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The Gazette is the UK's official public record, comprised of The London Gazette (published every week day), The Belfast Gazette (published on Fridays) and The Edinburgh Gazette (published on Tuesdays and Fridays). Issues are available by subscription or online, and are fully searchable via the website.
The Gazette has been recording key events in British history for over 350 years and is a valuable resource for historians and family researchers. From despatches detailing events in World War 1 to the birth of Princess Charlotte, The Gazette has recorded it all. All state honours, including civilian and diplomatic, are listed in The Gazette, along with those for gallantry or meritorious service. The Gazette is the official bearer of War Office and Ministry of Defence events, with a weekly supplement published on behalf of the forces every Tuesday.
Printed and PDF copies of London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes are available for subscription:
Gazette issues are available to buy as a personalised edition, whether it's for your own achievement, or to mark the achievement of someone special. The Gazette's commemorative editions make a wonderful keepsake. Visit The Gazette shop to order your personalised edition.
Awards and honours
The Gazette is the official home to the Queen's Birthday and New Year honours, which are published in June and in the New Year. The Queen's honours lists recognise the achievements and service of people across the UK, from all walks of life.
The main United Kingdom, or Prime Minister's list, details the people from all walks of life awarded honours for the New Year 2018. Separate lists are also published for honours awarded in a number of dependencies and overseas territories. In total 1,123 people have received an award, with 70% being honoured for work in their communities.
The Queen's Birthday Honours List awards honours at the celebration of Her Majesty's birthday. The Honours List 2017 pays tribute to those who have made remarkable achievements and served their communities exceptionally.
Every June winners of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service are announced in a special Gazette supplement. This prestigious award recognises outstanding work done by volunteer groups in their communities and is the equivalent to the MBE.
Every April winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise are officially announced in a special Gazette supplement. The Queen's Award to Industry, the scheme's original title, was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965.