New Years Honours List 2016 (Military)

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  1. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer


    Adm Sir George Michael Zambellas, KCB, DSC, ADC, DL.


    Rear Admiral James Anthony Morse.


    Rear Admiral Malcolm Charles Cree.

    Rear Admiral Thomas Michael Karsten.

    Rear Admiral Benjamin John Key.


    Brig David Mark Mortimer Evans.

    Lt Col Gary Edward Green. Royal Marines

    Cdr Lee Charles Hardy. Royal Navy

    Capt Michael John Hawthorne. Royal Navy

    Cdr (Acting Capt) Daniel Gordon Howard. Royal Navy

    Capt Richard Gordon Ingram. Royal Navy

    Cdr Ross Spooner. Royal Navy


    WO Class 1 Warfare Specialist (Abovewater Warfare Tactical) Mark Alan Barker.

    Lt Cdr Martin John Collis. Royal Navy

    Lt Cdr Martin John Ford, AFC. Royal Navy.

    Lt Cdr (Acting Cdr) Christopher Stephen Franks. Royal Navy

    Lt Col (now Col) Graeme William Fraser. Royal Marines

    WO Class 1 Joseph John Gillespie. Royal Marines

    Lt Cdr David James Joyce. Royal Navy

    WO Class 1 Logistics (Catering Services) Trevor Llewellyn.

    Cdr Alan James MacKie. Royal Naval Reserve (Combined Cadet Force)

    Lt Cdr Paul Allan Thomson. Royal Navy

    Lt Cdr Samantha Truelove. Royal Navy

    WO Class 1 Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) Thomas Ward.

    CPO Medical Assistant Marc Alan Wilkins.


    Lt Cdr Suzanne Lorraine Gardner-Clark. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service.
  2. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Congrats to the grumpy sun dodger and the cyber sun dodger! Both good blokes and well deserved, and of course congratulations to all of the others on the list - a great achievement.

    2016 is this the key year we see another Admiral jump ranks?
  3. Trainer

    Trainer War Hero Book Reviewer

    I was at University with Ben Key, he's done very well for himself (Or I've dragged my arse). Good to see a schoolie on there too...
  4. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Who's the skooly, Sam Sam?
  5. Ross Spooner was a baby tiff on 820 back in 1988 (Ark Royal Outback Tour)
  6. Ben Key is quite simply the Man.
  7. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    And rumour has it he may well be. Interesting times.
  8. Out the cast list, him or James Morse will be good times for the RN.
  9. redmonkey

    redmonkey Badgeman Book Reviewer

    Congratulations to Florry Ford, a very well deserved award.
  10. Bit off topic: what does DL stand for in post nominals?
  11. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Deputy Lieutenant I think.
  12. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Don't think.
  13. That would be DT surely?
  14. He is the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon.
  15. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Do think ;-)
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  16. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Dorset, I thought.
  17. Levers_Aligned

    Levers_Aligned War Hero Moderator

    Be interesting to see what they have achieved over the past 12 months outside their envelope to warrant these awards. Please don't read that wrong - I don't doubt some outstanding effort has been put in by some, if not all. But much like many of the civvy awards, getting a gong 'for services to politics' or 'services to music' is just simply 'doing your job', isn't it?

    One CPO currently sporting a MBE which was bestowed upon him by complete surprise as a bet/challenge by two WOs to see if they could big-up their shittest Chief to get a gong. He got it and indeed remains shit. The bet worked.

    I don't therefore have much faith in the veracity and viability of these awards.

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  18. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    I have a little trouble with this largely because I've written up, been written up and worked in the H&A award chain (admittedly a while ago). To get someone over the bar is quite an achievement of staff work, in itself worthy of an award.

    I've no doubt said WO's said they'd done this but each nomination is screened by DO's, Commanding Officers (staffs), TLB staffs, Service Staffs and then a Joint Committee to ensure each nomination is justified and appropriate. If they've managed to do this I'm more than little disheartened that a well intended process can be abused by people, who quite frankly are meant to know far better.
  19. Letter in today's Daily Telegraph
    SIR – One of the things that has made this country great is the number of people who have selflessly dedicated their lives to one aim, one profession or the helping of others for minimal or no remuneration. Many such people still exist and a number feature in the New Year’s honours list.

    It’s a shame their reward is sullied by the inclusion in the list of overpaid, overhyped so-called celebrities, cronies, doubtful entrepreneurs, CEOs and gravy-train hoppers. The honours system should be reviewed urgently in consultation with the public.
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