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HRH Flt Lt Wales

Old 12th Mar 2011, 12:52
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HRH in full flying gear climbing out of a chopper having just flown some sick kiddie from the outback cut off by floods to a Cairns hospital - bloody magic.
Sure, it would be "magic", bit it isn't going to happen ! And, it's clear most thinking people understand the reasons why.

Whether you love or loathe the Monarchy; one cannot escape from the fact that both William and Harry are contributing to their Nation ... either in their respective categories as committed members of the U.K. Defence Forces, or in their Official capacity. I guess, just as Prince Andrew did before them.

Typically in Australia, the 'tall poppy' syndrome always seems to raise its ugly head during civic visits such as this. HRH Prince William of Wales will be a welcome arrival for many. Those who oppose his visit, can simply stay away and do what ever it is they have to do !? ... which is usually to whinge and bleat !
If his visit provides comfort and support to members of a devastated community, then his function has been a success.

I was involved directly in certain aspects of the Princess' previous visit. From this, I can evidence that he (and his entourage) were well received and only glowing comments emanated from those he touched ! Even crews tasked with his transport requirements were left feeling moved and inspired by this young man. He has a unique ability of making people feel at ease and yet, motivated by his presence.

Attempts made by Gillard, K.Rudd and their circus of cronies during the floods crisis - left no doubt how insincere and incompetent these useless parasites of the highest public office really are.

I'll support HRH and this proposed visit, long before I'd even cast a passing glance at Rudd, Gillard or Brown !
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 10:53
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Well what a crock! Wouldn't you have just known it - he's getting married as a colonel in the flipping guards! All the great and the good of the royal family are there too, ponced up as admirals and colonels etc.

Never mind, I see the RAF wasn't forgotten - they had some one and two stars on duty in Westminster Abbey - as ushers! Just to put the junior service in its place I assume.
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 11:08
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Never mind, I see the RAF wasn't forgotten - they had some one and two stars on duty in Westminster Abbey - as ushers! Just to put the junior service in its place I assume.
I did notice the AVM without any operational gongs and only the QJM along side his Order of the British Empire (?). Still can't understand how an indiviual can manage to miss out on operational service given how many scraps we've been involved in. Doesn't look good when the best man who's half your age has more operational gongs than you!
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 11:20
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All the great and the good of the royal family are there too, ponced up as admirals and colonels etc.
'Ponced up'? To the Tower with you!!
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 14:10
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David Allan Walker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He is Master of the Household, GD Branch and a very nice chap too.
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 15:48
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Grabbers, you are a naughty boy

I bet there is a good party today at The Polo House, a bar in the fashionable Golden Mile of Marbella, Spain going on today.
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 17:04
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BBC NEWS | UK | Hewitt denies Prince Harry link
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 19:04
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AVM David Walker may well be a nice chap...but let us be accurate....he is a "new" GD Branch officer..as all crab officers are above the rank of wg cdr these days. He is not and never has been aircrew and as such would not have been a GD aircrew officer of the old style. Nice sinecure he has
though....wonder where he parks his car when at work and does he pay the daily congestion charge?
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 21:04
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Pontius Navigator - well done that man for posting that link! Anyone who's seen a pic of Earl Spencer as a young man will see the strong family resemblance to Harry.

About time that tired old chestnut about James Hewitt was put to rest
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Old 30th Apr 2011, 03:43
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Prince Charles must be very proud. As too must be Harry's Dad.


What an unpleasant and distasteful remark regardless of who's family you are commenting upon.
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Old 30th Apr 2011, 06:55
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*yawns* OK, post removed. There are enough w*lly-waving, outraged of Tunbridge Wells spats on here. Not my bag, nor my intention.
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Old 30th Apr 2011, 18:47
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To be honest G i'm normally not so humourless.But i'd spent all day riding a wave of patriotism
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Old 1st May 2011, 20:32
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I have not had time to go through this thread fully, but.......................

I have heard it said that the fact HRH is 'who he is' had a say in him being where is now professionally. That cannot be right be surely. He must be a highly competent pilot - like all military aircrew - to be earning his crust.

Please fill me with confidence should I fancy a trip up the Welsh montains in a vest top, Union Jack shorts, flip flops and a six pack. Beer, not my rippling stomach muscles.

If you are reading this Wills, I feel I can call you that - give me a sign.

TN
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Old 1st May 2011, 21:49
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I've never flown with him, but am told by more than one who has that he is an entirely competent pilot who is where he is because he can do the job. As you would expect. I rather doubt that anyone from CDS down has the slightest interest in letting the second in line to the Throne loose in a difficult and exacting job if he were less than entirely competent.

Also I understand from past press comments that his first desire was to serve in a combat unit. He (almost uniquely in our increasingly egalitarian society) does not and never will have the freedom that he will one day be the champion of. I do not believe that the privilege will ever make up for that. He's taken the biggest skill challenge HM Forces will allow. Let him prove himself - to himself if no-one else.

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Old 1st May 2011, 22:04
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Phil,

You are entirely correct. An unnecessary and frankly embarrassing comment I made. I apologise unreservedly for the offence I caused.

Last edited by Grabbers; 1st May 2011 at 22:05. Reason: Too many un*** words
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Old 2nd May 2011, 01:53
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Originally Posted by Sven Sixtoo View Post
I rather doubt that anyone from CDS down has the slightest interest in letting the second in line to the Throne loose in a difficult and exacting job if he were less than entirely competent.
Downwind in a 146................
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Old 2nd May 2011, 09:10
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The Sun is reporting that he is off to the Falklands in September for a four month tour.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 09:35
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He's taken the biggest skill challenge HM Forces will allow

Crikey! I didn't realise that he had qualified as a nuclear submarine engineer officer as well ......

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Old 2nd May 2011, 09:49
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HRH off to MPA

Enjoy the Tiger corridor porn stash and take a new liver....no naked winchman antics or dropping a fire buckets worth of seawater on the Q-shed!
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Old 2nd May 2011, 14:04
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The Sun is actually reporting that he is going for a 10 week tour! I thought the norm was four months down there?
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