Ministry of Defence
Operational Honours and Awards List: April 2019
A number of members of the Armed Forces have been named in the latest Operational Honours and Awards List.
The latest Operational Honours and Awards List was recently (05 April 2019) published. The list recognises the bravery, commitment and commendable service of service personnel within the military.
The serving personnel who have won from the array of awards and decorations have shown outstanding examples of courage and dedication to their work while on operation.
The service they have given to the country ensures that Britain remains ready to face intensifying threats at home and abroad.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson recently said:
The Operational Honours and Awards show how our armed forces personnel go above and beyond the call of duty to keep this country safe.
The breadth of achievement is testament to the bravery and commitment of our service personnel. They make us proud.
I congratulate all those who have been awarded.
The full list is below:
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Acting Captain (now Captain) Donald James MACKINNON, Royal Navy
Lieutenant Colonel James Maccoll CHRISTIE, The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Wing Commander Matthew John BRESSANI, Royal Air Force
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Corporal Lewis STATON, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Squadron Leader Benjamin David DURHAM, Royal Air Force
Distinguished Flying Cross
Flight Lieutenant (now Squadron Leader) Alex Fraser VAUGHAN, Royal Air Force
Mentioned in Dispatches
Flight Lieutenant Jonathan Blakelock MEADOWS, Royal Air Force
Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service
Commander Elaine Marie BOYD, Royal Navy
Captain Frances Marie BYRNE, Intelligence Corps
Acting Lance Corporal Jacob Francis Campbell FISHER, Royal Army Medical Corps
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Sholto James HEDDERWICK, The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel David HUGHES, Corps of Royal Engineers
Brigadier Mark Peter KENYON OBE
Major Lucy Diana KIRKPATRICK MBE, Intelligence Corps
Staff Sergeant Patrick Robert Jean LIA, Corps of Royal Engineers
Lieutenant Colonel Owain David LUKE MBE, The Royal Welsh
Colonel Richard Thomas MAUNDRELL MVO
Acting Lieutenant Colonel (now Major) Francis Simon PARKE-ROBINSON, Intelligence Corps
Acting Major Frazer Murray STARK, The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Colonel Sion Duncan WALKER, Army Reserve
Acting Air Commodore (now Air Commodore) Roderick John DENNIS OBE, Royal Air Force
Dr Gregory Benjamin FREMONT-BARNES, Ministry of Defence Civil Servant
Queen’s Gallantry Medal
Sergeant Stuart Michael GRIFFITHS, Royal Tank Regiment
Corporal Saimone Matasarasara QASENIVALU, Royal Tank Regiment
Queen’s Commendation for Bravery
Lieutenant Colonel Craig PALMER, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Latest News from
Ministry of Defence
Construction of F35 facilities progressing at RAF Lakenheath18/09/2019 15:15:15
Work is progressing on buildings that will be home to 2 US Air Force F35 squadrons at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.
Prime Minister pledges to bring shipbuilding back to the UK12/09/2019 15:19:15
PM will announce which company is the preferred bidder to design new Type 31 frigates to be built in the UK.
Defence Secretary keynote speech at DSEi 201912/09/2019 12:15:00
Defence Secretary yesterday outlined global influence of UK defence in keynote speech at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International.
Defence Secretary announces boost for multi-billion-pound SKYNET 6 programme12/09/2019 11:15:00
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace made his first keynote speech yesterday, announcing the first step towards upgrading the UK’s military satellite communications system, SKYNET.
£100m boost for cutting-edge Protector aircraft11/09/2019 16:10:00
The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract worth approximately £100 million to test the performance of the UK’s ground-breaking Protector aircraft.
Italy partners with the UK on Tempest11/09/2019 15:10:00
Sir Simon Bollom, CEO of Defence Equipment & Support, and Lieutenant General Nicolò Falsaperna, Italian Secretary General of Defence, have signed a Statement of Intent to partner on Tempest in their roles as National Armament Directors.
Minister for Defence Procurement Anne-Marie Trevelyan's speech at DSEI10/09/2019 15:15:15
Minister for Defence Procurement Anne-Marie Trevelyan's keynote speech on the opening day of Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019.
MOD unveils transformed approach to innovation10/09/2019 10:15:00
Artificial intelligence and 3D printing are some of the concepts outlined in the new approach to harnessing innovation and developing emerging technologies.