25 March 2010

Operational Honours List

Warrant Officer Class 1 Matthew Tomlinson MC,
3 Commando Brigade, RM

ZUI this article from the MOD Defence News:
A total of 146 members of the Armed Forces and one civilian have received honours and awards in the Operational Honours List dated today, 19 March 2010.

The full list ... recognises service on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and national operations for the period 1 April to 30 September 2009.

Amongst the awards are:

George Cross (GC)

Staff Sergeant Kim Spencer HUGHES, The Royal Logistic Corps
Staff Sergeant Olaf Sean George SCHMID, The Royal Logistic Corps (Killed in action)


Bar to Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Lieutenant Colonel Angus George Costeker FAIR, DSO, The Light Dragoons

Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Major Giles Richard HARRIS, MBE, Welsh Guards
Brigadier Timothy Buchan RADFORD, OBE, late The Light Infantry
Acting Colonel Robert John THOMSON, MBE, The Rifles

Associate Royal Red Cross Medal (ARRC)

Captain Gail Lesley WHITTLE, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps


Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Flight Lieutenant Marc Alan HEAL, Royal Air Force



Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Commander James Robert DEAN, Royal Navy
Colonel Andrew DENNIS, late The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
Major Simon Peter HAMILTON, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers



Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

Colonel Nigel Malcolm Tree STAFFORD, late 9th/12th Royal Lancers

ZUI also this article:
Among the British Service personnel to be honoured in the latest Operational Awards List, which was published last week, were several members of the Royal Navy.

Nine members of the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines were recognised for their gallantry and meritorious service in Afghanistan, Iraq, the UK, and the rest of the world from 1 April to 30 September 2009.

Among them was Royal Marines Warrant Officer Class 1 Matthew Tomlinson whose bravery under heavy concentrated fire by the Taliban while patrolling in a Viking armoured vehicle convoy in Helmand province in May last year was recognised with the awarding of a Military Cross, one of the highest awards for gallantry.

And this article:
Among the British Service personnel to be honoured for their gallantry and meritorious service in last week's Operational Awards List are six members of the Royal Air Force.

The RAF personnel, who come from various stations across the UK, have been honoured for their bravery and service in Afghanistan, Iraq, and in Search and Rescue missions around the UK.

The highest honour for the RAF went to Flight Lieutenant Marc Heal, aged 29, currently stationed at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, who was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions whilst on operations in Afghanistan in July 2009.

Flight Lieutenant Marc Heal DFC,
Royal Air Force

Ministry of Defence photographs © Crown Copyright/MOD 2010 (Tomlinson) and 2009 (Heal).

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