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Queen's Birthday Honours 2014 list unveiled: Welsh recipients

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Welsh Secretary extends congratulations to Welsh Honours recipients

Secretary of State for Wales David Jones has today (Saturday 14 June) extended his congratulations to Welsh recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014.

65 people feature on the Wales list, with 2 receiving CBEs, 8 awarded OBEs, 32 awarded MBEs and 22 receiving BEMs.

There is also a Knighthood for Professor Michael J Owen Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute at Cardiff University, for services to neuroscience and mental health.

Among the well-known names being honoured is the Head Coach to the Wales Rugby Union team, Warren Gatland, who is awarded an OBE for services to rugby. Singer, author and broadcaster, Cerys Matthews is also awarded a MBE for services to music.

Secretary of State for Wales David Jones MP said:

I’m delighted to extend my warmest congratulations to everyone recognised in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Every year, hundreds of people who serve their communities and country – often without expectation of reward – are honoured in this way. They are selected for their dedication, commitment and tireless work in helping to improve the lives of others.

It is always so uplifting to hear of the good work being done by those honoured, and to see the positive difference they make to our nation. I am proud to add my thanks and congratulations to them all.