New Year Honours 2019 - Divers honoured for Thai cave rescue - made MBEs

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A team of British divers have been decorated for their role in rescuing a boys' football team from a Thai cave.

Richard Stanton and John Volanthen, who were the first divers to reach the children, have been awarded the George Medal, the second highest civilian gallantry award.

Three divers were made MBEs and two others receive the Queen's Gallantry Medal.

The dramatic rescue operation gripped the world's attention in the summer.

Divers Joshua Bratchley, Lance Corporal Connor Roe and Vernon Unsworth, were appointed MBEs for their role in the rescue, while Christopher Jewell and Jason Mallinson have been given the Queen's Gallantry Medal for exemplary acts of bravery.

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