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  • 6-14-2014

Queen’s Fire Service Medals

Paul David Rower Hancock 
Chief Fire Officer Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service 
Jonathan Geoffrey Hall 
Chief Fire Officer Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service 
Mark Stewart Jones 
Chief Fire Officer, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service 
Richard Geoffrey Lawrence 
Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service. 

Chief Fire Officer Paul David Rower Hancock - Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service 

Chief Fire Officer Jonathan Geoffrey Hall - Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service 

Chief Fire Officer Mark Stewart Jones -, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service 

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Richard Geoffrey Lawrence - Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service. 


Order of the British Empire 

King George V created these honours during World War I to reward services to the war effort by civilians at home and servicemen in support positions.

The ranks are Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE) and Member (MBE).

They are now awarded for prominent national or regional roles and to those making distinguished or notable contributions in their own specific areas of activity. The honour of an MBE, in particular, can be given for achievement or service in the community.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire 

Ms Dawn EASTMEAD Deputy Director, National Fire Policy, Department for Communities and Local Government. 


Officers of the Order of the British Empire

John BARTON General Secretary, Retained Firefighters Union.


Members of the Order of the British Empire

John Leonard ANTHONY Regional Project Director, London Fire Brigade.

Kenneth John ARNOLD Senior Scientific Officer, Forensic Science Northern Ireland, Department of Justice, Northern Ireland Executive

John CARTWRIGHT National Organisational Support Officer, Fire and Rescue Service and Chair, Fire Services Youth Training Association.

Paul Anthony HODGES Critical Incident Debrief Officer, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Christopher Michael ROSE Retained Station Commander, Gillingham Fire Station.

John Joseph TULLY Chief Executive, World Police and Fire Games 2013.


Medallist of the Order of the British Empire 

The medal was founded in 1917 and was awarded for "meritorious" actions by civilians or military personnel, although the recipients did not attend a royal investiture.

It was scrapped in 1993 by former Conservative Prime Minister John Major, as part of his drive towards a "classless" society.

Nearly two decades on, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced its revival, and from 2012, to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, about 300 will be awarded annually to community volunteers.

Gary Norman MATTINGLEY Station Manager, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

 Daniel Peter MURPHY For services to the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Museum. 

Peter SHIELDS Watch Manager, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. 

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