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1975 New Year Honours

Index 1975 New Year Honours

The New Year Honours 1975 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. [1]

247 relations: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Agricultural and Food Research Council, Alan Davidson (food writer), Aldeburgh Festival, Alexander King (scientist), Alexander Mitchell Donnet, Alf Tomkins, Andrew Stark (diplomat), Angela Baddeley, Anglian Water, Anthony Griffin (Royal Navy officer), Anthony Parsons, Anthony Troup, Area health authority, Arthur Armitage, Arts Council of Great Britain, Austin Robinson, Australian honours system, Babcock International, Basildon, Bass Brewery, BBC, Belfast, Bevan Congdon, Billy Griffith, BP, Brian O'Malley, British Film Institute, British Gas, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, British School at Rome, British Steel (1967–1999), Burnham committee, Cecil Blacker, Central School of Art and Design, Charlie Chaplin, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom), Coalite, Commonwealth realm, Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers, Crown Estate, David Pitt, Baron Pitt of Hampstead, David Williams (Royal Navy officer), Davis Hughes, Department for International Development, Department of Health and Social Security, Department of Trade and Industry (United Kingdom), Dick Sheppard School, Donald Hall (RAF officer), ..., Dorothy Rees, Douglas Tooth, Douglas Wass, Edgar Beck, Education Authority, Edward Britton, Edward Fennessy, Edward Pochin, EEF (manufacturers' association), Electrium, Elizabeth II, Ellis Waterhouse, Eric Bywaters, Eric Smith (Army officer), Ernest Symons, Essex Police, Fisons, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Francis McFadzean, Baron McFadzean of Kelvinside, Frank Callaway, Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union, Garfield Sobers, General Electric Company, General Post Office, General Synod, Gerald Gardiner, Baron Gardiner, GMB (trade union), Godfrey Agnew, Gordon Alexander Brown, Greater London Council, Hawker Siddeley, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services, HM Customs and Excise, Hugh Ford (engineer), Hugh Johnstone, Hunting plc, Ian Bancroft, Baron Bancroft, Ian G. Lythgoe, Ieuan Maddock, Imogen Holst, Imperial College London, Inns of Court, Institute of Directors, Ivor Roberts-Jones, J. Eric S. Thompson, Jack Ashley, Baron Ashley of Stoke, Jack Taylor (referee), Jacobena Angliss, James Craig (diplomat), James Dunbar Cook, James Hennessy, James Watt (Royal Navy officer), Jeremy Morse, Joel Barnett, John and James Woolf, John Bryan Ward-Perkins, John Burgh (civil servant), John Lambert (diplomat), John Nightingale (police officer), John Pilkington Hudson, John Rangihau, John Wilson (blind activist), Joseph Milner (firefighter), Katarina Kuini Whare-rau-aruhe Te Tau, Ken McCaw, Kenneth Spring, Knight Bachelor, Lanarkshire, Leeds City Council, Leo Close, Leonard Small, Lester Piggott, Li Fook-kow, Life peer, List of agriculture ministries, List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Denmark, List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Laos, List of diplomats of the United Kingdom to Iran, List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Australia, List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Tanzania, List of NHS Regional Hospital Boards (1947–1974), Lloyd's of London, London Councils, London Fire Brigade, Long Ashton Research Station, Lucas Industries, Manchester Metropolitan University, Marks & Spencer, Maurice Holmes (harness racer), Maurice Oldfield, Max Perutz, Medical Research Council (United Kingdom), Mervyn Brown, Michael Armitage (RAF officer), Michael Butler (diplomat), Michael Giddings, Michael Singleton, Michael Wilkins, Miriam Dell, Molly Allott, Monty Finniston, Morrice James, Baron St Brides, Mowlem, Muriel Barron, National Bus Company (UK), National Children's Bureau, National Economic Development Council, National Freight Corporation, National Health Service, National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom), National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, National Union of Teachers, Neil Cameron, Baron Cameron of Balhousie, Neil Wheeler, Nicholas Brathwaite, Norman Anderson (missionary), Norman Kirk, Ocean Group plc, Order of St Michael and St George, Order of the Bath, Order of the British Empire, Order of the Companions of Honour, Orders and decorations of the Commonwealth realms, Oxford University Press, P. G. Wodehouse, Pamela Hansford Johnson, Patrick Gibson, Baron Gibson, Paul Taunton Matthews, Percy Johnson-Marshall, Percy Wragg Brian, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Peter Branson, Peter Tait (mayor), Peter Terry, Philip Hope-Wallace, Philip Powell (architect), Portsmouth City Council, Post-nominal letters, Privy Council of the United Kingdom, Property Services Agency, Reginald Booth Stockdale, Reginald Denning, Reginald Goodall, Remploy, Robert Burchfield, Robert Gerken, Rodney Smith, Baron Smith, Roger Bannister, Rona McKenzie, Ronald Gibson, Roy Hattersley, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal Dutch Shell, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Opera House, Royal Victorian Medal, Royal Victorian Order, Rudy Sternberg, Ruth Kirk, Scottish Football Association, Sightsavers, Sir William Boulton, 3rd Baronet, Social Science Research Council, St John Ambulance (England and the Islands), Stephen Olver, Stuart Milner-Barry, Territorial, Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association, The Guardian, The Royal British Legion, Thomas Bridges, 2nd Baron Bridges, Thomas Brimelow, Baron Brimelow, Torchy Atkinson, Trustee Savings Banks Association, UK Sport, Unilever, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, University of Liverpool, University of Queensland, Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, Victoria University of Manchester, VisitBritain, Voluntary Service Overseas, Walter Bunning, Weir Group, Westland Aircraft, William Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead, William Christie (Ulster politician), William Deakin, William Tyree, Willie Ormond, Winifred Gérin, 1975 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia). 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Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) is the largest hospital in NHS Grampian, located on the Foresterhill site in Aberdeen.

