Colonel Andrew Dawes, who has been in command of the Army in the South West of England during an 'unimaginably demanding tenure' has been made a Commander of The Order of The British Empire (CBE).
Colonel Dawes, who is based in Tidworth, has had a tumultuous period in office, leading the Defence’s support to the civil authorities during a period of severe weather and then critically for the extraordinary response to the Novichok attack in Salisbury.
Other key roles included hosting the Armed Forces Day event and the commemoration of Armistice 100 in Salisbury Cathedral.
“I am enormously humbled to be recognised in this way," he said. “It has been a privilege to command the South West Region for the Army, it has been utterly fulfilling; to be recognised for it is a career highlight.”