Military honours for UK service personnel

Here is a list of all those who received medals for service in Afghanistan and national operations for the period from 1 October 2009 to 31 March 2010. They include three awarded posthumously to Lee Brownson, Douglas Dalzell and Ross Robinson. Their names are marked with an asterisk. Names in blue link to BBC stories about the individuals.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Awarded for meritorious service. It is generally given to those in command for their service over a number of years.
Name Rank Unit
Henry Robert Downing FULLERTON Lieutenant Colonel The Life Guards
Nicholas John LOCK Lieutenant Colonel The Royal Welsh
Nigel Anthony JONES Captain Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Member of the Order of the British Empire

Awarded for meritorious service. It is generally given to those in command for their service over a number of years.
Name Rank Unit
Christopher David DAVIES Major The Royal Anglian Regiment
Timothy John HARRIS Major The Rifles
Patrick Simon REEHAL Major The Royal Logistic Corps
Richard Giles STREATFIELD Major The Rifles
Toby Patrick Oughtred TILL Major Coldstream Guards
Philip John CARR Sergeant Scots Guards

Distinguished Service Order

Awarded for highly successful command and leadership during active operations. Although available to all ranks, the DSO is now awarded only to the more senior officer ranks.
Name Rank Unit
James Michael COWAN Brigadier OBE late The Black Watch
Harry Arthur Blair HOLT Colonel OBE late Irish Guards
Nicholas Jan KITSON Lieutenant Colonel The Rifles
Charles Roland Vincent WALKER Lieutenant Colonel Grenadier Guards

Conspicuous Gallantry Cross

Awarded in recognition of acts of conspicuous gallantry during active operations against the enemy.
Name Rank Unit
Robert TURNER Sergeant Royal Marines
Robin Edwin Geoffrey BOURNE-TAYLOR Captain The Life Guards
Lee BROWNSON * Corporal The Rifles
Graham Stuart HORN Lance Corporal The Parachute Regiment
James Lee McKIE Lance Corporal The Rifles

Military Cross

Awarded to all ranks of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and RAF in recognition of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land in the presence of the enemy.
Name Rank Unit
Nigel John Powell SOMERVILLE Major MBE Royal Marines
Richard Edward WISEMAN Sergeant Royal Marines
Paul Edward BAINES Acting Colour Sergeant Coldstream Guards
Sarah Louise BUSHBYE Acting Corporal Royal Army Medical Corps
Douglas Anthony Keith DALZELL * Lieutenant Coldstream Guards
Daniel John FLETCHER Lance Corporal Royal Army Medical Corps
Ricky Paul FURGUSSON Corporal The Rifles
Ashley Robert HILL Sergeant The Royal Anglian Regiment
Harry LANCELEY Rifleman The Rifles
Colin William LUNN Lieutenant The Yorkshire Regiment
Angus Donald MACGILLIVRAY Lieutenant Colonel The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Marc Anthony READER Lance Corporal Coldstream Guards
George Finau SALE Corporal The Royal Welsh
Craig Angus SHEPHARD Lieutenant Grenadier Guards
Adam Charles SWIFT Sergeant Coldstream Guards
Andrew WARDLE Lance Corporal The Yorkshire Regiment
David Thomas WILLIAMS Corporal The Royal Welsh
Gareth David WOOD Staff Sergeant The Royal Logistic Corps

Distinguished Flying Cross

Awarded to all ranks of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and RAF in recognition of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy in the air in the presence of the enemy.
Name Rank Unit
Ian Anthony FORTUNE Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force
Andrew Michael NETHAWAY Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force
Timothy Richard POLLARD Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force

George Medal

Awarded to military personnel for those acts for which military honours would not normally be granted, such as acts of great bravery not in the presence of the enemy.
Name Rank Unit
Karl John Fairfax LEY Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 The Royal Logistic Corps

Air Force Cross

All ranks of the RN, RM, Army, and RAF in recognition of exemplary gallantry in the air on non-active operations.
Name Rank Unit
Anthony Richard DAVEY Flight Sergeant Royal Air Force

Queen's Gallantry Medal

Awarded in recognition of acts of gallantry of a slightly lower degree than that required for the George Cross or George medal.
Name Rank Unit
Callum John BROTHERSTON Private The Royal Regiment of Scotland
John Alexander HARDMAN Corporal The Yorkshire Regiment
Julie Elizabeth MAY Lance Corporal Royal Army Medical Corps
Robert Alan NEALEY Corporal The Royal Logistic Corps
Ross David ROBINSON * Rifleman The Rifles
John Arthur SWITHENBANK Sergeant The Yorkshire Regiment
Reece William Stevenson TERRY Rifleman The Rifles
Dian Jonathan LACY Petty Officer Aircrewman Royal Navy

Additional awards were also announced on Friday. They include Mention in Dispatches, Queen's Commendation for Bravery, Queen's Commendation for Bravery in the Air, Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service, Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, and Queen's Commendation for Bravery in the Air. A full list can be found here.

Medals awarded for the period 1 April to 30 September 2009 are listed here.

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