Order of the British Empire[edit]

Ribbon bar of the Order of the British Empire (Military)
Ribbon bar of the Order of the British Empire (Civil)

Knight / Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE / DBE)[edit]

  • The Hon. Mrs. Justice, Sara Cockerill, QC – 1 May 2019[16]
  • The Hon. Mrs. Justice, Johanna Cutts, QC – 1 May 2019[16]
  • The Hon. Mrs. Justice, Christina Caroline Lambert, QC – 1 May 2019[16]
Honorary
  • Kazuo Inamori, Japanese national – Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Kyocera Corporation, Honorary Adviser of KDDI Corporation and of Japan Airlines, and Founder and President of Inamori Foundation. For services to UK commercial and academic interests.[23]

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)[edit]

Honorary
  • Kathleen Kennedy, American national – Film Producer and President, Lucasfilm. For services to film production in the UK.[23]

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)[edit]

Military division
  • Acting Captain Donald James Mackinnon – 5 April[24]
  • Lieutenant Colonel James Maccoll Christie, The Royal Regiment of Scotland. – 5 April[24]
  • Wing Commander Matthew John Bressani – 5 April[24]
Honorary
  • Dr Owen Brennan, Irish national – Executive Chairman Devenish Nutrition Ltd, Belfast Northern Ireland. For services to the Northern Ireland agricultural-food industry.[23]
  • Paul Breyne, Belgian national – Belgian Government Commissioner General for First World War Centenary commemorations, former Governor of West Flanders and Mayor of Ypres. For services to the British commemorations of the First World War Centenary in Belgium.[23]
  • Professor John McMurray – Professor of Medical Cardiology, University of Glasgow. For services to cardiovascular research.[23]

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)[edit]

Military division
  • Lance Corporal Lewis Staton, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. – 5 April[24]
  • Squadron Leader Benjamin David Durham – 5 April[24]
Honorary
  • Gemma Mary Griffin – Vice President, HR and Crewing, DFDS. For services to employment and training in the shipping industry.[23]
  • Ursula Roosmaa – Country Director, British Council Estonia. For services to promoting British culture and the English language in Estonia.[23]
  • Ediba-Bakira Trbonja-Kapić – Executive Assistant to HM Ambassador, Bosnia and Herzegovina. For services to the British Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[23]

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

Ribbon bar of the British Empire Medal (Civil)
Honorary
  • Wataru Kuwahara - Division Manager, Event Planning Division, Hankyu Hanshin Department Store Inc. For services to the promotion of UK exports to Japan and friendship between the two countries.[23]

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)[edit]

Ribbon bar of the Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Flight Lieutenant Alex Fraser Vaughan – 5 April[24]

Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)[edit]

Ribbon bar of the Queen's Gallantry Medal
  • Sergeant Stuart Michael Griffiths, Royal Tank Regiment. – 5 April[24]
  • Corporal Saimone Matasarasara Qasenivalu, Royal Tank Regiment. – 5 April[24]

Royal Victorian Medal (RVM)[edit]

Royal Victorian Medal ribbon
Silver
  • Colin Adams - Warden, Windsor Castle[25]
  • Gary Nathan Hill - Tractor and Machinery Operator, Crown Estate, Windsor[26]
  • Lynn Jean Hall - Daily Cleaner, Windsor Castle[27]

Mentioned in Despatches[edit]

Palm of the Mentioned in Despatches
  • Flight Lieutenant Jonathan Blakelock Meadows – 5 April[24]

Queen's Commendation for Bravery[edit]

  • Lieutenant Colonel Craig PALMER, Royal Regiment of Artillery. – 5 April[24]

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service[edit]

Palm of the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
  • Commander Elaine Marie Boyd – 5 April – 5 April[24]
  • Captain Frances Marie BYRNE, Intelligence Corps. – 5 April[24]
  • Acting Lance Corporal Jacob Francis Campbell Fosher, Royal Army Medical Corps. – 5 April[24]
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Sholto James Hedderwick, The Royal Regiment of Scotland. – 5 April[24]
  • Lieutenant Colonel Samuel David Hughes, Corps of Royal Engineers. – 5 April[24]
  • Brigadier Mark Peter Kenyon, OBE. – 5 April[24]
  • Major Lucy Diana Kirkpatrick, MBE, Intelligence Corps. – 5 April[24]
  • Staff Sergeant Patrick Robert Jean Lia, Corps of Royal Engineers. – 5 April[24]
  • Lieutenant Colonel Owain David Luke, MBE, The Royal Welsh. – 5 April[24]
  • Colonel Richard Thomas Maundrell, MVO. – 5 April[24]
  • Acting Lieutenant Colonel Francis Simon Parke-Robinson, Intelligence Corps. – 5 April[24]
  • Acting Major Frazer Murray Stark, The Royal Regiment of Scotland. – 5 April[24]
  • Colonel Sion Duncan Walker – 5 April[24]
  • Acting Air Commodore Roderick John Dennis, OBE – 5 April[24]
Civilian
  • Dr Gregory Benjamin Fremont-Barnes, Ministry Of Defence Civil Servant – 5 April[24]