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Agricultural and Food Research Council

The Agricultural and Food Research Council (AFRC) was a British Research Council responsible for funding and managing scientific and technological developments in farming and horticulture.

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Alan Davidson (food writer)

Alan Eaton Davidson CMG (30 March 1924 – 2 December 2003) was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy.

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Aldeburgh Festival

The Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts is an English arts festival devoted mainly to classical music.

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Alexander King (scientist)

Alexander King (26 January 1909 – 28 February 2007) was a scientist and pioneer of the sustainable development movement who co-founded the Club of Rome in 1968 with the Italian industrialist Aurelio Peccei.

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Alexander Mitchell Donnet

Alexander Mitchell Donnet, Baron Donnet of Balgay (26 June 1916 – 14 May 1985) was a Scottish trade unionist.

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Alf Tomkins

Sir Alfred George Tomkins (1894 or 1895 – 6 May 1975) was a long-serving British trade union leader.

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Andrew Stark (diplomat)

Sir Andrew Alexander Steel Stark (30 December 1916 – 3 April 2006) was a British diplomat.

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Angela Baddeley

Angela Baddeley, CBE (4 July 1904 – 22 February 1976) was an English stage and television actress, best-remembered for her role as household cook Mrs.

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Anglian Water

Anglian Water is a water company that operates in the East of England.

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Anthony Griffin (Royal Navy officer)

Admiral Sir Anthony Templer Frederick Griffith Griffin GCB (24 November 1920 – 16 October 1996) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Controller of the Navy.

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Anthony Parsons

Sir Anthony Derrick Parsons (9 September 1922 – 12 August 1996) was a British diplomat, Ambassador to Iran at the time of the Iranian Revolution and Permanent Representative to the UN at the time of the Falklands War.

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Anthony Troup

Vice Admiral Sir John Anthony Rose Troup, (18 July 1921 – 8 July 2008) was a Royal Navy officer and the last Commander-in-Chief Far East Fleet (1971).

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Area health authority

Area health authorities were 90 bodies responsible for administering the National Health Service, established in England by the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 in 1974.

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Arthur Armitage

Professor Sir Arthur Llewellyn Armitage (1 August 1916 – 1 February 1984), was a British academic who was the President of Queens' College, Cambridge, from 1958 until 1970, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University between 1965–67 and Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Manchester between 1969 and 1980.

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Arts Council of Great Britain

The Arts Council of Great Britain was a non-departmental public body dedicated to the promotion of the fine arts in Great Britain.

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Austin Robinson

Sir (Edward) Austin (Gossage) Robinson CMG OBE FBA (20 November 1897 – 1 June 1993, Cambridge, England) was a University of Cambridge economist.

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Australian honours system

The Australian honours system consists of a number of orders, decorations, and medals through which the country's sovereign awards its citizens for actions or deeds that benefit the nation.

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Babcock International

Babcock International Group plc is a British multinational corporation headquartered in the United Kingdom, that specialise in support services managing complex assets and infrastructure in safety- and mission-critical environments.

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Basildon

Basildon is the largest town in the borough of Basildon in the county of Essex, England.

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Bass Brewery

The Bass Brewery was founded in 1777 by William Bass in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Belfast

Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.

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Bevan Congdon

Bevan Ernest Congdon (11 February 1938 – 10 February 2018) was a New Zealand cricket all-rounder who played 61 Test matches and 11 One Day Internationals from 1965 to 1978, which included a spell as captain.

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Billy Griffith

Stewart Cathie Griffith, (16 June 1914 – 7 April 1993) known as Billy Griffith, was an English cricketer and cricket administrator.

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BP

BP plc (stylised as bp), formerly British Petroleum, is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.

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Brian O'Malley

Brian Kevin O'Malley (22 January 1930 – 6 April 1976) was a British Labour Party politician.

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British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.

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British Gas

British Gas is an energy and home services provider in the United Kingdom.

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British Nuclear Fuels Ltd

British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) was a nuclear energy and fuels company owned by the UK Government.

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British School at Rome

The is a centre of interdisciplinary research excellence in Italy supporting the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences.

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British Steel (1967–1999)

British Steel plc was a major British steel producer.

