Congratulations to The Rt. Hon. Frederick Richard Penn Curzon, The Earl Howe, and President of the Penn & Tylers Green Residents Society, on the award of the Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the recent Queens Birthday Honours.
There was only one such award this year – it is a considerable distinction as it is the highest award possible under the Order of the British Empire (MBE, OBE, CBE and KBE being more familiar to most of us).
Earl Howe received this award as he was the longest continuous serving Conservative front bench minister having held a Government or Shadow office for 30 years without a break, in Defence, Agriculture and Health.
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