New Year Honours for Service personnel and Defence civilians

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Why do 99% of honours go to officers and warrant officers? Obviously lower ranks must do nothing deserving of such accolade.
It's probably because honours are awarded to continuos devotion to the cause they are awarded for. Toms and JNCOs arses don't touch the ground sometimes so they don't have the time.

SNCOs/WOs/Offrs have an available workforce to help them.

They're not referred to Many Buggers Efforts and Other Buggers Efforts for nothing.
 

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This will come as something of a surprise to the 8 recipients of the BEM in the current NYH I was asked to contact last week to see if they were happy to speak to their local media...:???:
eg LINK

[Shome Mishtake Shurely ? Ed.]
I didn't realise they reinstated the award! I thought that it was abolished by Blair, stating the MBE would be classless! I personally feel that this should remain the case and the MBE should be the only award.

Why are they not published on the NYHL, then? We are, after all, a classless society!


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From the link given by the MoD-RSS robot above:

THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL (BEM)

David Arnold BURCHELL For voluntary service to St John Ambulance

Mrs Janet Stewart CAMPBELL For voluntary service to the British Red Cross Society

Robert Paulin CLINTON For services to Veterans Aid

Ian CLOUGH Ministry of Defence, Mid Glamorgan

Mark Ellis GRINNALL Ministry of Defence, Monmouthshire

Mrs Carole Jean HILLMAN For voluntary service to St John Ambulance

Peter William SKELLON For voluntary service to the RAF Association

Mrs Jean SLATER For voluntary service to St John Ambulance

Colonel Alan Ronald TAPP For voluntary service to SSAFA Forces Help


Blimey, Blob - how much of that electric porridge did you have this mornin' ? :-D
 
#10
There are a few JNCOs on the list above.

One thing I've never noticed before... why do TA chaps and chappesses have '[Corps/Regiment] Territorial Army' rather than '[Corps/Regiment]' after their name as do Regs?

They are in the same Corps or Regiment are they not?
 
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I didn't realise they reinstated the award! I thought that it was abolished by Blair, stating the MBE would be classless! I personally feel that this should remain the case and the MBE should be the only award.

Why are they not published on the NYHL, then? We are, after all, a classless society!
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You really can't help yourselves in your frothing hatred can you. (Sir) John Major did away with the BEM :)

Cameron reinstated it in 2011 by the way
 
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There are a few JNCOs on the list above.

One thing I've never noticed before... why do TA chaps and chappesses have '[Corps/Regiment] Territorial Army' rather than '[Corps/Regiment]' after their name as do Regs?

They are in the same Corps or Regiment are they not?
oh goody does that mean that we are all eligible for the VRSM then
 
#13
You really can't help yourselves in your frothing hatred can you. (Sir) John Major did away with the BEM :)

Cameron reinstated it in 2011 by the way
Major got a KCVO via HM Queen as Blair would not give him a Knighthood.
Hence reason why Cameron not giving Blair a Knighthood now!
Blair could "buy" one with all his charitable work he does for money these days!
 
#14
Major got a KCVO via HM Queen as Blair would not give him a Knighthood.
Hence reason why Cameron not giving Blair a Knighthood now!
Blair could "buy" one with all his charitable work he does for money these days!
you may want to check 99.9% of that post for factual content and besides what the f* ck has any of it got to do with the fact that Major did away with the BEM ^~
 
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You really can't help yourselves in your frothing hatred can you. (Sir) John Major did away with the BEM :)

Cameron reinstated it in 2011 by the way
It's not hatred at all, just pointing out that I thought in this day and age we should move out of the dark ages!

We won't give an MBE SNCO/JNCO, but will give it to an 18 year old swimmer who has a disability, because she swam!


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We won't give an MBE SNCO/JNCO, but will give it to an 18 year old swimmer who has a disability, because she swam!
Miss Ellie Simmonds (18yro) has just been awarded an OBE in 2013 New Year Honours. She was awarded her MBE when she was only 14 yro.

Well done young lady.
 

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