The Queen's New Year Honours List 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. 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. Honours for Thai cave rescue divers Hooray!!!