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Nomination for Greatest Briton 2006

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It has just been pointed out to me that the Daily Telegraph is asking for nominations for the Greatest Briton 2006. As usual some overpaid, overexposed, "celebrity" will probably win but I think it is time that we recognised the unsung heroes who make us proud to be British.

I'm referring to the British soldier serving his country in the most dangerous parts of the world with seemingly no thanks from anybody.

If you agree with me go to:

www.greatbritons.org: or http://www.greatbritons.org

And nominate “Tommy Atkins” under the public life section. We should all be able to come up with 50 words why this is a good nomination. Maybe CGS will attend to pick up the award?
 
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Changingmag - I take your point but - Having a vague but passing acquaintance with CGS, I would say he would be mortally embarrassed at being nominated as the Greatest Briton 2006. However, to be present at the awards ceremony and pick up the prize on behalf of the ordinary British Soldier (aka Tommy Atkins) would be much more to his liking.

I do also believe that no single soldier should be nominated, as it is all of us poor bug*ers who have to work through and support the cra*p dropped on us by the Politicians.

I therefore believe that the nominations should be for poor old “Tommy” rather than someone specific.

Anyone care to comment?
 
#6
If we can't get that through, maybe L/CPL Beharry would be an option.......
Unfortunately he's not.
Nominated him last year and was informed that despite outstanding service to her Maj. And his comrades he is not, in point of fact a Briton, and therfore ineligible,
 
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Biscuits_Brown said:
If we can't get that through, maybe L/CPL Beharry would be an option.......
Unfortunately he's not.
Nominated him last year and was informed that despite outstanding service to her Maj. And his comrades he is not, in point of fact a Briton, and therfore ineligible,
But wouldn't it be just fantastic if we could nominate "The British Army Soldier" (collectively) and L/Cpl Beharry could accept the award in the name of all his comrades?

MsG
 
#9
This is mine, not bad if i do say so;

Everyday all around the world the British soldier puts his liberty on hold and his life at risk to protect that of his countrymen!
 
#10
I have just been in to the Telegraph site to make my nomination and cannot believe that David Walliams of Little Britain is up there as a suggestion
 
#11
sorry to be a boring tw4t

but the rules of the comp are that it has to be a living individual
as stated on the homepage

votes for tommy atkins, noble - but lost
 
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loubella said:
I have just been in to the Telegraph site to make my nomination and cannot believe that David Walliams of Little Britain is up there as a suggestion
Although I think I see where you're coming from on this, he did swim the English Channel in a very fast time to raise £ 600 K or so for charity.
 
#13
Bedpan2zero said:
sorry to be a boring tw4t

but the rules of the comp are that it has to be a living individual
as stated on the homepage

votes for tommy atkins, noble - but lost
Not lost at all BP - At last count there are 100000 or so living tommies :D

So do it - vote like buggery, and even if tommy (or Tomasina?) doesn't win, we'll crash the party anyway, bezzer the celebs and do the dance of the flaming ********* on stage.

Two rousing chorus' (chorii?) of "An Engineer said before he died" and "The hairs on her dicky di do", puke on the shag pile, grope a blue peter presenter, and RV next morning once we're released from the cells and compare bail dates.

Anyone?.....No?....... 8O
 
#14
Heedthebaw

hang on til a grab another bottle of Isle of Jura, and crate of becks
and Ill be with youo

to souonds of the old jockanise battlecry of

Gettintathum
 
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rubicon said:
Changingmag - I take your point but - Having a vague but passing acquaintance with CGS, I would say he would be mortally embarrassed at being nominated as the Greatest Briton 2006. However, to be present at the awards ceremony and pick up the prize on behalf of the ordinary British Soldier (aka Tommy Atkins) would be much more to his liking.

I do also believe that no single soldier should be nominated, as it is all of us poor bug*ers who have to work through and support the cra*p dropped on us by the Politicians.

I therefore believe that the nominations should be for poor old “Tommy” rather than someone specific.

Anyone care to comment?
WAH!

mod edit...nominations have closed for this year's award
 
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