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02-19-07, 10:00 PM #1Banned
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Prince Harry Demands to Serve with Combat Unit If Deployed to Iraq..
I've changed my opinion of Prince Harry, who I previously thought was a royal brat. Even though he probably won't serve in combat, he has proven that he's got guts.
02-19-07, 11:27 PM #2
02-19-07, 11:36 PM #3
Good on him.
We are the thin blue line
and all the money in the world.
And no you can't have any.
02-20-07, 12:50 AM #4Banned
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What his intentions were in making the statement, I don't know, as having been in the army myself, I don't try to read between the lines when another military man makes a statement.
02-20-07, 02:01 AM #5
I can't believe the government would try to stop him. Historically, people became royalty by kicking the ass of everyone that challenged them. Wouldn't you want to prove what a badass your (future) king is?"I'm not a coward,
I've just never been tested
I'd like to think that if I was,
I would pass"
~Mighty Mighty Bosstones~
02-20-07, 02:55 AM #6
02-20-07, 03:01 AM #7
He isn't first in line or second .... let him go if that's what he wants. If you aren't willing to fight for your country, you certainly should never be in charge of it."Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker." - Gener Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (original)
02-20-07, 03:05 AM #8
From Wiki about Prince Andrew....
In 2 April 1982 the British colony of the Falkland Islands was invaded by Argentina, an event that led to the Falklands War. Prince Andrew's ship, HMS Invincible was one of only two operational aircraft carriers available to the Royal Navy, and as such was to play a major role in the Royal Navy taskforce being assembled to sail south to retake the islands.
At first the British government were apprehensive of allowing Prince Andrew to remain on Invincible, and wished to move him to a desk job. The prospect of the son of the Queen being killed in action was a possibility, and the government wished to avoid such a circumstance. However, the Queen insisted that Prince Andrew be allowed to remain with his ship, and so he joined the Invincible as it sailed south, as a Sea King helicopter co-pilot.
Throughout the conflict Prince Andrew flew on various missions, including Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface Warfare search (ASUW), as well as acting as an Exocet missile decoy; a hitherto secret tactic which the Prince inadvertently revealed to journalists after the war. He also helped in casualty evacuation, transport and Search and Air Rescue (SAR). When the conflict ended, and Invincible returned to Portsmouth, the Queen and Prince Philip joined other families of the crew to welcome the vessel home.
Ummmm, what if I don't like thumbs in my butt?
02-20-07, 03:46 AM #9
Prince Harry is third in line to the throne and is just a normal lad. He was in the same class at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst with my son. He did everything that everyone else did, with no favours or help. The only thing different for him was that his police protection officers were with him on the runs and exercises (on overwatch). They still are. The biggest concern about him serving in conflict, is that our pond scum press may release pictures and details of where he is. Which would put his men under greater risk than normal! His brother Prince William (2nd in line) is in the same regiment and is likely to go to Northern Ireland later this year.
I've protected both of them.To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
I've Talked the Talk and I've Walked the Walk, now I Sit the Sit!
It's not until you look at an Ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day, that you realise just how often they burst into flames for no reason!
02-20-07, 04:29 AM #10
Yeah, good on him. Let his get out amongst it."Contrary to popular belief, you will not rise to the occasion, but will fall to the level of your training"
02-20-07, 08:51 PM #11
02-20-07, 09:40 PM #12
I think its a bad deal for everyone serving with him. He would be a good target to take out and anyone around him working with him would also be in danger. Good for him that he wants to do that but bad for the others that are gonna have a big target on their heads now more than before
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