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Secretary of State : Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP

Minister of State : Rt Hon Mike Penning MP (currently assumed to be Minister for the Armed Forces)

Minister of State : Rt Hon Earl Howe (unpaid in this position)

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State : Mark Lancaster TD MP (Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans)

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State : Harriett Baldwin MP

Rt Hon Mark Francois MP has left the Government but has been appointed by the Prime Minister to conduct a review into the use of reserves in the Army.

Military honours awarded in the Queen's Birthday Honours list (continues on second page)

ORDER OF THE BATH

Knight Commanders

Lieutenant General Gordon Kenneth MESSENGER, CB DSO* OBE RM

Lieutenant General John Gordon LORIMER, DSO MBE, late The Parachute Regiment

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Knight Commanders

Vice Admiral Ian Fergus CORDER

Lieutenant General Andrew Richard GREGORY, CB, late Royal Regiment of Artillery

One star appointments are on page 2

Air Commodore M Quigley to be promoted Acting Air Vice-Marshal and to be Director Technical in the Defence Equipment & Support organisation with effect from 1 April 2016.

Air Vice-Marshal G M Waterfall CBE to be Chief of Staff (Operations) in the Permanent Joint Headquarters with effect from 16 May 2016 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal S D Atha CB DSO whose next appointment is yet to be announced.

Air Commodore C R Elliot CBE to be promoted Acting Air Vice-Marshal and appointed Chief of Staff Personnel and Air Secretary, Headquarters Air Command in July 2016 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal D J Stubbs OBE, who is retiring from the Service

Air Vice-Marshal S C Gray OBE to be Air Officer Commanding No 38 Group, Headquarters Air Command with effect from 16 June 2016 in succession to Air Vice-Marshal T L J Bishop CB who is retiring from the Service.

Air Vice-Marshal J A Young CB OBE to be promoted Air Marshal and to be Chief of Materiel (Air) in the Defence Equipment & Support Organisation and Chief Engineer (Royal Air Force) with effect from 29 April 2016 in succession to Air Marshal S J Bollom KBE CB who is leaving the Service. In addition, Air Vice-Marshal Young is appointed to the Air Force Board as the Air Member for Materiel on the same date.

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