Order of St John[edit]

Order of St John ribbon

Knight of the Order of St John[edit]

  • Roger William Jacob[28]

Dame of the Order of St John[edit]

  • Judith Kathleen Wright[28]

Commander of the Order of St John[edit]

  • Griselda Mary Clothier[28]

Officer of the Order of St John[edit]

  • Alan Codling[28]
  • Patricia Ann Griffin[28]
  • David John Hallett[28]
  • Colonel Christopher Young[28]
  • Alexander Auld McNe[28]
  • Nigel Lawrence Freeman[28]

Member of the Order of St John[edit]

  • Captain Catheryn Sarah Louise Adcock[28]
  • Ralph Maurice Ashwood[28]
  • Holly Jean Barfield[28]
  • Deborah-Ann Felicity Jane Cocks[28]
  • Alan Cooper[28]
  • George D’Arcy[28]
  • John Francis Fallon[28]
  • Karl Heydenrych[28]
  • Barrie John Hill[28]
  • Patricia Jenkins[28]
  • Mark Perryman[28]
  • David James Taylor[28]
  • Deborah West[28]

Foreign awards authorised by the Sovereign[edit]

Legion of Merit (United States)[edit]

Officer
Legionnaire
  • Colonel Denis James – 5 April[24]

Bronze Star (United States)[edit]

  • Major Charles Duncan Thomas Brown, Corps of Royal Engineers – 5 April[24]
  • Major Christopher David Ramsay Jodr, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment – 5 April[24]
  • Squadron Leader Kai MacNaughton – 5 April[24]
  • Wing Commander Guy Matthew Wood – 5 April[24]

Meritorious Service Medal (NATO)[edit]

  • Lieutenant Colonel Matthew John Birch, Royal Regiment of Artillery. – 5 April[24]
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edward Jonathon Butterworth, Army Air Corps. – 5 April[24]
  • Major Douglas Ian Davidson Watson, The Royal Regiment of Scotland. – 5 April[24]
  • Warrant Officer Paul Thomas McKinnon – 5 April[24]
  • Squadron Leader Avril Janet Porter – 5 April[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.royal.uk/title-earl-wessex
  2. ^ https://www.parliament.uk/biographies/lords/baroness-blackwood-of-north-oxford/4019
  3. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/queen-appoints-lord-lieutenant-of-renfrewshire
  4. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lord-lieutenant-for-mid-glamorgan-17-april-2019
  5. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lord-lieutenant-of-norfolk-28-may-2019
  6. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/appointment-of-lord-lieutenant-of-ross-and-cromarty-29-may-2019
  7. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/privy-council-appointment-first-minister-of-wales
  8. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/privy-council-appointment-7-march-2019
  9. ^ http://privycouncil.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-03-13-List-of-Business.pdf
  10. ^ http://privycouncil.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-03-13-List-of-Business.pdf
  11. ^ http://privycouncil.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-03-List-of-Business.pdf
  12. ^ http://privycouncil.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-22-List-of-Business.pdf
  13. ^ https://www.royal.uk/new-appointments-order-garter-announced
  14. ^ https://www.royal.uk/new-appointments-order-garter-announced
  15. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3214177
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i "No. 62631". The London Gazette. 1 May 2019. p. 7922.
  17. ^ "The Duchess of Cambridge appointed to the Royal Victorian Order". The Royal Family. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  18. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3301231
  19. ^ https://www.royal.uk/court-circular?text=Victorian+Order&mrf=&date%5Bmin%5D%5Bdate%5D=03%2F03%2F2019&date%5Bmax%5D%5Bdate%5D=27%2F03%2F2019&id=
  20. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3242920
  21. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3284482
  22. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3217409
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Honorary Awards". Gov.UK. 2019.
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3244629
  25. ^ Court Circular, Sandringham, Norfolk, 6 January 2019
  26. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3252398
  27. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3262966
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "No. 3257186". The London Gazette. 15 April 2019. p. 218.