Operational Honours & Awards March 2008

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  1. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Operational Honours and Awards List: 7 March 2008
    6 Mar 08
    A total of 181 members of the Armed Forces and three MOD civilians have received honours and awards in the Operational Honours List dated today, 7 March 2008.


    Members of 1 Squadron RAF Regiment firing illumination mortar rounds in Basra, Iraq, in May 2007
    [Picture: Cpl Wayne Beeching (RAF)]
    The full list, which recognises service on operations in Northern Ireland, former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and other operations for the period 1 April 2007 to 30 September 2007, is below:




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    NORTHERN IRELAND

    Officer of The Order of The British Empire (OBE)

    Colonel Peter Ian BROWN Late Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

    Member of The Order of The British Empire (MBE)

    Major John Murray COWAN The Royal Irish Regiment

    Queen's Commendation for Bravery (QCB)

    Warrant Officer Class 1 Simon Alexander Whiteley WILKINSON The Royal Logistic Corps

    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)

    Corporal William David HAYES Royal Marines
    Staff Sergeant Craig Kevin BAXTER The Royal Logistic Corps
    Warrant Officer Class 2 Paul Robert James DARGAVEL The Royal Regiment of Scotland
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Christopher Bernard DAVIS Corps of Royal Engineers
    Captain (Acting Major) Ian Stuart PARROTT The Mercian Regiment
    Brigadier Michael Lawrence RIDDELL-WEBSTER DSO Late The Black Watch
    Captain (Acting Major) David TURNER The Royal Irish Regiment


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    FORMER YUGOSLAVIA

    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)

    Squadron Leader Ian Michael GARNETT Royal Air Force


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    AFGHANISTAN



    Commander of The Order of The British Empire (CBE)
    Brigadier George Pemberton Ross NORTON MBE Late Grenadier Guards

    Officer of The Order of The British Empire (OBE)

    Colonel Paul Joseph Andrew BAKER Late The Royal Logistic Corps
    Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) James Henry HAGGERTY Royal Regiment of Artillery, Territorial Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Peter Francis MAHONEY TD Royal Army Medical Corps
    Colonel Richard John WESTLEY MC Late The Mercian Regiment

    Member of The Order of The British Empire (MBE)

    Major Nicholas Paul Flint CHAMPION The Parachute Regiment
    Lieutenant (Acting Captain) Henry James ABDY-COLLINS The Parachute Regiment
    Captain Ruth Louise EARL Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    Sergeant Martyn David GIBBONS The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
    Staff Sergeant Edward Trevor PALMER Corps of Royal Engineers
    Major Richard James WATTS Royal Corps of Signals


    Members of 12 Mechanized Brigade wait for clearance to move forward in Afghanistan, June 2007
    [Picture: Sergeant Will Craig]
    Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

    Captain Jaimie McCoy NORMAN Royal Marines
    Lieutenant Colonel Stuart William CARVER The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Brigadier John Gordon LORIMER MBE Late The Parachute Regiment

    Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)

    Lance Corporal (Acting Corporal) Donald Peter CAMPBELL Corps of Royal Engineers
    Captain Simon Timothy CUPPLES The Mercian Regiment
    Private Paul Darren WILLMOTT The Mercian Regiment

    Military Cross (MC)

    Sergeant Daniel Alan FISHER Royal Marines
    Sergeant Steven Edmond VEALE Royal Marines
    Lance Corporal Levi David ASHBY The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Major Michael Patrick ASTON The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Major Dominic Stead James BIDDICK MBE The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Corporal (Acting Sergeant) Craig Anthony BRELSFORD The Mercian Regiment (killed in action)
    Private Luke COLE The Mercian Regiment, Territorial Army
    Major Martin Paul DAVID Grenadier Guards
    Lance Bombardier Michael Ronald FREW Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Bombardier Paul Mitchell GREENWOOD Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Captain David Charles HICKS The Royal Anglian Regiment (killed in action)
    Fusilier Damion Mark HIELDS The Royal Welsh
    Private Aaron Stuart HOLMES The Mercian Regiment
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Gavin Charles KIMBERLIN The Mercian Regiment
    Corporal Michael LOCKETT The Mercian Regiment
    Corporal Robert William MOORE The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Lance Corporal Oliver Scott RUECKER The Royal Anglian Regiment

