The 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours are appointments by some of the 16 Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries. The Birthday Honours are awarded as part of the Queen's Official Birthday celebrations during the month of June. The Queen's Birthday Honours for the United Kingdom were announced on 9 June; the honours for New Zealand were announced on 4 June and for Australia on 11 June.
The recipients of honours are displayed as they were styled before their new honour. They are arranged by the country (in order of precedence) whose ministers advised the Queen on the appointments, then by honour with grades, i.e. Knight/Dame Grand Cross, Knight/Dame Commander etc., and then by divisions, i.e. Civil, Diplomatic and Military as appropriate.2018 Special Honours
As part of the British honours system, Special Honours are issued at the Monarch's pleasure at any given time. The Special Honours refer to the awards made within royal prerogative, operational honours and other honours awarded outside the New Years Honours and Birthday Honours.Baron Mottistone
Baron Mottistone, of Mottistone in the County of Southampton, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1933 for the soldier and Liberal politician J. E. B. Seely. He was the fourth son of Sir Charles Seely, 1st Baronet, and the uncle of Hugh Seely, 1st Baron Sherwood. The fourth Baron, succeeded his half-brother in 1966 (who in his turn had succeeded his elder brother in 1963). He notably served Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight from 1986 to 1995 and as the last Governor of the Isle of Wight between 1992 and 1995 and was succeeded by his son as the fifth Baron, in 2011. In turn, the fifth Baron was succeeded by his elder son in 2013.Charles Seely (politician, born 1803)
Charles Seely (3 October 1803 – 21 October 1887) was a 19th-century industrialist and British Liberal Party politician, who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Lincoln from 1847 to 1848 and again from 1861 to 1885. He was one of the wealthiest industrialists of the Victorian era.David Seely, 4th Baron Mottistone
Captain David Peter Seely, 4th Baron Mottistone (16 December 1920 – 24 November 2011) was a British peer.Seely was born in 1920. He was the eldest son of the 1st Baron Mottistone from his second marriage to the Hon. Evelyn Izme Murray daughter of Montolieu Oliphant-Murray, 1st Viscount Elibank and 10th Lord Elibank. He was a grandson of Sir Charles Seely, 1st Baronet. He was baptised with Winston Churchill and the then Duke of Cornwall (subsequently Edward VIII, and then later HRH Duke of Windsor) as his godparents.
He served in the Royal Navy reaching the rank of captain before retiring in 1966. He commanded Cossack between 1958 and 1959 and Ajax between 1963 and 1965.He was Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight from 1986 to 1995 and the last Governor of the Isle of Wight from 1992 to 1995, where the Seely family have played a prominent role since the 1850s. He was Chairman of the Bureau of Applied Sciences from 1987 to 1991 and was made an Honorary Doctor of Literature by Bournemouth University in 1993 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1984. He was also a member of The Royal Yacht Squadron. He died on 24 November 2011.
He was succeeded by his eldest son Hon. Peter John Philip Seely born 29 October 1949, who is a godson of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.Deaths in November 2011
The following is a list of notable deaths in November 2011.
Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:
Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.Geoffrey Hughes
Geoffrey Hughes DL (2 February 1944 – 27 July 2012) was an English actor. Hughes provided the voice of Paul McCartney in the animated film Yellow Submarine (1968), and rose to fame for portraying much-loved binman Eddie Yeats in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street from 1974 to 1983, making a return to the show in 1987. However, he is best known for playing loveable slob Onslow in the British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances (1990–95). Later, he appeared in the sitcom The Royle Family playing the part of 'Twiggy' (1998–2000), in the latter of which reprising his role for the specials in 2006 and 2008.
From 2001 to 2005 he played Vernon Scripps, conman and loveable rogue, in the ITV police drama Heartbeat, taking over as the show's main loveable rogue from Bill Maynard's Claude Greengrass, and returning to the show briefly in 2007 after the character was thought dead.Hughes was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the 1990s, and in 2010 he suffered a cancer relapse which led him to retire from acting. He died from the illness, aged 68, in 2012.Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight (; also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IoW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between 2 and 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The island has been home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. It has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat-building, sail-making, the manufacture of flying boats, the hovercraft, and Britain's space rockets. The island hosts annual music festivals including the Isle of Wight Festival, which in 1970 was the largest rock music event ever held. It has well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe.
