Ben McBean’s Army: Gordon Brown, Celebs And Crisps At The Sun Global Recognition Award
EVERYONE wants Ben McBean in their private army.
McBean is one of the Daily Mail’s Harry’s Heroes, on account of his having been injured in Afghanistan (he lost two limbs) and labelled a hero by Prince Harry Baseball cap.
Ben McBean is part of the Mirror’s “Honour the Brave” slogan, which seeks to equip each retuning injured serviceman with a medal.
He’s a leading player in the Sun’s “Help for Heroes” campaign, the one backed by actor Ross Kemp, he of ITV’s Ultimate Force show, and so well placed to explain what being a soldier is all about. Kemp spoke at the City Salute, addressing the injured, McBean included.
And here is Mr McBean in the Sun, receiving tribute on behalf of the Armed Forces and a Sun Global Recognition Award, sponsored by Walkers crisps.
Gordon Brown is there, shaking hands, being wowed and talking about a return to the values of cheese and onion.
Says he: “Thanks to the Sun and ITV for this award because it is vital we promote the talent this country has.”
McBean’s talent is to have joined the Army and been blown up. Brown ends his tribute with a rather threatening: “I hope to see many more occasions like this so that we keep in mind the people that make Britain Great.”
People like Gordon Ramsay, who received tribute from Victoria Beckham (who lives in the US) and picked up an award for his frontline swearing in the white heat of the celebrity kitchen.
Lewis Hamilton, a Great Briton who lives in Switzerland, won the Sport Award.
Other present, include People like Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (cocaine corps.), Amy Titmuss (joy division), Davina McCall (military police) and Bonnie Langford (WMD)…