    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

    Wing Commander Kenneth Andrew LEWIS Royal Air Force
    Flight Lieutenant Adam Boyd WARDROPE Royal Air Force

    Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)

    Private Luke Cula NADRIVA The Royal Anglian Regiment

    Mention in Despatches (MiD)

    Marine Daniel Gad CURTIS Royal Marines
    Marine Kenten Luke RADEMAN Royal Marines
    Corporal William Daniel SEWELL Royal Marines
    Sergeant Stuart Frazer Rennie WALLACE Royal Marines
    Sergeant Steven Edward ARMON The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Staff Sergeant Adrian Edward BERRY Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Lieutenant Nicholas William David BINNINGTON The Light Dragoons
    Second Lieutenant Rupert William Michael BOWERS The Mercian Regiment
    Lieutenant Arron Liam Christopher BROWNE The Mercian Regiment, Territorial Army
    Captain James Austin CARRICK Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Sapper Oliver James CROOK Corps of Royal Engineers
    Major Andrew Paul Longstone DAWES Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Sergeant Daniel Patrick FITZGERALD The Mercian Regiment
    Major John GODFREY The Light Dragoons
    Sergeant David GREENLAND Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Lance Corporal Daniel Shea GWILLIAMS Corps of Royal Engineers
    Guardsman Alexander Edward Barry HARRISON Grenadier Guards
    Sergeant Matthew Ian JACKSON The Mercian Regiment
    Lance Corporal Mervin Aird JOSEPH The Royal Logistic Corps
    Warrant Officer Class 2 Kevin MAIN The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Guardsman Daniel MALCANGI Grenadier Guards
    Guardsman Damien Lee McBRIDE Grenadier Guards
    Major Philip John MESSENGER The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Lance Corporal Steven John MILLS Corps of Royal Engineers
    Corporal Jack Joseph MIZON Grenadier Guards
    Warrant Officer Class 2 Timothy Richard NEWTON The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Corporal Daniel Raymond NORRIS Grenadier Guards
    Major Jamie Peter NOWELL The Mercian Regiment
    Sergeant Simon Iain PANTER The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Staff Sergeant Andreas Oliver PEAT The Royal Logistic Corps
    Captain James Andrew SEDDON Grenadier Guards
    Captain Robin David SMITH The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
    Wing Commander Ian Wayne DUGUID Royal Air Force


    A RAF Merlin helicopter over the the Maysan desert, southern Iraq, in 2007
    [Picture: Corporal Ian Forsyth RLC]
    Queen's Commendation for Bravery (QCB)

    Warrant Officer Class 2 Paul MEADOWS The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment
    Lance Corporal Graeme STODDART Corps of Royal Engineers

    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)

    Lieutenant Colonel Darrell Peter AMISON The Royal Logistic Corps
    Captain Phillip Nowell BLANCHFIELD The Royal Anglian Regiment
    Lieutenant Colonel William James Frank BRAMBLE OBE Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Captain Serena Jane GATES General List, Territorial Army
    Major Paul Geoffrey GILBY The Mercian Regiment
    Captain Adam Charles Rashleigh HARE Army Air Corps
    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Gilbert Carew HATHERLEY Grenadier Guards
    Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Bartholomew Leonard JONES Corps of Royal Engineers
    Staff Sergeant Stewart James McKENZIE Intelligence Corps
    Sapper Gavin Bruce MONTGOMERY Corps of Royal Engineers
    Lieutenant Gillian Diane PRITCHARD Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
    Major James Christopher RODDIS The Royal Regiment of Scotland
    Staff Sergeant (Acting Warrant Officer Class 2) Nicholas John ULLEY Royal Corps of Signals
    Lieutenant Colonel Henry Angus WATSON MBE The Light Dragoons
    Flight Lieutenant (Acting Squadron Leader) Karl COLEHOUSE Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service
    Group Captain Edwin Jonathan FAULCONER Royal Air Force
    Gregory Mark LUPTON Ministry of Defence
    Dr Martin PEARCE Ministry of Defence


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    IRAQ

    Officer of The Order of The British Empire (OBE)

    Squadron Leader Jason Paul SUTTON Royal Air Force

    Member of The Order of The British Empire (MBE)

