Published 19 June 2023

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Colleagues from across the business have been recognised for services to Defence in the King’s first Birthday Honours.

Adrian Baguley, Deputy Chief Executive and Director General Strategic Enablers, has been awarded a Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB), while Director General Air Vice Admiral Richard Thompson has been recognised with Knight Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB).

Rear Admiral James Higham, Director Strategy and Corporate Operations, has been awarded a CB, with Captain Stephen Large, Ships, Naval Ships Support receiving an OBE, as too does Michael Claridge, Weapons, Operations and Logistics

Brigadier Anna Luedicke, Strategic Enablers, Logistics Support, Commissioning and Managing Organisation and Ann Underwood, Formerly Deputy Finance Director have been recognised with a CBE, with Major Peter Cornish, Strategic Enables, Logistic Support, British Forces Post Office and Colonel Peter Cowell, Land Equipment, Land Combat Vehicles both receiving an MBE.

Additionally, Chief Technician Gary Ellis, Helicopters, Puma2 Gazelle Delivery Team, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

Congratulations to all those who have been recognised.