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ORAC 9th Apr 2021 12:07

RIP His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 
Palace has announced he passed away peacefully this morning. RIP

A rock to the Queen. I wonder how long she will last without him by her side.

treadigraph 9th Apr 2021 12:22

Just saying to a friend yesterday, will the Queen send him a telegram for his 100th...

Liked the old bugger... RIP.

Pinky the pilot 9th Apr 2021 12:28


Liked the old bugger... RIP.
Likewise. RIP Sir.

jolihokistix 9th Apr 2021 12:35

Ending of an age. RIP

WestofEMA 9th Apr 2021 12:35

As above, liked the way he said it as he saw it.

RIP Sir

Hot 'n' High 9th Apr 2021 12:42


Originally Posted by WestofEMA (Post 11025046)
As above, liked the way he said it as he saw it. RIP Sir

Had the pleasure of showing him around at a Mil-related event. He was in his element talking about life in the services! :ok:

Absolutely down to earth and simply would not leave - which was not a problem at all! Finally, after considerably over-running his planned visit, he sadly observed "Well, I better be off. "You know who" will be wondering what I've been getting up to!". His Security team were having kittens too!

RIP, Your Royal Highness

ZFT 9th Apr 2021 12:45

As other have posted. Always liked him for being himself.

RIP sir

treadigraph 9th Apr 2021 13:02

There was a story about him going trans-Atlantic in an RAF Comet - as was his wont, he spent most of the flight chatting on the flight deck. After a lengthy period, one of the crew reached over and adjusted a knob on something, autopilot, radio, whatever. "Crikey" said the Duke, "it's all go up here isn't it?"

Not just big stuff with wings...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....5a44e1a439.jpg

rjtjrt 9th Apr 2021 13:02

A sad loss. He seemed a very likeable man.

Nige321 9th Apr 2021 13:04

Not sure how accurate this is, I've seen it a couple of times.
His log books would make interesting reading...

RIP DoE...


The Duke of Edinburgh gained his RAF Wings in 1953, his helicopter wings with the Royal Navy in 1956, and his Private Pilots Licence in 1959.
He gave up flying in August 1997 after accumulating 5,986 hours as a pilot in 59 types of aircraft in 44 years.

radeng 9th Apr 2021 13:06

Very sad.. Commiserations to all the family. A WW2 veteran who got a 'Mention in Despatches'

NutLoose 9th Apr 2021 13:21

A great loss, RIP

Less Hair 9th Apr 2021 13:28

It is incredible for how long he served his country. And being No. 2 in style.

Alsacienne 9th Apr 2021 13:36

A remarkable, loyal and supportive subject. Thank goodness that HM had his strength and love for so many years. RIP your Royal Highness, and sincerest condolences to Her Majesty and the members of the Royal Family.

DType 9th Apr 2021 13:38

Duke of Edinburgh's Award (for youths) did a power of good to several generations

Geordie_Expat 9th Apr 2021 13:47

I would like to echo the above posts, a remarkable man.

Auxtank 9th Apr 2021 14:00

I was lucky enough to bump in to him on horse back in Windsor Great Park early one morning many years ago and got a cheery; "Good morning" from him. He was some distance away before I realised who he was. He just looked like a thoroughly normal chap out for a morning ride. Which of course, he was, only with an extraordinary job which he carried out to perfection.

RIP

Specaircrew 9th Apr 2021 14:40

RIP Sir and sincere condolences to Her Majesty and the Royal Family.

Kiltrash 9th Apr 2021 14:51

RIP Sir.
We were on holiday in Braemar late '60's which is near Balmoral and walking down the high street actually bumped into a tall man and after the apologies not looking etc realised it was the Duke. He was out buying sweets. Looked round for security and none to be seen so had he sneaked put for a quarter of Weathers Originals? Had a short nice chat and he was off Salmon fishing, and no I did not wangle a invite 😐

CISTRS 9th Apr 2021 14:52

The only time I was within earshot of Her Majesty the Queen, at the opening of a building in the City of London, her major question was "Where is Philip?"
Such a sad loss for all of us.

Asturias56 9th Apr 2021 15:57

never met him but several people I know have - all the way from the military to the Award Scheme - they all reckoned he was intelligent, to the point and genuinely interested in what people were doing

419 9th Apr 2021 16:36

Married for 73 years, lived to be 99 years old and died at home with his family.

If only we could all be so lucky.

Mr Mac 9th Apr 2021 17:52

419
Not a bad end to an interesting life, and a far better end than many for sure. RIP

LowNSlow 9th Apr 2021 18:01

RIP Prince Philip. The man who modernised the monarchy and got kids to become self aware and self sustaining with the Duke of Edinburgh scheme which seems to have had over 2 million participants globally since starting in 1956.

Dannyboy39 9th Apr 2021 18:10

Would he have hated all of this sobriety?

NutLoose 9th Apr 2021 19:00

He’d probably hate all the TV coverage, I know I do.

Nige321 9th Apr 2021 19:08

So there were 59 types in his logbook.
Anyone have a list?
From a quick surf around I found:
Turbulent
Harvard
Chipmunk
Heron
Wessex
Whirlwind
Andover
B757
Concorde
VC10
Andover
Slingsby T42b
AH64 Apache
Trident
Westland WG30

Can anyone add to the list?

charliegolf 9th Apr 2021 19:16

Beagle Pup?

ATNotts 9th Apr 2021 19:17


Originally Posted by NutLoose (Post 11025269)
Hed probably hate all the TV coverage, I know I do.

+1

I'm sure he would be asking what all the fuss was about, after all he was 99 and most of us will be long gone before then. As for the "royal watchers" and people leaving floral tributes, what is that all about. Have we gone totally soft as a country.

Trinity 09L 9th Apr 2021 19:44

God is my help, RIP sir, a example for all of us to follow

treadigraph 9th Apr 2021 19:49

Nige321, perhaps the Comet?

Nige321 9th Apr 2021 20:19


Originally Posted by charliegolf (Post 11025277)
Beagle Pup?

Did he fly the Basset?

LeftBlank 9th Apr 2021 20:36

May he rest in peace. A man who did his bit in World War 2 and was mentioned in dispatches. A man who ended up doing a job he did not want to do but stood up to the mark and gave it his best. A real man not afraid to say what he thought.
The DoE Award scheme has done an enormous amount of good and helped thousands of people me included. If that was his only legacy then that alone would be something to be proud of.
I shall raise a glass to him tonight.

NutLoose 9th Apr 2021 21:35


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reacted to the news of the death of Prince Philip Friday by posting a message on the website of their charitable organization, Archewell.

Set on a full-screen dark background, the message reads: “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021. Thank you for your service… you will be greatly missed.”
https://edition.cnn.com/uk/live-news...df3479bde7551f

Does anyone else find that a strange thing for a Grandson to leave his Grandad, Thank you for your service!
It all just sounds so impersonal.

ATNotts 9th Apr 2021 21:40


Originally Posted by NutLoose (Post 11025336)
https://edition.cnn.com/uk/live-news...df3479bde7551f

Does anyone else find that a strange thing for a Grandson to leave his Grandad, Thank you for your service!
It all just sounds so impersonal.

Absolutely bizarre.

Jhieminga 9th Apr 2021 21:44


Originally Posted by Nige321 (Post 11025272)
So there were 59 types in his logbook.
Anyone have a list?
From a quick surf around I found:
...
VC10
...

I noticed a bit of a mix-up in several online articles: HRH Prince Philip carried out a flying tour of South America in 1962 during which he flew a lot of the legs himself, alongside Peter Middleton, but that was on a BEA Dart Herald. Several sites illustrate this story with a photo of HRH arriving at Heathrow after a 1966 visit to Buenos Aires in a BUA VC10. The flight out and back for that trip were both regular services with an added first class compartment for HRH. He may well have flown the VC10 at some point (can't confirm nor deny that right now) but if you've used these articles as your source, they are most likely incorrect.

Auxtank 9th Apr 2021 21:49

Perhaps it will bring Harry back to his senses.

Stockportcounty 9th Apr 2021 22:06

RIP, a most loyal servant.

4mastacker 10th Apr 2021 00:10


Originally Posted by NutLoose (Post 11025336)
https://edition.cnn.com/uk/live-news...df3479bde7551f

Does anyone else find that a strange thing for a Grandson to leave his Grandad, Thank you for your service!
It all just sounds so impersonal.

Strange?? What makes you think it's Harry's words?

RIP Prince Philip - a fine man.

TURIN 10th Apr 2021 00:21


Originally Posted by Auxtank (Post 11025341)
Perhaps it will bring Harry back to his senses.

What, subservience to the UK press? Don't think so.


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