February 1974 Dissolution Honours

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The February 1974 Dissolution Honours List was issued on 2 April 1974 following the dissolution of the United Kingdom parliament in preparation for a general election.[1]

Life Peers[edit]


  • Miss Mervyn Pike, Member of Parliament for the Melton Division of Leicestershire 1956-74 ; Assistant Postmaster General 1959-63 ; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office 1963-64.
  • The Right Honourable Dame Margaret Patricia Hornsby-Smith, D.B.E., Member of Parliament for Chislehurst 1950-66 and 1970-74 ; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health 1951-57 ; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office 1957-59; Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance 1959-61.


Privy Counsellors (PC)[edit]

Knights Bachelor (Kt)[edit]

  • Brian Caldwell Cook Batsford, Member of Parliament for Ealing South 1958-74; Assistant Whip 1962-64; Opposition Deputy Chief Whip 1964-67.
  • Robert Chichester-Clark, Member of Parliament for Londonderry City and County 1955-74 ; Comptroller of H.M. Household 1961-64 ; Minister of State, Department of Employment 1972-74.
  • Robert William Elliott, M.P., Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne North since 1957 ; Comptroller of H.M. Household 1970 ; Vice-Chairman, Conservative Party Organisation since 1970.
  • Timothy Peter Geoffrey Kitson, M.P., Member of Parliament for Richmond, Yorkshire since 1959 ; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister 1970-74.
  • Harold Brian Seymour Warren, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., Physician.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath[edit]

Companions (CB)[edit]

Civil division

Order of St Michael and St George[edit]

Knights Commander (KCMG)[edit]

  • Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle, M.P., Member of Parliament for Richmond, Surrey since 1959 ; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1970-74.

Order of the Companions of Honour[edit]

Companions (CH)[edit]

Order of the British Empire[edit]

Dames Commander (DBE)[edit]

Commanders (CBE)[edit]

Officers (OBE)[edit]

  • Miles Matthew Lee Hudson, Political Secretary to the Right Honourable Sir Alec Douglas-Home, K.T., D.L., M.P. 1971-74.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel William Reeve, D.L. For political and public services in the East Midlands.
  • Ann Marcella, Mrs. Springman. For political and public services in Wessex.

Members (MBE)[edit]

  • Roger Boaden. For political services.
  • Miss Rosemary Bushe, Personal Secretary to the Right Honourable Edward Heath, M.B.E., M.P.
  • Captain Arthur William Potter Fawcett, T.D. For political services in Barnet, Hertfordshire.
  • Christabel Phyllis, Mrs. Humphreys. For political services in Wales.
  • Kenneth Donald Bremner Pryde, Inspector, Metropolitan Police.
  • Peter Radford, Chief Inspector, Metropolitan Police.

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

Civil division
  • John Harris, Senior Messenger. Formerly Doorkeeper, No. 10 Downing Street.
  • Miss Ivy May Moore, lately Telephonist, No. 10 Downing Street.
  • George Stanley Newell, Driver to the Right Honourable Edward Heath, M.B.E., M.P.


  1. ^ "No. 46254". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 April 1974. pp. 4395–4398.