    Lieutenant (Acting Captain) Edward Varnier ARGLES Royal Marines
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Darren James PASKINS Royal Navy
    Major James Benjamin Weston HOLLISTER The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
    Major John Anthony STEVENS The Rifles
    Major Timothy John WOOD Corps of Royal Engineers
    Flight Sergeant Ann CARTER Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service

    Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

    Brigadier Timothy Paul EVANS MBE Late The Light Infantry
    Lieutenant Colonel Justin Charles Wladyslaw MACIEJEWSKI MBE The Rifles

    Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)

    Sergeant Adam William MILLER Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    Staff Sergeant James Anthony WADSWORTH The Royal Logistic Corps

    Military Cross (MC)

    Major Ian Grange CROWLEY The Yorkshire Regiment
    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Charles FRAM Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    Colour Sergeant Stephen KINCAID The Parachute Regiment
    Second Lieutenant Rupert Grenville Simon LANE The Rifles
    Colour Sergeant Mark Anthony LANGRIDGE The Parachute Regiment
    Rifleman Mark David LUNN The Rifles
    Sergeant Michael Craig O'BRIEN The Parachute Regiment
    Corporal Richard Thomas PASK The Royal Welsh
    Warrant Officer Class 2 Rodney Alan POULTER The Rifles
    Major Stephen Nicholas WEBB The Royal Welsh
    Corporal David James HAYDEN Royal Air Force


    A British Soldier returns fire in Helmand Province, August 2007
    [Picture: Cpl Jon Bevan RLC]
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

    Flight Lieutenant Michelle Jayne GOODMAN Royal Air Force

    Bar to the Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)

    Captain Eamon Conrad HEAKIN QGM The Royal Logistic Corps
    Captain Vincent Michael STRAFFORD QGM The Royal Logistic Corps

    Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)

    Warrant Officer Class 2 Brendan James CAMPBELL Irish Guards
    Lance Sergeant Kevin William TOMLINSON Irish Guards

    Mention in Despatches (MiD)

    Corporal Scott Christopher ARTHUR The Yorkshire Regiment
    Corporal (Acting Sergeant) Robin Spencer Charles BALL Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    Rifleman Brett CAMPBELL The Rifles
    Private Benjamin John CHAMBERLAIN The Royal Welsh
    Major Paul Robert DRIVER The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
    Captain David Gareth Evan EVANS The Royal Welsh
    Rifleman Allan Clifford GORMLEY The Rifles
    Lance Corporal Darren Stephen GREGORY The Royal Welsh
    Major Paul Henry George HARDING The Rifles (killed in action)
    Lieutenant Quentin John Martin HICKS The King's Royal Hussars
    Corporal (Acting Sergeant) Scott William McLEOD The Royal Regiment of Scotland
    Private Lynne McGuinnely MAIN Royal Army Medical Corps
    Captain Richard Edward Derwent MOGER The Royal Welsh
    Major Quentin William Martlew NAYLOR MBE The Rifles
    Trooper Edward Nicholas PAYNE The King's Royal Hussars
    Corporal Kelly Lee PETERS The Royal Welsh
    Colour Sergeant Stephen Trevor PULLIN The Parachute Regiment
    Warrant Officer Class 2 Lee Roger ROBERTS The Rifles
    Lieutenant Christian Antonio SAN JOSE The Rifles
    Sergeant Paul SKELTON The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
    Captain Edward Anthony SMITH The Rifles
    Corporal Rodney Lee WILSON The Rifles (killed in action)
    Squadron Leader Samuel James POTTER Royal Air Force
    Senior Aircraftsman Benjamin Alan WHARTON Royal Air Force

    Queen's Commendation for Bravery (QCB)

    Bombardier David Nicholas BALL Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Corporal Neil Armstrong CLOSE Corps of Royal Engineers
    Sergeant Paul John EDGE Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Acting Warrant Officer Class 1 Alexander William LITTLE The Royal Logistic Corps
    Serjeant Robert Thomas Wheeler TAYLOR The Rifles
    Sergeant John Taylor BAINBRIDGE Royal Air Force
    Flight Sergeant Adrian John PECK Royal Air Force
    Senior Aircraftsman James Edward STINSON Royal Air Force

    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)

