2016 Special Honours

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As part of the British honours system, Special Honours are issued at the Queen's pleasure at any given time. The Special Honours refer the award of the Order of the Garter, Order of the Thistle, Order of Merit, Royal Victorian Order and the Order of St John. Life peerages are at times also awarded as special honours.

Lord Lieutenant[edit]

  • Brigadier Robert Aitken, CBE - to be Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent. – 21 January 2016[1]
  • Morfudd Ann Meredith - to be Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan. – 14 June 2016[2]
  • His Grace The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KBE - to be Lord-Lieutenant of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale. – 30 November 2016[3]

Life Peer[edit]

Conservative Party[edit]

  • Mark Ian Price, CVO to be Baron Price, of Sturminster Newton in the County of Dorset – 4 March 2016[4]

Most Noble Order of the Garter[edit]

Order of the Garter ribbon

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

Knight Bachelor[edit]

Knight's Bachelor ribbon

Most Honourable Order of the Bath[edit]

Ribbon bar of the Order of the Bath

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB)[edit]

Honorary

Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George[edit]

Order of St Michael and St George ribbon

Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)[edit]

Honorary
  • Baron Peter Piot - for services to the global response to AIDS and the Ebola epidemic[7]

Royal Victorian Order[edit]

Royal Victorian Order ribbon
Royal Victorian Order (Honorary appointment) ribbon
Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

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

Honorary

Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)[edit]

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

  • Graham Paul Sharpe, LVO - on relinquishment of the appointment of Director of Property Projects, Royal Household. – 19 July 2016[10]
  • Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, CBE - on the relinquishment of his appointment as Defence Services Secretary. – 25 October 2016[11]
  • Nicholas Altham Kidd, LVO - on retirement as Training Captain/Aircraft Captain, The Queen’s Helicopter Flight. – 11 November 2016[12]

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

  • David George Clark, MVO - on retirement as Locksmith/Fitter, Royal Household. – 4 March 2016[13]
  • Chief Inspector Timothy Andrew Marriott Nash, MVO - Metropolitan Police - For services to Royalty Protection. – 19 August 2016[14]
  • Peter Charles Taylor, MVO - on the relinquishment of his appointment as Fire Safety Manager, Windsor Castle. – 14 October 2016[15]
  • Alan Richard Donnithorne, MVO - on retirement as Head of Paper Conservation, Royal Collection Trust. – 28 October 2016[16]

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

  • Terence Joseph Lynch - on retirement as Operations Surveyor, London Palaces, Royal Household – 23 February 2016[17]
  • Captain (QGO) Buddhibahadur Bhandari, Queen’s Gurkha Engineers – on relinquishment of his appointment as Queen’s Gurkha Orderly Officer – 15 July 2016[18]
  • Captain (QGO) Muktiprasad Gurung, Queen’s Gurkha Engineers – on relinquishment of his appointment as Queen’s Gurkha Orderly Officer – 15 July 2016[18]
  • Henry John Goulding; in recognition of his work for the Sandringham Estate and the Duchy of Lancaster. – 19 July 2016.[19]
  • Meryl Georgina Walter; formerly Assistant Communications Secretary, Royal Household. – 18 October 2016[20]

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

Honorary
Military division
Honorary

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

  • The Hon. Mrs Justice Bobbie Cheema-Grubb – 16 December 2016[6]
  • The Hon. Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan – 16 December 2016[6]
  • The Hon. Mrs Justice Nerys Angharad Jefford – 16 December 2016[6]
  • The Hon. Mrs Justice Juliet Mary May – 16 December 2016[6]
  • The Hon. Justice Denise McBride – 16 December 2016[6]
  • The Hon. Mrs Justice Finola Mary Lucy O’Farrell – 16 December 2016[6]

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

Military division
  • Major General Robert Bernard Bruce, DSO – 18 March 2016[23]
  • Brigadier James Richard Hugh Stopford – 18 March 2016[23]

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

Honorary
Military division

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

Honorary
  • Sophie Katsarava - in recognition of her outstanding contribution to strengthening relations between Georgia and the United Kingdom in the education sector.[25][26]
Military division

Distinguished Service Order[edit]

Ribbon bar of the Distinguished Service Order

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO)[edit]

Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)[edit]

Ribbon bar of the Distinguished Service Cross
  • Sergeant (now Acting Colour Sergeant) Robert Baden John Colley, Royal Marines – 18 March 2016[23]

