New Years Honours

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  1. So Parkingson and Minogue are to be honoured.

    What have they done to deserve this. One had a chat show and the other a couple of crap records and something wrong with her tits, that don't mean they get a gong.

    These type of awards reall debase the whole system and bring it into disrepute.
     
  2. Exactly....
    They selection process should have been left the way it was in the past. Donate enough cash and buy your knighthood.
    Bstds I have been saving for years for mine, now I think i'll draw the money oput of the bank and piss the £26.09 up against the wall.
     
  3. This weasel also got one:
    Tom Kelly, one of Tony Blair's official spokesmen who described the scientist David Kelly as a "Walter Mitty" character, is to be given The Order of the Bath.
     
  4. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    It's been a Dishonours List ever since the fourteenth Mister Wilson gave MBEs to the Beatles. This populist circus debases the honours that are awarded to those who do deserve them. Media trash and sportsmen get their awards and medals within their own sphere and honours should only go to those who give their time, skills and effort unpaid and who are otherwise unrewarded, and to those who demonstrate personal courage.
     
  5. Why - does he stink?

    The rest of the gov does so I suppose he must as well.
     
  6. Exactly

    Look what that woman (can't remember her name), who died of cancer a couple of months ago did for charity, she isn't mentioned.
     
  7. Then of course very senior orrificers often end up with a knighthood for services to sitting behind a desk.
     
  8. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Haven't seen the list...PLEASE dont tell me the wide mouth frog got anything...PLEASE
     
  9. I do hope you never know anyone that as you put it has something wrong with her tits.

    Cancer is not nice.
     
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I was just watching the news and saw a Salvation Army woman, who helped look after children during the floods, get an award.

    It seems to me that that is exactly the kind of person that should be awarded. Then again, what's to say that Parky & Kylie haven't done a lot of charitable work which, by their own choice, goes unannounced?
     
  11. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    Full list here: New Years Honours List

    Military awards start around page N4, my congratulations to Ade Orchard bloody nice bloke.
     
  12. You are right about the Honour system but to make cheap and snidey remarks about cancer show how little you know hence your opinion is not valid ( my wife had breast cancer)
     
  13. Albert Finney ( superb actor IMO ) has always refused gongs..'' I am an actor, it's my job''
     
  14. A bloke gets a gong ( Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) ) for driving a TRACTOR !! What a bloody farce

    Rodney Arthur Frowhawk, formerly Tractor Driver/
    Agricultural Engineer, Sandringham Estate.
     
  15. I know Kylie Minogue went through a lot with her cancer, but so many people get it each year. Do they all get gongs too?
     
  16. Cheap shot at Breast Cancer NMC! Have a friend who has suffered from same AND is a member of RR. Feel an apology is in order!
     
  17. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    Not really a farce, more likely an appropriate reward for good service:

    "The Royal Victorian Medal is a British Commonwealth medal established by Queen Victoria in April 1896. It is a reward for personal service to the Sovereign or the Royal Family, and as a mark of royal esteem."
     
  18. When Alan West was made a Lord **** all suprised me
     


  19. Jane received numerous awards for her efforts including:

    * An MBE and subsequently a CBE by the Queen
    * The Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in 2002
    * Twice recognised at the Sportswoman of the Year Awards
    * A Great Briton Award
    * Voted the most Inspirational Woman in Britain in 2003
    * A Pride of Briton Award in 2005


    Jane Tomlinson was diagnosed with incurable, advanced metastatic breast cancer in August 2000. The disease spread was extensive and the prognosis was for her to survive six months. Over a seven year period, Jane fought through numerous courses of chemotherapy and various drug regimes despite also developing chronic heart disease.
    During this period Jane, a mother of three from Leeds, took on a series of apparently impossible challenges, for someone suffering from cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatment, including a full Ironman (4km Swim, 180Km bike ride and full marathon – completed inside 17 hours), two half Ironmans, the London Marathon three times, the New York Marathon, three London Triathlons and three long distance bike rides – John O Groats to Lands End, Rome to Home and her final huge challenge a 6781.8 km ride across America.
    Jane received numerous awards for her efforts including:

    * An MBE and subsequently a CBE by the Queen
    * The Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in 2002
    * Twice recognised at the Sportswoman of the Year Awards
    * A Great Briton Award
    * Voted the most Inspirational Woman in Britain in 2003
    * A Pride of Briton Award in 2005

    One of Jane’s motives was to show that people with a terminal prognosis can still lead an active and fruitful life and proclaimed “Death doesn’t arrive with the prognosis.†She proved beyond all doubt to be true to her word and with her uncompromising drive, unwavering determination and supreme bravery Jane provided true inspiration and genuine hope to a great many people.
    Jane efforts also raised over £1,500,000 for charities including Macmillan Cancer Relief, SPARKS, Damon Runyon Cancer Research, Yorkshire Cancer Centre, Martin House Hospice, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Hannah House.
    Despite finally having to retire from competition at the end of 2006 Jane channeled her remaining energies into an event which is destined to provide a legacy for many years to come – The Leeds 10k ‘Run For All.’ The first event was held in June of this year and was a fantastic success attracting 8,000 participants, which is truly remarkable for a new event of this type. With plans to grow the event year on year this is destined to be one of Britain’s major sporting spectacles and will help ensure Jane’s Appeal will continue to raise substantial funds for Cancer and Children’s Charities.
     


  20. Words fail me if you have even seen a friend, loved one fight this horrible disease you would not make fun believe me!!
     

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