    Captain Andrew Giles GOLDSMITH Royal Marines Reserve
    Lieutenant Commander Michael Anthony GOODALL Royal Navy
    Lieutenant Colonel Barry William BENNETT MBE Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Captain Daniel Caradoc BLACKMORE Intelligence Corps
    Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Seymour CHAPMAN MBE The Mercian Regiment
    The Reverend Timothy Alexander Robertson COLE (Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Class) Royal Army Chaplains' Department
    Rifleman Hossam GEALI The Rifles
    Major Christopher James Thomas JOB MBE The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
    Captain Brian JOYCE MBE Intelligence Corps
    Group Captain Paul BURT Royal Air Force
    Warrant Officer Robert William HARGREAVES Royal Air Force
    Sergeant Mary-Lee MALLINSON Royal Air Force
    Squadron Leader Timothy Edward OWEN Royal Air Force
    Mr Ian FERGUSON Ministry of Defence


    British Soldiers in a Weapons Mounted Installation Kit (WMIK) Land Rover in Maysan, southern Iraq, in 2007
    [Picture: Corporal Ian Forsyth RLC]

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    NATIONAL OPERATIONS

    Officer of The Order of The British Empire (OBE)

    Lieutenant Colonel Peter John PHILLIPS QVRM TD The Parachute Regiment

    Member of The Order of The British Empire (MBE)

    Colour Sergeant Matthew Leonard JAMIESON The Parachute Regiment

    Queen's Commendation for Bravery (QCB)

    Sergeant Ian McDOUGALL Royal Marines
    Sergeant Paul Andrew NORRIS Royal Marines

    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)

    Corporal David WHITFIELD Royal Corps of Signals


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    NON–COMBATANT GALLANTRY

    Officer of The Order of The British Empire (OBE)

    Commander Iain Galloway BRECKENRIDGE Royal Navy

    Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)

    Petty Officer Logistician (Supply Chain) Richard HOLLEWORTH Royal Navy
    Sergeant Douglas John LEAK Corps of Royal Engineers

    Queen's Commendation for Bravery (QCB)
    Chief Petty Officer (Diver) Robin Henry Thomas RICKARD Royal Navy

    Queen's Commendation for Bravery In The Air (QCBA)
    Sergeant Steven DAVIES Royal Air Force


    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/HistoryAndHonour/OperationalHonoursAndAwardsList7March2008.htm
     
  2. Not sure why they felt it necessary to add "Territorial Army" on the end, but well done Coley.
     
  3. Very many congrats to everyone, and my thoughts are with the families of those awarded posthumous awards.

    You are all a credit to our nation.
     
  4. I concur, don't think Terry Taliban knew he was TA outstanding job Coley

    Pte Luke Cole MC

    and well done all
     
  5. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    Captain Serena Jane GATES General List, Territorial Army

    Whats the General list? Genuine question.
     
  6. Also, Arron Browne for MID and WO1 Kimberlin for his MC- a PSI at Kiddy in the not too distant past.
     
  7. Congrats and well done, all.
     
  8. RESPECT
     
  9. congratulations to all the receiptients and condolences to the family and friends of those killed in action - RIP


    Stilts
     
  10. May be it just highlights that the reserves are now intergrated more fully than before.
    If you go back the TA and reserves were always training in the event of something happing now they train to fight along side the regs this is something that the some tend to forget.
    It is no longer just playing soldiers this is not a critasisam of any kind i spent 10 yrs with 3 mobilsations in the reserves and was proud of what i done and to served with who i did.
     
  11. It is a cap badge that is worn almost exclusively by members of the TA. They all tend to be specialists in one way or another and don't really have an appropriate capbage for their role. It is also used to disguise real capbadges .....
     
  12. Bods that are 'unasigned' to any particular regt/corps IIRC - Kind of like a big fcuk off holding troop.
     
  13. Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

    Flight Lieutenant Michelle Jayne GOODMAN Royal Air Force

    just saw her picture on the MOD website she would get it
     
  14. I would say she gets regularly i would. May be we should have a
    Flight Lieutenant Michelle Jayne GOODMAN Royal Air Force would you? thread.
     
  15. As an aside, I noticed in the description of Flt Lt Goodman's act on the MoD website the following comments:

    Perhaps a few of those low flying complainants may wish to reflect on this outstanding act which directly enabled a young soldier's life to be saved. It places into perspective the few seconds of noise that they have to endure as a helo passes over, and illustrates that such military flying skills remain very relevant on modern ops.

    Regards,
    MM