Ben Parkinson MBE

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by spike7451, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    With all the work he does for forces charities like Pilgrim Bandits,a very well deserved award...I hope when he meets Her Madge to collect it,all the klingons & 'luvvies' who are there collecting theirs realise that,unlike them,he earnt his the hard way!

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  2. His mum deserves it as well.
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  3. mercurydancer

    mercurydancer LE Book Reviewer

    Absolutely the best news I have heard in a long time. An honour thoroughly deserved.

    I tried to get an application for an honour for him a while back but someone had already applied.
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  4. I remember the day he was blown up. I was in a WMIK behind his. I sent photos I took of the event as we couldn't do anything else in a minefield, to Diane, his stepmum.

    Since that day, he has worked tirelessly in the aid of charity. If this is a confirmed award, it is thoroughly deserved!

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  5. I strongly suspect that HM the Q knows the exact worth of all of those persons put before her by the Government of the day.
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    God bless that young man and others damaged by politicians.
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  7. Amazing, his drive and determination towards his own personal recovery alone deserves a medal and as I'm personally told is a lovely lad to boot. Indomitable, and the embodiment of the word 'Ubique'!
  8. I see Margaret Beckett is made a Dame and Cherie Blair is to be a CBE. FFS might be a more suitable post nominal for that pair.
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  9. Might be better for a separate thread old chap
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  10. I think he has single-handedly restored my faith in human decency. Very well deserved.
  11. Bloody good effort and well deserved
  12. I love the guy, despite his being a para. As I live in the Yorkshire TV reception area I see quite a lot of him. He is an inspiration who moves me to tears from time to time.
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  13. I had the honour of meeting Ben, his Mum and Step Dad when they supported a RBL function I organised back in September. Not a bad bloke for a Gunner. ;-) The image of him carrying the Olympic Torch will live long in the memory. :)