We offer our congratulations to the following members of the Companionate of Merit, and of the Order, in the Grand Bailiwick & Priory of England and Wales who have been honoured in Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Honours List:
Norman Stoller, OBE, CStJ, KMLJ, Don2LJ, DL has been made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Norman has been an honorary member of the Commandery of John of Gaunt for many years, and, through the Stoller Charitable Trust, makes regular and significant donations towards the charitable work of the Order. He is consistently supportive and attends our events whenever possible. We are enormously grateful to Norman and his wife, Sheila, for the unstinting and often anonymous work they do for our Order.
Sir Christian Bonington, Kt., CBE, CMLJ, DL has been made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO).
Sir Chris was admitted to the Companionate of Merit in the rank of Commander at The Guards’ Chapel, Wellington Barracks, in October 2005. His distinguished achievements are well known and we are very grateful for his support for the work of our Order, especially in Cumbria Commandery, of which he is an honorary member.
Dan Clayton-Jones, TD, KStJ, KLJ, MMLJ, DL has been made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Major Dan Clayton-Jones (brother of the late Major Huw Bartle-Jones TD, GCLJ, CMLJ, sometime Chancellor of the Grand Priory of England & Wales) has been a long-standing member of the Commandery of Wales in which he was for some years Commandery Hospitaller. Among the many distinguished offices he holds, he is Deputy Chairman of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund, Chairman of the Committee for Wales. A former High Sheriff of the County of Glamorgan, he is currently also Chancellor of the Venerable Order of St John in Wales.