3 years later, is there any plan to make the Officer List resource consistent with the Appointment List resource and show all the name fields separately (title, surname, forename, other_forenames, honours)?
We use the API to read the list of Officers without making an API call on each officer separately. It would be very helpful to have the separate components of the name rather than just a single "name" field, which seems to show titles only when they deviate from "Mr", "Ms", "Miss" or "Mrs".
Also, I wonder what the collection system is for the fields "other_forenames" and "honours". It seems that from AP01 (appointment of director) only has two boxes, for "Full fornames(s)" and "Surname". That being the case, most users enter the honours in one of the two name fields (CBE, OBE, JP, DL etc) after the surname or forename(s). Even in the Appointment List resource, it is rare to find use of the "honours" and "other_forenames" field. I did find one example that does, here:
All of his directorships are Scottish, though - so perhaps the Scottish company forms or data input system was once different from England and Wales, with separate fields for honours and other_forenames?