New Captain General RM

R12_CV

Lantern Swinger
#1
Now this might only be a rumour but...

Chatting to some v keen green supporters at the w/e and the word is that Prince Philip, preparing for when he crosses the bar, has identified his replacement as Captain General of the Royals.

And who better, than the one and only Prince Edward :lol:
Better/worse still, as an Honorary Commando he'll be wearing the Green Beret..!!

Thoughts?
Particularly from anyone who joined the RM around 87.



*slams barracks door shut and runs off!! :twisted: *
 
#2
Bite detector off
Let the serial failure stick to being Commodore of the RFA. :evil:
Personally I'd look on it as an insult to have that horses arse wear any Royal rig again, let alone a Green Lid, honorary or not.
I'd have thought the rotund Andrew would have been a better choice than that beefer, at least he passed the AACC.
Think that the RMA bars will be a hotbed of 'vigorous' discussion if it comes to pass. :wink:
Bite detector on.
 
#4
Phil could always skip a generation and pass his Baton onto Wills or Harry, I'm sure they'd love the chance to have a few more rigs in their wardrobes.
Their Valets would probably throw a tantrum though. :lol:
 
#5
I think it is the Corp it self that invites some one to be Captain General as they did Mountbatten and Prince Phillip after him. I do not think they would invite Edward any way.
 

R12_CV

Lantern Swinger
#7
pompeymick said:
I think it is the Corp it self that invites some one to be Captain General as they did Mountbatten and Prince Phillip after him. I do not think they would invite Edward any way.
Which on the face of it aint a bad thing. But, will it be the lads that get the opportunity to 'vote'? Or will it be some brassed-up, bling-hunting namemaker who invites the meat muncher...?
 
#8
dhoby_bucket said:
Fat boy Andrew passed the AACC? Are you sure it wasn't one of his bodyguards....
I've heard scurrilous rumours that his times on some of the Commando tests were 'massaged' a bit. 8O :wink:
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#9
NZ_Bootneck said:
dhoby_bucket said:
Fat boy Andrew passed the AACC? Are you sure it wasn't one of his bodyguards....
I've heard scurrilous rumours that his times on some of the Commando tests were 'massaged' a bit. 8O :wink:
Funnily enough I heard those rumours as well, he took part in them I suppose. :wink:

Do we need a Captain General? I'm sure the Corps could bimble on for a while without one. Could I suggest an X factor compitition to find a new one, competitors would have a variety of challanges, best grand slam, best frock, the use of the word "Hoofing" in a sentance the most times etc.

While I'm on this chain of thought we could have a X factor compitition for the new Miss Globe and Buster, the compitition catagories could be fun. :twisted:
 

R12_CV

Lantern Swinger
#10
wet_blobby said:
...While I'm on this chain of thought we could have a X factor compitition for the new Miss Globe and Buster, the compitition catagories could be fun. :twisted:
Better still, Eddy could organise it in the style of 'Its a Knock-out' comp.

Who better to put the competition together than the Master of Ceremonies himself??

:D :D :D
 

Rigsby

Lantern Swinger
#11
R12_CV said:
Now this might only be a rumour but...

Thoughts?
Particularly from anyone who joined the RM around 87.

I was a Nod at the same time as Edward was a YO

At the time i knew/continue to know someone who was in OTW at the same time

i am assured that he found the Physical aspect well within his capabilities. don't know about the grey matter demands but based upon some TO's i have had i doubt it would have been an issue for him.

It was an utter PR disaster for The Corps when he wrapped his tits in but..............................and this is a big but.................., considering his position/who his old man was/is - it did take some balls on his part to do what he did.

The easiest thing to have done would have been to just crack on, finish YO Training and then fade into obscurity

Incoming expected
 
#12
Rigsby said:
R12_CV said:
Now this might only be a rumour but...

Thoughts?
Particularly from anyone who joined the RM around 87.

I was a Nod at the same time as Edward was a YO

At the time i knew/continue to know someone who was in OTW at the same time

i am assured that he found the Physical aspect well within his capabilities. don't know about the grey matter demands but based upon some TO's i have had i doubt it would have been an issue for him.

It was an utter PR disaster for The Corps when he wrapped his tits in but..............................and this is a big but.................., considering his position/who his old man was/is - it did take some balls on his part to do what he did.

The easiest thing to have done would have been to just crack on, finish YO Training and then fade into obscurity

Incoming expected
Agreed, my understanding is he was on top of things. His decision to wrap is not unusal, who he was is. I for one never judged him for calling it a day after 4 months, it wasn't for him so it was best not waste any more taxpayer's money.
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#13
I put a request (tongue in cheek) in to the CSM for long weekenders to consider my future in the Corps when Edward wrapped and went home to mummy for the weekend. Told me to get fcuked. :cry:
 

timex

Lantern Swinger
#14
Surprised if he called it quits for no reason, he was already lined up to attend the Army Pilots course and would then have joined 3 BAS on completion.
 
#16
To pompeymick, What a diplomatic chap you are :lol: :lol: :lol:

dhoby-bucket, I could'nt agree more, the fat sod would probably trip over one of his chins, theres no way in the world the fat one could go through that and pass, his ginger of an ex wife would have more chance. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

To NZ- BOOTNECK Trust me the rumours are not scurrilous but true. My son was on the same course as the fat one and he told me ( in accordance with rm confidentiality) that he was not the best candidate. :wink: :wink:

wet blobby, Iwould have told you the same thing :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
#17
Mod cap on

One post deleted, several others belong to Yangzte Sailor consolidated. Yangzte Sailor is getting a bit carried away, perhaps trying to get his post count up and he's now an expert on Prince Harry's soldiering qualities as most matelots of 1950s vintage are. Notwithstanding that there is a policy across RR and ARRSE about refraining from gossiping and getting digs in at the serving princes.

Poster cap.
Unusual to hear Bootnecks speak out for Prince Edward. Lots of RM recruits and AA candidates jack. Why should he get more shit than anyone else especially from those who are not Commando Qualified themselves?
 
#18
My issue with Edward jacking, rather than say Joe Bloggs jacking, is that he comes from a Family who are in a way 'obliged' to serve the nation in some form, due to the amount of sovs they recieve from the Nation. Noblesse oblige and all that.
Organising TV shows, attending the odd service/hospital opening and services to the theatre just don't cut it for me. :roll:
If he was coping why not carry on, Pass out, serve a tour in NI, in some clandestine or HQ role for the look of things then quietly resign his commission.
A year or two of his life at most, obviously couldn't muster the enthusiasm for it.
I think the Corps did as well as it could in the circumstances, the only one who came out of it looking less than Regal was Lloyd Webbers tea boy.
 

R12_CV

Lantern Swinger
#20
Go back a few years before his recruit course, and you'll find he was actually sponsored through university by the RN. No doubt for a 'return of time'.

So he gets the free education then conveniently finds the RM training too tough...

If I were a cynic, that's the sort of though I might have :roll:



**Hang on - isn't there a thread currently ongoing about these sort of people??**
 

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