New Year's honours list for most moving contributions in public life


British divers involved in rescue of Thai boys trapped in cave

As noted by the BBC, British divers Richard Stanton and John Volanthen were first to reach the Thai boys trapped in a cave this year in a rescue that captured the attention of the world. They received the George Medal. Joshua Bratchley, Vernon Unsworth and Lance Corporal Connor Roe were appointed MBEs for their involvement in the rescue. Jason Mallinson and Christopher Jewell received the Queen’s Gallantry Medal, awarded for commendable acts of bravery.

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