Operational Honours and Awards List: 21 March 2014

A total of 114 members of the armed forces and 3 civilians have been named in the latest Operational Honours and Awards List.

Recipients currently serving in the Royal Navy are:

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Surgeon Commander Joanna Mary Elizabeth LEASON, Royal Navy

Acting Colonel (now Colonel) Simon John SCOTT, Royal Marines

Commander Irvine Graham LINDSAY, Royal Navy

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Major Richard Charles MORRIS, Royal Marines

Lieutenant Commander (now Acting Commander) Camilla Simpson MEEK, Royal Navy

Warrant Officer 2 Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) Christopher MULLAN QGM, Royal Navy

Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)

Corporal Anthony STAZICKER, Royal Marines

Mention in Despatches (MiD)

Acting Corporal (now Corporal) Jonathan Robert MCNAIR, Royal Marines

Corporal Craig TUCKER, Royal Marines

Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)

Major Grant Paul ABBOTT, Royal Marines

Commodore (now Rear Admiral) Simon James ANCONA, Royal Navy

Lieutenant Karl ASHTON, Royal Navy

Chief Petty Officer Air Engineering Technician (M) Derek ASHURST, Royal Navy

Commander Christopher Anthony GODWIN, Royal Navy

Chief Petty Officer Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) David Alan KENNEDY, Royal Navy

Lieutenant Commander John Peter RYAN, Royal Navy

Commander Mark Adrian Hudson WOOLLER, Royal Navy

Lieutenant Commander Lawrence John DUNNE RD, Royal Naval Reserve

Queen’s Commendation for Bravery (QCB)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanic (M) Neil Andrew HALSEY, Royal Navy

Leading Seaman (Diver) John PEARSON, Royal Navy

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Now published in the online London Gazette (E.G.):


Whitehall, London SW1
21 March 2014

The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards:

Queen’s Commendation for Bravery


Chief Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanic (M) Neil Andrew Halsey, Royal Navy, D231358N.
For his resourceful and courageous actions while leading a 3 man damage control team during the salvage of a stricken tug and averting a major marine incident on the Devon coast on 13th—14th January 2013.

Leading Seaman (Diver) John Pearson , Royal Navy, D242767D.
For volunteering, in an act of sheer bravery to dive 60 metres in order to recover the body of an Aircrewman who was killed in a mid air collision [between two RAF Tornados] over the Moray Firth on 3rd July 2012.


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