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Burnham committee

The Burnham committee - properly the Burnham Primary and Secondary and Burnham Further Education Committees - was responsible for setting teachers pay in the United Kingdom.

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Cecil Blacker

General Sir Cecil Hugh Blacker (4 June 1916 – 18 October 2002) was a senior British Army officer and a former Adjutant-General to the Forces.

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Central School of Art and Design

The Central School of Art and Design was a public school of fine and applied arts in London, England.

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Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.

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Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is a professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers in the United Kingdom.

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Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom)

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the United Kingdom.

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Coalite

Coalite is a brand of low-temperature coke used as a smokeless fuel.

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Commonwealth realm

A Commonwealth realm is a sovereign state that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and shares the same person, currently Queen Elizabeth II, as its head of state and reigning constitutional monarch, but retains a Crown legally distinct from the other realms.

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Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers

The Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers is the military engineering regiment/corps of the New Zealand Army.

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Crown Estate

The Crown Estate is a collection of lands and holdings in the United Kingdom belonging to the British monarch as a corporation sole, making it the "Sovereign's public estate", which is neither government property nor part of the monarch's private estate.

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David Pitt, Baron Pitt of Hampstead

David Thomas Pitt, Baron Pitt of Hampstead (3 October 1913 – 18 December 1994), was a British Labour Party politician, general practitioner and political activist.

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David Williams (Royal Navy officer)

Admiral Sir David Williams, (22 October 1921 – 16 July 2012) was a senior officer in the Royal Navy and Governor of Gibraltar.

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Davis Hughes

Sir William Davis Hughes (24 November 1910 – 16 March 2003) was an Australian politician and bureaucrat.

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Department for International Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering overseas aid.

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Department of Health and Social Security

The Department of Health and Social Security (commonly known as the DHSS) was a ministry of the British government in existence for twenty years from 1968 until 1988, and was headed by the Secretary of State for Social Services.

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Department of Trade and Industry (United Kingdom)

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was a United Kingdom government department formed on 19 October 1970.

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Dick Sheppard School

Dick Sheppard School was a large school, originally for girls, at Tulse Hill in the London Borough of Lambeth.

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Donald Hall (RAF officer)

Air Marshal Sir Donald Percy Hall, (11 November 1930 – 12 January 1999) was a Royal Air Force officer who served as Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Systems) from 1983 to 1986.

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Dorothy Rees

Dame Dorothy Mary Rees (née Jones) DBE (29 July 1898 – 20 August 1987) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom, and was briefly a Member of Parliament (MP).

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Douglas Tooth

Sir Seymour Douglas (Doug) Tooth (1904—1982) was a politician in Queensland, Australia.

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Douglas Wass

Sir Douglas William Gretton Wass (15 April 1923 – 4 January 2017) was a British civil servant who served as Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury from 1974 to 1983.

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Edgar Beck

Sir Edgar Charles Beck CBE (1911–2000) was a British civil engineer.

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Education Authority

The Education Authority is a non-departmental body sponsored by the Department of Education in Northern Ireland.

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Edward Britton

Sir Edward Louis Britton CBE (4 December 1909 – 3 January 2005) was a British trade union leader.

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Edward Fennessy

Sir Edward "Ned" Fennessy (17 January 1912 – 21 November 2009) was an English electronics engineer who helped lead several developments of early radar systems under Robert Watson-Watt and went on to lead development of a variety of radio navigation systems.

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Edward Pochin

Sir Edward Eric Pochin CBE FRCP (22 September 1909 – 29 January 1990) was a British physician, a specialist in the dangers of ionizing radiation.

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EEF (manufacturers' association)

EEF, formerly the Engineering Employers' Federation, works with manufacturing, engineering and technology-based businesses in the UK.

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Electrium

Electrium is a German Owned British manufacturer of electrical wiring accessories, circuit protection, cable management, and control equipment.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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Ellis Waterhouse

Sir Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse (16 February 1905 – 7 September 1985) was an English art historian who specialized in Roman baroque and English painting.

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Eric Bywaters

Eric George Lapthorne Bywaters (1 June 1910 – 2 April 2003) was a British physician.

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Eric Smith (Army officer)

Brigadier Eric David "Birdie" Smith CBE DSO (August 1923 – 7 March 1998) was a senior British Army officer and military historian who was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, for leadership and gallantry on 3 September 1944, whilst serving with the 2nd Battalion, the 7th Gurkha Rifles in Italy, during the Second World War.

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Ernest Symons

Ernest Vize Symons CB (19 June 1913 – 5 November 1990) was a British Civil Servant who became Director General of the Board of Inland Revenue.

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Essex Police

Essex Police is a territorial police force responsible for policing the county of Essex, in the east of England, consisting of over 1.7 million people and around 1,400 square miles.

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Fisons

Fisons plc was a British multinational pharmaceutical, scientific instruments and horticultural chemicals company headquartered in Ipswich, United Kingdom.

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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Francis McFadzean, Baron McFadzean of Kelvinside

Francis Scott McFadzean, Baron McFadzean of Kelvinside, FRSE LLD (26 November 1915 – 23 May 1992) was a British businessman.

