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Investiture at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, 4th March 2008 at 11 a.m.

Investiture at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, 4th March 2008 at 11 a.m.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE News Release issued by The Government News Network on 27 February 2008

THE ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER

To receive the Honour of Knighthood and to be a Knight Commander:-

Sir Philip Wroughton

KNIGHT BACHELOR

To receive the Honour of Knighthood:-

Professor Sir Alexander Markham

THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH

To be Companions:-

Civil Division:-

Mr. Anthony Inglese

Mr. David Lavery

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

To be Commanders:-

Military Division:-

Air Commodore David Tonks, Royal Air Force

Air Commodore Matthew Wiles, Royal Air Force

Civil Division:-

Evelyn Collins

Helen, Mrs. Weir

Mr. Robert Braithwaite

Mr. Andrew Cameron

The Right Reverend Charles Caruana

Mr. Selwyn Image

Mr. Peter Jones

Dr. Brian Woods-Scawen

THE ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER

To be a Lieutenant:-

Mr. Edward Griffiths

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

To be Officers:-

Military Division:-

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Balls, The Rifles

Civil Division:-

Lynette, Mrs. Barnes

Sandie, Mrs. Dixie

Margaret, Mrs. Gildea

Jennifer Gray

Miss Diana Mason

Heather Maxwell

Mr. George Alagiah Broadcaster and Author. For services to Journalism.

Dr. David Barnardo

Mr. Thomas Boyd

Professor Philip Dyer

Mr. Michael Gilbert

Dr. Michael Grainger

Dr. John Harcup

Mr. Ryan Jervis

Mr. Amir Kabal

Mr. Jamie Martin

Mr. Ross Reed

Mr. Carl Reuter

Mr. Michael Scott

Professor Geoffrey Southworth

Mr. Alan Walker

THE ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER

To be Members:-

Miss Karen Ashworth

Mr. Peter May

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

To be Members:-

Military Division:-

Warrant Officer Class 1 Norman Hall, Royal Marines

Major Thomas Aitken, The Parachute Regiment

Captain Stuart Beattie, Coldstream Guards

Warrant Officer Class 2 Stephen Morea, Adjutant General's Corps, Staff and Personnel Support Branch

Squadron Leader Mark Abrahams, Royal Air Force

Corporal Neil Ward, Royal Air Force

Civil Division:-

Margaret, Mrs. Beard

Miss Janet Brightwell

Jean, Mrs. Byers

Elizabeth, Mrs. Chambers

Vivien, Mrs. Crouch School Nurse. For services to Healthcare in Bath

63yrs old (Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire)

For the last 27 years she has worked as a school nurse in the Bath area. She ensures that young people are aware of and can access confidential guidance on sexual health issues. One of her innovative approaches was opening up the way for girls, at one school, to access emergency contraception through establishing a drop-in clinic linked to a local GP practice. She works alongside schools, young people and parents to promote and develop effective programmes of sex and relationships education to allow young people to make informed decisions. She has received an award from the Queen's Nursing Institute for creating a board game that can be used as a teaching aid. She is frequently invited to speak at, or participate in, national meetings and conferences. The Social Exclusion Unit commended her in their report on teenage pregnancy, and she now sits on the Independent Advisory Group to the Cabinet Office on teenage pregnancy. She is a trustee for the Brook Advisory Service which promotes the rights and needs of young people in sexual health.

Patricia Culling

Margaret, Mrs. Hayward

Ann, Mrs. Head

Miss Valerie Ives

Sian, Mrs. Jones

Barbara, Mrs. Lancaster

Comfort, Mrs. Momoh Female Genital Mutilation/Public Health Specialist, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Women's Healthcare

Women's Healthcare

45yrs old (Barnet, London)

She is a nationally and internationally renowned midwife whose specialist focus is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She is employed at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, where she has established and runs the African Well Women's Clinic (AWWC), which is a support service for women and girls. The clinic is an example of best practice and a model centre of excellence, where minor procedures are also offered to women who would like to have their circumcision reversed. Her work in the AWWC is extremely successful in terms of health outcomes for mothers. The referrals to the clinic are from healthcare practitioners, women, their families and friends. She is a positive role model for all practitioners and strives to raise the quality of treatment delivery, needs-led maternity care and improvements in women's health. She works with women and their families who have complex needs, including refugees and asylum seekers. She makes a difference in the lives of the women she sees. She is the only FGM specialist in the UK, and is the author of one of the country's first textbooks on FGM in which she shares her expertise with other health professionals across the country and enables them to understand the issues more fully. She has also won several prizes and awards including the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize Award in 2006 and more recently the Florence Nightingale Scholarship/Travel Award to carry out comparative research about sexual health and FGM in Africa.

