Royal Air Force

Operational Honours - September 2017

Operational Honours - September 2017

The Armed Forces Operational Honours List (AFOHL) No 48 is published in the London Gazette Military Supplement on 15 September 2017. Awards to Royal Air Force personnel are listed below.

QUEEN’S COMMENDATION FOR VALUABLE SERVICE

In September's Operational Honours list, six RAF personnel received national awards for their service on operations. Among them, Squadron Leader Gemma Lonsdale was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service.

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Squadron Leader Lonsdale led a team of over 100 aircraft engineersduring operational service. Working in austere conditions, Lonsdale madesure that the Royal Air Force’s operational output was maximised by ensuring ahigh serviceability rate of operational aircraft.

“I am honoured to receive this award and very much overwhelmed to berecognised in this way. I would also like to acknowledge my highlyskilled team of RAF Engineers, whose work is integral to the Operational success that has led to this award,” Squadron Leader Gemma Lonsdale said.

The recipients of the QCVS were:

Wg Cdr C J Layden, Pilot

Sqn Ldr T C J Benson, Pilot

Sqn Ldr G A Lonsdale, Eng (AS)

Sqn Ldr L A Taylor, WSO (Nav)

A/FS S A Forrester, Analyst


QUEEN’S COMMENDATION FOR BRAVERY IN THE AIR

Sgt S J Allcock, WSOp (Cmn)


JOINT COMMANDER’S COMMENDATIONS

In conjunction with AFOHL No 48, the Joint Commander’s Commendation has been awarded to the Royal Air Force personnel listed below.

JOINT COMMANDER’S COMMENDATION

Sqn Ldr S English, Pers (Spt)

Sqn Ldr R B Leask, Pilot

Sqn Ldr M C Taylor, WSO (Nav)

Flt Lt L M Cooper, Pilot

Flt Lt S Haley, WSO (Nav)

Chf Tech A J Fitzsimmons, Eng Tech W

Chf Tech S P Newman, A Tech M

Chf Tech J Thompson, Eng Tech W

Sgt L Forsyth, WSOp (EW)

Sgt I P Knaggs, A Tech AV

Sgt M Williams, FOM

Cpl S J Bradshaw, Analyst

Cpl K J Brooke, ICT Tech

Cpl K O’Hara, Logs (Mov)


Team Awards

RAF Waddington XIII Reaper Crew

903 EAW ULTRA 53 Team

7 Sqn RAF Engineering Detachment

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