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Old 14th Apr 2008, 16:09
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Surely he will get his Navy wings too, so he has to fly something dark blue.
Surely it would be 'brown wings' one gains in the Navy!
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Old 14th Apr 2008, 16:30
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I think they are just an (un)welcome bonus. Anyway he won't be in long enough for it to get to his turn in the barrel.

Could be a slightly carreer limiting move too, if one was that way inclined!!

Can just imagine that in someones OJAR
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Old 14th Apr 2008, 16:40
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The younger Wales has found his niche in the TA,
He's full time Regular Army, the rest is correct though.
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Old 14th Apr 2008, 16:44
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My bad (I meant the regular Army). R and T next to each other on the keyboard.

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But then that would read RA and he's in the HCR or RHG/D to be precise
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Old 14th Apr 2008, 17:16
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I know, I know... but you know us civvies...

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Old 14th Apr 2008, 20:58
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Can anyone actually confirm that he even went solo in the Grob115, let alone the Tucano, you would have thought the press would have issued photos after the event?
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Old 14th Apr 2008, 21:13
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Can't speak for the Tutor (I think there were pictures at the time) but he did go solo in the Tucano, honest.
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 07:18
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So will HRH now go on to fly a front line type with the Navy being as how he has yet to complete any sort of conversion course?
The term 'front line type' is misleading. He may fly an aircraft type that does operate 'front line' but he is unlikely to operate the aircraft as is done on the 'front line'

Any one like to hazard a guess as to what he might convert on to?
He Wont. He will apparently get some time on Sea Kings

Surely he will get his Navy wings too, so he has to fly something dark blue.
Why?? Wings are wings. There are countless pilots who do exchange tours with the other services, they do not do a 'wings' course with each service.

Leave the fella alone, as I said earlier, it is more symbolic than anything else, I am sure he would love to do more but he will never be allowed. He is just being given a 'quick looksee'.
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 13:06
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I know it's only 'The Sun', but....

Has anyone seen today's [email protected] in the Sun about how Wills took a wokka down to the Isle of Wight, got pi$$ed, and the handling pilot took it back to Odiham.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle1041540.ece

Not long before someone jumps on it as (cue harumphing liberal soap-dodging voice) "a complete waste of taxpayers money....drunk heir to the throne...frivolous use of RAF wokka...etc".

It was billed as part of the (ahem) bespoke trg package for HRH. Fine, helilanes and over-water transits are flown all the time. But poor show to let it get out in the open!
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 13:45
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The party they went to seems to have been fun - link, though I'm not sure eight CDs hanging from a lass's tweaky bits is a proud boast
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 15:04
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Tigs,

I wasn't getting at the guy, I think the more he gets round the bazzars the better and if he wants or is given a set of Navy wings it's no skin off my nose. You're right I should have qualified my comment, I don't expect he will fly on the front line, but was wondering if anyone had heard of plans for him to fly with the Navy in order to facilitate the issue of Naval wings, to go on his Dark Blue uniform when he eventually becomes an admiral of some sort.

Any idea which brand of Sea King?
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 15:17
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This all a bit dubious, you would think the press would have had access to first solo flights in both the Grob115 and Tucano, maybe the MOD need to let us see the logbook! And to be honest would you let someone loise on the Tucano inside twelve weeks. I think not.
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 21:43
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...william215.xml How on earth do the RAF defend this? I mean we all know they've got clever lawyers, but this is ridiculous. Stop wasting my money....
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 21:44
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HRH went solo in the Grob, it was all over the news the day he did it. Why don't you try doing a search on a few news sites!?!? It was definitely on the BBC TV news.

As for the Tucano, you have been told he went solo why do you persist in questioning it?
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 21:50
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How on earth do the RAF defend this?
Yes it is rather scandalous, must be the first time a RAF Officer has used an aircraft for a w/e jolly.
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 21:58
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Goudie,
That, as I am sure you know, is not the point.
They know this stuff gets out and makes everybody look foolish so why authorise it?
I mean... landing a Chinook in Central London to pick up Dumber to then transport his genitals to the IOW? Don't these people think?
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 22:17
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Wills doing fine

Here's my tuppence worth (I guess thats not a valid word these days ?)

For the future head of the armed forces to have real air time experience & gain his wings too seems a very good idea in my humble opinion, it gives him insight into RAF op's too as far as possible, ok, not front line but it's certainly better than nothing at all.

I get the distinct impression that he really is up to the job too.

Harrys doing fine too, let's leave the lads alone, they're both doing fine in my book.

Ref' the alleged Wokka sortie over the water etc, seems reasonable to me & if it co-incided with a party at the end, well, why the hell not !?, this lad is serving his country all of his life so let's give him a break please.

It's a shame the rag press have got hold of it though, they haven't a clue about these things & are just gagging to have a dig at whoever they can get on the front page to sell their rags.

Per Ardua Ad Astra

Let's rise above the gutter press into the deep blue yonder
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 22:22
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I have to agree with with old-timer here... the sortie was pre-approved, so where's the fuss? I'm a tax payer too and I have absolutely NO problems with that.

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