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    Quote Originally Posted by AdClem View Post
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    ...but some are more equal than others."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    My associate was Sir David at Harrow, but Dave here. Ian is correct, his title can't be used as he was not a Commonwealth citizen
    I thought that a KBE can be awarded to anyone but the title 'Sir' can only be used by a commonwealth citizen with a KBE.


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    Steve;

    You are right, but..

    I think the members at Harrow may have done it out of respect, and in Rochester it was not used at all except in a friendly environment where we were congratulating him. That may even have been the case at Harrow. IDK.

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    As if it would somehow be possible to prohibit addressing someone as "sir", or being addressed as "sir"?

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    I suppose it's forbidden to be used in an official sense, like how they wont let me hand out business cards with "Doctor" on them. Oddly, one of my friends is officially a Countess, however that works, but I'm not sure what perks that comes with.

    But congratulations are certainly in order, and I'm glad this sort of thing is recognised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    As if it would somehow be possible to prohibit addressing someone as "sir", or being addressed as "sir"?
    As a result of so many young people being involved in the military, the use of "sir" is very common. When I am addressed as "sir" I always look over my shoulder first to see it there is an officer or an older person behind me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Well, in addition to those 3, who were all from the Harrow labs, one American recieved a similar award (not sure which one), but he is not allowed to use it in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K View Post
    Once we have rescinded the Declaration of Independence that will change.
    You still live in hope?

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    It seems (http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandev...-2009-12-48-11) that he obtained his degree in physics at Imperial in 1943: slap-bang in the middle of WWII. Probably has some stories to tell on that subject alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K View Post
    Once we have rescinded the Declaration of Independence that will change.
    Andy;

    If history had not unfolded the way it did, the world would be a drastically different place. Probably a lot worse.

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