Queen rewards Westminster assault PC Keith Palmer for fortitude – BBC News

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The police officer slaughtered in March’s Westminster attack has been awarded a posthumous fearlessnes medal by the Queen.

PC Keith Palmer’s George Medal recognises wars that “saved lives”.

Gallantry accolades likewise go to pensioner Bernard Kenny, who went to the aid of slaughtered MP Jo Cox, and to two men who helped after the Tunisia beach attack.

The notices coincide with the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, in which comedian Billy Connolly is knighted and actress Julie Walters becomes a dame.

Glaswegian Sir Billy, 74, who was made a CBE in 2003, said he was “pleased and a bit embarrassed” studying to be a knight for services to entertainment and charity.

TV star June Whitfield, mezzo soprano Sarah Connolly and 100 -year-old Gone with the Wind actress Olivia de Havilland also meet Dame Julie as new dames.

Meanwhile, generator JK Rowling, musician Sir Paul McCartney, television cook Delia Smith and designer Sir Terence Conran are among nine new members of the prestigious Order of the Companion of Honour.

Image copyright PA Image caption Julie Walters and Billy Connolly realize the roster for screen and theatre accomplishments

Fourteen famed faces on the accolades inventory In photos: Amusement and skills rewards ‘Hairy rebel’ pleased to be able Sir Billy Brave Two Zero author McNab honoured for literacy endeavors Genome pioneer recruits elite team Birthday Honours directories in full Three other acts of bravery honoured by the Queen Image caption Delia Smith, JK Rowling, Sir Terence Conran and Sir Paul McCartney are new Companions of Honour

74% for outstanding work in their communities

50% are maiden

18 gentlemen knighted

14 ladies grow dames

Companion of Honour – Recipients wear the initials CH after their name. Restraint to 65 people Knight or Dame CBE – Commander of the Order of the British Empire OBE – Officer of the Order of the British Empire MBE – Member of the Order of the British Empire BEM – British Empire Medal Guide to the standing Image caption Footballer Steven Davis, rugby’s Rory Best and rower Heather Stanning are among the sporting chassis on the list Image caption George Johnson’s MBE is for services to WW2 thought and the community in Bristol

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