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A list of British awards for gallantry in Operation Granby (Gulf War) in 1991. Apart from the Distinguished Service Order, a purely military award for leadership in combat, only gallantry awards have been included and only those that allow post-nominal letters.

The list includes the name, rank and regiment, corps or service of the recipient, the appointment they held at the time, the place and date of the action (although many awards were not made for specific actions), and (in brackets) the date of gazette of the award in the London Gazette. All were gazetted on 29 June 1991 unless otherwise indicated.

Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) was primarily awarded for leadership and gallantry in combat in the face of the enemy. Usually restricted to senior officers at company to division level it was the second highest medal (after the Victoria Cross).

Distinguished Service Cross

The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) awarded to officers for gallantry in the face of the enemy at sea.

  • Commander Richard Jeffrey Ibbotson, Royal Navy; Commanding Officer, HMS Hurworth
  • Commander Philip Lawrence Wilcocks, Royal Navy; Commanding Officer, HMS Gloucester
  • Lieutenant Commander David Lionel Harold Livingstone, Royal Navy; Helicopter Flight Commander, HMS Gloucester
  • Lieutenant Commander Michael Scott Pearey, Royal Navy; Helicopter Flight Commander, HMS Brazen
  • Lieutenant Stephen Michael Marshall, Royal Navy; Officer-in-Charge, Fleet Diving Unit A
  • Lieutenant Phillip David Needham, Royal Navy; Helicopter Flight Commander
  • Lieutenant Anthony Peter Williams, Royal Navy; Deputy Officer-in-Charge, Fleet Diving Unit B

Military Cross

The Military Cross (MC) was awarded to officers and warrant officers for gallantry in the face of the enemy on land

  • Major Simon James Knapper MBE, Staffordshire Regiment; Officer Commanding, A Company, 1st Battalion; 25–26 February 1991
  • Major John Potter, Royal Highland Fusiliers; Officer Commanding, B Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Scots
  • Major John Matthew Rochelle, Staffordshire Regiment; Officer Commanding, C Company, 1st Battalion; 26 February 1991
  • Acting Major Nicholas Roy Davies, Special Air Service. Awarded 29 June 1991, gazetted as Royal Corps of Signals in 1997.[5]
  • Acting Major Vincent James Tobias Maddison, Queen's Royal Irish Hussars; Squadron Commander; 25–26 February 1991
  • Captain Norman Graeme Scott Soutar, Royal Scots; Officer Commanding, A Company, 1st Battalion
  • Captain David John Wood MBE, Special Air Service. Awarded 29 June 1991, gazetted as Light Infantry in 1994.[1]
  • Lieutenant Anthony Guy Briselden, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers; Anti-Tank Platoon Commander, 3rd Battalion; 26 February 1991
  • Lieutenant Steven Argent Wakely, Special Boat Service. Awarded 29 June 1991, gazetted as Royal Marines in 1994.[1]
  • Second Lieutenant Richard Edmund Telfer, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards; Troop Commander; 25 February 1991
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 William Glen Guthrie McGill, Special Air Service. Awarded 29 June 1991, gazetted as Parachute Regiment in 1997.[5]
  • Unidentified officer, Special Boat Service. Awarded 29 June 1991.[6]
  • 3 unidentified officers, Special Air Service. Awarded 29 June 1991.[7]

Distinguished Flying Cross

The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) was awarded to officers for gallantry in the face of the enemy in the air.

  • Wing Commander George William Pixton AFC, Royal Air Force; Officer Commanding, No. 41 Squadron RAF
  • Squadron Leader William Norman Browne, Royal Air Force; Buccaneer Navigator, Al Muharraq Detachment
  • Squadron Leader Gordon Christopher Aisthorpe Buckley, Royal Air Force; Senior Tornado Flight Commander, No. XV Squadron
  • Squadron Leader Richard Frank Garwood, Royal Air Force; Reconnaissance Tornado Pilot, Dhahran Detachment
  • Squadron Leader Michael Andrew Gordon MBE, Royal Air Force; Jaguar Flight Commander, No. 41 Squadron RAF
  • Squadron Leader Robert Ian McAlpine, Royal Air Force; Squadron Weapons Leader and Tornado Flight Commander, No. 20 Squadron RAF
  • Squadron Leader Douglas Elliot Moule, Royal Air Force; Tornado Pilot, No. 14 Squadron RAF
  • Squadron Leader Nigel Leslie Risdale, Royal Air Force; Tornado Pilot, No. XV Squadron
  • Flight Lieutenant Sean Keith Paul Reynolds, Royal Air Force. Awarded 29 June 1991, gazetted in 1994.[2]
  • Flight Lieutenant Brian Geoffrey Marcel Robinson, Royal Air Force; Reconnaissance Tornado Pilot, Dhahran Detachment
  • Flight Lieutenant Edward David Smith, Royal Air Force; F-16 Pilot, 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force
  • Flying Officer Malcolm David Rainer, Royal Air Force; Jaguar Pilot, No. 54 Squadron RAF
  • Unidentified officer, Special Forces, Royal Air Force. Awarded 29 June 1991.[8]

Air Force Cross

The Air Force Cross (AFC) was awarded to officers for bravery not in the face of the enemy in the air.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

The Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) was the second highest medal (after the Victoria Cross) awarded to other ranks for gallantry in the face of the enemy on land.

