Queen honours The Smeaton Smackdown Hero

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#1
Our Gracious Queen has seen fit to honour Mr 'SmeeAATTTOOONNN SMAAACCKDOWN' of Glesga Airport Fame!

Well done that man!

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A baggage handler who helped tackle terror suspects at Glasgow Airport will be honoured with a special Queen's medal for bravery.
John Smeaton, 31, who has already received a number of awards and plaudits, will receive the Queen's Gallantry Medal.

The award is given to civilians for acts of bravery.

Mr Smeaton said receiving the medal was "the ultimate" achievement, describing it as an "honour and a half".

He became a celebrity after helping to tackle suspects from a burning Jeep which crashed into the airport on 30 June.

In no way did I expect this. It's an honour and a half. The ultimate

John Smeaton

"When I got the letter this morning, I couldn't believe it," he said. "I thought, 'What next?'

"I phoned my dad straight away and he was just bewildered, stunned.

"In no way did I expect this. It's an honour and a half. The ultimate."

Mr Smeaton said he was still overwhelmed by the news and said he had no plans to celebrate yet.

"It hasn't really sunk in yet," he added. "I'm just going with the flow. I'll probably just sit in and chat with the boys.

"I just try to get on with my life as normal but you don't know what's around the corner."
 
#2
I'm shocked at my own cynicism. My first three thoughts on hearing this were:

1. Fuck me, how much did he donate?

2. What's the betting Gordy is right in there, smarming like a good 'un for the cameras. Smeato's a Labour man, after all.

And only finally:

3. Well done, that man.
 
#4
It was also reported on the Beeb this morning that he intends to donate the gong to Glagow airport as he was not the only one to tackle the bombers and the medal should be for every one. This chap seems to be managing to avoid getting to carried away by the celebrity bit.
 
#5
Heard him on the radio this morning. He said his actions were instinctive, because if he had thought about it - he would have legged it in the opposite direction !! He seems like a genuine guy.
 
#6
He has just been on BBC news 24. Sounds like a fairly good bloke. Good on him.
 
#7
maxi_77 said:
It was also reported on the Beeb this morning that he intends to donate the gong to Glagow airport as he was not the only one to tackle the bombers and the medal should be for every one. This chap seems to be managing to avoid getting to carried away by the celebrity bit.

donate or dedicate?

either way well done that man, saw him take a bow at Ibrox in front of 50,000 union flag waving, HMQ loving, airport passenGERS, the boy seems very humble with feet firmly on the ground
 
#9
maxi_77 said:
It was also reported on the Beeb this morning that he intends to donate the gong to Glagow airport as he was not the only one to tackle the bombers and the medal should be for every one. This chap seems to be managing to avoid getting to carried away by the celebrity bit.
Good man. I have to say that that's been the one part of all this that has made me feel uneasy, that the media and Brown seem to have lionised Smeaton while ignoring the others who assisted in the arrests.
 
#10
Hairy-Sporran said:
maxi_77 said:
It was also reported on the Beeb this morning that he intends to donate the gong to Glagow airport as he was not the only one to tackle the bombers and the medal should be for every one. This chap seems to be managing to avoid getting to carried away by the celebrity bit.

donate or dedicate?

either way well done that man, saw him take a bow at Ibrox in front of 50,000 union flag waving, HMQ loving, airport passenGERS, the boy seems very humble with feet firmly on the ground
On last night's tv Frankie Boyle had a polite and humourous back hander at John.

"What sort of message dis JS send out to the world? Glasgow welcomes carefull drivers? " or

"How dare Al Queda bring their religious war to Glasgow. Don't they know we're 400 years ahead of them? And they don't even have a fecking football team yet!"
 
#11
Apparently he has no pubes - hair doesn't grow on steel balls




And my hat please....
 
#13
I heard John Smeaton once shot down a German fighter plane with his finger, by yelling, "Bang!"



:D :D :D
 
#16
Smeaton to be Dep PM when Clarkson gets in!!!!!



Oh, and well done!
 

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