Hero British diver who saved the Thai youth soccer team from the cave and then started legal action against Elon Musk about & # 39; pedo guy & # 39; smet is made MBE
- Vernon Unsworth was one of the team members who helped rescue 12 boys in a cave network
- But the heroic deeds of financial advisers led to an extraordinary feud with Elon Musk
- Mr. Unsworth said that the submarine of the Tesla chief he had asked for rescue, a & # 39; PR stunt & # 39; used to be
- But Mr. Musk was rewarded when he gave the 64-year-old diver a & # 39; pedo & # 39; mentioned in a tweet
The Duke of Cambridge today awarded an MBE to a British diver who helped in the dangerous rescue of a young soccer team trapped in a Thai cave.
Vernon Unsworth, was one of the team members who helped save the 12 boys who got stuck in June last year deep in the Tham Luang cave network due to a flood.
But the heroism of the 64-year-old financial advisor led to an extraordinary feud with Elon Musk, where he sues the billionaire businessman for libel.
Vernon Unsworth from London is an MBE (member of the Order of the British Empire) made by the Duke of Cambridge during an inauguration ceremony at Buckingham Palace today
Mr. Unsworth described the experience of becoming an MBE & # 39; very humiliating and fantastic & # 39;
Prince William makes Mr. Unsworth an MBE at Buckingham Palace for his service to cave diving
Mr. Unsworth is a 64-year-old financial advisor and lives in Walthamstow, North East London
Mr. Unsworth said that the small submarine from the Tesla he recommended for salvation is simply a & # 39; PR stunt & # 39; but Mr Musk rewarded the diver with a & # 39; pedo & # 39; in a tweet.
Today Mr. Unsworth, from Walthamstow, North East London, described the experience of being an MBE for his service to cave dives like & # 39; very humiliating and fantastic & # 39; to name.
Regarding the legal action against Mr. Musk, Mr. Unsworth said: & # 39; It doesn't change anything today. I really have to think of other people and give them the pleasure they deserve. Today is about today and is nothing else. & # 39;
All 12 boys and their coach escaped unharmed after being imprisoned by flood waters for more than two weeks during a rescue that attracted enormous attention worldwide.
He also said about his prize: & # 39; This was a team effort and I am very honored to be recognized, especially since you are not concerned with a major rescue that expects this outcome. For me, after saving the boys, this is the icing on the cake. & # 39;
Members of a Thai youth soccer team, some wrapped in protective foil blankets, sitting with a diver in the Tham Luang cave in the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Mae Sai last year
Rescuers are holding an evacuated boy in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand last June
The 12 rescued youngsters were passed through treacherous corridors on stretchers
Thai Marines in the flooded Tham Luang Cave during rescue operations for the 12 boys
The exploits of Unsworth led to an extraordinary feud with Elon Musk (depicted in March in Hawthorne, California), over which he sues the billionaire businessman for libel
Among the people who today received prizes at Buckingham Palace, was Sir Michael Palin, who gathered a knighthood for his career after Monty Python.
The writer and broadcaster was named a knight for travel, culture and geography services, making him the first star of the sketch show to receive the honor.
Captain Hannah Graf, who became the most important transgender woman in the British army after the start of her transition during a tour through Afghanistan, collected an MBE.
Capt Graf, originally from Cardiff, said that William & # 39; very supportive & # 39; was discussing her and his experiences in the transgender community in the RAF.
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