There seems to be some disagreement over whether to add a comma between a subject's name and his post-nominal letters. Should it be Flying Officer James Hudson, DFC or Flying Officer James Hudson DFC? I genuinely don't know, and there's a complete mix of practice online. Does anybody here know for certain? The commas both before and after 'DFC' are undesirable--they make the award seem like an aside. As you say, the semicolons (or semi-colons, for that matter) are simply wrong. There are legitimate situations in which to employ two in a single sentence, but this is not one of them.