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Old 7th Apr 2008, 10:19
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Fg Off Wales' Wings

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?

(Not usually bothered by uniform triv but got a beer bet on this.)
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Old 7th Apr 2008, 10:26
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Check what his father does. RAF wings on RAF uniform, RN wings on RN uniform and AAC wings on Army uniform
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And the whole lot in the same time it takes me to do an out-of-area. Either this guy's good or the rest of our lot have been dragging it out.

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I would have thought that since he holds an Army Commission he should wear Army wings - or am I over simplifying things (again!)
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Alright if you have the power to make the rules up. I don't see how flying a Grob qualifies him on a Rotary for the Army or a Jet for the Navy.
From what I heard (and I hope someone can confirm/deny this) his Father was asthmatic and therefore does not qualify for a medical anyway.
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ES - for Christ's sake man - stop using your brain. You are not being paid to think
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Well done Gridnorth!

I wondered how long it would take for someone to squinny about how unfair it all is!
THEY'RE THE FUTURE KINGS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!
They (I mean Charles and William here!) can do what the hell they like!
Besides, do you honestly think they'll be using their Wings in an Operational Theatre?!
I'm willing to bet Prince Andrew did rather more than a famil' package before flying off to the South Atlantic!
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His farther has wings but still managed to crash a BAe 146 a few yrs back, up in Scotland somewhere if remember rightly, allegedly when he realised he was cocking up he immediately said 'you have control' to the captain.
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Really?!
I'd never heard that story!
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Gridnorth.

It wasn't only the Tutor. He was trained on the Tucano then the Squirrel.

Did rather well by all accounts.
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it was ZE700 1994, heres a link to it:

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=271099

I was based at Northolt 6 or 7 years ago so got he full 'unofficial' story.

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Erm, I think that BV might have been................................tch, forget it!
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking

I wondered how long it would take for someone to squinny about how unfair it all is.
You're not from Pompey/Turktown by any chance? Anyway, I agree totally with you. Whenever this topic crops up, out come the usual suspects like Pavlov and his bloody dogs. At least some are sufficiently well balanced as to have chips on both shoulders, though.
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Doh I was a little slow on the uptake there, was rushing so didn't note the sarcasm!
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Did he also solo on the Tucano and Squirrel? Or just a famil type course?
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HRH Will

Frankly, for what Harry and William have had to put up with in the last 10 years I think they should be entitled to as many badges as they can squeeze onto an arm. Perhaps we could send them on the Royal Marines Sniper 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'..............

Looking forward to seeing HRH Prince William at sea in a mighty grey war canoe (if we have any left) - preferably on Trafalgar Night or Tarantino night. Then he can learn all about 'responsible drinking'.
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Smile

Is Tarantino Night a jolly ashore to the Flicks?

I've always preferred Taranto Night.

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Derring-do.........sort of

Ah, Taranto night. When the brave (read 'suicidal') pilots from the Fleet Air Arm took off in their trusty buckets of pooh (Swordfish) and laid waste to the Italian Fleet (!!??) at Taranto. Presumably the Italians, like every other matelot in their own home port, were in town, on the lash, trying to square away anything in a skirt - thus making the job of the trusty WAFUs that much easier. A frankly feeble excuse for a knees-up but who needs excuses. Made all the more exciting (at Yeovilton) by wondering which part of the wardroom Schwab would try to blow up - back int he days when you were allowed to do that sort of thing in the mess (ie, have character)
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"Prince Charles was not blamed because, despite holding the RAF rank of group captain, he was regarded as a passenger who was invited to fly the aircraft. The inquiry can pass judgment on the crew.

More It was not in dispute, however, that the Prince was at the controls of the BAe 146 when it landed awkwardly and too fast in high winds on the Isle of Islay last June, slewed off the Port Ellen runway and came to a halt with its nose buried in mud. Six crew and five passengers were on board but no one was injured.

The RAF report into the accident, released in the House of Commons yesterday, concluded the jet was flying 32 knots (40mph) too fast when it crossed the runway threshold. Only 509m (557yds) of the 1,245m-long (1,362yd) strip remained when all the aircraft's wheels touched down, causing a tyre to burst and another to deflate.

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.
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Frankly, for what Harry and William have had to put up with in the last 10 years I think they should be entitled to as many badges as they can squeeze onto an arm. Perhaps we could send them on the Royal Marines Sniper 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'..............

After today's verdict that the paparazzi were a contributory factor in their mother's death, surely there's a case for self defence?
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