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The Structure of the HD Committee

The Committee on the Grants of Honours, Decorations and Medals (aka the HD Committee) advises The Queen on matters affecting Honours and Medals. How it fulfills that function is set out in a letter to George from William Chapman, the Secretary for Appointments at 10 Downing Street - he represents the Prime Minister on the Committee. Mr Chapman is joined by the most senior civil servant from the three most important government Departments.

The letter explains that the Committee considers the views of Ministers which term would include the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary, the Defence Secretary, the Home Secretary, as well as other offices such as the Cabinet Office. But we are told the Committee is non-political! Err ... how does that work!

Here is the letter. William Chapman's explanation is not provocative. He was offering help. It is included here only to help us understand who we are writing to (the addresses are further down the page - please write, and as often as possible, they are there to listen, allegedly):

5 RTR in Borneo

HD Committee Members

Here are the addresses of the HD Committee so that you can write to them to lobby for our cause. They will, we are sure, look forward to receiving your letters. They are public servants and part of their job is to listen to you.

We suggest that you cut n paste an address or, better still, download them all from the text document at the foot of this page then cut n paste the addresses into your letters.

HD Committee Members contact addresses:

Mr Denis Brennan
Ceremonial Officer of the Cabinet Office (Secretary)
Ceremonial Secretariat
Cabinet Office
35 Great Smith Street

T: 020 276 2770 (check if 0207 ! )
F: 020 7276 2766

(Mr Brennan is the Secretary of the HD Committee and is the key contact)

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Sir Robin Janvrin, KCB KCVO
Private Secretary to The Sovereign
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA

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Rear Admiral P J Wilkinson
Defence Services Secretary
Main Building

T (direct): 020 7218 6340
T(switch): 020 7218 9000
F: 020 7218 1501

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Sir Peter Ricketts KCMG
Permanent under Secretary Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AH

T: 020 7008 2150
F: 020 70087 3776

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Lt Col Alexander Matheson
Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood
St James Palace

T: 020 7930 4832
F: 020 7839 2983

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Mr William Chapman
Appointments Secretary to the Prime Minister
10 Downing Street
London SW1 2AA

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Mr Bill Jeffery CB
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence
Main Building

T: 020 7218 2193
F: 020 7218 3048

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Sir David Normington KCB
Permanent Secretary, Home Office
Home Office
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF

You can download these HD Committee Members' addresses and many others in this Text document which is the PJMer's Basic Address List

When the document is displayed, simply save it to your computer. Why not create a PJM folder and keep all your PJM papers in one place?

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