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HRH Flt Lt Wales

Old 16th Nov 2010, 11:14
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HRH Flt Lt Wales

Many Congratulations to Prince William and Miss Middleton
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 11:21
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¿Que?

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Old 16th Nov 2010, 11:25
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 11:33
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Well done HRH....So giving up Xmas as Duty SAR crew means that he can get preferential treatment for his honeymoon leave request.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 11:40
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The big question is:

Where is the big yellow SeaKing taking him and his bezzers for the stag party? It clearly will not be in Holyhead.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 11:52
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One assumes

that one's invitation is in the Royal Mail, Sir.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 12:32
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Wonder if they'll revive the old pre-war full dress uniform for the wedding. George VI (Duke of York at the time) got married in it , so there's a royal precedent. It looked like this if you've never seen it:

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Thought it looked quite smart myself, with the exception of that ridiculous busby thingy. Nearly as bad as those stupid hats they inflict on the bandsmen these days.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 12:44
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Congratulations from BEagle Towers!

"The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton," the statement said.

"The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.

"Prince William and Miss Middleton became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya.

"Prince William has informed The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince William has also sought the permission of Miss Middleton's father.

"Following the marriage, the couple will live in north Wales, where Prince William will continue to serve with the Royal Air Force
"....the couple will live in north Wales":

Detached OMQ, RAF Valley?

'The property benefits from designer bathroom facilities'
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 13:34
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Beags, does`nt the `detached OMQ` have `P%$$ Off Biggles ` on the other side ?
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 13:34
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Oooh, One's and one's dunnies !

How very quaint.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 13:43
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Being resident not too far from the young ladies' family seat, I expect the satellite trucks to be clogging our local roads imminently!

Bet she'll stop popping into Waitrose in my home town now aswell.

Good luck to them - a royal marriage that works will be refreshing.

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Old 16th Nov 2010, 13:48
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IIRC King George VI made it know that, if the RAF were to reintroduce it's full dress uniform after WWII then they should choose a different hat. (The original was supposedly modelled on a WWI flying helmet).

It is a shame that we didn't reintroduce the uniform (with a decent SD hat); however, I doubt that we will ever see the right economic conditions again.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 14:45
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Interesting Climebear, I didn't know that about the hat, and I totally agree with His Late Majesty! You're right, can't see it coming back, but a one-off for the wedding would be good, after all his bruv will no doubt be turning up as a cavalry officer in something flash - why should the pongoes have all the fancy uniforms?

(Just realised I'm as bad as all those women who are already wittering on about Kate's wedding dress )
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 16:11
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Presumably, as he has a rank in all 3 services, he could choose to wear any uniform he likes? And I think we all know which is the smartest...
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 16:36
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Yes but as he is actually serving in the RAF it would be outrageous if he didn't wear RAF uniform. The grey funnel line & the pongoes are already over-represented on state occasions as it is (Cenotaph etc), so RAF it has to be.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 16:42
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Rum ration for the fleet. One bottle should do for everyone nowadays. Congratulations to them both!
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 17:00
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Maybe I am being a little synical here, but; has anyone noticed that the engagement announcement has been made on the same day as the government announced that UK Guantanamo Bay former residents, were going to get a million quid or so each?

Anyway, congratulations to the couple, I hope it is a very happy marriage.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 17:43
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Early Dress Uniform is rather smart and would suit Wills quite nicely, although the high collar would be uncomfortable I assume. I wonder has this photo been reversed? - I thought medals were worn over the left breast.

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Old 16th Nov 2010, 17:55
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Perhaps they will get the Quarter at Valley that had the garden makeover in Ground Force (with Titchmarsh and 2 j**s IIRC) as a special pressy from DHE
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 18:08
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Yes the picture is reversed


If the uniform was reintroduced it would enable Bridegrooms and Best men to wear the gold/blue over the jacket sword belt rather than the 'normal fitting' (under the jacket) sword belt that they should wear with No1 SD (the guard of honour can wear the ceremonial belt as they are required to draw their swords). Mind you, most Bridegrooms tend to ignore the dress regs and just go with the one that they think looks nicer.
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