The Queen's Birthday Honours 1955 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries. The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of The Queen.

They were announced on 3 June 1955, for the United Kingdom and Colonies,[1] Australia,[2] New Zealand,[3] Ceylon,[4] Pakistan,[5] and for various members of Commonwealth forces in recognition of services in Korea during 1954–1955.[6]

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 and Colonies

Baron

Privy Counsellors

Baronet

Knight Bachelor

State of South Australia
Commonwealth Services
Oversea Territories

Order of the Bath

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB)

Military Division

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)

Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

Royal Victorian Order

Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)

Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)

Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)

Member of the Royal Victorian Order, 4th class (MVO)

Member of the Royal Victorian Order, 5th class (MVO)

Order of the British Empire

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)

Civil Division

Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division
Honorary Knight Commander

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)

Civil Division

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division


Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
In recognition of services in Korea during the period 1 August 1954 to 31 January 1955.[6]
Royal Air Force
Civil Division

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division
Honorary Members

Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)

Home Civil Service
Australian States
Oversea Civil Service

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
In recognition of services in Korea during the period 1 August 1954 to 31 January 1955.[6]
Royal Air Force
Civil Division
United Kingdom
State of South Australia
Swaziland
Oversea Territories

Royal Victorian Medal (RVM)

Gold
Silver

Royal Red Cross (RRC)

Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC)

Air Force Cross (AFC)

Wing Commander
Squadron Leaders
Flight Lieutenants
Flying Officer
Lieutenant

Bar to Air Force Cross

Wing Commanders
Squadron Leader

2nd Bar to Air Force Cross

Air Force Medal (AFM)

Flight Sergeants
Acting Flight Sergeant
Sergeant

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air

Wing Commander
Squadron Leaders
Flight Lieutenants
Flying Officers
Flight Sergeants
Sergeants
United Kingdom
Oversea Territories

Queen's Police Medal

England and Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Southern Rhodesia
Oversea Territories

Queen's Fire Service Medal

England and Wales
Oversea Territory

Colonial Police Medal

Southern Rhodesia.
Swaziland.
Oversea Territories.

Australia

Knight Bachelor

Order of the Bath

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Military Division

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

Order of the British Empire

Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)

Civil Division

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)

Civil Division

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Military Division
In recognition of services in Korea during the period 31 July 1954 to 31 January 1955.[6]
Civil Division

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Military Division
In recognition of services in Korea during the period 31 July 1954 to 31 January 1955.[6]
Civil Division

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Military Division
Civil Division

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)

Australian Civil Service.

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Military Division

Royal Red Cross (RRC)

Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC)

Air Force Cross (AFC)

New Zealand

Main article: 1955 Birthday Honours (New Zealand)

Ceylon

Knight Bachelor

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

Order of the British Empire

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Civil Division

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Military Division
Civil Division

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Military Division
Civil Division

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Civil Division

Pakistan

Order of the British Empire

Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)

Civil Division

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Military Division
Civil Division

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Military Division
Civil Division

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Military Division
Civil Division

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Military Division

References

  1. ^ "No. 40497". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1955-06-03. pp. 3257–3296.
  2. ^ "No. 40498". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1955-06-03. pp. 3297–3300.
  3. ^ "No. 40499". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1955-06-03. pp. 3301–3303.
  4. ^ "No. 40500". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1955-06-03. pp. 3305–3306.
  5. ^ "No. 40501". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1955-06-03. pp. 3307–3308.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "No. 40502". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1955-06-03. p. 3309.