Outstanding achievements recognised in latest Operational Awards List

18 soldiers and officers have been recognised for outstanding achievements across the world in the Operational Honours and Awards List, released today. The recipients are both Regular and Reserve personnel from all across the Army.

Corporal Dean Wilson, a Reservist within the Royal Logistic Corps is to receive a Queen’s Commendation for Bravery after he waded into an estuary to rescue a child who had become stranded by an incoming tide. The citation reads: “In an act of selfless bravery, he waded into an estuary deliberately placing himself at risk in order to save the life of a vulnerable child. He remained in the cold water with the child for over 45 minutes until the Maritime and Coastguard Agency could move the child to safety.” 

Colour Sergeant (now Warrant Officer) Bishwang Rai will also receive the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery for orchestrating the extraction of 27 casualties from the jungle in Brunei who had been injured by a lightning strike and required life-saving medical support. The citation states that Colour Sergeant Rai, “ensured that the casualties had been extracted to hospital before admitting to his own injuries and assessment by the medic.”

Lieutenant Colonel Martin Windsor of the Royal Logistic Corps was the Commander, responsible for Operational Support on 14 operations across 11 different African nations.  For demonstrating outstanding leadership, foresight and agility he is awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service.  “His meticulous planning of Operational Assurance and Support Tasks for each function across Africa has tangibly and ubiquitously reduced risk to life, mission and reputation”. 

The Army List for Operations:

Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Colonel James Douglas LOUDOUN

Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Douglas DUFF, Corps of Royal Engineers

Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)

Corporal (now Sergeant) Frazer Duncan BERRY, Intelligence Corps

Sergeant (now Colour Sergeant) James Alain CHISSEL, The Royal Irish Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel Darren Edward DEMPSEY, The Royal Logistic Corps

Acting Major (now Captain) Jonathon Oliver NORFIELD, Corps of Royal Engineers

Corporal Oluwabunmi Daniel OJO, The Royal Logistic Corps

Acting Major (now Major) Sam PATTERSON, The Royal Logistic Corps

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew David PEARCE, The Rifles

Lance Corporal Max RICHARDSON, Intelligence Corps

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Andrew ROUND, Royal Army Medical Corps

Rifleman Daniel Lee ROWE, The Rifles

Captain Malcolm Alexander SCOTT, The Royal Logistic Corps

Major Simon Christopher STOTT, The Light Dragoons 

Colour Sergeant Warren Aiden Keith SWAIN, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel Martin Gerard WINDSOR, The Royal Logistic Corps

Queen’s Commendation for Bravery (QCB)

Colour Sergeant (now Warrant Officer Class 2) Bishwahang RAI, The Royal Gurkha Rifles

Corporal Dean Jonathan WILSON, The Royal Logistic Corps