Military Cross (MC)[edit]

Ribbon bar of the Military Cross

Royal Victorian Medal (RVM)[edit]

Royal Victorian Medal ribbon
Silver
  • Georgina Mary Jean Tindal - on retirement as Resident Warden, Pensioner Accommodation at Windsor. – 6 December 2016[28]

Mentioned in Despatches[edit]

Palm of the Mentioned in Despatches

Queen’s Commendation for Bravery[edit]

Queen's Commendation for Bravery in the Air[edit]

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service[edit]

Palm of the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Order of St John[edit]

Order of St John ribbon

Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order of St John[edit]

Knight of the Order of St John[edit]

Dame of the Order of St John[edit]

Commander of the Order of St John[edit]

Officer of the Order of St John[edit]

  • Ang Lye Hong, [30]
  • Michael Keith Bancroft, JP[30]
  • Bryan Leslie Dittmer[30]
  • Colonel (Retired) Stephen John Franklin[30]
  • Roy Edwin Horwell[30]
  • The Reverend Peter Douglas Koon[30]
  • Rodney James Love[30]
  • Dr Michael Eric Nelson[30]
  • Trevor John Pelly[30]
  • Julian Mallory Price[30]
  • Philip David Rankin[30]
  • Manin Singh, [30]
  • Annette Elaine Binnie[30]
  • Miriama Evans[30]
  • Ms Barbara Ann Lock[30]
  • Ms Sheryl-Lee Elizabeth Morrby[30]
  • Eileen Nancy New[30]

New Zealand[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lord-lieutenant-of-gwent-robert-aitken
  2. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lord-lieutenant-of-south-glamorgan-morfudd-meredith
  3. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lord-lieutenant-for-roxburgh-ettrick-and-lauderdale-richard-scott
  4. ^ "No. 27686". The Edinburgh Gazette. 4 March 2016. p. 382.
  5. ^ a b "No. 61589". The London Gazette. 23 May 2016. p. 11764.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "No. 2666969". The London Gazette. 16 December 2016. p. 1105.
  7. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/581724/2016_Honorary_awards_V4.pdf
  8. ^ "Court Circular". The Times. London, UK. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  9. ^ "No. 61622". The London Gazette. 17 June 2016. p. 13456.
  10. ^ "No. 61650". The London Gazette. 19 July 2016. p. 15672.
  11. ^ "No. 61743". The London Gazette. 25 October 2016. p. 22692.
  12. ^ "No. 61758". The London Gazette. 11 November 2016. p. 24052.
  13. ^ "No. 61517". The London Gazette. 4 March 2016. p. 4830.
  14. ^ "No. 61682". The London Gazette. 19 August 2016. p. 17952.
  15. ^ "No. 61733". The London Gazette. 14 October 2016. p. 21958.
  16. ^ "No. 62637302". The London Gazette. 28 October 2016. p. 1105.
  17. ^ "No. 61508". The London Gazette. 23 February 2016. p. 3854.
  18. ^ a b "No. 61647". The London Gazette. 15 July 2016. p. 15468.
  19. ^ "No. 61650". The London Gazette. 19 July 2016. p. 15672.
  20. ^ "No. 2630854". The London Gazette. 18 October 2016. p. 1105.
  21. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/581724/2016_Honorary_awards_V4.pdf
  22. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/10/17/gen-martin-dempsey-former-chairman-of-the-joint-chiefs-of-staff-is-knighted/
  23. ^ 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 am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc "Operational Honours and Awards List: 18 March 2016". Ministry of Defence. GOV.UK. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  24. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/581724/2016_Honorary_awards_V4.pdf
  25. ^ "Ruling party member awarded Most Excellent Order of British Empire". agenda.ge. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  26. ^ "Prime Minister Attends MBE Reception at the British Embassy". newsday.ge. 4 November 2016.
  27. ^ "No. 2617274". The London Gazette. 23 September 2016. p. 1105.
  28. ^ "No. 61781". The London Gazette. 6 December 2016. p. 25932.
  29. ^ a b "No. 2633708". The London Gazette. 21 October 2016. p. 1120.
  30. ^ 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 "No. 61556". The London Gazette. 18 April 2016. p. 9206.
  31. ^ a b c d e "No. 61619". The London Gazette. 16 June 2016. p. 13264.
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "No. 61667". The London Gazette. 5 August 2016. p. 16991.