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Thursday 4th January 2024

Armed Forces personnel and Defence civilians have been honoured by His Majesty The King in the New Year Honours list. 

Here we share the Royal Air Force Awards:

Royal Air Force Awards

Promotions in and appointments to the military division of the most honourable order of the Bath

As Companions

  • Air Vice-Marshal Nigel James COLMAN, OBE
  • Air Marshal Ian David GALE, MBE

Promotions in and appointments to the military division of the most excellent order of the British Empire

As Commanders

  • Air Commodore Catherine Clare COTON
  • Air Commodore Jonathan MORETON
  • Air Commodore Gerard Alan OPIE

As Officers

  • Wing Commander Erica Jane FERGUSON
  • Wing Commander Matthew Elfed LEWIS
  • Wing Commander Stephen MCCLEERY
  • Wing Commander Alison MORTON
  • Air Commodore Patrick James SHEA-SIMONDS
  • Group Captain Paul Andrew WEAVER SMITH
  • Wing Commander Christopher Andrew WRIGHT, MBE

As Members

  • Master Aircrew Oliver Martin DEWEY
  • Sergeant (now Acting Flight Sergeant) George Joseph DOWNEY
  • Wing Commander Sam HALEY
  • Squadron Leader James Duncan HEMINGFIELD
  • Sergeant Martin John HENDERSON
  • Squadron Leader Sharon INGLE
  • Flight Sergeant (now Acting Warrant Officer) Stewart Marcus JACKSON
  • Flight Sergeant Philip KIPLING
  • Squadron Leader Kevin Charles William MARCH
  • Squadron Leader Christopher Scott MIDDLETON
  • Squadron Leader Mark SHIPLEY
  • Warrant Officer Garry John STANTON
  • Flying Officer (now Acting Wing Commander) Robert Charles TIMOTHY

King’s Volunteer Reserves Medal

  • Warrant Officer Michael Antony KENNEDY
  • Squadron Leader Jill PRITCHARD
  • Sergeant Joyce Mitchell SOUTAR
  • Warrant Officer Stephen David THOMPSON

See the full list here >

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