The New Year Honours 1952 were appointments by King George VI to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of the British Empire and Commonwealth. They were announced on 1 January 1952 for the British Empire,[1] Australia,[2] New Zealand,[3] Ceylon,[4] and Pakistan[5] to celebrate the past year and mark the beginning of 1952.

The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour, and arranged by honour, with classes (Knight, Knight Grand Cross, etc.) and then divisions (Military, Civil, etc.) as appropriate.

United Kingdom

Viscounts

Barons

Privy Counsellors

Baronets

Knights Bachelor

State of Victoria
State of South Australia
Southern Rhodesia
Colonies, Protectorates etc.

Order of The Bath (Military Division)

Knights Grand Cross (GCB)

Royal Navy
Army

Knights Commander (KCB)

Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force

Companions (CB)

Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force

Order of The Bath (Civil Division)

Knights Commander

Companions

Order of St Michael & St George

Knights Grand Cross (GCMG)

Knights Commander (KCMG)

Companions (CMG)

Royal Victorian Order

Knights Commander (KCVO)

Commanders (CVO)

Lieutenants (LVO)

Members (MVO)

Order of the British Empire (Military Division)

Knights Grand Cross (GBE)

Royal Air Force

Dames Commander (DBE)

Royal Navy

Knights Commander (KBE)

Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force

Commanders (CBE)

Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force

Officers (OBE)

Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Others

Members (MBE)

Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Others
In recognition of bomb and mine disposal service.[6]

Order of the British Empire (Military Division), Korea

In recognition of non-operational services in Japan in connection with operations in Korea[7]

Officers

Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force

Members

Order of The British Empire (Civil Division)

Dames Commander

Knights Commander

Commanders

Officers

Members

Order of The British Empire (Civil Division) (Overseas)

Knights Commander

Commanders

Officers

Members

Commanders

Officers

Members

Order of The British Empire (Civil Division) (Overseas II)

Knights Commander

Commanders

Officers

Officers

Members

Honorary Members

British Empire Medals (BEM) (Military Division)

Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force

British Empire Medals (Military Division), Korea

In recognition of non-operational services in Japan in connection with operations in Korea[7]

Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force

British Empire Medals (Civil Division)

United Kingdom

Colonial Empire

Royal Red Crosses (RRC)

Associates of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC)

Air Force Crosses (AFC)

Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force

Air Force Crosses & Bar

Air Force Medals (AFM)

King's Commendations for Valuable Service in the Air

The King's Police & Fire Services Medals

Police

England & Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Australia
Southern Rhodesia
Colonies, Protectorates & Protected States

Fire Service

Colonial Police Medals (Malaya, Singapore & Jamaica)

Mentions in Despatches

In recognition of Operational Minesweeping and Bomb and Mine Disposal services.[6]

Royal Navy

Australia

Knights Bachelor

Order of the Bath (Military)

Companions

Order of St Michael & St George

Companions

Order of the British Empire (Military)

Knights Commander

Commanders

Royal Australian Navy
Australian Army
Royal Australian Air Force

Officers

Royal Australian Navy
Australian Army
Royal Australian Air Force

Members

Royal Australian Navy
Australian Army
Royal Australian Air Force

Order Of The British Empire (Civil)

Knights Commander

Commanders

Officers

Members

British Empire Medals (Military Division)

Royal Australian Navy
Australian Army
Royal Australian Air Force

British Empire Medals (Civil Division)

Royal Red Crosses

Associates of the Royal Red Cross

Air Force Crosses

Air Force Medals

King's Commendations for Valuable Service in the Air

New Zealand

Main article: 1952 New Year Honours (New Zealand)

Ceylon

Knights Bachelor

Order of St Michael & St George

Companions

Order of the British Empire (Civil Division)

Commanders

Officers

Members

King's Police and Fire Services Medals for Distinguished Service

Pakistan

Knights Bachelor

Order of the British Empire (Military Division)

Knights Commander

Commanders

Officers

Order of the British Empire (Civil Division)

Knights Commander

Commanders

Officers

Members

References

  1. ^ UK list: "No. 39421". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1951. pp. 1–36.
  2. ^ Australia list: "No. 39422". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1951. pp. 37–44.
  3. ^ New Zealand list: "No. 39423". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1951. pp. 41–43.
  4. ^ Ceylon list: "No. 39424". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1951. pp. 45–46.
  5. ^ Pakistan list: "No. 39425". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1951. pp. 47–48.
  6. ^ a b UK Bomb disposal list: "No. 39428". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1951. p. 53.
  7. ^ a b UK Korea list: "No. 39426". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1951. pp. 48–49.