By J. Brock (FINN)
Nominations are requested for the 2014 Queens Certificate and Badge of Honour are being sought. Allowing the Falkland Islands Government to recognise persons having connections with the Falkland Islands, the purpose of the award is to recognise people for their loyalty and meritorious conduct, provided services of exceptional benefit to the people of the Falkland Islands.
The Queens Certificate and its accompanying Badge of Honour will be awarded by HE the Governor mr Colon Davis acting on the advice of Executive Council on or around Falkland Day (14 August). The number of recipients will normally be restricted to three a year and the names of Queens Certificate recipients will be published in the Official Gazette.
It is open for anybody to nominate a person for the Honour and nomination forms are available on request from Gilbert House. Nominations should be submitted before Tuesday 17 June to the Clerk to Executive Council at Gilbert House Tel 27451 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org allowing time for consideration. The Queens Certificate carries with it the right to wear a Badge to be worn on the breast on official occasions when full-sized medals are worn. This award does not replace, but is in additional to the award of other Honours such as the OBE and MBE, as part of the Diplomatic and Overseas List. These are awarded by HM The Queen on the recommendation of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.