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Her Majesty's funeral

Old 22nd Sep 2022, 07:52
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Where better to start than with his own Coronation? You heard it here first....
And the King obviously reads PPRuNe:

King Charles planning 'less expensive' coronation and 'slimmed down' working monarchy
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 09:25
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Damn! Scooped again!
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To reduce costs, the police could be given the same rates of overtime pay as the military folk who will be involved.

That might help.
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 10:18
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The police RUN on overtime for heavens sake......................... no overtime = no police
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 10:20
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They could of course break it for parts and sell the crown he will use, replace it with a paste example paid for from the sale and use the remaining funds to partially finance his Coronation
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With the crown being "pre-loved" will Charles have to do what we all did at some point with a new hat? That is rip the lining out, through it in the bath overnight then wear it wet whilst it shapes?
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 11:47
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I thought some old Finningley hands might wish to see this. Silver Jubilee visit 1977. The gentleman behind the Queen is her ADC and CAS, ACM Sir Neil Cameron, later MRAF, then Lord Cameron of Balhousie. A very fine man by all accounts.
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 15:13
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My wife and I were in Italy last week, and thus missed Monday's events. We were very touched by the number of Europeans who, on hearing us speak, expressed their sympathy at Her Majesty's demise.
So, despite what the Euro(p))(crats say and do, the average European is a good person.
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 17:00
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To those stating the cost of the funeral is 6p per person, what is the cost to the GDP?
In oz, the public holiday in honour of HRH, is forecast to reduce GDP by $2B with a direct cost of $500m to business.

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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 18:43
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Originally Posted by mickjoebill View Post
To those stating the cost of the funeral is 6p per person, what is the cost to the GDP?
In oz, the public holiday in honour of HRH, is forecast to reduce GDP by $2B with a direct cost of $500m to business.

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2 billion. Oz I assume. Bollocks frankly. What happens on other holidays ? Xmas. Labour day.? Canít see my self going to work day ? Does the GDP tank then. ?
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"In oz, the public holiday in honour of HRH, is forecast to reduce GDP by $2B"

yeah a public holiday a week after the funeral so it makes a nice long weekend for the good people of Victoria so they can enjoy the Footie Grand Final as well.................. politicians!!
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Ah yes, the 1977 Jubilee at RAF Finningley:



Sleepy Fred Mulley, Harold Wislon's Secretary of State for Defence, showing little interest in the flying display!
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 10:31
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Originally Posted by mickjoebill View Post
To those stating the cost of the funeral is 6p per person, what is the cost to the GDP?.......

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Yeah, they could have just gone to the local crematorium; that would have been a lot cheaper for the country..................


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Sleepy Fred Mulley, Harold Wislon's Secretary of State for Defence, showing little interest in the flying display!
Thanks for that pic, Beags. I was doing the commentary for that display, directly addressing Her Majesty (via loudspeakers, of course.)

Anyway, I understood that my annual report included the comment "This officer puts the Secretary of State for Defence to sleep in the middle of a noisy flying display"

But I did get a very nice letter from CAS.... And no, I didn't get a Jubilee Medal.

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And no, I didn't get a Jubilee Medal.
Perhaps His Majesty might consider righting the wrong of 1977 by permitting those of us who met the criteria for the Silver Jubilee medal, but were not given one due to the ad hoc parsimonious random distribution of the medals, now to be granted permission to wear one?
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Beags, I was nominated to select the one individual out of my 50, or so man unit to receive it. After putting up with an O.C. who tried to grab it for himself ("to represent everyone" ) and to avoid any probems with the juniors , I listened to an old and bold much medalled Flt. Sqt. sounding off in the crew bar about the sheer nonsense of the situation making the thing effectively worthless.
Guess who was the lucky recipient!
Some months before I overheard one of the lads asking him how he had got one of the several decorations that he held.
" Cowering in a trench singing war songs!"

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Old 24th Sep 2022, 09:41
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Sleepy Fred Mulley, Harold Wislon's Secretary of State for Defence, showing little interest in the flying display!
More to the point; falling asleep while in the company of The Queen ?????

I know that I would remain very much awake if I was ever in a similar situation !
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For a time the slang for getting your bunk time for a few minutes was referred to as "Going for a Mulley"
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Old 25th Sep 2022, 11:31
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And when the lifts in MoD main Building were out of action, the chairs placed on the stair landings to accommodate people who needed a short rest were known as 'Mulley Chairs'.
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