King Charles first New Years Honors list ( Military Division)

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

His Majesty The King has recognised over 180 service personnel and civil servants in the 2024 New Year Honours list for their outstanding acts of service to protect national security. From delivering His Majesty’s Coronation, to facilitating some of the most complex equipment programmes, the honours list praises the outstanding achievements of personnel across Defence.

The recognition follows praise from the Prime Minister who has spoken about the valiant work of our Armed Forces, including in the Middle East and in Estonia as part of our unshakeable commitment to NATO.

State honours have also been awarded to senior members of the Armed Forces, for their work including force integration, service on operations and driving organisational change to ensure Defence is ready to leverage the most cutting-edge technologies.

Welcoming the New Years Honours, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps said:

I want to congratulate all our Defence personnel who have been named in this year’s New Year Honours.

As the world becomes more dangerous and Defence’s global commitments have increased, you have all risen to the challenge through your selflessness, resilience, and ingenuity.

You showcase the very best our nation has to offer, and it is only right that your exceptional acts of service have been recognised.

Royal Navy Awards

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

As Knight Commander

  • Lieutenant General Robert Andrew MAGOWAN, CB, CBE

As Companions

  • Rear Admiral Andrew BETTON, OBE
  • Rear Admiral James David MORLEY

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

As Commander

  • Commodore Stephen David ROBERTS

As Officers

  • Commander Trefor Morgan FOX
  • Commander Christopher Robert HOLLINGWORTH
  • Colonel Andrew Glenn David LOCK
  • Commander Lucy Jane OTTLEY
  • Commander Ian Hayden RICHARDSON
  • Commander Jamie Duncan WELLS
  • Captain Allan Thomas YOUP

As Members

  • Commander Steven ANDREWS
  • Lieutenant Commander Ross Donald BALFOUR
  • Leading Seaman (Diver) Rory Edward CARTWRIGHT-TAYLOR
  • Warrant Officer 1 James Adrian CUTHBERT
  • Warrant Officer 1 Engineering Technician (Communication and Information Systems) Steven GILBERTSON
  • Commander Martin John HOWARD
  • Lieutenant Commander Alexander Rowan MARSH
  • Commander Paul O’DOOLEY, Royal Naval Reserve
  • Chief Petty Officer Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) Michael John STEPHENS
  • Lieutenant Sam David THOMPSON
  • Commander Roger Simon WYNESS

King’s Volunteer Reserves Medal

  • Warrant Officer 2 Michael RUDALL, Royal Marines Reserve