Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

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ACID, Omar

Colour Sergeant Omar Acid received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017.

ADAMS, Alan Maclean

Corporal Alan Adams received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland [1].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)(rank Warrant Officer Class 1) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  2004/5 [2].
  • Short Service Commission (late entry) Regular Army Intelligence Corps - 12 January 2005 Alan Maclean Adams (563268) to be Captain on probation (formerly Royal Marines) [3].
Sources

BRAY, Matthew

Second Lieutenant Matthew Bray received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of services in the former Republic of Yugoslavia during the period April 1993 to November 1993.
  • 1993 promoted Lieutenant.
Sources
London Gazette 53653, page 6168.
 

BROWN, Christopher Charles

Captain Christopher Brown, 29 Commando Regiment RA, was a Naval Gunfire Spotter attached to Special Forces during the Falklands War. He received a Mention in despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service between 25 April to 15 June 1982 [1] [2].
  • 30 Sept 1987 promoted Major [3].
  • 30 June 1997 (Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Colonel [4].

CANTERBURY, Derrin Mark

Sergeant Derrin Canterbury received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 4 January 2016 commissioned Lieutenant and appointed to the Trained Strength 17 March 2016 [2].
  • 4 January 2018 promoted Captain [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15641.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 61565, page 9724.

CARTER, Kevin Charles

Sergeant Kevin Carter was awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan. [1].
  • October 2004 (Warrant Officer 2) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea  [2].

CLARK, Graham David

Colour Sergeant Graham Clark received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1996 to 31st March 1997.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 54969, page 13690.
 

CLARKE, Nigel Ronald

Sergeant Nigel Clarke was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland, award to be dated 12 May 1992 [1].
  • 1995 (Colour Sergeant) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6613.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6610.
 

COPINGER-SYMES, Rory Sandham

Captain Rory Copinger-Symes receieved the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in rendering humanitarian assistance in Sierra Leone in 1999 [1].
  • 20 July 2009 (Lieutenant Colonel) announcement of the award of the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq [2].
  • 14 September 2009 promoted to Colonel [3].
  • 25 July 2016 promoted to Brigadier [4].

DEWAR, Duncan Andrew

Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Dewar received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].
  • 31 December 2013 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 19 April 2014 to retired list [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10412.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 60728, page 5.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 60877, page 2.
 

DOWLEN, Henry

Major Henry Dowlen
Acting Major Henry Dowlen, RM Reserve, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 January to 30 September 2015 [1].
  • Surg. Lt. H. T. B. Dowlen, was initially Commissioned on 1 July 2002 and appointed to the Trained Strength of the Royal Navy Medical Branch on 18th February 2008 [2].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) (45 Commando Medical Officer) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2008 to 31 March 2009 [3].

GILCHRIST, Greig Ian

Sergeant Greig Gilchrist was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  for gallant and distinguished services at sea between December 1996 and April 1997 [1].
  • 2008 (Colour Sergeant) receieved the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in National Operations during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 55120, page 5195.
[2] London Gazette 58776, page 11246.

GOLDSWORTH, Matthew

Corporal Matthew Goldsworthy received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 January to 30 September 2015 [1]. He was serving at the time as one of the Landing Craft Coxswains on board HMS Bulwark which was sent on humanitarian operations off North Africa [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 61529, page 6083.
[2] Royal Navy news online 21 March 2016.
 

GOODMAN, William

Captain William Goodman, Operations Officer Bravo, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his skill and tenacity in leading the Transition Support Unit’s Operation Room in Afghanistan and ensuring that every opportunity was seized in advancing the campaign whilst remaining in relentless pursuit of insurgents, during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19571.

HALL, Simon Jeremy

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Hall, O.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
 
Sources
OBE - H.M. Birthday Honours 2004, London Gazette Supp. 57315, page 4.
Commendation - London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19571.
 

HARRISON, Thomas

Acting Lance Corporal Thomas Harrison, Company Intelligence Marine, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his exceptional service in providing his Company with first class intelligence that enabled them to make a major contribution to campaign success in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

HOLDEN, Stephen Paul

Colour Sergeant Stephen Holden received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1996 [1].
  • 19 April 2002 (Warrant Officer Class 2)  appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 2001 to 30th September 2001 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54763, page 5626.

HOOK, David Arnold

Major General David Hook RM
Brigadier David Hook was appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2009 to 30th September 2009 [1].
  • 3 October 2011 promoted Major General [2].

HORROCKS, James

Sergeant James Horrocks received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 .
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15641.
 

HOULTRAM, Lee Andrew

Sgt. Lee Andrew Houltram RM
Sergeant Lee Houltram died [1] during operations targetting a Taliban bomb making factory near Gereshk, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan [2].
 
In July 2008 he received a Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [3].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH

HUNT, Wayne

Sergeant Wayne Hunt was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Field during the period 1st April to 30th September 2003 [1].
 
Sergeant Hunt M.B.E., HQ Squadron, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Field during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [2].
 
Source
[1] London Gazette Supp. 57269, page 5135.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10415.

HUSSEY, Stephen John

Major Stephen Hussey was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 16 June 2007 [1].
  • Acting Lt. Col. Hussey, M.B.E. received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq in 2008 [2].
  • 1 April 2014 promoted Colonel [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 58358, page B4.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 58999, page 4086.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 60852, page 8442.

    HUSSEY, Steven John

    Major Steven Hussey was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 16 June 2007 [1].
    • 6 March 2009 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st April to 30th September 2008 [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 58358, page B4.
    [2] London Gazette 58999, page 4086.
     

