Greenwich

Freedom of the Borough

People and organisations awarded the Freedom of the Royal Borough of Greenwich

The Freedom of the Borough is awarded to people and organisations who have rendered eminent services to the Royal Borough.

It is the highest award that we can give and is an honour bestowed on very few people.

The following people have been awarded the Freedom of the Royal Borough of Greenwich:

  • Bob Harris, 17 May 2017
  • Bradley Hemmings, MBE, 17 May 2017
  • The Rt. Hon. Nick Raynsford, 17 May 2017
  • Neil Rhind MBE, FSA, 17 May 2017
  • Dr Jagir Kaur Sekhon OBE, 17 May 2017
  • Frank Zemke, 11 July 2016
  • Dr Tariq Abbasi MBE, 23 March 2016
  • Janet Gillman, 23 March 2016
  • Jim Gillman, 23 March 2016
  • Dermot Poston MBE, JP, 23 March 2016
  • Chris Roberts, 23 March 2016
  • Mr James Turkington, 23 July 2014
  • The Royal British Legion (Eltham and Well Hall, Thamesmead and Abbey Wood, Charlton and Blackheath branches), reaffirmed 14 March 2012
  • Peter King, reaffirmed 14 March 2012
  • The Royal Regiment of the Royal Artillery, reaffirmed 14 March, 2012
  • The Woolwich Station, 14 March 2012
  • Judy Smith MBE, 14 March 2012
  • George Reynolds OBE, 14 March 2012
  • Rachel Hurst CBE, reaffirmed 13 March 2012
  • Mair Garside, reaffirmed 13 March 2012
  • Nelson Mandela, reaffirmed 13 March 2012
  • Neville Lawrence OBE, 13 March 2012
  • Doreen Lawrence OBE, 13 March 2012
  • The Reverend Father Michael Scanlon, 13 March 2012
  • Charlton Athletic Football Club, reaffirmed 12 March 2012
  • University of Greenwich, reaffirmed 12 March 2012
  • Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, reaffirmed 12 March 2012
  • Royal Museums Greenwich, 12 March 2012
  • HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 12 March 2012.

Watch the video of Freedom of the Borough awards 2017