The team of British divers who helped save the players of the junior football team stranded in the floods of Thailand’s cave has been awarded the UK’s traditional New Year honors. Apart from these, Hollywood director Christopher Nolan was made to serve in the field of movies, while Brexit MP John Redwood was knighted. In addition to this, “Downtown AB” Fame actor Jim Carter and best selling author Philip Pullman, supermodel Twiggy and Comedy Group Monty Python member Michael Palin were also honored. This announcement was made on Friday.
4 divers exceptional bravery while 3 others have been made members of the ‘Order of the British umpire’ (MBE). Richard Stanton and John Volanthen, the first diver to reach the children and coaches trapped in the cave during the rescue work, were awarded the country’s second best bravery award, George Medal. Companion divers Christopher Jewell and Jason Mellison have been awarded the MBE by the Queens Gallantry Medal and Joshua Brackley, Connor Roe and Vernon Unsworth.
It is noteworthy that on June 23 in Thailand, 12 players and coaches of the under-16 team were trapped in flood waters in Tham Luang Cave, which many countries had helped to rescue in the rescue operation. After the long campaign, all players and team coaches were safely ejected out on July 10, while the famous celebrity name of ‘Sixties it’ and famous supermodel Lesley Lawson (69), also known as Twiggy, has also been involved in decades of modeling, singing and acting. Damehood Prize was awarded for services in Fashion after Career.
75-year-old Michael Palin has been honored with the Knighthood. He is the first member of the Monty Python Comedy Group to receive this honor. Later, on the tourism, Documentary Producer and Author Palin has been awarded this award for international contribution in tourism, culture and geography. In the game, Gareth Southgate, manager of England’s football team, was awarded the OBE, while Captain Harry Kane received an MBE to reach the team until the semi-final of the Football World Cup in Russia.