The 2020 New Year Honours are appointments by some of the 16 Commonwealth realms to various orders and honours to recognise and reward good works by citizens of those countries. The New Year Honours are awarded as part of the New Year celebrations at the start of January and were officially announced in The London Gazette on 27 December 2019.[1][2] Australia, an independent Realm, has a separate honours system and its first honours of the year, the 2020 Australia Day Honours, coincide with Australia Day on 26 January.

The recipients of honours are displayed as they were styled before their new honour and arranged by the country whose ministers advised Her Majesty on the appointments, then by the honour and by the honour's grade (i.e. Knight/Dame Grand Cross, Knight/Dame Commander etc.), and then by divisions (i.e. Civil, Diplomatic, and Military), as appropriate.

United Kingdom

Below are the individuals appointed by Elizabeth II in her right as Queen of the United Kingdom with honours within her own gift and with the advice of the Government for other honours.

Privy Councillor

Order of the Companions of Honour

Companion of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)

The riband and badge of the "Companions of Honour"
The riband and badge of the "Companions of Honour"

Knight Bachelor

Diplomatic Service and Overseas List

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath

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

Military Division
Civil Division

Knight / Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB / DCB)

Military Division
Civil Division

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Military Division
Civil Division

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

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

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

The Royal Victorian Order

Insignia of a Knight / Dames Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Insignia of a Knight / Dames Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)

Knight / Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO / DCVO)

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)

Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO)

Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)

Royal Victorian Medal (RVM)

Silver — Bar
Silver

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Knight / Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE / DBE)

Military Division
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

Royal Air Force

Civil Division

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Military Division
Royal Navy
Army
Royal Air Force
Civil Division

Royal Red Cross

Members of the Royal Red Cross (RRC)

Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC)

George Medal

The Queen's Gallantry Medal

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)

Ribbon bar of the Queen's Police Medal for Merit, as awarded for Distinguished Service
Ribbon bar of the Queen's Police Medal for Merit, as awarded for Distinguished Service

Queen's Fire Service Medal (QFSM)

Ribbon bar of the Queen's Fire Service Medal for Merit — as awarded for Distinguished Service
Ribbon bar of the Queen's Fire Service Medal for Merit — as awarded for Distinguished Service

Queen's Ambulance Service Medal (QAM)

Ribbon bar of the Queen's Ambulance Service Medal for Merit — as awarded for Distinguished Service
Ribbon bar of the Queen's Ambulance Service Medal for Merit — as awarded for Distinguished Service

Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal (QVRM)

Ribbon bar of the Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal
Ribbon bar of the Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal
Royal Navy
British Army
Royal Air Force

Overseas Territories Police Medal (OTPM)

Ribbon bar of the Overseas Territories Police Medal for Merit — as awarded for Meritorious Service
Ribbon bar of the Overseas Territories Police Medal for Merit — as awarded for Meritorious Service

The Queen's Commendation for Bravery

Barbados

Below are the individuals appointed by Elizabeth II in her right as Queen of Barbados, on advice of Her Majesty's Barbados Ministers.[3]

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG / DCMG)

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Bahamas

Below are the individuals appointed by Elizabeth II in her right as Queen of Bahamas, on advice of Her Majesty's Ministers in the Bahamas.[4]

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

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

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)

Grenada

Below are the individuals appointed by Elizabeth II in her right as Queen of Grenada, on advice of Her Majesty's Grenada Ministers.[5]

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Solomon Islands

Below are the individuals appointed by Elizabeth II in her right as Queen of the Solomon Islands, on advice of Her Majesty's Solomon Island Ministers.[6]

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Belize

Below are the individuals appointed by Elizabeth II in her right as Queen of Belize, on advice of Her Majesty's Belize Ministers.[7]

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

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

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Antigua and Barbuda

Below are the individuals appointed by Elizabeth II in her right as Queen of Antigua and Barbuda, on advice of Her Majesty's Ministers in Antigua and Barbuda.[8]

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)

Saint Christopher and Nevis

Below are the individuals appointed by Elizabeth II in her right as Queen of Saint Christopher and Nevis, on advice of Her Majesty's Saint Christopher and Nevis Ministers.[9]

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

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

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Canada

Main article: 2020 Canadian Honours List

New Zealand

Main article: 2020 New Year Honours (New Zealand)

References

  1. ^ "The New Year honours list 2020". The London Gazette. 18 December 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  2. ^ "New Year Honours list 2020". GOV.UK. 27 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  3. ^ "No. 62867". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 2019.
  4. ^ "No. 62868". The London Gazette. 28 December 2019.
  5. ^ "No. 62869". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 2019.
  6. ^ "No. 62870". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 2019.
  7. ^ "No. 62871". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 2019.
  8. ^ "No. 62872". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 2019.
  9. ^ "No. 62873". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 2019.