Miss Mary Penny

Muriel, Mrs. Poisson For charitable services in Jersey

62yrs old (Jersey, Channel Islands)

She is best known in the parish of St John as the lollipop lady who has shepherded generations of children safely across a busy main road for over 24 years, whatever the weather. She has worked tirelessly within the community on numerous charity projects, often with children as the main focus. In more recent years she has raised thousands of pounds and given hours of pleasure to the older members of the parish by running a weekly bingo session. The annual Christmas party would not be the same without her, as the array of raffle prizes and presents that she manages to get individuals and companies to donate is quite staggering. She has been the backbone of numerous entries to Jersey's biggest festival, the Battle of Flowers, entering award-winning floats for over 30 years by acquiring sponsorship and organising fundraising to ensure that the floats were always of the highest quality. For over two decades she has not only collected around the parish for both the poppy appeal and Christian Aid week but also arranged rotas and commandeered help to ensure that no address is ever missed. Her selfless commitment, dedication and devotion to the community, in particular to children and senior citizens, sets her apart from her contemporaries.

Joyce, Mrs. Smith For services to Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol

67yrs old (Downend, Bristol)

In 1987 the owner of the Arnos Vale Cemetery intended to sell the land for large-scale redevelopment. In response she founded the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery to fight the owner and claim the land for the public. The site contains 50,000 graves (known), 150,000 burials (paupers), 120,000 cremations, as well as four Grade II listed buildings and 25 Grade II listed monuments. As secretary to the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery, she has over a period of 20 years been working on a full-time and unpaid basis, often seven days a week, writing letters, organising petitions, filling in forms, organising fundraising fairs and keeping minutes of meetings. In addition, she organises the volunteers to clean and maintain graves. Relatives pay a nominal fee for the service, whilst she makes the tea for the volunteers who work on the day. In 2005 she relinquished her trusteeship to concentrate on managing and organising the Friends, which has around 500 members many of whom are also abroad. Her stalwart support of her husband (who is chair of the Trust) has recently resulted in the winning of a £4.8m Heritage Lottery Fund grant for a regeneration programme that includes restoration work to the historic buildings and monuments, landscaping and the creation of educational, family history and community facilities.

Kathryn Vincent

Mr. John Allen

Dr. David Aston

Mr. Martin Bradley

Mr. David Bradshaw

Mr. Peter Chambers

Mr. Euton Daley

Mr. Raymond Drayton

Mr. Mervyn Dunlop

Mr. Arthur Flux

Mr. Charles Flynn

Dr. Peter Ford

Mr. Michael Godrich

Mr. David Goldsmith

Mr. Thomas Gorringe

Mr. Martin Hall

Mr. William Johnston

Mr. Alan Lancaster

Mr. David Lathrope

Mr. Paul Manning

Mr. George Mawhinney

Firefighter David Newton, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Mr. John Oaker

Mr. Michael Reynolds

Dr. Peter Tate

The Reverend Canon Owen Spencer-Thomas

Mr. John Thornley

Detective Chief Inspector Robert Vinson, Kent Police

THE ROYAL VICTORIAN MEDAL (SILVER)

To be Decorated:-

Mr. Kenneth Giles

THE QUEEN'S POLICE MEDAL

To be Decorated:-

Constable Joseph Holness, Kent Police

THE QUEEN'S FIRE SERVICE MEDAL

To be Decorated:-

Chief Fire Officer David Webb, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

FOR HIS ACTIONS DURING A TERRORIST ATTACK IN LONDON ON 21ST JULY 2005

THE QUEEN'S GALLANTRY MEDAL

To be Decorated:-

Watch Manager Angus Campbell, London Fire Brigade

FOR THEIR ACTIONS DURING A TERRORIST ATTACK IN LONDON ON 29TH JUNE 2007

THE QUEEN'S GALLANTRY MEDAL

To be Decorated:-

Mr. Paul Humphrey, Explosives Officer, Metropolitan Police

THE QUEEN'S COMMENDATION FOR BRAVERY

Mr. Gary Wright, Explosives Officer, Metropolitan Police

FOR HIS ACTIONS DURING A TERRORIST ATTACK AT GLASGOW AIRPORT ON 30TH JUNE 2007

THE QUEEN'S GALLANTRY MEDAL

To be Decorated:-

Mr. John Smeaton

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