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To be, or not to be, honoured?

With today’s publication of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list we took a look this morning at some of those who, in the past, have turned down an award from Her Majesty. Earlier this year, following a Freedom of Information request, the Cabinet Office was forced to publish the names of people who’d refused an OBE, CBE or knighthood between 1951 and 1999 and who’d since died. Perhaps most famous was John Lennon, who returned his MBE in 1969 together with a note to the Queen protesting against the country’s foreign policy in Africa and Vietnam – as well as against his single, Cold Turkey, “slipping down the charts”!

We also took a brief look forward to next Wednesday’s Breakfast Show, when Rob Jelly will be chatting with Robert Winger about the Brentwood Dodgeball League. Knowing nothing about the sport and impatient to learn more I decided to head over to good old Wikipedia – which helpfully describes dodgeball as “any of a variety of games in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with their own balls while avoiding being hit themselves…” No doubt Robert will be able to elucidate on Wednesday!

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To be, or not to be, honoured?

With today’s publication of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list we took a look this morning at some of those who, in the past, have turned down an award from Her Majesty. Earlier this year, following a Freedom of Information request, the Cabinet Office was forced to publish the names of people who’d refused an OBE, CBE or knighthood between 1951 and 1999 and who’d since died. Perhaps most famous was John Lennon, who returned his MBE in 1969 together with a note to the Queen protesting against the country’s foreign policy in Africa and Vietnam – as well as against his single, Cold Turkey, “slipping down the charts”!

We also took a brief look forward to next Wednesday’s Breakfast Show, when Rob Jelly will be chatting with Robert Winger about the Brentwood Dodgeball League. Knowing nothing about the sport and impatient to learn more I decided to head over to good old Wikipedia – which helpfully describes dodgeball as “any of a variety of games in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with their own balls while avoiding being hit themselves…” No doubt Robert will be able to elucidate on Wednesday!

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To be, or not to be, honoured?

With today’s publication of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list we took a look this morning at some of those who, in the past, have turned down an award from Her Majesty. Earlier this year, following a Freedom of Information request, the Cabinet Office was forced to publish the names of people who’d refused an OBE, CBE or knighthood between 1951 and 1999 and who’d since died. Perhaps most famous was John Lennon, who returned his MBE in 1969 together with a note to the Queen protesting against the country’s foreign policy in Africa and Vietnam – as well as against his single, Cold Turkey, “slipping down the charts”!

We also took a brief look forward to next Wednesday’s Breakfast Show, when Rob Jelly will be chatting with Robert Winger about the Brentwood Dodgeball League. Knowing nothing about the sport and impatient to learn more I decided to head over to good old Wikipedia – which helpfully describes dodgeball as “any of a variety of games in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with their own balls while avoiding being hit themselves…” No doubt Robert will be able to elucidate on Wednesday!

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To be, or not to be, honoured?

With today’s publication of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list we took a look this morning at some of those who, in the past, have turned down an award from Her Majesty. Earlier this year, following a Freedom of Information request, the Cabinet Office was forced to publish the names of people who’d refused an OBE, CBE or knighthood between 1951 and 1999 and who’d since died. Perhaps most famous was John Lennon, who returned his MBE in 1969 together with a note to the Queen protesting against the country’s foreign policy in Africa and Vietnam – as well as against his single, Cold Turkey, “slipping down the charts”!

We also took a brief look forward to next Wednesday’s Breakfast Show, when Rob Jelly will be chatting with Robert Winger about the Brentwood Dodgeball League. Knowing nothing about the sport and impatient to learn more I decided to head over to good old Wikipedia – which helpfully describes dodgeball as “any of a variety of games in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with their own balls while avoiding being hit themselves…” No doubt Robert will be able to elucidate on Wednesday!

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