Ordinary People?

Defence Secretary John Reid has said Prince Harry should be treated "like any other member of the British armed forces" when he finishes his military training.
Bravo, of course he should be treated like any normal member of the armed forces, but what are the chances of that? My only (brief) experience of royals in the forces was andy pandy and the redhead he once married. He was far from normal and in no way treated as such, and she??? She was an absolute wnaker.
I think the only one treated normaly was eddie when he got binned by the royals, at least they don't appear to have double standards.
Anyone else got experience or dits about serving royals?
BTW I love HM, it is just her kids who need a goos scudding. :wink:
 

sidon55

Lantern Swinger
Wonder how the army will handle the Royal Escort coppers that follow him around. And can you imagine it outside the Horse Guards with him on a horse and 15 plods trying to look like tourists
 

ex_wasp_L2

Lantern Swinger
I remember being on security at a dorset air station before PA got married. Rhere was a film of his "working" life being filmed before he got married. Me and me oppo were having lunch in the aircrew refreshment bar, when a pilot walked in came over to us and asked if he could sit as he didnt want to sit with a certain wnaker. of course we aggreed. When they came in the officer was moved to wit with said wnaker (he was not a happy bunny). When they filmed they panned round the room and caught us on film, but low and behold when it was shown the 2 oiks were missing (we never made it off the cutting room floor.
Prior to him joining he was at Gordonstoun, I was at Elgin College and played rugby for them. One day we had a game against Gordonstoun, their captain came over and asked us to make life "entertaining" for a certain member of their team. No prizes for guessing who that was
 
ex_wasp_L2 said:
I remember being on security at a dorset air station before PA got married. Rhere was a film of his "working" life being filmed before he got married. Me and me oppo were having lunch in the aircrew refreshment bar, when a pilot walked in came over to us and asked if he could sit as he didnt want to sit with a certain wnaker. of course we aggreed. When they came in the officer was moved to wit with said wnaker (he was not a happy bunny). When they filmed they panned round the room and caught us on film, but low and behold when it was shown the 2 oiks were missing (we never made it off the cutting room floor.
Prior to him joining he was at Gordonstoun, I was at Elgin College and played rugby for them. One day we had a game against Gordonstoun, their captain came over and asked us to make life "entertaining" for a certain member of their team. No prizes for guessing who that was
Worked with a bloke once who was on a ship that PA was on when his ginger trout came for a visit. She proceded to drip about the lack of cleanliness in the flats and the OOD had the duty watch scrubbing out??
What a jumped up minger.
I suppose they might be sending little mr harry away to keep him away from the drugs and the wild life, I am sure the army was not his choosing. BTW what ever happened to dizzy edward, is he still alive?
 

D3AN

Midshipman
Harry says he wants to do frontline service... i admire his bravery, but i think it'd be a bad move.. imagine how much of a target he'd be for terroists.. and what they'd do if he was captured..

Also endangers everyone under his command... more than normal!
 

clanky

War Hero
Firstly, theres been no suggestion outside the media that he is'nt going to be treated and deployed in the same way as any other officer. Say what you like about the Royals, his family have all served, and his Uncle and Grandfather have both done the business on Ops. If he is'nt allowed to go, then much of the credibility that the Princes have managed to engender will be lost. If the army refuses to deploy him to Iraq/Afghanistan, it suggests that the force protection measures in place are in some way inadequate(probably not a suitable topic for discussion on this forum).

Anyway, Harry is'nt even the heir to the throne at the moment!

Clanky (Realist Royalist?)
 

Scud

Badgeman
Surely Andy Pandy wasn't the first or the last ******** to join the mob.

And whatever else you may say, he did go to the Falklands...
 

PartTimer

War Hero
Lingyai said:
Anyone else got experience or dits about serving royals

That's dangerously close to a Journo question Lingyai...

Besides which, it's also skirting on the edges of being sudicious, being as most members of this board are in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines.

Aside from that, I heard the LHM Designate was pretty damn good (bar a command that maybe came too early), and that Andy mellowed a lot later in his career - although anyone who did Koo Stark is alright in my books!!
 
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