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Frank Callaway

Sir Frank Callaway AO CMG OBE (16 May 191922 February 2003) was an influential music educator and administrator.

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Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union

The Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union (FTAT) was a trade union in the United Kingdom.

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Garfield Sobers

Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers, AO, OCC (born 28 July 1936), also known as Gary or Garry Sobers, is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered to be cricket's greatest all-rounder.

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General Electric Company

The General Electric Company, or GEC, was a major UK-based industrial conglomerate involved in consumer and defence electronics, communications, and engineering.

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General Post Office

The General Post Office (GPO) was officially established in England in 1660 by Charles II and it eventually grew to combine the functions of state postal system and telecommunications carrier.

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General Synod

The General Synod is the title of the governing body of some church organizations.

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Gerald Gardiner, Baron Gardiner

Gerald Austin Gardiner, Baron Gardiner, (30 May 1900 – 7 January 1990) was a British Labour politician, who served as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain from 1964 to 1970 and during that time he introduced into British law as many reforms as any Lord Chancellor had done before or since.

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GMB (trade union)

The GMB is a general trade union in the United Kingdom which has more than 631,000 members.

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Godfrey Agnew

Sir (William) Godfrey Agnew (11 October 1913 – 10 December 1995) was a British civil servant.

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Gordon Alexander Brown

Gordon Alexander Brown (28 November 1907 – 16 July 1982) was a New Zealand accountant, co-operative retail manager, businessman, rugby administrator and local politician.

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Greater London Council

The Greater London Council (GLC) was the top-tier local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to 1986.

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Hawker Siddeley

Hawker Siddeley was a group of British manufacturing companies engaged in aircraft production.

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Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), formerly Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), has statutory responsibility for the inspection of the police forces, and since July 2017 the fire and rescue services, of England and Wales.

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HM Customs and Excise

HM Customs and Excise (properly known as Her Majesty's Customs and Excise (or His as appropriate), often abbreviated to HMCE) was a department of the British Government formed in 1909 by the merger of HM Customs and HM Excise; its primary responsibility was the collection of customs duties, excise duties, and other indirect taxes.

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Hugh Ford (engineer)

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Hugh Johnstone

Colonel Hugh Anthony Johnstone OBE was administrative head of SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) in the British Army during the 1970s.

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Hunting plc

Hunting plc is a British-based supplier to the oil and gas industry.

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Ian Bancroft, Baron Bancroft

Ian Powell Bancroft, Baron Bancroft, GCB (23 December 1922 – 19 November 1996) was a British senior civil servant.

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Ian G. Lythgoe

Ian Gordon Lythgoe (30 December 1914 – 16 February 2000) was a Chairman of the State Services Commission in New Zealand.

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Ieuan Maddock

Sir Ieuan Maddock CB OBE FRS (29 March 1917 - 29 December 1988) was a scientist and nuclear researcher.

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Imogen Holst

Imogen Clare Holst (12 April 1907 – 9 March 1984) was a British composer, arranger, conductor, teacher and festival administrator.

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Imperial College London

Imperial College London (officially Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom.

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Inns of Court

The Inns of Court in London are the professional associations for barristers in England and Wales.

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Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a business organisation for company directors, senior business leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Ivor Roberts-Jones

Ivor Roberts-Jones (2 November 1913 – 9 December 1996) was an English sculptor of Welsh heritage on both his parents' sides.

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J. Eric S. Thompson

Sir John Eric Sidney Thompson, KBE (31 December 1898 – 9 September 1975) was a leading English Mesoamerican archaeologist, ethnohistorian, and epigrapher.

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Jack Ashley, Baron Ashley of Stoke

Jack Ashley, Baron Ashley of Stoke, (6 December 1922 – 20 April 2012) was a British politician.

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Jack Taylor (referee)

John Keith "Jack" Taylor, OBE (21 April 1930 – 27 July 2012) was an English football referee, famous for officiating in the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final during which he awarded two penalties in the first 30 minutes.

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Jacobena Angliss

Dame Jacobena Angliss, DBE (23 May 1896 – 10 November 1980) (gravestone says b.1897) was an Australian philanthropist, arts supporter, and community worker.

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James Craig (diplomat)

Sir (Albert) James Macqueen Craig (13 July 1924 – 26 September 2017) was a British diplomat who was ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, also an academic and writer.

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James Dunbar Cook

Rear Admiral James William Dunbar "Bill" Cook (12 December 1921 – 26 January 2007) was a senior Royal Navy officer.

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James Hennessy

Sir James Patrick Ivan Hennessy (born 26 September 1923) is a retired British diplomat and served as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons from 1982 to 1987.

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James Watt (Royal Navy officer)

Surgeon Vice-Admiral Sir James Watt KBE FRCS (19 August 1914 - 28 December 2009) was a British surgeon, Medical Director-General of the Royal Navy, 1972–1977 He was born in Morpeth, Northumberland and was educated at the King Edward VI School there, before entering Durham University, where he qualified in medicine in 1938.

