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HRH The Duke Of Edinburgh

Old 12th Apr 2021, 02:58
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Wonderful how the media beat things up, it's quite a fair question, judges do at times order that Aboriginals be subject to tribal justice, which may involve spearing in a leg. The following chap was going to be speared five times in each leg after he had served 15 years in the nick for rape and manslaughter.

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-new...ing-punishment
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 03:41
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I was in Bougainville, PNG, when the Queen, Prince Phillip, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips visited in 1974. The PNG nationals were extremely fond of Her Majesty, known in pidgin as Missis Kwin, and Masta Kwin.

I'm sure the Duke, if he knew, (and I'll bet he did), would have had a quiet chuckle at his new title.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 08:13
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I'm sure that HRH knew!

Prince Charles is known as "Nambawan pikinini bilong misis kwin" and once introduced himself as such!
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 10:00
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Anyone have a copy of the photo of HRH being sent off solo in a Tiger Club Turbulent ? Long time ago.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 10:09
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 11:12
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The media has kept very quiet, or have been required to keep very quiet, about the fact that the Duke enjoyed "field sports" and spent a lot of time in Scotland - at Balmoral and Delnadamph Estates - shooting birds, stalking deer and salmon fishing.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 11:32
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Originally Posted by Lingo Dan View Post
The media has kept very quiet, or have been required to keep very quiet, about the fact that the Duke enjoyed "field sports" and spent a lot of time in Scotland - at Balmoral and Delnadamph Estates - shooting birds, stalking deer and salmon fishing.

As do millions of others .. so really not worth mentioning ... unless you simply want to stir the ****
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 11:57
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Prince Phillip was certainly a man of his generation and the passing of each is a loss to us all but I'm not sure about all this guff about his sacrifice and service. He didn't do too badly out of the deal did he?
I, for one, wouldn’t want to swap my own relatively quiet and uncomplicated life for the one he had.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 12:09
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Originally Posted by megan View Post
Wonderful how the media beat things up, it's quite a fair question, judges do at times order that Aboriginals be subject to tribal justice, which may involve spearing in a leg. The following chap was going to be speared five times in each leg after he had served 15 years in the nick for rape and manslaughter.

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-new...ing-punishment
Yup, it never ceases to amaze me how badly out of context some folks and the media distort the truth. Like this one:

19. To a female sea cadet: “Do you work in a strip club?” when she said she worked in a club. He added: "It's a bit too cold today anyway."
Said “Sea Cadet” was 24-year-old Elizabeth Rendle and her friends as he visited their barracks.Miss Rendle, a barmaid, said Philip had asked her what she did for a living. Miss Rendle is a Sea Cadet Instructor - but the press and others leave that bit out as it doesn’t fit their agenda.

'I told him I worked in a night club. He then asked if it was a strip club,' she said. His question provoked howls of laughter from 24-year-old Elizabeth Rendle and her friends as he visited their barracks.She said: 'He was just going round chatting with people, asking them what they did for a living.

'It was a joke and we were all laughing which drew everyone else's attention. I don't think he put his foot in it. It was a joke and I didn't take any offence.'
So really it works to the agenda to portray HRH in a poor light, when he was actually having a bit of a laugh with a good looking woman - hardly the teenage cadet that the quote deliberately seems to neglect to clarify.
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For the record it was front page news in El Pais with a big photo and a respectful obit.
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I take a simple viewpoint; would I have liked to have hoisted a beer or two with him in the bar. Unquestionably yes I would!
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One of my nephews has done the Gold Award and has met him several times - reckons what you saw was what you got........................
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Tribulations are common in the firm. Edward Augustus, fourth son of George III, was called upon to do his duty. He had to part ways with his lady of 27 years and contract a proper marriage to produce Victoria.

Biography ? EDWARD AUGUSTUS, Duke of KENT and STRATHEARN ? Volume V (1801-1820) ? Dictionary of Canadian Biography

I should also mention that Prince George performed his duty with Princess Charlotte and produced a daughter before they parted ways. Sadly the daughter and infant were both lost in childbirth, whereupon the younger brothers were called to duty for England and St. George.

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Old 12th Apr 2021, 18:01
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The Naval Career of HRH Prince Phillip The Duke of Edinburgh - Royal Navy

The Royal Navy has been in the blood of the Duke of Edinburgh from his earliest days, through service in the Mediterranean and Pacific during World War 2, to post-war command and honorary roles with the Fleet and Royal Marines up to his retirement from public duties.

Aged just 18 months, he was evacuated with his family in cruiser HMS Calypso when the Greek royal family was forced to abdicate amid revolution in the country.

The prince’s Royal Navy career began aged 17 when he attended Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon, the spiritual home of the officer corps. Two months later he famously escorted a then 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth and her younger sister Princess Margaret when their parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Dartmouth.

The college was in the middle of a chicken-pox and mumps epidemic and it was necessary to keep the princesses away from the risk of infection.

Prince Philip was excused from training and given the job of hosting the princesses, which included a game of croquet in the Captain’s garden.

While this was not the first time Philip and Elizabeth had met, popular consensus is that this was the first time that the princess had ‘noticed’ the prince.

