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Prince Harry....The Soldier!

Old 10th May 2013, 17:46
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Prince Harry....The Soldier!

Nothing need be said.....beyond what a great thing to do!

Hand Salute Sir!


Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia.




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Old 10th May 2013, 19:55
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Hey SAS, I know you're American, but does your photo have to be bigger than everyone else's?
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Old 11th May 2013, 00:40
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It was a grand gesture....so i figured a big photo was in order....and Harry deserves a lot of thanks for his thoughtfulness.
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Bloody good effort, well done Harry.
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Old 11th May 2013, 07:26
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Will he have the odd party with a few lovelies while he is there? You know, renewing old contacts?
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An example for all of us in the principle of "less is more".
Simple, sincere and respectful.
I am reminded of the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace the day or so after the 11th of September, 2011,
when I understand they played the US National Anthem instead of
God Save The Queen.
It must have been a wonderful moment,
and again we should all see the value of understated sincerity.
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There are some good photos of his Arlington visit on the web.

Also on the web, elsewhere, is the advice to him: "Keep your clothes on and stay away from Vegas!".
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Nice piece on CNN ...

Prince Harry Arlington

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Old 11th May 2013, 10:44
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He has probably just done more to improve anglo-american relations in a single visit than all the politicians have achieved in their endless hot air sessions.
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Nice one, good for you Harry.
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RJ mentioned another occasion worth remembering.



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Old 11th May 2013, 13:14
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"Keep your clothes on and stay away from Vegas!".
- Hmm - I suspect worthless advice, since I'm sure any number of US pretty's would travel long distances to have their piccy taken receiving a Royal porking.
He has probably just done more to improve anglo-american relations in a single visit
- was that this time or last?

A few thoughts 'arise' on 'cementing' UK-US relations (if you pardon the expressions and mis-spelling):

Do the ladies concerned get a plaque they can hang over their beds - "By Appointment, Purveyor of Nookie to HRH...."

Does the Royal Protection team have to vet each and every and are there any jobs going there?

In the extremely unlikely event of progeny arriving as a result, where would he/she/they be in the succession?

Poor fellow will be haunted by the letters 'USA' for a while, I suspect.

However, he's doing a great job at the moment, indeed.
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When Andy was here for a visit....the US Navy's NCIS provided the Personal Security Detail (PSD).

One of the NCIS Special Agents evidently provided very close protection to Andrew....and upon his leaving gave him a Token of her esteem...that being what is known as a PSD Pin. If you notice the Secret Service and other PSD Teams....they all have a unique Lapel device (PSD Pin) that allows them to immediately identify one another as being on the same "Team".

At NCIS...that PSD Pin is ranked with the Badge, Credentials (Warrant Card you call them I think), and the Firearm in importance re custody, security, and safeguarding.

NCIS took no punitive action against her and within a few short months....she had been hired by the Secret Service and assigned to Jimmy Carter's PSD down in Georgia.
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SASless I have recently read most of your posts and I now offer you an unconditional and public apology. I was wrong! Hand salute.

Turning to your last post on this thread - it seems she wasn't the only one who went down to Georgia.


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RJ mentioned another occasion worth remembering.
And that's a quiet reminder that despite all the piss-takes and some of the antsy angst on here there's a reason why the Americans and the British (including Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc) are called "cousins".
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Harry is attending the Warrior Games in Colorado and getting lots of attention from our Media.....all positive too.

Typical Gunship Pilot....hogging the spotlight!

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Good on him.
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OOPS!

Harry showed his Ass and got caught on film!


Harry's the fall guy! Prince takes a tumble in game of sitting volleyball with wounded service members competing in Paralympic style Warrior Games | Mail Online













But not in the way you were thinking!

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Old 12th May 2013, 15:07
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Spoiled wee brat.

With not enough educational quals to even approach aircrew selection centre, in fact if we look back and remember, there was a bit of scandal over his dodged up arts degree.

There must be thousands of guys and gals who have studied hard and watch every single thing that flies past / over them and say to themselves, "I want, I want, I want".

But their Granny doesn't own the AF. Nor own PR reps.

I worked my bollocks of to be a pilot, and indeed learned a fantastic amount form Senior Techs when I went into Engineering. Respect to all SAC's.

Still involved in the aircraft defence supply industry in the Far East, I'd rather have a conversation with a Bangkok whore - at least they have some life experience and a sense of humour, do not dress up in Nazi uniforms and whilst suffering a drunken memory loss do not accidently wander into the toilet zone to inhale something that is reminiscent of powdered lactate.

I'm sure the Cotswolds crowd would happily string me up for these comments, but the boy is nothing more than a puppet.
Let's see him do an 'O' level maths paper (Or whatever it is called now).

You actually think they are going to let him in harm's way?. Spoilt wee boy who has never worked for anything in his life.

His Mum got killed? Yup - scooting around Afghanistan in a gunship, how many motherless children these days?.

I await, either a fair hearing or deleted or banned. tis' a Democracy after all.
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I wouldn't begrudge you your opinion, however you wish to discuss it.

I remember showing Harry my sniper rifle and him telling me he wanted to be a soldier. His mum looked down on him, smiled and told him, 'not on my nellie' or something similar. Cut him some slack.. you talk about him having no life experiences - have you buried your mum before the entire world and had acomplete cross spectrum of opinion about yourself, your parents and your activities shoved down your throat?

Whatever you think about his past, he is doing something worthwhile. Still, Sunderland have just scored against Southampton so don't worry, I'm not bothered too much about what you think.

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