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Old 1st Jan 2017, 09:54
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: England
Posts: 928
At the risk, no the certainty of sounding miserable and mean I just cant stand the New Year Honours list. The awards have become somewhat discredited by some of the very people who receive them.
Does the USA and Germany have an honours system like ours, or any?
Its just another continuation of our class system writ large. Senior Officers only always get the OBEs in the RN, CBEs for lesser officers and Senior Ratings, BEMs for the remaining. Its just the same old shit pecking order.
I'm getting to the stage in life where I look up to people more who knock the award back when they are sounded out for it when asked -celebs like rocker David Bowie and pert chef Nigella Lawson ffs.
With only about seven comments for the people who have received these awards, I bet deep down I'm not the only one who thinks this.
Strictly my own opinion, and a Happy New Year as well.
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