The New Year Honours 1971 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. They were announced in supplements to the London Gazette of 31 December 1970 to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 1971.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

At this time honours for Australians were awarded both in the United Kingdom honours, on the advice of the premiers of Australian states, and also in a separate Australia honours list.[2]

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 Commonwealth

Baron

Life Peer

Privy Counsellor

Knight Bachelor

Diplomatic Service and Overseas List
State of New South Wales
State of Victoria
State of Queensland
State of Western Australia
State of Tasmania

Order of the Bath

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

Military Division
Civil Division

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Military Division
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)

Diplomatic Service and Overseas List
State of New South Wales
State of Victoria
State of South Australia
State of Western Australia
State of Tasmania

Royal Victorian Order

Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO)

Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)

Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)

At this time the two lowest classes of the Royal Victorian Order were "Member (fourth class)" and "Member (fifth class)", both with post-nominal letters MVO. "Member (fourth class)" was renamed "Lieutenant" (LVO) from the 1985 New Year Honours onwards.

Fourth Class
Fifth Class

Medal of the Royal Victorian Order (RVM)

In Silver

Order of the British Empire

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

Civil Division

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

Civil Division

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

Military Division
Civil Division
Diplomatic Service and Overseas List

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division
Diplomatic Service and Overseas List
State of New South Wales
State of Victoria
State of Queensland
State of South Australia
State of Western Australia

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division
Diplomatic Service and Overseas List
State of New South Wales
State of Victoria
State of Queensland
State of South Australia
State of Western Australia
State of Tasmania

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Overseas Award
Royal Air Force
Civil Division
Diplomatic Service and Overseas List
State of New South Wales
State of Victoria
State of Queensland
State of South Australia
State of Western Australia
State of Tasmania

Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)

Home Civil Service
Diplomatic Service and Overseas List
State of New South Wales
State of Queensland
State of Western Australia

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division
United Kingdom
Overseas Territories
State of New South Wales
State of Victoria
State of Western Australia

Royal Red Cross (RRC)

Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC)

Air Force Cross (AFC)

Royal Navy
Army Air Corps
Royal Air Force

Bar to Air Force Cross

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air

Army Air Corps
Royal Air Force
United Kingdom

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)

England and Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
State of Victoria
State of Queensland
State of South Australia
State of Tasmania
Overseas Territories

Queen's Fire Services Medal (QFSM)

England and Wales

Colonial Police Medal (CPM)

Australia

Knight Bachelor

Order of the Bath

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Military Division

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

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

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

Order of the British Empire

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

Civil Division

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

Military Division
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
Royal Australian Navy
Australian Military Forces
Royal Australian Air Force
Civil Division

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Military Division
Royal Australian Navy
Australian Military Forces
Royal Australian Air Force
Civil Division

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Military Division
Royal Australian Navy
Australian Military Forces
Royal Australian Air Force
Civil Division

Royal Red Cross (RRC)

Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC)

Air Force Cross (AFC)

Royal Australian Air Force

Queen's Fire Services Medal (QFSM)

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air

Royal Australian Air Force

New Zealand

Main article: 1971 New Year Honours (New Zealand)

Sierra Leone

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

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

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Military Division
Civil Division

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)

Barbados

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)

Civil Division

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)

Mauritius

Knight Bachelor

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

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

Order of the British Empire

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Civil Division

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Military Division
Civil Division

Fiji

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)

Civil Division

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Civil Division

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Civil Division

References

  1. ^ United Kingdom list: "No. 45262". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1970. pp. 1–32.
  2. ^ a b Australia list: "No. 45263". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1970. pp. 33–38.
  3. ^ New Zealand list: "No. 45264". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1970. pp. 39–42.
  4. ^ Sierra Leone list: "No. 45265". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1970. pp. 43–44.
  5. ^ Barbados list: "No. 45266". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1970. pp. 45–46.
  6. ^ Mauritius list: "No. 45267". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1970. pp. 47–48.
  7. ^ Fiji list: "No. 45268". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1970. pp. 49–50.