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Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service: nomination process and winners

The winners of and application process for nominating someone for the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service.

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Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service nominations: guidance notes

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Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service nominations: nomination form

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The Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service was first established and awarded to recipients in 2016.

Recipients of the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service are announced annually. This year’s recipients have been listed below along with those who have been awarded previously.

2018

Recipients are:

  • Captain Belinda Bennett, for services to the promotion of the maritime sector
  • Mr Derek Cardno, for services to the welfare of fishermen
  • Lieutenant Commander David Carter, for services to the careers of young seafarers and seafarer welfare
  • Mr Stephen Chamberlain, for an act of bravery in saving a life
  • Captain Timothy Charlesworth, for services to UK ports and the maritime industry
  • Mr Mark Dickinson, for services to seafarer employment, training and welfare
  • Captain Antonio Gatti, for services to UK research expeditions
  • Mr John Halsall, for services to the careers of young seafarers
  • Captain Nigel Jardine, for services to UK ports and the maritime industry including the small port sector
  • Captain Robin Lock, for services to a maritime charity
  • Mr George Lonie, for services to the careers of young seafarers and seafarer welfare
  • Mr Michael Morley, for services to a maritime charity
  • Captain Nicholas Nash, for services to maritime training
  • Captain John Rankin, for services to the Merchant Navy
  • Captain Michael Reeves, for services to the careers of young seafarers and seafarer welfare
  • Captain Andrew Schofield, for services to the large yacht industry
  • Captain Ian Shields, for services to a maritime charity
  • Mr Keith Thompson, for services to a maritime charity
  • Captain Thomas Woolley, for services to harbour towage and safety standards

2017

Recipients were:

  • Mr Andrew Armstrong, for services to seafarer training
  • Mr Anthony Cash, for services to seafarer welfare and the Merchant Navy Association
  • Captain Stephen Clinch, for services to the safety of ships and seafarers
  • Captain Geoffrey Cowap, for services to the careers of young seafarers
  • Mr Patrick Dolby, for services to international ship safety standards and seafarer welfare
  • Mr Allan Graveson, for services to seafarer training, welfare and safety
  • Captain Mark Holden, for services to the offshore maritime industry
  • Captain John Hughes, for services to environmental protection at sea
  • Mr Francis Kelly, for services to apprenticeships for ratings
  • Captain Charles Kelso, for services to the shipping industry and sea cadets
  • Lieutenant commander Mark Kemmis Betty, for services to the Merchant Navy and seafarer welfare
  • Captain Andrew O’Brian, for services to maritime careers and charity
  • Mr Francis O’Neill, for services to marine engineering
  • Mr Ian Spreadborough, for services to seafarer training and careers
  • Mr Stephen Todd, for services to seafarer employment, training and welfare
  • Captain Jamie Wilson, for services to the rescue of refugees in peril

2016

Recipients were:

  • Captain RH Barker, for services to the Merchant Navy
  • Mr LAJ Dalrymple, for services to the welfare of seafarers
  • Captain S Harrison, for services to the shipping and ports industries
  • Captain NJ Jeffery, for services to the promotion of Merchant Navy careers
  • Mr GT Jones, for services to the Merchant Navy and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • Mr RJ Jones, for services to the welfare of seafarers
  • Captain PJ McArthur, for services to the Merchant Navy
  • Captain DS McCallum, for services to the Merchant Navy
  • Captain N McIntyre, for services in the rescue of refugees
  • Mr MF Morgan, for services to the Merchant Navy and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • Captain PD Peters, for services to the welfare of seafarers
  • Captain P Rentell, for services to the Merchant Navy
  • Captain R Towner, for services to seafarer certification and training
  • Captain W Tripp, for services in the rescue of refugees
Published 26 November 2015
Last updated 3 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. 2018 Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service winners released.
  2. Contact information updated plus question form amended to include questions on which sector the nominee is from and how they heard about the Merchant Navy Medal.
  3. 2017 recipients of the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service released.
  4. List of 2016 recipients of the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service.
  5. First published.