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Jeremy Morse

Sir Christopher Jeremy Morse KCMG (10 December 1928 – 4 February 2016) was an English banker, cruciverbalist and chess composer who was Chancellor of the University of Bristol from 1989 to 2003, and was chairman of Lloyds Bank.

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Joel Barnett

Joel Barnett, Baron Barnett, (14 October 1923 – 1 November 2014) was a Labour Party politician.

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John and James Woolf

Sir John Woolf (15 March 1913, London – 28 June 1999, London) and his brother James Woolf (2 March 1920, London – 30 May 1966) were British film producers.

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John Bryan Ward-Perkins

John Bryan Ward-Perkins, CMG, CBE, FBA (3 February 1912, Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom – 28 May 1981, Cirencester, United Kingdom) was a British Classical architectural historian and archaeologist, and director of the British School at Rome.

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John Burgh (civil servant)

Sir John Charles Burgh, KCMG (9 December 1925 – 12 April 2013) was an Austrian-born refugee who became a senior member of the British Civil Service as Director-General of the British Council (1980–1987).

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John Lambert (diplomat)

Sir John Henry Lambert, KCVO CMG (8 January 1921 – 6 July 2015) was a British diplomat and British Army officer.

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John Nightingale (police officer)

Sir John Cyprian Nightingale (16 September 1913 – 1 October 2002) was a British police officer who rose to be Chief Constable of Essex Constabulary.

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John Pilkington Hudson

John Pilkington Hudson, (24 July 1910 – 6 December 2007) was an English horticultural scientist who did pioneer work on long-distance transportability of what became known as the kiwifruit.

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John Rangihau

John Te Rangianiwaniwa Rangihau (5 September 1919 – 14 October 1987) was a New Zealand academic and Māori leader of the Ngāi Tūhoe iwi.

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John Wilson (blind activist)

Sir John Foster Wilson CBE (20 January 1919 – 25 November 1999) was a public health advocate, best known for working to prevent blindness in developing countries in Africa and South and South East Asia.

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Joseph Milner (firefighter)

Joseph "Joe" Milner CBE, QFSM (October 1922 in Manchester, England, UK – 13 January 2007 in Caston, Norfolk, England, UK) was a senior officer in the British fire service.

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Katarina Kuini Whare-rau-aruhe Te Tau

Katarina Kuini Whare-rau-aruhe Te Tau (née Ellison, 29 December 1899 – 8 March 1998) was a notable New Zealand tribal leader, welfare worker and community leader.

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Ken McCaw

Sir Kenneth Malcolm McCaw QC (8 October 1907–13 September 1989), an Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Lane Cove for the Liberal Party of Australia from 1947 until his retirement from political office in 1975.

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Kenneth Spring

Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Arthur Spring (23 October 1921 – 25 December 1997) was a British Army officer, artist and co-founder of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

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Knight Bachelor

The dignity of Knight Bachelor is the most basic and lowest rank of a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system.

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Lanarkshire

Lanarkshire, also called the County of Lanark (Siorrachd Lannraig, Lanrikshire) is a historic county in the central Lowlands of Scotland.

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Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council is the local authority of the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England.

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Leo Close

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Leonard Small

Very Rev Robert Leonard Small, (12 May 1905 – 8 April 1994), known as Leonard Small, was a senior Church of Scotland minister and author.

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Lester Piggott

Lester Keith Piggott (born 5 November 1935) is a retired English professional jockey.

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Li Fook-kow

Li Fook-kow, CMG, JP (15 June 1922 – 27 October 2011) was a Hong Kong government official.

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Life peer

In the United Kingdom, life peers are appointed members of the peerage whose titles cannot be inherited, in contrast to hereditary peers.

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List of agriculture ministries

An agriculture ministry (also called an agriculture department, agriculture board, agriculture council, or agriculture agency, or ministry of rural development) is a ministry charged with agriculture.

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List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Denmark

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Denmark is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in Denmark, and head of the UK's diplomatic mission in Denmark.

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List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Laos

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Laos is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative to the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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List of diplomats of the United Kingdom to Iran

Below is a list of diplomats representing Britain in Iran.

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List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Australia

The High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Australia is an officer of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative to the Commonwealth of Australia.

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List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Tanzania

The High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Tanzania is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, and head of the UK's diplomatic mission in Tanzania.

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List of NHS Regional Hospital Boards (1947–1974)

Regional hospital boards were established in 1947 by the National Health Service Act 1946 to administer hospital and specialist services of the National Health Service in England and Wales.

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Lloyd's of London

Lloyd's of London, generally known simply as Lloyd's, is an insurance market located in London, United Kingdom.

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London Councils

London Councils is the local government association for Greater London, England.

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London Fire Brigade

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is the statutory fire and rescue service for London.

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Long Ashton Research Station

Long Ashton Research Station (LARS) was an agricultural and horticultural government research centre in the village of Long Ashton near Bristol, UK.

