The Queen Awards Honorary Knighthood to Michael Bloomberg
The award recognises Mr Bloomberg’s entrepreneurial and philanthropic work, and the economic & cultural links he’s built between the UK and US.
UK Ambassador to the US Sir Peter Westmacott, praised Mr Bloomberg’s exceptional contribution to the UK through his public service:
As Mayor of New York, as a businessman, and as a philanthropist, Mike Bloomberg has played a key role in forging transatlantic diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. He has made a significant contribution to British business life through his firm, Bloomberg L.P., and the impact of his considerable philanthropic endeavours in the arts and education is felt by Britons every day.
Pipers of the Trenches (2014)
For four hundred years or more, Highland regiments advanced and attacked to the sound of the bagpipes. In the Great War, pipers climbed out of the trenches, unarmed, to face machine guns and shells. Thedescendants of those men return to the battlefields to discover individual stories of unparalleled bravery.