    LAWTON, Peter

    Warrant Officer Class 1 Peter Lawton was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division), on 31 December 1996 [1].
     
    Acting Major Peter Lawton M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].
     
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 54625, page 5.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 58776, page 11242.
     

    LIMB, Thomas James

    Captain Thomas Limb, Troop Commander, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his leadership and dedication in training and mentoring the Afghan Police Force in his isolated check point in the face of continuous insurgent threats to coalition forces during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 [1][1A].
    • 11 May 2018 Mentioned in Despatches  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 [2].

    LIVINGSTONE, Alan James

    Lieutenant Alan Livingstone received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1994 to 31st March 1995 [1].
    • 7 May 1999 (Captain) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 1998 to 30th September 1998 [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 54212, page 15368.
    [2] London Gazette 55477, page 5081.
     

    MAIN, Edward Frank

    Corporal Edward Main received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 April to 30 September 2016. He was team commander of a detachment of Royal Marines on board the MV Vos Grace, a vessel chartered by the UK Border Force to

    MAROK, Jani

    Major Jani Marok received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].
    • (Lieutenant Colonel) awarded the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during coalition operations in Iraq [2].

    MASON, Garry

    Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 Garry Mason received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].

    MCDOUGALL, Ian

    Sergeant Ian McDougall received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea during the period 11th to 25th May 2007 [1].

    MILAD, Hamze

    Corporal Hamze Milad, attached to the Adjutant General’s Corps (Staff and Personnel Support Branch) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10412.
    Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
     

    NOWELL, Andrew David

    Warrant Officer Class 2 Andrew Nowell M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services as part of the UK contribution to the International Force for East Timor and for services at sea during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].
    • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)(Colour Sergeant) for gallant and distinguished services at sea in October 1996 [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 56373, page 12749.

    OLDALE, James

    Sergeant James Oldale received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018.

    PALMER, Thomas

    Sergeant Thomas Palmer was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for gallant and distinguished services in the field in January 2004 [1]
     
    In 2005 Sgt. Palmer Q.G.M., was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1st April to 30th September 2005 [2].
     
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 57751, page 11647.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 57936, page 4196.

    PLACE, Andrew John

    Corporal Andrew Place received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 56373, page 12747.
     

    QARAJOULI, Michal

    Marine Michal Qarajouli received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.

    QUINN, Thomas James

    Major Thomas Quinn received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 60669, page 21335.
     

    READ, Richard John

    Captain Richard Read received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the United Kingdom’s contribution to the humanitarian Operation in Mozambique during the period 1st April to 30th September 2000.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 56168, page 4247.
     

    RICHARDS, Paul

    Sergeant Paul Richards received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017.

    ROSS, Gawain

    Captain Gawain Ross received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].

    SALMON, Andrew

    Acting Colonel Andrew Salmon received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations in Sierra Leone in 2000 [1].
    • 31 December 2003 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    • 15 December 2006 (Brigadier) granted permission to wear the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq [3].

    SALZANO, Gerard Mark

    Major Gerard Salzano was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in June 2000 [1]
     
    Following promotion he also received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service twice:
    • in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002 [2].
    • in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [3].

    SCANLON, Michael John

    Major Michael Scanlon, Officer Commanding Delta Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, for his contribution in Afghanistan to the development of the Advisory Team Enabling Company, where he melded a large and disparate group into an effective capability, during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

    SQUIRES, Richard Graham

    Sergeant Richard Squires received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 2004 to 31st March 2005 [1].
    • 29 June 2015 (Warrant Officer Class 2) Immediate Regular Commission (late entry) The Parachute Regiment rank of Captain [2].

    STEEL, Austin Patrick

    Corporal Austin Steel was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland (to be dated 26 April 1994) [1].
    • 7 September 2004 (Warrant Officer Class 2) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1st October 2003 to 31st March 2004 [2].
    • 29 December 2007 (Warrant Officer Class 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
    Sources

    TELFORD, Ross

    Corporal Ross Telford received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  during the period 1st April 2001 to 30th September 2001 [1].

    THOMPSON, Graham Michael

    Sergeant Graham Thompson (now acting Lieutenant) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland announced on 5 May 1995, to be dated 27 October 1992.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6613.
     

    THOMSON, Martin

    Colour Sergeant Martin Thomson received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.

    TURNS, John Michael

    Sergeant John Turns received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1997.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 55120, page 5194.
     

    WAKER, Michael Robert

    Corporal Michael Waker received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011 [1].
    • 11 May 2018 (Colour Sergeant) received the Queen's Commendation for Valauable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [2].

    WALLS, Kevin Finlay

    Major Kevin Walls received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014.
     
    Source
    London Gazette Supp. 61155, page 3473.
     

    WHITE, Grant Ian

    Sergeant Grant White received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1999.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 55819, page 4251.
     

    WHITMARSH, Adam Thomas

    Major Adam Whitmarsh received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field [1].  At the time he was based on Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Fort Victoria as the chief of staff for

    WONNACOTT, Kenneth John

    Colour Sergeant Kenneth Wonnacott received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service serving with the United Kingdom component of the International Force for East Timor during the period 1st October 1999 to

    WRIGHT, Simon Michael

    Corporal Simon Wright was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal on the 11th May 1993 in recognition of his gallantry in Northern Ireland [1].
    • April 2000 (Sergeant) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1999 [2].
    • 2 April 2008 (Warrant Officer Class 1)  promoted Captain in The Parachute Regiment [3].

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