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Lucas Industries

Lucas Industries plc was a Birmingham-based British manufacturer of motor industry and aerospace industry components.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University (often referred to as Manchester Met, Man Met, or MMU) is a new, public university located in Manchester, England.

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Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer Group plc (also known as M&S) is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London.

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Maurice Holmes (harness racer)

Maurice Francis Tancred "Morrie" Holmes (10 November 1908 – 7 July 1998) was a driver of standardbred racehorses in New Zealand.

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Maurice Oldfield

Sir Maurice Oldfield (16 November 1915 – 11 March 1981) was a British intelligence officer and espionage administrator.

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Max Perutz

Max Ferdinand Perutz (19 May 1914 – 6 February 2002) was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the structures of haemoglobin and myoglobin.

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Medical Research Council (United Kingdom)

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is responsible for co-coordinating and funding medical research in the United Kingdom.

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Mervyn Brown

Sir Mervyn Brown (born 24 September 1923) is a British retired ambassador and historian of Madagascar.

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Michael Armitage (RAF officer)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael John Armitage, (born 25 August 1930) is a retired senior Royal Air Force commander.

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Michael Butler (diplomat)

Sir Michael Butler (27 February 1927 – 24 December 2013) was a British diplomat and a collector of 17th century Chinese porcelain.

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Michael Giddings

Air Marshal Sir Kenneth Charles Michael Giddings, (27 August 1920 – 5 April 2009) was a senior Royal Air Force officer who served as a fighter pilot during the Second World War.

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Michael Singleton

George Michael Singleton CBE MC (12 May 1913–11 December 2002) was an English first-class cricketer who played in three matches, appearing once for Cambridge University and twice for Worcestershire.

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Michael Wilkins

Lieutenant General Sir Michael Compton Lockwood Wilkins, (4 January 1933 – 25 April 1994) was a senior Royal Marines officer who served as Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey from 1990 to 1994.

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Miriam Dell

Dame Miriam Patricia Dell (née Matthews, born 14 June 1924) is a New Zealand women's advocate.

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Molly Allott

Air Commodore Molly Greenwood Allott CB (28 December 1918 – 12 December 2013) was Director of the Women's Royal Air Force from 1973-76.

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Monty Finniston

Sir Harold Montague "Monty" Finniston FRS FRSE (1912–1991) was a British industrialist born in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Morrice James, Baron St Brides

John Morrice Cairns James, Baron Saint Brides, (30 April 1916 – 26 November 1989), normally known as Morrice James, was a senior British diplomat.

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Mowlem

Mowlem was one of the largest construction and civil engineering companies in the United Kingdom.

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Muriel Barron

Sister Mary Gabriel MBE (21 June 1904 – 29 February 1988), whose birth name was Muriel Marie Barron, was a New Zealand religious sister and pharmacist.

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National Bus Company (UK)

The National Bus Company (NBC) was a nationalised bus company that operated in England and Wales between 1969 and 1988.

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National Children's Bureau

The National Children's Bureau (NCB) is an English charity, based in Hackney, London with another office in Belfast.

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National Economic Development Council

The National Economic Development Council (NEDC) was a corporatist economic planning forum set up in 1962 in the United Kingdom to bring together management, trades unions and government in an attempt to address Britain's relative economic decline.

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National Freight Corporation

The National Freight Corporation was a major British transport business between 1948 and 2000.

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National Health Service

The National Health Service (NHS) is the name used for each of the public health services in the United Kingdom – the National Health Service in England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, and Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland – as well as a term to describe them collectively.

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National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the national measurement standards laboratory for the United Kingdom, based at Bushy Park in Teddington, London, England.

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National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

The National Trust, formally the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom.

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National Union of Teachers

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) was a trade union for school teachers in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

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Neil Cameron, Baron Cameron of Balhousie

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Neil Cameron, Baron Cameron of Balhousie, (8 July 1920 – 29 January 1985) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force.

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Neil Wheeler

Air Chief Marshal Sir Henry Neil George Wheeler, (8 July 1917 – 9 January 2009) was a senior Royal Air Force (RAF) officer.

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Nicholas Brathwaite

Sir Nicholas Alexander Brathwaite OBE (8 July 1925 – 28 October 2016) was the prime minister of Grenada from 1983 to 1984 and from 1990 to 1995.

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Norman Anderson (missionary)

Sir James Norman Dalrymple Anderson (1908–1994) was an English lawyer, missionary, and Arabist.

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Norman Kirk

Norman Eric Kirk (6 January 1923 – 31 August 1974) was a New Zealand politician who served as the 29th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1972 until his sudden death in 1974.

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Ocean Group plc

Ocean Group plc was a major British transport business.

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Order of St Michael and St George

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George, Prince Regent, later King George IV, while he was acting as regent for his father, King George III.

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Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Order of the Companions of Honour

The Order of the Companions of Honour is an order of the Commonwealth realms.

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Orders and decorations of the Commonwealth realms

This article concerns the orders and decorations of the Commonwealth realms awarded by the sovereign in right of each nation.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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P. G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 188114 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humourists of the 20th century.

