Oxfordshire residents honoured in medal ceremony
Oxfordshire County Council Chair Cllr Felix Bloomfield recently hosted a ceremony in which residents were awarded medals granted by the Crown for meritorious civil or military service.
The ceremony took place at Oxford Register Office and the Chair was joined by The Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Mrs. Marjorie Neasham Glasgow BEM. The High Sheriff, Sally Scott also took part reading the citations.
The Ceremony awarded the following with medals, granted by the Crown for meritorious civil or military service.
- Fernando Audebert MBE (Honorary)
- Derrick Crook OBE (Honorary)
- Isabelle Gouget BEM (Honorary)
- John Hall BEM
- Guruswamy Krishnamoorthy MBE (Honorary)
- Timothy Rance BEM
The BEM was awarded to subjects of the United Kingdom until 1992, after which time it lay in abeyance. It was brought out of abeyance in June 2012, for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Cllr Bloomfield said, “I would like to record my thanks for the service each of the recipients has given to their place of residence, their workplace, their county and their country. I’m sure the people of Oxfordshire would thank them for their efforts as well.”