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Brewster Buffalo
30th May 2008, 21:21
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1022718/Pictured-The-moment-George-Bush-chest-bumps-airman.html

Perhaps something Gordon could take up here. Could make reviewing an honorary guard more fun for him!

ZH875
30th May 2008, 22:02
Pictures like that make one proud to be British.:ok:

ShyTorque
30th May 2008, 22:15
Isn't the graduate in the last photo indicating that he thinks Bush is a "[email protected]Łer"?

Whirlygig
30th May 2008, 22:45
I think Bush is demonstrating that to himself! Thankfully, most Americans don't know what the word w*nker means!!!

Cheers

Whirls

brickhistory
30th May 2008, 22:52
Generally true, ma'am, but most of us here do.

And, frankly, I'll take a leader who displays both a sense of respect for the military and a sense of humor over others in your neck of the wood one can mention.

Can you tell me the last time a PM attended the graduating/commissioning/passing out ceremony for Sandhurst, Cranwell, Portsmouth (? on the RN location).




Right.........................

Whirlygig
30th May 2008, 23:17
most Americans
Generally true, ma'am, but most of us here do.
Isn't that an oxymoron????

Cheers

Whirls

G-CPTN
30th May 2008, 23:20
Can you tell me the last time a PM attended the graduating/commissioning/passing out ceremony for Sandhurst, Cranwell, Portsmouth (? on the RN location).
We tend to send our Head(s) of State (ie members of our Royal Family).
I understand that HRH Charles has a sense of humour (based on the Goon Show), whereas his father, Prince Philip Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/416992.stm) . . .

ShyTorque
30th May 2008, 23:49
And, frankly, I'll take a leader who displays both a sense of respect for the military and a sense of humor over others in your neck of the wood one can mention.


So would I, but not the present incumbent on either side of the pond... :yuk:

HRH The Princess Royal presented me with my wings. She wouldn't do any of that chest bumping with me though.

CathayBrat
30th May 2008, 23:58
"Sandhurst, Cranwell, Portsmouth (? on the RN location)."
Brickhistory, its Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon. Lovely place, unless you r strolling the moors in feb, when its blo:mad:dy cold!

brickhistory
31st May 2008, 01:20
To those that mention the head of state vice the head of government at commissioning, etc., yes, I get it and no criticism was/is implied. However, he/she is not a leader. Works for you, fine, enjoy.


Dartmouth, thanks, I'd forgotten. Friends with a long-retired RN gent, entered at age 13, off to a cruiser just shy of his 17th birthday in the closing days of WWII, then on to aviation.

Wonderful stories of the Sea Fury, Attacker, Sea Hawk, et al until the Buccaneer.

Still think it's commendable to have a sense of humor even at a public event.........

Whirlygig
31st May 2008, 08:55
Still think it's commendable to have a sense of humor even at a public event.........

...and so do I, but I think dignity and decorum at a public event are more desirable!!

Cheers

Whirls

ORAC
31st May 2008, 09:32
and so do I, but I think dignity and decorum at a public event are more desirable!! It's a Knockout (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.its-a-knockout.tv/images/royal-21.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.its-a-knockout.tv/royal.htm&h=300&w=400&sz=38&hl=en&start=7&um=1&tbnid=nB7fhvekQ6P2nM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Droyal%2Bit%2527s%2Ba%2Bknock%2Bout%26um%3D1%26h l%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den-us%26sa%3DN)