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Pamela Hansford Johnson

Pamela Hansford Johnson, Baroness Snow, CBE, FRSL (29 May 1912 – 18 June 1981) was an English novelist, playwright, poet, literary and social critic.

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Patrick Gibson, Baron Gibson

Richard Patrick Tallentyre Gibson, Baron Gibson (5 February 1916 – 20 April 2004) was a British businessman in the publishing industry, and later arts administrator.

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Paul Taunton Matthews

Paul Taunton Matthews CBE FRS (19 November 1919 – 26 February 1987) was a British theoretical physicist.

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Percy Johnson-Marshall

Percy Edwin Alan Johnson-Marshall CMG (20 January 1915 – 14 July 1993) was a British urban designer, regional planner and academic.

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Percy Wragg Brian

Percy Wragg Brian FRS FRSE CBE (5 September 1910 – 17 August 1979) was a British botanist and mycologist.

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Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

This is a list of Permanent Under-Secretaries in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (and its predecessors) since 1790.

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Peter Branson

Rear-Admiral Cecil Robert Peter Charles Branson CBE (30 March 1924 – 1 January 2011), known as Peter Branson, was a British Royal Navy officer who was Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) from 1975 until 1977.

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Peter Tait (mayor)

Sir Peter Tait, (5 September 1915 – 31 January 1996), was a New Zealand National Party Member of Parliament, Napier mayor, small businessman and opponent of New Zealand's Homosexual Law Reform Act.

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Peter Terry

Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter David George Terry, (18 October 1926 – 19 December 2017) was a senior Royal Air Force commander who held a number of high-level British and NATO posts.

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Philip Hope-Wallace

Philip Adrian Hope-Wallace CBE (6 November 1911 – 3 September 1979) was an English music and theatre critic, whose career was mostly with The Manchester Guardian (later known as The Guardian).

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Philip Powell (architect)

Sir Arnold Joseph Philip Powell (15 March 1921 – 5 May 2003), usually known as Philip Powell, was an English post-war architect.

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Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council is the local authority of the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

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Post-nominal letters

Post-nominal letters, also called post-nominal initials, post-nominal titles or designatory letters, are letters placed after a person's name to indicate that that individual holds a position, academic degree, accreditation, office, military decoration, or honour, or is a member of a religious institute or fraternity.

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Privy Council of the United Kingdom

Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, usually known simply as the Privy Council, is a formal body of advisers to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.

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Property Services Agency

The Property Services Agency (PSA) was an agency of the United Kingdom government, in existence from 1972 to 1993.

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Reginald Booth Stockdale

Major-General Reginald Booth Stockdale CB CMG OBE FIMechE (12 January 1908 – 12 April 1979) was Colonel Commandant of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers between 1963 and 1968.

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Reginald Denning

Lieutenant General Sir Reginald Francis Stewart Denning (1894 – 1990) was a British Army staff officer and administrator.

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Reginald Goodall

Sir Reginald Goodall (13 July 1901 – 5 May 1990) was an English fascist, singing coach and conductor noted for his performances of the operas of Richard Wagner and for conducting the premieres of several operas by Benjamin Britten.

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Remploy

Remploy is an organisation in the United Kingdom which provides employment placement services for disabled people.

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Robert Burchfield

Robert William Burchfield CNZM, CBE (27 January 1923 – 5 July 2004) was a lexicographer, scholar, and writer, who edited the Oxford English Dictionary for thirty years to 1986, and was Chief Editor from 1971.

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Robert Gerken

Vice Admiral Sir Robert William Frank Gerken KCB CBE (born 11 June 1932) is a former Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Plymouth.

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Rodney Smith, Baron Smith

Edwin Rodney Smith, Baron Smith KBE FRCS (10 May 1914 – 1 July 1998) was a British surgeon.

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Roger Bannister

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister (23 March 1929 – 3 March 2018) was a British middle-distance athlete, doctor and academic who ran the first sub-4-minute mile.

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Rona McKenzie

Rona Una McKenzie (20 August 1922 – 24 July 1999) was a New Zealand cricketer.

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Ronald Gibson

Sir Ronald George Gibson, CBE, FRCS, FRCGP (1909 - 1989) was a family doctor in Winchester who was knighted in 1975 for services to medicine.

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Roy Hattersley

Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley, PC, FRSL (born 28 December 1932) is a British Labour politician, author and journalist from Sheffield.

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Royal College of Surgeons of England

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (abbreviated RCS and sometimes RCSEng), is an independent professional body and registered charity promoting and advancing standards of surgical care for patients, regulating surgery, including dentistry, in England and Wales.

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Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property, construction, and infrastructure sectors worldwide.

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Royal Liverpool University Hospital

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital (RLUH) is a major teaching and research hospital located in the city of Liverpool, England.

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Royal New Zealand Air Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) (Maori: Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa, "New Zealand Warriors of the Sky"; previously Te Hokowhitu o Kahurangi, "War Party of the Blue") is the air force component of the New Zealand Defence Force.

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Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment

The Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment is the parent administrative regiment of regular and reserve infantry battalions in the New Zealand Army.

