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    FOUR OF BRITAIN'S MOST FAMOUS SPORTS PERSONALITIES RECEIVED HONOURS TODAY (TUESDAY) IN A CEREMONY AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

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    FOUR OF BRITAIN'S MOST FAMOUS SPORTS PERSONALITIES RECEIVED HONOURS TODAY (TUESDAY) IN A CEREMONY AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.STANLEY MATTHEWS, THE FOOTBALLER WAS KNIGHTED, AND THREE MEMBERS OF BRITAIN'S OLYMPIC TEAM - ROBBIE BRIGHTWELL, HIS WIFE, THE FORMER ANN PACKER; AND MARY RAND - ALL RECEIVED THE M.B.E.

    SIR STANLEY MATTHEWS HAS BEEN PLAYING PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE FOOTBALL SINCE 1931 - AND HE PLAYED HIS FIRST MATCH FOR ENGLAND THREE YEARS LATER.HE'S THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER TO RECEIVE A KNIGHTHOOD FOR HIS SERVICES TO THE SPORT.

    MARY RAND WAS IN HIGH SPIRITS TODAY.SHE HAD JUST RETURNED FROM THE UNITED STATES WHERE SHE HAD BROKEN THE AMERICAN INDOOR LONG JUMP RECORD.HAILED AS BRITAIN'S "GOLDEN GIRL" OF THE 1964 OLYMPICS, SHE BROKE THE WORLD RECORD IN THE LONG JUMP AT TOKYO - EVEN THOUGH IT HAS SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN REVEALED, SHE HAD A BAD BACK AT THE TIME.

    ANN PACKER - WON A GOLD MEDAL FOR BRITAIN IN THE 800 METRE EVENT AT TOKYO, AND ADDED A SILVER WHEN SHE FINISHED SECOND IN THE 400 METRES.ROBBIE BRIGHTWELL WAS HER TEAM CAPTAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3I1WCPR5FR7ZFONZUVH9P7TR
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3I1WCPR5FR7ZFONZUVH9P7TR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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