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Carr off to the Palace

Filed: Friday, 17th September 2010
By: Staff Writer

Tony Carr will be awarded his MBE in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace next month, it has been confirmed.

West Ham United's Youth Academy Director was recently delighted to learn that he had been granted the MBE - short for The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - in recognition of his contribution to both West Ham and the English national team, which spans some 37 years as a coach.

The Bow-born life-long Hammer, a striker during his playing days learned that he had been awarded the MBE in June of this year. Talking at time, he spoke of his surprise at being given the award which he called 'a great honour'.

"I had to read the letter three or four times before I could believe it. I was with my wife Brenda and we were just looking at each other and saying 'wow', " he said.

"Who would have thought of it? Growing up on a council estate in Bow to someone who ends up with an MBE. I would never have dreamed something like this would happen to me. It is very humbling to think that you have been recognised by the establishment. "

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by Geoff
01:45PM 22nd Sep 2010
''Fantastic, couldn't have happened to a more deserving, modest guy. Keep up the brilliant work, Tony.''

by Ian
11:05AM 18th Sep 2010
''Brilliant news! Well deserved.''

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