Richard Howard Gimblett, M.S.C., C.D.
Port Hope, Ontario
12173 Rich Gimblett received the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) from the Governor-General of Canada, Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Julie Payette, on the 5th of November 2018 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The citation reads as follows:
Richard Gimblett is recognized internationally as our country’s premier post-Cold War naval historian. His research and advice contributed significantly to the creation of a national monument to the Royal Canadian Navy in Ottawa and to the re-introduction of the Canadian Naval Ensign for warships and other designated vessels. His analysis of past operations and partnerships has influenced the strategic direction of the navy’s involvement in world maritime security.