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Queens birthday honours Saturday, 12 June, 1999, 10:46 GMT 11:46 UK
Athlete Thomas leads Welsh awards
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Iwan Thomas, Commonwealth and European medallist, now an MBE
Athlete Iwan Thomas and writer Jan Morris were two of the celebrity names from Wales to receive awards in the honours list.

Queens Birthday Honours
Thomas, the European and Commonwealth 400m gold medallist, will have been heartened by his MBE, having suffered an injury lay-off that has kept him away from action.

The runner lit up British athletics with his sparking form last season, coming back from injury and a punishing schedule to secure two of the top honours on the track.

Jan Morris, author of Pax Britannia, the highly acclaimed three volume history of the British Empire, receives a CBE for her services to literature.

A noted Welsh nationalist, Morris underwent a change of sexual identity in the 1970s. She has became one of Britain's best known and most widely respected travel writers, reaching far corners of the planet, including war-torn regions of Africa.

She recently became involved in a venture to take control of government funding for literature in Wales, together with R S Thomas and Tony Conran and was a supporter of the new National Assembly for Wales.

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Writer Jan Morris receives a CBE
Other lesser known figures have also received their moment of recognition, including teachers, industrialists, military and worthy members of the community.

Terence William Baker has received an MBE for services to the Disabled Drivers' Association in Swansea, while Ceri Martin Morse, the head teacher of Penrhys Junior School in the Rhondda Valley, receives an OBE for services to education.

Professor Dianne Edwards, FRS, a palaeobotanist from the University of Wales, Cardiff receives a CBE for services to botany.

The full civilian honours list for Wales is as follows:

ROYAL VICTORIAN MEDAL (RVM)

John Thomas. Estate Maintenance, Yorkshire Survey, Duchy of Lancaster. (Lisvane, Cardiff)

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE

Professor Ian Rennell Cameron. Vice Chancellor, University of Wales College of Medicine. For services to Respiratory Medicine and to Higher Education. (Cowbridge, Glamorgan) Professor Dianne Edwards, FRS. Distinguished Research Professor of Palaeobotany, University of Wales, Cardiff. For services to Botany. (Peterston-super-Ely, Cardiff) Jan Morris. For services to Literature. (Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd) Robert Andrew Prickett. Lately chief Crown Prosecutor for Wales, Crown Prosecution Service. (Radyr, Cardiff) Keith John Thomas. Director of Highways, Welsh Office. (Lisvane, Cardiff)

OBE

John Peter Bevan. Corporate Communications Executive, Sony Manufacturing. For services to Industry and to the community in Bridgend, South Wales. (Porthcawl, Bridgend) Windsor Coles. Lately H.M. Principal Electrical Inspector, Health and Safety Executive, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. (Porth, Caerphilly) Mrs. Vernester Camilla Cyril. Midwife and Ward manager, Royal Gwent Hospital. For services to Community Relations in South East Wales. (Newport) Spencer Davies. Managing director, Spencer Davies Engineering. For services to the New Deal in Wales. (Burry Port, Carmarthenshire) William Bryan Davies. For services to the Rhondda Health Care NHS Trust. (Ton Pentre, Rhondda Cynon Taff) David John Harvey Fisher. For services to the NHS in Wales. (Peterson-Super-Ely, Cardiff) Mrs. Marilyn Elizabeth Gibbons. Lately Headteacher, Caia Park Nursery School, Wrexham. For services to Nursery Education. (Wrexham) Simon Gibson. President and chief executive, Ubiquity Software Ltd. For services to Industry and to the community in South Wales. (Monmouth, Monmouthshire) Neil Trevor Jones. Headteacher, Ysgol Glanymor Comprehensive, Pwllheli. For services to Standards and Leadership in Education. (Pwlheli, Gwynedd) William Mcnamara. Managing Director, Oakwood Leisure Park, Pembrokeshire. For services to Tourism in Wales. (Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire) Mrs. Anne Winifred Morgan. For services to the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, Wales. (Dyserth, Denbighshire) Ceri Martin Morse. Headteacher, Penrhys Junior School, Rhondda Cynon Taff. For services to Education. (Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff) Dennis Wyndham Puddle, BEM. For services to Local Government and to the community in Blaenavon, South Wales. (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent)