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Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve

The Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNZNVR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).

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Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House (ROH) is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London.

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Royal Victorian Medal

The Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) is a decoration established by Queen Victoria in April 1896.

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Royal Victorian Order

The Royal Victorian Order (Ordre royal de Victoria) is a dynastic order of knighthood established in 1896 by Queen Victoria.

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Rudy Sternberg

Rudy Sternberg, Baron Plurenden (17 April 1917 – 5 January 1978) was an Austro-British industrialist and farmer.

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Ruth Kirk

Dame Lucy Ruth Kirk (née Miller, 28 April 1922 – 20 March 2000) was a prominent anti-abortion campaigner.

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Scottish Football Association

The Scottish Football Association (also known as the SFA and the Scottish FA; Scottish Gaelic: Comann Ball-coise na h-Alba; Scots Fitbaw Association), is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland.

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Sightsavers

Sightsavers is an international non-governmental organisation that works with partners in developing countries to treat and prevent avoidable blindness, and promote equality for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.

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Sir William Boulton, 3rd Baronet

Sir William Whytehead Boulton, 3rd Baronet, (21 June 1912 – 20 June 2010) was a prominent British barrister who served in the reconstruction of the German legal profession after the Second World War and then spent 25 years as Secretary of the Bar Council.

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Social Science Research Council

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a U.S.-based independent nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing research in the social sciences and related disciplines.

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St John Ambulance (England and the Islands)

St John Ambulance is a volunteer-led, charitable non-governmental organisation dedicated to the teaching and practice of first aid in England.

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Stephen Olver

Sir Stephen Olver (16 June 1916 – 22 June 2011) was a British diplomat who was High Commissioner to Sierra Leone and Cyprus.

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Stuart Milner-Barry

Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry (20 September 1906 – 25 March 1995) was a British chess player, chess writer, World War II codebreaker and civil servant.

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Territorial, Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association

The Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Associations were formed in 1908 under the provisions of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907 to provide local support to the Territorial Force in the United Kingdom.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion (RBL), sometimes called The British Legion or The Legion, is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

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Thomas Bridges, 2nd Baron Bridges

Thomas Edward Bridges, 2nd Baron Bridges, (27 November 1927 – 27 May 2017) was a British hereditary peer and diplomat.

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Thomas Brimelow, Baron Brimelow

Thomas Brimelow, Baron Brimelow (25 October 1915 – 2 August 1995, London, United Kingdom) was a British diplomat.

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Torchy Atkinson

John Dunstan "Torchy" Atkinson (3 March 1909 – 27 February 1990) was a New Zealand horticultural scientist and scientific administrator.

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Trustee Savings Banks Association

The Trustee Savings Banks Association was established in Manchester in 1887.

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UK Sport

UK Sport is the UK Government's organisation for directing the development of elite-level sport within the United Kingdom.

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Unilever

Unilever () is a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.

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University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.

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University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a public university based in the city of Liverpool, England.

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University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public research university primarily located in Queensland's capital city, Brisbane, Australia.

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Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, (31 October 1910 – 20 March 1990), was a senior executive with Royal Dutch Shell and N M Rothschild & Sons, an advisor to the Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher governments of the UK, as well as a member of the prominent Rothschild family.

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Victoria University of Manchester

The former Victoria University of Manchester, now the University of Manchester, was founded in 1851 as Owens College.

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VisitBritain

VisitBritain is the name used by the British Tourist Authority, the tourist board of Great Britain incorporated under the Development of Tourism Act 1969.

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Voluntary Service Overseas

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is an international development charity with a vision for a "world without poverty" and a mission to "bring people together to fight poverty".

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Walter Bunning

Walter Ralston Bunning (19 May 1912 – 13 October 1977) was a prominent Australian architect and urban planner.

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Weir Group

The Weir Group plc is an engineering company headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Westland Aircraft

Westland Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer located in Yeovil, Somerset.

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William Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead

William Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (3 March 1915 – 12 July 1980) was a British civil servant and banker.

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William Christie (Ulster politician)

Sir William Christie, MBE, JP, ODAS (1913 – 10 August 2008) was an Ulster Unionist politician who served as Lord Mayor of Belfast.

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William Deakin

Sir Frederick William Dampier Deakin DSO (3 July 1913 – 22 January 2005) was a British historian, World War II veteran, literary assistant to Winston Churchill and the first warden of St Antony's College, Oxford.

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William Tyree

Sir Alfred William Tyree OBE (4 November 192125 October 2013) was an Australian engineer and businessman who is said to have transformed the Australian engineering, manufacturing and power industries.

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Willie Ormond

William Esplin Ormond OBE (23 February 1927 – 4 May 1984) was a Scottish football player and manager.

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Winifred Gérin

Winifred Eveleen Gérin née Bourne, OBE (7 October 1901 – 28 June 1981) was an English biographer born in Hamburg.

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1975 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia)

The Queen's Birthday Honours 1975 for Australia were appointments to recognise and reward good works by citizens of Australia and other nations that contribute to Australia.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_New_Year_Honours

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