is equivalent to our Medal of Honor; being awarded it generally means you've done something of the sort that may cause someone to ask "Excuse me, can I get you a wheelbarrow to help carry your testicles?" Courageous, disciplined, 'get the job done no matter the cost'-type soldiers. So to piss off a VC holder enough to make him do this... well, that's gotta really sting.
Johnson Beharry, Britain's highest decorated serving soldier, refused to shake Gordon Brown's hand in a protest during a state ceremony.
He said that Mr Brown had not looked him or any other servicemen in the eye at a reception in Downing Street in November 2008.
Then in Westminster Abbey during the Remembrance Day service last November he said the Prime Minister was “fidgeting and moving” during the two minute silence.
“I've got head and back injuries that put me back in hospital in a lot of pain quite regularly, so if I could do it there's no reason he couldn't," he said. "It was very rude.
“I was absolutely furious with him. All that was going through my head was to knock him out.
“So on the official line-up that time, I decided I'd get his attention and let him know how I felt.
Well, I think he knows now. As to whether he actually cares, that's a different matter, but he knows.
Found at Theo's