MBE

Terence William Baker. For services to the Disabled Drivers' Association in Swansea. (Gendros, Swansea) Edward James Bishop. Constable, Gwent Constabulary. For services to Young People in Newport. (Bassaleg, Newport) Miss Elsie Bowyer. For humanitarian services in Bosnia. (Corwen, Denbighshire) David Brannan. For services to Young People in Rymney, South Wales. (Rhymney, Caerphilly) Mrs. Margaret Collins. Site manager, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. For services to the NHS. (Bridgend, Glamorgan) Mrs. Kathleen Cowap. For services to the community, especially First Aid, in Swansea. (Glais, Swansea) Clifford Charles Croft. For services to Disabled People in Neath and Port Talbot. (Cimla, Neath Port Talbot) Cyril Clive Beynon Day. For services to the Development of Education and Technical Provision in South East Wales. (Newport) Mrs. Joyce Edwards. For services to the community through Music in Abertillery, South Wales. (Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent) Mrs. Diana Grace Evans. Lately Warden, King George VI Memorial Hostel, Capel-Y-Ffin. For services to Young People and to the community. (Abergavenny, Monmouthshire) Robert Field. Lately Senior Professional and Technology Officer, Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. (Pontardulais, Swansea) Alfred Fullman. For services to the Salvation Army in Port Talbot. (Neath Port Talbot) Mrs. Kathleen Maude Gratland. For services to the community in Neath, South Wales. (Neath Port Talbot, West Glamorgan) Graham David Gwilliam. For services to the community in Barry, South Wales. (Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan) Mrs. Phyllis Hampton. For services to the community in Deeside, Flintshire. (Deeside, Flintshire) Thomas Vivian Hay. For services to Local Government and to the community in Pembroke Dock, West Wales. (Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire) Martin Neil Hodson. For services to the community in Caerphilly. (Risca, Caerphilly) Mrs. Jill Mary Hughes. Executive Officer, Benefits Agency, Department of Social Security. (Pwllhelli, Gwynedd) Bert Isaac. For services to Art Education in Wales. (Abergavenny, Monmouthshire) Edmund David Ninian James. For charitable services in Newport, South Wales. (Newport) Miss Eluned Jones. For services to the community, particularly Physically Handicapped People, in Nefyn and District, Gwynedd. (Pwllheli, Gwynedd) Elwyn Owen Jones. For services to the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association in Clwyd. (Rhyl, Clwyd) Mrs. Nansi Rita Kent. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Swansea. For services to the Care of Diabetics. (Swansea, South Glamorgan) Mrs. Pamela Morgan. MPB3, Employment Service, Department for Education and Employment. (Neath Abbey, Neath Port Talbot) James Munkley. For services to Sport for Disabled People. (Llandaff, Cardiff) Royston Douglas Orringe. For services to the National Association of Retired Firefighters. (Torfaen, Gwent) Miss Josephine Ann Pringle. For services to Riding for the Disabled in Wales. (Tenby, Pembrokeshire) William Skyrme Rees. Headteacher, Priory Junior School. For services to Education in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. (Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire) John Alwyn Rowlands. For services to Employment Relations in North and Mid-Wales. (Beaumaris, Anglesey) Mrs. Mabel Self. For services to the community in Holyhead, Anglesey. (Holyhead, Anglesey) John Brian Dickinson Simpson, JP. For services to the community in Swansea, South Wales. (Langland, Swansea) Mrs. Anne Smith. Headteacher, Crickhowell County Primary School, Powys. For services to Education. (Crickhowell, Powys) Miss Dorothy Mary Stafford. For humanitarian services in Bosnia. (Corwen, Denbighshire) Iwan Thomas. For services to Athletics. (Nelmby Abbey, Hampshire) Mrs. Phyllis Wells. For the maintenance of War Graves in Barry, South Glamorgan. (Barry, South Glamorgan) Derrick William Charles White. For services to the RAF St. Athan Voluntary Band. (Llantwit Major, South Glamorgan) Edward Thomas Williams. For services to the South Wales Autistic Society and to the community in Porthcawl, South Wales. (Porthcawl, Bridgend)

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