Gilmour receives CBE citation
Pink Floyd guitarist honored for his
guitarist David Gilmour
was honored last week with the citation of Commander of the British
Empire (CBE). The honor, one step below knighthood, was bestowed
by Queen Elizabeth II.
cited for his charity work. He recently donated nearly $6 million
to the homeless organization Crisis. He
was in the news in January 2002 when he donated nearly $6.5 million
to the same organization.
A number of
people from the entertainment world received citations along with
Gilmour, including Sting, CBE; Gerry Marsden
(Gerry and the Pacemakers), MBE; Gary Brooker (Procol
Harum), MBE; Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate), MBE;
and actor Roger Moore, who was knighted for his
work with UNICEF and the Kiwanis International children's charity.
honors are given by the Queen, they are most often selected by members
of the British government, sometimes after public nominations.
order, the Queen's honors are knighthoods, Commander of the British
Empire (CBE), Member of the Order of British Empire (MBE) and Officer
of the British Empire (OBE). Gilmour and others who are awarded
citations below knighthood have no title, but can choose to put
the letters after their names.
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