RIP Sir Jimmy

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  1. Sir Jimmy Saville has died today aged 84, he was an honorary Commando, so RIP Sir Jimmy.

  2. RIP to quite a unique man.
  3. RIP Sir Jimmy. A true TV legend.
  4. A bit of a weirdo at times and loved to bathe in self glory, but a very popular man in his day and did a lot for charity.

  5. RIP Sir James, a true character.
  6. He could be eccentric a bit but he was a one off and I admired him.
    What he did for charity was awesome, a great deal of it unsung.
    RIP Sir Jimmy and "Now Then!Now Then!"
  7. How's about that then?
  8. Shame that. Pretty bonkers but heart in the right place. RIP
  9. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Odd, suspiciously charitable, and doubtless missed by someone.

  10. Nina,

    Shirley your vague description matches anyone with a green lid?

    RIP "Royal" JS :wink:
  11. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Good old Royal.

    Successfully completes 3/4 Commando tests = 90% :-D
  12. Could somebody tell me who the other honorary green beret recipient was?
  13. According to Wikipedia the other civilian recipient of an honorary green beret is former Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones.

    Jimmy Savile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  14. Thanks SP! :)
  15. Guns

    Guns War Hero Moderator

    I thought the cameraman/doc maker who did that series on basic trg also earned his green lid????


    Commando - Chris Terrill's own experience of training with the elite Royal Marines Commandos and winning his own green beret before following them to the front line in Afghanistan. He writes graphically about the way young men are plunged into one of the planet's most dangerous wars in the outlaw mountain terrain of Helmand Province. He tells of ferocious battles against the Taliban, of firefights, of jaw-dropping heroism, British sangfroid and humour, and tragedy as casualties are suffered.

    He was 55 ish at the time he did it.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
  16. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    SJRM, in that image, the guy in the middle is that Shaun Webber? Left the Corps as a Lt Col, was PTO???
  17. You are quite correct Guns, At the age of 55 Chris Terrill was a civilian recipient of a honorary green beret.

    So far that's three civilian honorary green berets. I wonder if there are any more to add to the list? :shock:


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