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

The Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM) was the second highest medal (after the Victoria Cross) awarded to other ranks for gallantry in the face of the enemy at sea or in the air.

  • Chief Petty Officer (Diver) Philip John Hammond, Royal Navy; Chief Petty Officer, Fleet Diving Units A & B

CPO (Diver) Hammond was the last recipient of the CGM since the inception of the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) in 1993. Only two CGM (Navy) have been issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the second, Hammond's for the First Gulf War and Sgt Prescott RE in the 1982 Falkland's war who was attending a Naval task aboard HMS Antelope.

Distinguished Service Medal

The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) was the third highest medal awarded to other ranks for gallantry in the face of the enemy at sea.

  • Acting Petty Officer (Diver) Richard John Peake, Royal Navy; Acting Deputy Officer-in-Charge, Fleet Diving Unit A
  • Acting Petty Officer (Diver) Andrew Seabrook, Royal Navy; Fleet Diving Unit A

Military Medal

The Military Medal (MM) was the third highest medal awarded to other ranks for gallantry in the face of the enemy on land.

Distinguished Flying Medal

The Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) was the third highest medal awarded to other ranks for gallantry in the face of the enemy in the air.

  • Sergeant Paul Douglas John Holmes, Royal Air Force. Awarded 29 June 1991, gazetted 1996.[17]
  • Unidentified member, Special Forces, Royal Air Force. Awarded 29 June 1991.[19]

Air Force Medal

The Air Force Medal (AFM) was awarded to other ranks for bravery not in the face of the enemy in the air.

Queen's Gallantry Medal

The Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM) was the third highest medal (after the George Cross and George Medal) awarded for bravery not in the face of the enemy.

  • Sergeant Stephen Allen, Royal Artillery, 27 February 1991
  • Sergeant Trevor Hugh Smith, Royal Anglian Regiment; Platoon Sergeant, 8 Platoon, C Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers; 26 February 1991
  • Corporal Michael John Driscoll, Royal Corps of Transport; Ambulance Driver; 28 February 1991
  • Corporal Mark Robert Griffiths, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers; 26 February 1991
  • Fusilier Simon Bakkor, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers; Warrior Gunner, 8 Platoon, C Company, 3rd Battalion; 26 February 1991

See also

  • British honours system

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "No. 53653". 25 April 1994. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/53653/page/ 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "No. 53855". 21 November 1994. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/53855/page/ 
  3. "No. 52588". 28 June 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52588/page/ 
    Note: Probably Andrew John Whistler. Awarded 29 June 1991, subsequently gazetted in 1994.
  4. "No. 52588". 28 June 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52588/page/ 
    Note: Probably Simon Owen Falla, awarded 29 June 1991, subsequently gazetted in 1994.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "No. 54763". 12 May 1997. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/54763/page/ 
  6. "No. 52588". 29 June 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52588/page/ 
    Note: Probably Steven Argent Wakely. Awarded 29 June 1991, subsequently gazetted in 1994.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "No. 52588". 29 June 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52588/page/ 
    Note: Probably includes David John Wood, Nicholas Roy Davies and William Glen Guthrie McGill. All awarded 29 June 1991, subsequently gazetted in 1994 and 1997.
  8. "No. 52588". 29 June 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52588/page/ 
    Note: Probably Sean Keith Paul Reynolds. Awarded 29 June 1991, subsequently gazetted in 1994.
  9. "No. 54969". 29 June 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/54969/page/ 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "No. 55340". 14 December 1998. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/55340/page/ 
  11. "No. 58092". 8 September 2006. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/58092/page/ 
  12. "No. 52601". 12 July 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52601/page/ 
    Note: Probably Terence Powell. Awarded 29 June 1991, subsequently gazetted in 2006.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 "No. 52588". 29 June 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52588/page/ 
    Note: Probably includes Peter Ratcliffe, Stephen Francis Maguire and Floyd Matthew Woodrow. All awarded 29 June 1991, subsequently gazetted in 1997.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "No. 54969". 4 December 1997. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/54969/page/ 
  15. 15.0 15.1 "No. 52588". 29 June 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52588/page/ 
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "No. 52588". 29 June 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52588/page/ 
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "No. 54393". 9 May 1996. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/54393/page/ 
  18. Note: Probably includes Melville, Armstrong, Dunbar, Yourston, Sellers and Nicholls. All awarded 29 June 1991, subsequently gazetted in 1997 and 1998.
  19. "No. 52588". 9 May 1996. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52588/page/ 
    Note: Probably Paul Douglas John Holmes. Awarded 29 June 1991, subsequently gazetted in 1996.
  20. "No. 52588". 9 May 1996. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52588/page/ 

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