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(Reuters)   That's SIR Captain Tom, to you. Or is it Captain Sir Tom? In any case, salute, sir   (reuters.com) divider line
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2020-07-16 7:53:51 PM  
They should also make him an honorary Major.
 
2020-07-16 8:09:44 PM  
I'm a sentimental person.   I think this is a very nice honour for him.   And to meet the Queen. In the future, his tombstone will say Sir Tom Moore.   It probably means a great deal to him.   When he turned 99, I bet he had no idea that some of the most fun stuff was yet to come.
 
2020-07-16 9:08:20 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: I'm a sentimental person.   I think this is a very nice honour for him.   And to meet the Queen. In the future, his tombstone will say Sir Tom Moore.   It probably means a great deal to him.   When he turned 99, I bet he had no idea that some of the most fun stuff was yet to come.


The Queen agreed to make him an honorary Colonel as well, so he's entitled to Colonel Sir Thomas Moore, OBE [I presume].  What a way to celebrate turning 100.  I'm proud for him.
 
2020-07-16 9:37:21 PM  
The people whining that they have to wear masks couldn't carry this man's jock strap.
(Mostly 'cuz it's too heavy for them.)
 
2020-07-17 12:07:32 AM  
Don't confuse Major Major.
 
2020-07-17 12:09:48 AM  
Queen to knight 100

Stopped reading there, they obviously don't understand chess.
 
2020-07-17 12:13:37 AM  

LordOfThePings: Queen to knight 100

Stopped reading there, they obviously don't understand chess.


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2020-07-17 12:17:36 AM  
"I hope she's not very heavy-handed with the sword," Moore quipped when the knighthood was announced.

And a quick wit as well.
 
2020-07-17 12:32:46 AM  
No matter which way is proper, it is wrong because Monarchy is wrong.
 
2020-07-17 12:43:53 AM  
Hope it goes better than Major Tom.
 
2020-07-17 1:10:52 AM  

OkieDookie: Don't confuse Major Major.


That's a catch 22.
 
2020-07-17 1:11:25 AM  
She should let him hit it.
/barf
 
2020-07-17 1:16:59 AM  

Cewley: They should also make him an honorary Major.


You'd have to clear that through Ground Control.
 
2020-07-17 1:24:14 AM  
"I hope she's not very heavy-handed with the sword," Moore quipped when the knighthood was announced.

If I had a time machine I would swing by his place about 10 years ago and offer to buy him a beer and then just listen to him tell stories about anything he wanted to talk about.
 
2020-07-17 2:20:17 AM  
There's a hilarious David Bowie story that includes the Frank Zappa quote "F$ck you, Captain Tom".

/I got nuthin
 
2020-07-17 2:53:12 AM  

Cewley: They should also make him an honorary Major.


Sadly, that's a missed opportunity. They jump Major and took him all the way to Colonel.
 
2020-07-17 2:58:19 AM  

leviosaurus: There's a hilarious David Bowie story that includes the Frank Zappa quote "F$ck you, Captain Tom".

/I got nuthin


Came here to post that story.  You beat me to it.  Enjoy your "smart"
 
2020-07-17 3:10:38 AM  
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"You've all done very well!"
 
2020-07-17 3:38:02 AM  
I don't know how a 100 year old will be expected to handle himself in mounted combat, but if the Queen wants him for a knight what can you do?
 
2020-07-17 4:05:29 AM  
You know, I could make snark about the fact that a 99 year old man needed to get on his zimmer frame to raise money for health care workers during a pandemic, when the PM's Government had cut funding to them, and yet the PM thought he would try to ride the wave of popularity by making it known that he had nominated him for a Knighthood...

... but fark it, this is a good story.

And it's one of the things I love about the English - their unashamed sentimentality about lovely people like this bloke.
 
2020-07-17 6:02:24 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: The Queen agreed to make him an honorary Colonel as well, so he's entitled to Colonel Sir Thomas Moore, OBE [I presume].


No, just Sir Thomas. Honorary ranks are used, in the same way that honorary doctorates don't give the title "Doctor".
 
2020-07-17 6:02:48 AM  

orbister: Benevolent Misanthrope: The Queen agreed to make him an honorary Colonel as well, so he's entitled to Colonel Sir Thomas Moore, OBE [I presume].

No, just Sir Thomas. Honorary ranks are used, in the same way that honorary doctorates don't give the title "Doctor".


Honorary ranks are NOT used, dammit.
 
2020-07-17 8:26:33 AM  
Sir Thomas Moore, KB, Captain British Army (ret.), Colonel Army Foundation College (hon.)

Sir Tom to you and me, but only at first address, after that, just Mr. Moore or Tom, depending.
 
2020-07-17 8:26:35 AM  
Our character is defined by our actions during tragedy and adversity; not calm and order. Sir Tom has an outstanding character.
 
2020-07-17 8:32:28 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Colonel Sir Thomas Moore, OBE [I presume].


OBE is "officer of the Order of the British Empire", if he was being knighted as a member of the Order of the British Empire, it would be KBE.

But he's not. Like Terry Pratchett, he's being knighted directly, a "knight bachelor" and thus the post nominal  initials are KB.
 
2020-07-17 9:58:55 AM  

orbister: Benevolent Misanthrope: The Queen agreed to make him an honorary Colonel as well, so he's entitled to Colonel Sir Thomas Moore, OBE [I presume].

No, just Sir Thomas. Honorary ranks are used, in the same way that honorary doctorates don't give the title "Doctor".


Fine. He'll just have to settle for Captain Sir Thomas Moore, then. Still has a nice ring to it.
 
2020-07-17 10:16:39 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: orbister: Benevolent Misanthrope: The Queen agreed to make him an honorary Colonel as well, so he's entitled to Colonel Sir Thomas Moore, OBE [I presume].

No, just Sir Thomas. Honorary ranks are used, in the same way that honorary doctorates don't give the title "Doctor".

Fine. He'll just have to settle for Captain Sir Thomas Moore, then. Still has a nice ring to it.


Captain Sir Tom Moore, yes. But when conducting his ceremonial duties as Honorary Colonel of the Army Foundation College he can be called "Colonel Sir Tom Moore.". No post-nominals letters are needed since he's a Knight Bachelor (they would be Kt. if he had a noble or courtesy title that clashed with his "Sir")
 
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