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 Post subject: Give him an O.B.E.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:42 am 
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I do not wish to piss on his chips, but a Knighthood, really!

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 Post subject: Re: Give him an O.B.E.
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O.B.E. stands for Other Buggers Efforts, so not applicable. Give him the knighthood.

In light of some of the useless civil servants with a knighthood, I think he is far more deserving.....and looking at the sportsmen, lovies and other useless articles.....

The Yorkshire Regiment were superb, giving him a salute that he would have been proud of.

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 Post subject: Re: Give him an O.B.E.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:39 am 
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O.B.E. stands for Other Buggers Efforts,

Well give him an MBE then, that stands for My bloody effort.

And what s this "captain" nonsense. The custom is for only majors and above to use their military rank in civilian life, and then include (Retd). I think that he is a chancer.

I have worked under several Knights, mainly KCMGs and GCMGs, I can assure you that, imo, none were useless. MS

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A more appropriate reward would be to name one or more hospital wards in his honour. That way, in years to come he will not be forgotten.

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Would that include the word "Captain"?

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It doesn't sit right that the leader of the labour party has a knighthood - so give him Kier Starmers' one.
Or maybe one of Harry Markles' honorary Army Titles that won't be used, Perhaps Honorary Lieutenenant Colonel The Yorkshire Regiment ?

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D P Dance wrote:
Would that include the word "Captain"?

I don't know what your hang up with this is Dippy and I don't know where you got the notion it applies only to Majors and above but you are simply wrong.

Regular officers who attained the substantive rank of captain and above may use, and be addressed by, their rank on retirement from the Army.

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If Bradly Wiggins can be knighted for riding a bike and Mo Farah for running around a track being paid a fortune by sponsors, surely to God this old boy who has actually done something worthwhile can be Knighted. He has done more for NHS charities than either of the overpaid clowns who were knighted for doing fu@k all.

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Hear,Hear.

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What about a 'Captain Tom Moore Trophy' ? - awarded to people who actually achieve for charity.

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and I don't know where you got the notion it applies only to Majors and above but you are simply wrong.

From google

https://www.quora.com/Do-British-army-o ... they-leave


It is apparently not illegal, but it is "bad form" the action perhaps of a cad or a bounder.

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 Post subject: Re: Give him an O.B.E.
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D P Dance wrote:
and I don't know where you got the notion it applies only to Majors and above but you are simply wrong.
From google

https://www.quora.com/Do-British-army-o ... they-leave" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It is apparently not illegal, but it is "bad form" the action perhaps of a cad or a bounder.

Aaah! Google. Now I understand your where you're going wrong.

From Debretts...

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Retired and Former Army Officers
Field marshals, whether promoted while serving or in retirement, continue to use this rank.

Other regular officers who attained the substantive rank of captain and above may use, and be addressed by, their rank on retirement from the Army.

It is not accepted practice for retired officers of the Reserve to use or be addressed by their rank on retirement unless employed in a civilian capacity in a Ministry of Defence establishment.

The word ‘retired’ (or ‘retd’) should not be added after an officer’s name in ordinary correspondence or in lists, but only when it is specifically necessary to indicate that an officer has retired, for example one employed in a civilian capacity in a Ministry of Defence establishment to avoid confusion with serving officers.

Curiously enough, I see no mention of cads or bounders there.

Let's put it to the vote as to which source is the more reliable shall we?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwLlpp4N0hM :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Give him an O.B.E.
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I have a friend who still uses his Army rank of Captain. God only knows why you would want to but it is all above board. No cigar for Dipps.

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 Post subject: Re: Give him an O.B.E.
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Well that solves one argument at least :D

Happy Birthday Colonel Tom :salut:

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-b ... s-52472132

Best of all, he got his flypast, despite the jobsworths.

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