A Conversation for The Wonderful Computers of Clive Sinclair

Dame Commander??

Post 1

John Luke

Truly an excellent piece. Well done.

Perhaps his fans should have chosen between Auntie Dame Clive and Dame Auntie Clive after his award ... or am I missing something?

smiley - peacedove

John Luke


Dame Commander??

Post 2

manolan


There was a computer game joke about him collecting a Dame Commander. He must be CBE or KCBE or something.


Dame Commander??

Post 3

Hoovooloo

Nope, I'm positive he's a DCBE, *not* a KCBE or a CBE, because I remember very clearly thinking "but he's a bloke!" when I read about it in 1983. The funny thing is, I've done some internet searches this evening, and I can't find *any* reference to the specific award he got, so I can't back this up. Weird.

H.


Dame Commander??

Post 4

Hoovooloo

OK, check this blast from the past out...

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jimg/yr15/yr15_51.htm

Reviews of Finders Keepers (brilliant, and only £1.99!), Dragontorc, Spyhunter and.... A Day in the Life, the game alluded to above. Let nobody say I don't do my research.

H.


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Post 5

manolan


Nah. He must be a Knight Commander. I've checked a few websites and almost nowhere mentions whether a man can be created Dame Commander: probably because it is so self-evident that they can't! However, you could check here:

http://www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/uk_medals.htm

And here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/2001/birthday_honours_2001/1390959.stm

Also, the initials are KBE and DBE, whereas I think we were both under the impression they were KCBE and DCBE.


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