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The Coventry Award of Merit

Pages in The Coventry Award of Merit

  1. The Coventry Award of Merit
  2. 2014 recipients
  1. Previous recipients

Previous recipients

1966 recipients

  • Mr Stanley Ashby, Godiva Harriers' official and former Olympic runner
  • Sir Donald Gibson, first Coventry Architect and Planning Officer
  • Professor J W Linnett FRS, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Cambridge University
  • Miss M R Paton MBE, Superintendent, St Faith's Shelter, Coventry City Council
  • Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle KBE, Inventor of the jet engine.

1970 recipients

  • Mr Derrick H Robins, former President, Coventry City Football Club
  • Sir Basil Spence OBE, architect and designer of Coventry Cathedral
  • Sir William Lyons, President, Jaguar Cars-British Leyland UK Ltd
  • Dr H Parry Williams, former Consultant Child Specialist, Coventry Hospital Group
  • Mrs A L Galpine JP, former Chairman of Coventry Magistrates' Court and Coventry Juvenile Court

1978 recipients

  • Rt Revd Cuthbert Bardlsey CBE, Bishop of Coventry from 1956 to 1976
  • Professor Joan Browne CBE, JP - Principal, Coventry College of Education 1948 to 1975
  • Mr Jack Jones MBE, General Secretary, Transport and General Workers' Union
  • Mr Phillip Larkin CBE, Poet and Librarian of the University of Hull
  • Mr Walter Chinn OBE, Director of Education for Coventry from 1947 to 1969
  • Sir Stanley Harley DL, industrialist, Managing Director, Coventry Gauge and ~Tool Ltd

2002 recipients

  • Sir John Egan, Chairman of Jaguar Cars Limited
  • Professor Sir Brian Follett FRS, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick
  • Reveend Canon Nerissa Jones MBE, Vicar of St Chad's Church, Wood End
  • Reverend Canon Dr Paul Oestreicher, Peace and Reconciliation, Coventry Cathedral
  • Right Honourable Sir Philip Otton, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • Councillor Tom White CBE, first Director of Social Services in the UK

2011 recipients

  • Gary Croshaw for services to West Midlands Police Special Constabulary
  • Joe Elliott for services to Coventry City Football Club, sports and charity
  • Professor Sudhesh Kumar for services to medical research and treatment of diabetes
  • David Moorcroft OBE for services to athletics
  • John Mutton for services to the International Children's Games
  • Les Ratcliffe for services to the motor industry

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