Joey Dunlop. Record 26 race wins at the Isle of Man TT, including three hat-tricks. Winnner of the 2000 Formula One race at 48 years of age. 24 victories at the Ulster Grand Prix, 13 victories at the North West 200. Five consecutive TT Formula One world titles. Awarded the MBE in 1986 for services to the sport, awarded the OBE in 1996 for his humanitarian work for children in Romanian orphanages. Died in Estonia in 2000 while leading a 125cc race (already having won the 750cc and 600cc…

Joey Dunlop. Record 26 race wins at the Isle of Man TT, including three hat-tricks. Winnner of the 2000 Formula One race at 48 years of age. 24 victories at the Ulster Grand Prix, 13 victories at the North West 200. Five consecutive TT Formula One world titles. Awarded the MBE in 1986 for services to the sport, awarded the OBE in 1996 for his humanitarian work for children in Romanian orphanages. Died in Estonia in 2000 while leading a 125cc race (already having won the 750cc and 600cc…

SIDNEY POITIER - Born: Sidney Tamiia Poitier, February 20, 1927, Miami, Florida. Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education & did menial jobs and slept in a bus terminal toilet in New York to join the American Negro Theatre. He progressed to one of the most respected figures in American cinema. Poitier's talent and integrity did much to break down racial barriers & in 1974, he was awarded Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire .

SIDNEY POITIER - Born: Sidney Tamiia Poitier, February 20, 1927, Miami, Florida. Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education & did menial jobs and slept in a bus terminal toilet in New York to join the American Negro Theatre. He progressed to one of the most respected figures in American cinema. Poitier's talent and integrity did much to break down racial barriers & in 1974, he was awarded Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire .

Prince Charles was seen chatting to singer Adele for several minutes after pinning on the MBE award at Buckingham Palace on 19.12.13

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Prince Charles was seen chatting to singer Adele for several minutes after pinning on the MBE award at Buckingham Palace on 19.12.13

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Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist ~

Joan Clarke, the cryptanalyst war-heroine, and the women of Bletchley Park (you never heard of)

Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist ~

Discover Romania! Nicolae Ratiu, awarded MBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours list Ion Ratiu’s son, Nicolae Ratiu, the chairman of The Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation has been honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award for “his services to disadvantaged groups in Romania”.

Discover Romania! Nicolae Ratiu, awarded MBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours list Ion Ratiu’s son, Nicolae Ratiu, the chairman of The Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation has been honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award for “his services to disadvantaged groups in Romania”.

J is for Judy Craymer  In 2002, Judy was presented with a Woman of the Year Award in recognition for her international success with MAMMA MIA!  In the Queen's birthday honours list of 2007, she was honoured with an MBE for her contribution to the music industry.  In 2008, Judy produced MAMMA MIA! The Movie which went on to become the highest grossing live-action musical film worldwide  In 2010, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation presented Judy with its Humanitarian Award for her…

J is for Judy Craymer In 2002, Judy was presented with a Woman of the Year Award in recognition for her international success with MAMMA MIA! In the Queen's birthday honours list of 2007, she was honoured with an MBE for her contribution to the music industry. In 2008, Judy produced MAMMA MIA! The Movie which went on to become the highest grossing live-action musical film worldwide In 2010, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation presented Judy with its Humanitarian Award for her…

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