The isle was owned by a Norman family until 1293 and was earlier a kingdom in its own right. In common with the Crown dependencies, the British Crown was then represented on the island by the Governor of the Isle of Wight until 1995. The island has played an important part in the defence of the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, and been near the front-line of conflicts through the ages, including the Spanish Armada and the Battle of Britain. Rural for most of its history, its Victorian fashionability and the growing affordability of holidays led to significant urban development during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Historically part of Hampshire, the island became a separate administrative county in 1890. It continued to share the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire until 1974, when it was made its own ceremonial county. Apart from a shared police force, there is now no administrative link with Hampshire, although a combined local authority with Portsmouth and Southampton was considered, this is now unlikely to proceed.The quickest public transport link to the mainland is the hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea; three vehicle ferry and two catamaran services cross the Solent to Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth.List of Governors of the Isle of Wight
Below is a list of those who have held the office of Governor of the Isle of Wight in England. Lord Mottistone was the last Lord Lieutenant to hold the title Governor, from 1992 to 1995, since then there has been no Governor appointed.List of Knights and Dames Commander of the Royal Victorian Order appointed by Elizabeth II (since 2003)
The Royal Victorian Order is an order of knighthood awarded by the sovereign of the United Kingdom and several Commonwealth realms. It is granted personally by the monarch and recognises personal service to the monarchy, the Royal Household, royal family members, and the organisation of important royal events. The order was officially created and instituted on 23 April 1896 by letters patent under the Great Seal of the Realm by Queen Victoria. It was instituted with five grades, the two highest of which were Knight Grand Cross (GCVO) and Knight Commander (KCVO), which conferred the status of knighthood on holders (apart from foreigners, who typically received honorary awards not entitling them to the style of a knight). Women were not admitted until Edward VIII altered the statutes of the order in 1936; those receiving the highest two awards were styled dames and those grades, when conferred on women, are Dame Grand Cross and Dame Commander (DCVO).No limit was placed on the number of appointments which could be made. Queen Elizabeth II appointed 104 Knights and Dames Commander since the end of her Golden Jubilee year (2002).Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, (born Prince Louis of Battenberg; 25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979) was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. During the Second World War, he was Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command (1943–1946). He was the last Viceroy of India (1947) and the first Governor-General of independent India (1947–1948).
From 1954 to 1959, Mountbatten was First Sea Lord, a position that had been held by his father, Prince Louis of Battenberg, some forty years earlier. Thereafter he served as Chief of the Defence Staff until 1965, making him the longest-serving professional head of the British Armed Forces to date. During this period Mountbatten also served as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee for a year.
In 1979, Mountbatten, his grandson Nicholas, and two others were killed by a bomb set by members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, hidden aboard his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland.Martin White (British Army officer)
Major-General Sir Martin Spencer White, KCVO, CB, CBE, CStJ (born 25 March 1944) is a senior British Army officer who has served as Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight since 2006; he had previously been Vice-Lieutenant since 1999. He will be stepping down as Lord Lieutenant in March 2019.He was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps in 1964 and, among other units, he commanded the Logistic Support Group between 1987 and 1989 and the Force Maintenance Area during the Gulf War (1990–91); he was Director of Support for the Allied Land Forces Central Europe from 1993 to 1995 (he was also promoted to Major-General in 1993), and Director-General of Logistic Support for the British Army from 1995 to 1998. He also served as Colonel Commandant of the Royal Logistic Corps from 1998 to 2009, and has worked in advisory roles for various private sector companies since 1999. In 1991, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and seven years later a Companion of the Order of the Bath; in the 2018 Birthday Honours he was also appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.Nicholson baronets
There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Nicholson, all in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. See also Nicolson baronets.
The Nicholson Baronetcy, of Luddenham in New South Wales, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 8 April 1859 for Charles Nicholson, the first Speaker of the New South Wales Legislative Council. His eldest son, the second Baronet, became a well-known ecclesiastical architect. The title became extinct on the death of the third Baronet in 1986. Archibald Keightley Nicholson and Sir Sydney Nicholson, younger sons of the first Baronet, also gained distinction.
The Nicholson Baronetcy, of Harrington Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 7 February 1912 for Charles Norris Nicholson, Liberal Member of Parliament for Doncaster between 1906 and 1918. His grandson, the second Baronet, was Chairman of the Ocean Steamship Company and of Martins Bank and also served as Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight from 1980 to 1986. The title is now held by the latter's son, the third Baronet, who succeeded in 1993.
The Nicholson Baronetcy, of Winterbourne Roy in the County of Berkshire, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 21 March 1958 for the Conservative politician Godfrey Nicholson. He had four daughters but no sons and the baronetcy consequently became extinct on his death in 1991. His third daughter is the life peer Emma Nicholson, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne.Ryde School with Upper Chine
Ryde School with Upper Chine (or, informally, Ryde School) is a co-educational ISC independent day and boarding school in the seaside town of Ryde, on the Isle of Wight. Among the school's former pupils are the author Philip Norman and the former world-record holder as the youngest cross-Atlantic yachtsman, Seb Clover.Sir John Nicholson, 2nd Baronet
Sir John Norris Nicholson, 2nd Baronet, KBE, CIE, MA, JP (19 February 1911 – 30 August 1993) was Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight from 1980 to 1985.He was the only child of Captain George Crosfield Norris Nicholson, RFC, and Evelyn Izme née Murray, the daughter of Montolieu Oliphant-Murray, 1st Viscount Elibank. He was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1938 he married Vittoria Vivien née Trewhella: they had two sons and two daughters. During World War II he served with the Cheshire Regiment. From 1942 to 1946 he was seconded to the Ministry of War Transport.