Prince Philip passed out of Dartmouth at the beginning of 1940 after eight months’ training. He enjoyed his time at the college – and excelled there, receiving the King’s Dirk and the Eardley Howard Crocket prize for best Cadet of his entry.

From Dartmouth, the young midshipman was appointed to veteran battleship HMS Ramillies in the Indian Ocean, escorting troops from Australia to Egypt, before joining cruisers HMS Kent and Shropshire in the Asia-Pacific region.

At the end of 1940 he was appointed to the battleship HMS Valiant in the Mediterranean which saw action off North Africa but in particular in the victory over the Italian Fleet at Cape Matapan in March 1941.

Prince Philip was Mentioned in Despatches for “bravery and enterprise” in controlling the battleship’s searchlights in the night action which “greatly contributed to the devastating results achieved” by the guns.

At the beginning of 1942 he joined destroyer HMS Wallace and spent most of the year escorting coastal convoys off the east coast of the UK before the ship dispatched to the Mediterranean to support the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, where she helped cover the Canadian landings and was damaged during air raids.

Contemporary reports from his commanding officers praise Prince Philip’s practical seamanship skills, high intellect, good judgement, strong character, zeal, and great charm. He was described as an “officer of unusual promise” and it was predicted he would “make his mark in the Service”.

His next seagoing appointment was as First Lieutenant – second in command – of new destroyer HMS Whelp which sailed to the Far East for the final year of the war with Japan as part of the escort for the capital ships.

Aboard Whelp, Prince Philip was present in Tokyo Bay in September 1945 for the formal Japanese surrender – the last act of World War 2. The destroyer finally returned to the UK in January 1946 having helped with the repatriation of Allied servicemen.

He spent the next 3˝ years ashore at various Naval establishments helping to train new sailors joining from civvy street and petty officers as well as studies at the Naval Staff College in Greenwich – interspersed with his marriage to Princess Elizabeth in November 1947.

In October 1949, Prince Philip returned to sea as First Lieutenant of destroyer HMS Chequers in the Mediterranean and the royal couple lived in Malta between 1949 and 1951.

After being promoted to Lieutenant Commander in July 1950, Prince Philip was given his first sea-going command, 11 years after joining the Royal Navy.

He commanded anti-submarine frigate HMS Magpie from September 1950 until July 1951, taking her to ports around the Mediterranean including Izmir, Livorno, Tripoli, Athens (Princess Elizabeth joined the ship for the passage through the Corinth Canal), Monaco, and Gibraltar.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s active naval career ended as a commander in January 1953, after almost 14 years.

He was promoted Honorary Admiral of the Fleet and added the title of Captain General of the Royal Marines in June of the same year – a position he held until December 2017.

Other titles bestowed upon him during the period of transition from Service to royal life included Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Cadet Force and Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Air Training Corps.

Despite his retirement from active service, Prince Philp remained both interested and involved in the Naval Service through official visits, patronage of, and association with, naval charities and clubs, time spent in the Royal Yacht Britannia and in instances where his overseas visits were escorted by Royal Navy ships.

His long-standing connection with the Senior Service was recognised in June 2011 when The Queen conferred the title and office of Lord High Admiral to him upon his 90th birthday.

For more than eight decades, Prince Philip’s generous spirit and genuine understanding of the Royal Navy, its values, and traditions have been an asset to the Service.

So it was fitting that his final public engagement in August 2017 to review a parade by Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 19:57
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Originally Posted by FL235 View Post
Anyone have a copy of the photo of HRH being sent off solo in a Tiger Club Turbulent ? Long time ago.
That would have been in the Joan Hughes era. "You're a pilot, it's an aeroplane, of course you can fly it".




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The least surprising death in the world. The guy was 99. All this obsequious OTT nonsense about this man, is cringeworthy, especially from grown men, as opposed to Cheshire housewives reading Hello magazine, or the odious Daily Mail. He is an irrelevance to most British people, particularly in the down at heel back streets of British urban settings. Outside of the UK, who cares? I d rather watch a few hours of Jerry Springer than this tedious, nationalistic mournfest, that is an example of the British inward looking nationalism that has taken hold of this declining country, post Brexit.
And see fit to write a long message about someone you care nothing for. Curious
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Old 13th Apr 2021, 01:12
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The nation mourns.
I was in Tesco & everyone was crying, a woman was on her knees pounding the floor with her fists shouting "WHY? WHY? HE WAS ONLY 99!'
I draped a Union flag over her to ease her pain.
She thanked me & then we burned all the baguettes to teach the French a lesson.

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The nation mourns.
I was in Tesco & everyone was crying, a woman was on her knees pounding the floor with her fists shouting "WHY? WHY? HE WAS ONLY 99!'
I draped a Union flag over her to ease her pain.
She thanked me & then we burned all the baguettes to teach the French a lesson.
That sounds unbelievable!

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That sounds unbelievable!
No, just a poor attempt at humour.
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OmegaV6,

I certainly don't want to "stir the ****", as you so delicately put it, about his participation in field sports, but rather to question why the media have been completely silent about his doing so. I'm sure he spent many more hours shooting and fishing than he ever did flying.
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