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Cometh the hour, cometh the man

Old 17th Apr 2020, 18:07
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Ahem ... let’s not go there, eh?

ISTR a fair few 2/3/4* Military get State Honours too ... as do cricketers, footballers and Media luvvies. The system is what it is, with all the imperfections of a human-invented pecking order, which is why my MBE didn’t arrive in the post.
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Old 18th Apr 2020, 00:39
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I look upon it as you give the likes of Seb Coe a knighthood and later a Lordship for running at the peak of his physical fitness whilst being well paid for it..... The same goes for cricketers, rowers, athletes, footballers etc..

Now weigh that against someone at the opposite end of the spectrum who has taken on this task for no reward to himself, but in the hope that he can help those that need our support at this time of crisis..

Now which is the better man / woman. I know my choice.
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
I look upon it as you give the likes of Seb Coe a knighthood and later a Lordship for running at the peak of his physical fitness whilst being well paid for it..... The same goes for cricketers, rowers, athletes, footballers etc..

Now weigh that against someone at the opposite end of the spectrum who has taken on this task for no reward to himself, but in the hope that he can help those that need our support at this time of crisis..

Now which is the better man / woman. I know my choice.
Gets my vote as well
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Old 18th Apr 2020, 08:31
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
Ahem ... letís not go there, eh?

ISTR a fair few 2/3/4* Military get State Honours too ... as do cricketers, footballers and Media luvvies. The system is what it is, with all the imperfections of a human-invented pecking order, which is why my MBE didnít arrive in the post.
"which is why my MBE didnít arrive in the post."

Mine neither............ and me a (reasonably) regular tax payer 'n all...........
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Old 18th Apr 2020, 17:52
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
"which is why my MBE didnít arrive in the post."

Mine neither............ and me a (reasonably) regular tax payer 'n all...........
And not forgetting the very different criteria between the procedures for the Civil and Military Lists. I also suspect that MPN11 is being modest....

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Now this is what the Honours System is for - and they shouldn't take a year kicking it about in a Committee either..........
Nor for running a Station (i.e. doing your job)/Sqn/Command.
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 03:17
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Over 30 million now, Total raised. £25,419,820.55. + £4,820,081.36 Gift Aid
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 09:01
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A Knighthood for "political services" (ie financing a political party) costs around £ 5 mm I understand

So maybe we give Tom a K with 5 bars...................
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 09:54
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There will probably be a K for whoever thought up the self funding green Ďcarersí badge (£8:99?) and one for Gary Lineker for donating a couple of weeks inflated Beeb wages....

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Old 19th Apr 2020, 10:15
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Perhaps a knighthood is not appropriate for a man of such advanced years when something a bit more permanent is needed. Why not name the hospital where he had his hip surgery after him? After all - it was because of his treatment at this hospital that he started his money raising campaign. "Captain Tom's" has a good ring to it!
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Telegraph reports that Peter Monk hopes to be permitted to give Tom Moore a Spitfire birthday flyby on 30th April and a ride in a two seater later in the year when things calm down.
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I have to agree with Wensleydale.
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 11:53
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I have to agree with Wensleydale.
best suggestion so far
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 08:49
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Thumbs up

I like Wensleydale's idea too.
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I would like to propose that Just Giving waive their not inconsiderable cut of this collection as a gesture of solidarity.

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Old 27th Apr 2020, 10:19
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https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/12...om-moore-birth

Queen prepares special birthday tribute to heroic Captain Tom Moore - 'Will be emotional'

The 99-year-old has nearly raised £30million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden in Bedfordshire garden. Captain Tom Moore will also be honoured with an RAF flypast, as well as receiving a personalised telegram from the Queen to mark his 100th birthday.

Producers at BBC Breakfast have worked alongside Buckingham Palace to organise the celebrations to mark the war hero's big day on Thursday.
Tom - who currently holds the UK No1 single, for his joint song with Michael Ball and NHS heroes - will have the entire programme dedicated to his life and achievements.

The team at BBC Breakfast have been working closely with the palace, organising the telegram in time for the morning broadcast, which they hope will come with a special message from Her Majesty. They have also been working hard on organising a fly past which will honour Tom's service to the country throughout his life.

A TV insider told The Sun: “It's going to be a really emotional day and they want to make it as memorable as possible for Tom by way of thanks for all he has done. They're lining up lots of surprises for him too. What Tom has achieved is the most incredible feat and the whole show will be dedicated to Tom and his special day.”

Richard Frediani, editor of BBC Breakfast, said plans still need to be confirmed, adding: “Having followed Captain Tom's incredible story from the start the UK's most watched morning show will make sure the nation can safely come together to celebrate Captain Tom's 100th birthday on Thursday morning on BBC Breakfast.”......
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The honours system is always a bit of a mixed bag... https://www.theguardian.com/politics...s-hairdressing
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Old 27th Apr 2020, 22:05
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The honours system is always a bit of a mixed bag... https://www.theguardian.com/politics...s-hairdressing
Matches the Iron Cross awarded to Herr Flick?
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 14:06
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Delighted to see that he is to be honoured by an RAF flypast.

Good call decision makers.
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