Did you get your Gong?

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    MILITARY DIVISION - ROYAL NAVY
    Order of the Bath
    Knight Grand Cross (GCB)
    Band, Adml Sir Jonathon, KCB, ADC,

    Companion (CB)
    Ibbotson, Rear Adml Richard Jeffery, DSC

    Lambert Rear Adml Paul

    Order of the British Empire
    Knight Commander (KBE)
    Dymock, Vice Adml Anthony Knox, CB,

    Commander (CBE)
    Latham Rear Adml Neil Degge

    Patrick, Commodore James, R Navy.

    Whalley, Commodore Simon David, R Navy.

    Officer (OBE)
    Avery, Commodore Malcolm Byrne, R Navy.

    Cole, Cdr Alan Charles, R Navy.

    Fox, Cdr Kevin Andrew, R Navy.

    Martin, Cdr Michael Peter, R Navy.

    Morrison, Surgeon Commodore (D) Graham Lindsay, R Navy.

    Taylor, Capt John Jeremy, R Navy.

    Woodcock, Capt Simon Jonathan, R Navy.

    Member (MBE)
    Butler WO Class 1 Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) Anthony Craig.

    Ferguson CPO Warfare Specialist (Abovewater Warfare Weapons) Reginald David.

    Finn, Lt Cdr Mark, R Naval Reserve (Combined Cadet Force).

    Green, WO Class 2 Kevin John, R Marines.

    Bartlett-Horwood WO Class 1 (Underwater Warfare) Peter Thomas.

    Jenkins, Maj Gwyn, R Marines.

    Lintern, Lt Cdr Robert David, R Navy.

    Nolan, Capt Paul Ernest, R Marines.

    Parnell WO Class 2 Air Engineering Technician Terence Andrew.

    Pears, Lt Cdr Ian James, R Navy.

    Slater WO Class 1 (Survey Recorder) Michael Jeremy,


    For the rest see:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/queens-birthday-honours-full-list-846831.html
     
  2. Top one could be on Defaulters Slim :roll: :roll: :roll: Need two hats??? going in deep :oops:
     
  3. I miss the old BEMs! :biggrin:
     
  4. I know Reg Ferguson from my FOST days and glad he has been given an MBE.
     
  5. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Seconded, a nice guy. Good to see Ibbotson up there too, best skipper I've ever served under.
     
  6. I am still waiting for my LSGC for some strange reason I would have had to stay in until I was 73 to receive that distinguished piece of silver, must have been some minor misdemeanour when I was a sprog.
     
  7. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Thats last years list, deffo, 'cos I am on it!
     
  8. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Congratulations to all, some very decent members of the Naval Service getting a mention!!

    Pleased for you all.
     
  9. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    I always wonder whether the silly but well-meaning J Major's scrapping of the BEM means that some people who would have rated BEM dip out on an MBE. No way of telling of course. Ditto MM and MC.
     
  10. Wasn't Reg once a Chief GI?

    I'm pretty certain he was on Cumberland at the same time as me round about '95/'96, and also at Cambridge about 10 years ago. IIRC he'd been in the mob forever, back then.
     
  11. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    The one and the same
     
  12. That is him Jimmy and he was once a CPO GI aboard the Ambuscade in 1979. He is a great character and has some fantastic dits and I used to love going out on a searide with him. :)
     
  13. I seem to remember him saying, when we were at Cambridge, that he had served for 30+ years then, which if he was a Chief on Ambuscade in '79 would make that about right.

    Thinking back to when I was on the Mighty Sausage, we were in Boston during Purple Star and prepping for Fleet Week in New York. Reg was taking us for musket drill on the jetty, watched by a herd of Spams, so for their benefit he loudly announced to us to make more noise during drill as Americans were simple people easily impressed by loud noise. :D
     
  14. I think Major got rid of the Barracks Endurance Medal, as it was precisely as Jack described it, bloody worthless along with the rest of these anachronistic gongs. Of course I exclude medals awarded to our front line troops from the above comments.
     
  15. What gong's that then? Has somebody not told me something? Did I lose the letter from the Palace?
     

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