Friday, March 26, 2010

Hubert King To Be Awarded An MBE

  Well, who said that Choiseul does not have the material to be honoured by her Majesty, The Queen? Well the time has come when we as a people can rise and look up with pride at our esteemed citizens who have done tremendous work in various fields in the community. Too often  parliamentarians have neglected their own people for such esteemed awards because of the political divide.
Hubert King, affectionately known as "Teacher King" a well known educator in the district has been nominated for the esteemed award of Member Of the Order of  the British Empire (MBE).
   The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V of the United Kingdom. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions. In decreasing order of seniority, these are:

1. Knight Grand Cross (GBE) or Dame Grand Cross (GBE)
2. Knight Commander (KBE) or Dame Commander (DBE)
3. Commander (CBE)
4. Officer (OBE)
5. Member (MBE) .

The British monarch is Sovereign of the Order, and appoints all other members of the Order (by convention, on the advice of the Government).

The British Empire Medal is made of silver. On the obverse is an image of Britannia surrounded by the motto, with the words "For Meritorious Service" at the bottom; on the reverse is George V's Imperial and Royal Cypher, with the words "Instituted by King George V" at the bottom. The name of the recipient is engraved on the rim. This medal is nicknamed "the Gong," and comes in both a full-sized and miniature versions – the latter for formal white-tie and informal black-tie occasions.

Members of all classes of the Order are assigned positions in the order of precedence. Wives of male members of all classes also feature on the order of precedence, as do sons, daughters.
Mr. King, according to Mr. Bousquet will recieve this honour at a date to be announced shortly.
   In another post we will give you a brief account of King's service in the community.
Bousquet, standing up for  the Advancement,Involvement and Recognition of his people

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