MESSENGER, Gordon Kenneth

Royal Marines
Royal Navy
General Gordon Kenneth Messenger, C.B. D.S.O. O.B.E., was appointed K.C.B. on 11 June 2016 [1].
  • 16 May 2016 promoted General and to be Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The QUEEN [2].
  • Appointed C.B. 13 June 2015 [3].
  • Bar to D.S.O. in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [4].
  • 23 January 2011 Major General G. K. Messenger DSO OBE Royal Marines N027960S is appointed Honorary Colonel 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers (Volunteers) [5].
  • Appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) (Lieutenant Colonel) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the former Yugoslavia [6].
[1] London Gazette Notice 2551533. 
[2] London Gazette Supp. 61649, page 15568.
[3] London Gazette Notice 2347509.
[4] London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15640 published 11 September 2009.
[5] London Gazette Supp. 59720, page 4237.
[6] London Gazette Supp. 56373, page 12747 published 30 October 2001.

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