Messages from HM The Queen

1. Deputy Lieutenants for Buckinghamshire

Aylesbury Vale

Mrs Caroline Abel-Smith OBE DL
Sir Nicholas Bonsor Bt DL
Roy Collis DL
Mrs Carolyn Cumming DL
Mr Roger Jefcoate CBE DL
Mrs Amanda Nicholson DL
Major General Bill O’Leary QVRM TD DL
Mrs Alison Phillips OBE DL
The Hon Mrs Milly Soames DL
Lieutenant Colonel Simon Wilkinson TD DL


Lady Hatch DL
Mrs Jenny Hopkirk DL
The Countess Howe SSStJ DL

Milton Keynes

Alexander Boswell DL
Miss Debbie Brock DL
John Duggan DL
Martyn Griffiths JP DL
Mrs Marion Hill DL
Mrs Fola Komolafe MBE DL
Dr Ann Limb CBE DL
John Moffoot MBE FCIS DL
Mrs Miranda Powell-Shedden MBE DL
Mrs Francesca Skelton DL

South Bucks

The Hon Mrs Farncombe DL
Mr Ashok Rabheru CVO DL

Wycombe and Marlow

The Hon Rupert Carington DL
Mike Clare DL
Professor Ruth Farwell CBE DL
Sir Stuart Hampson CVO DL
Sir Steve Redgrave CBE DL
Air Marshal Sir Colin Terry KBE CB DL
His Honour Judge Christopher Tyrer DL
Allan Westray DL

2. The Elizabeth Cross

This new award has been created to provide national recognition for the families of Armed Forces personnel who have died on operations or as a result of an act of terrorism.

The Elizabeth Cross

The Elizabeth Cross
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The Elizabeth Cross

The Elizabeth Cross is made of hallmarked silver and is in the form of a cross with a laurel wreath passing between the arms. The arms of the Cross bear floral symbols representing England (Rose), Scotland (Thistle), Ireland (Shamrock) and Wales (Daffodil). The centre of the Cross bears the crowned Cypher of Her Majesty The Queen. The reverse of the Cross is engraved with the name of the Service person in whose memory it is granted. The Elizabeth Cross, accompanied by a miniature version, is presented in a black leather style presentation box with the Royal Cypher on the lid and the Royal Coat of Arms on the inner silk lining.

The Memorial Scroll

The Memorial Scroll is on parchment style paper, headed with the Royal Coat of Arms and these "This Scroll Commemorates…who gave his/her life for Queen and Country on…" The Scroll bears the signature of Her Majesty The Queen.


3. Honours nominations

Honours nominations

You can nominate someone for public recognition. The Lord Lieutenant’s Honours Committee wants to make sure a broad reach of Buckinghamshire people who give exceptional service to the community and bring about change for the benefit of others receive national recognition.

The UK Honours System website gives information on:

  • the history of UK honours
  • how to make a nomination
  • nomination forms
  • decorations and medals
  • bravery awards
  • Lists of those awarded are published on New Year's Day and The Queen's official birthday in June.

Nominate someone for an honour

4. Messages from HM The Queen

You can request messages for 100th birthdays and certain wedding anniversaries. You can request a message for 60th, 65th and 70th wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter.