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Fg Off Wales' Wings

Old 7th Apr 2008, 22:44
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The captain, Squadron Leader Graham Laurie, was negligent "in the final stages of the flight". Although he still flies with No. 2 Royal Squadron, he may no longer act as an instructing or supervising pilot.
And, for what its worth, HRH has given up on the controls since then....
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 17:29
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correct me if i am wrong but did the author of this thread accuse the future boss of being a cross dresser!!!!!?
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 18:57
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Yes; but not that way.

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Old 8th Apr 2008, 21:09
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So, when he gets his wings this week, I assume that they will be RAF type, but when he then cross dresses to the RN will he wear RN wings on sleeve and subsequently AAC type wings if/when he reverts to the Army? Or does he stick with the RAF wings as presented?
Three weeks after his Grandpa got his wings he was promoted as this press item said at the time;

Duke of Edinburgh’s R.A.F. Commission
On January 15th [1953] the Air Ministry announced that Her Majesty the Queen had been graciously pleased to appoint H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh to a commission in the Royal Air Force, in the rank of Marshal of the Royal Air Force, with effect from that date. Simultaneous announcements by the Admiralty and War Office gave news, respectively, of the Duke’s promotion to ranks of Admiral of the Fleet (he is already a commander in the Royal Navy) and of Field Marshal.
The Duke, who recently succeeded the late King as Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Air Training Corps, now becomes the third member of the Royal Family to have held the highest rank in the R.A.F. King George V did not hold the rank as such, but assumed the title of Chief of the Royal Air Force. The Duke of Windsor was appointed a Marshal of the Royal Air Force on his accession in 1936 and has retained that rank since his abdication, and the late King George VI also assumed the rank on his accession. Both the Duke of Windsor and King George VI learned to fly, the former being taught by A. Cdre. Sir Edward Fielden and the latter by Air Chief Marshal Sir Alec Coryton.
Are the MOD planning to have a PR coup like Wills' Grandpa had way back in 1953 when he was snapped flying his Harvard over Windsor Castle?



Wills flying his Grob solo over Windsor Castle would probably make the tabloids - ATC restrictions permitting of course.
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 21:21
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Wills flying his Grob solo over Windsor Castle would probably make the tabloids - ATC restrictions permitting of course.
SVFR in the London CTR. Not a problem. Get the camera out!
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"I can see my house from here......."
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Old 8th Apr 2008, 23:12
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Course......not that the sniper badge wouldn't look good on the uniform but it would be thoroughly heartening to see a few paparazzi slotted within 500 metres of Clarence House. Must check the Game Licence and see if it lists 'Gits with Cameras'..............


Think they're known as vermin - no season on them.
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 11:11
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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle1018381.ece

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Old 9th Apr 2008, 13:15
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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle1018381.ece

Wills, 25, went on a two-hour mission co-piloting the bright yellow Sea King chopper – widely regarded by the RAF as the most difficult and dangerous to fly.


Really???? Please elaborate crab
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 13:38
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No, they are safe as old houses. Well, the ones without asbestos....
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... widely regarded by the RAF as the most difficult and dangerous to fly.
Well, that's what you get with a cockpit full of training risks...

Retires and takes cover...
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Originally Posted by Maple01
"I can see my house from here......."
Surely Maple, you mean "One can see one's house from here......"
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 17:40
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Surely "One can see one of one's houses from here"?
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 19:27
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Sorry, couldn't resist it!
Getting this piccy of "my house" did give a very fast track to the Staish's Office (hats on).
It is an untouched F95 print taken on a "bad weather" low level circuit and my wife, bless her, was on the patio thinking " What the ......", (bottom left)
Go on then Fg Off Wales- beat that!.

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Old 9th Apr 2008, 20:28
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I'm wondering if anyone is ever going to Move & Track him on JPA. After the Harry announcement I had a quick scan at where William was and according to JPA he'd done all his flying training from some barracks in London!
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 20:55
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Which Base?

ROG. Definitely Germany, by style of houses, but which base? Gutersloh?
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Definitely not Germany, judging by the side of the road on which the cars are parked (unless ROG is being devious and has reversed the image!).

Nevertheless, it is amazing how military housing always looks so grim, wherever it may be.

Maybe the military would have less retention problems if they made their housing less parade-ground and more homely by encouraging some vegetation...
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 21:53
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40 years on, or so, and I'm still consumed with guilt. Let's hope the young Prince never shows such lack of discipline.
No not Gut, and no photographic tricks- I'm not that smart.
Agreed, they do look grim, but compared to most OMQ's of the time they were pretty good to live in.
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Old 10th Apr 2008, 07:20
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Laarbruch, possibly?
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Good call Riacatom! However, no quarters like that were ever built in UK and it is either a one way street (not likely) or the photo has been inadvertently been reversed. T be fair the houses shoen are slightly staggered and there is a lot of vegetation around! They were very good to live in; very solid construction and a useable cellar and loft
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