Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Prince William Golden Jubilee Gong!

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
:? Did anyone one see the SUN news paper today? Prince William passing out at Sandhurst with a QGJ gong on. It maybe his Nan who authorised him to wear it, how ever, i know for a fact that you had to serve 5 years in what ever service to qualify for one. Will is sporting a current serviceman's issue medal.

Personally i dont care, its just a issue that has been bothering me all day. I know, i dont think of much in the day anyway!!

Question is, alot of lads/girls had to wait ages or even missed it by a couple of days/months..... :?
 
check out the rest of the clan in thier lovely uniforms - where the hell did charles and andrew get all of those.

phillip earnt quite a few in the WW2 but i did laugh when i saw edward in the big red hat and uniform on rememberance day parade.
 

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
Its crazy aint it. i have grafted for my gongs!! Phil worked for his - granted, but why wear some thing that you never earnt. Shocking stuff really.

At least with Will, he has one now - right. He will be ead of HM Forces one day, just watch what he does till then, then look at his rig....remember where you heard it first!!!
 

come_the_day

Lantern Swinger
Haven't all the royals got all the gongs? When Edward Bear was in the RM, he sported a Silver Jubilee medal - you know, the one that only a couple of people per Unit were awarded. I had only been in 4 years at that time, so wouldn't have qualified under the terms of the GJ Medal, but I seem to remember that the Successful Film Director joined somewhat after that year. None of 'em will ever get a P Doo though.
 

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
Like the info. Very helpful. It looks in context a bit better now. I think it's Will's & H's perk to get the QGJM.
 

stumpy

War Hero
The QGJM was also awarded to the police, lifeboats etc... and to members of the Royal Household. And Wills and Harry had both been members of the Royal Household for over 5 years. good luck to both of them.
 

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
Yeah, good luck to them - but if you read it properly (everyone knows others got it as well) each was different, Current servicemen, Life boat bods & Coppers. Will is wearing a current servicemans medal. He can wear his pants on his head for i care, it was just a mere observation.

Chuffty Badge!!!!
 

safewalrus

War Hero
Come on people you know the rules - if Mummy owns the bloody shop, you get to play with all the toys and eat the sweets for free (and if you know you'll probably not have one by the time you get to be the shop owner you'll do it now)

Hell I know I would! So would the rest of you buggers if you admitted it! So who cares if it don't mean sod all! Just deny others the right to were theirs (PJM for them as knows) and you've cracked it
 
The Golden Jubilee Medal was in the personal gift of HMQ. If she wanted to give it to her Grandson then that is her prerogative.

Now as we serve/d in the ROYAL Navy/Marines are you really going to complain to the Boss?
 

dixie_gooner

Lantern Swinger
I dont mind them wearing it, I got mine for free, we all did.

It would be a different matter if it was a campaign medal.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
A bit bitter RNFlunky, no gongs yourself?

Will is wearing a current servicemans medal.

Prince William is a current serviceman and the medal is not merely for those with military service (as has been explained).
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Prince Andrew is outside but an Honorary Captain. I can't say at this time if he's on the retired list as a Commander.

Prince Charles is a Vice Admiral but doesn't appear on the active list, likewise Princess Anne (Rear Admiral). The Duke of Edinburgh is an Admiral of the Fleet and the most senior officer on the active list.

Interesting to see what Charles wears when he becomes King and Lord High Admiral. Admiral of the Fleet would seem appropriate but there are no more promotions to 5*. Any thoughts/ideas hammockhead?
 

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
Seadog said:
A bit bitter RNFlunky, no gongs yourself?
Got 'SIX' of my very own - "Shipmate"!!! - so no, i am not bitter!!!
Will is wearing a current servicemans medal.

Prince William is a current serviceman and the medal is not merely for those with military service (as has been explained).
 

DingDong

Lantern Swinger
What a load of bollocks. So what if he is wearing a golden jubilee medal? Is it a current campaign medal - no. Is it a medal from an order of chivalry? - no. Is it a medal for barvery or gallantry - no.

I got mine for a combination of RNR and Full time service, others got them purely for "service" in the URNU.

Both Will and Harry are desperate to serve in the frontline and are unlikely to do so. so the only medals they are likely to get are freebies from HMQ.

RNFLUNKY keep your pointless observations to yourself.
 

Jim30

Lantern Swinger
All members of the Royal Household from cleaners to princes recieved the Golden Jubilee gong. Every organisation had differnt criteria for being awarded it.

Charles is a full admiral now - he was promoted the other week.
 

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
DingDong said:
What a load of bollocks. So what if he is wearing a golden jubilee medal? Is it a current campaign medal - no. Is it a medal from an order of chivalry? - no. Is it a medal for barvery or gallantry - no.

I got mine for a combination of RNR and Full time service, others got them purely for "service" in the URNU.

Both Will and Harry are desperate to serve in the frontline and are unlikely to do so. so the only medals they are likely to get are freebies from HMQ.

RNFLUNKY keep your pointless observations to yourself.
Dry your
eyes "Ding Dong". Its a website that you can express thoughts etc..if you havent got any thing reasonable to say'PIPE DOWN'
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
RNFLUNKY wrote (though credited it to moi)

Got 'SIX' of my very own - "Shipmate"!!! - so no, i am not bitter!!!

None of them for using the 'quote' icon on RR. :wink:

Jim30 wrote
Charles is a full admiral now - he was promoted the other week.

I missed that update, thanks.
 

Jimbo3188

Badgeman
I was more interested in the crossed rifles bagde that Will was sporting on his cuff. Anyone else spot it?

Is that a marksmans award? Or am I wrong?

Surely that is unusual to pass out of Sandhurst already having qualified as a marksman?

Obviously not like the RN, where officers dont wear skills badges.

Jimbo
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS Prince William is appointed Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Employers supporting Armed Forces strike gold with Prince William MoD News 0
soleil Pompey News: "Prince William To Visit Gosport’s Newly-restored HMS Alliance" Submariners 4
sgtpepperband BBC News: "Prince William to swap armed forces for royal duties" Current Affairs 32
Handler Congrats to Prince William Current Affairs 7
MoD_RSS Prince William honours Service personnel's Antarctic race Current Affairs 0
S Prince William Current Affairs 10
soleil Evening Standard: "Wedding Role For Prince William's Drugs Raid Comrades" The Fleet 1
B Prince William to receive US medal The Fleet 31
Ninja_Stoker Prince William drugs bust Current Affairs 62
sgtpepperband Prince William to spearhead submarine appeal Submariners 4
S Prince William's Naval Attachment? Current Affairs 106
Seaweed Prince William's immediate career Current Affairs 17
MoD_RSS HRH The Prince of Wales telephone call with Prime Minister Imran Khan MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia: 24 November 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Prince of Wales speech at the Bundestag, Berlin: 15 November 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS HRH The Prince of Wales makes a donation to Israel’s Peres Centre MoD News 0
MoD_RSS From Portsmouth to Odesa, UK and Ukraine naval cooperation on show as Ukrainian President visits HMS Prince of Wales MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Prvt Hammond receives letter from HRH The Prince of Wales MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK Government and Prince of Wales urge workers to pick fruit and veg for Britain MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed: 18 May 2020 MoD News 0
soleil Portsmouth News: "Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Prince Of Wales To Carry Out Investigation After Flooding Onboard" The Fleet 16
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: 15 March 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, UAE: 6 March 2020 MoD News 0
soleil Naval Technology: "HMS Prince of Wales to begin F-35 trials in January 2021" The Fleet 1
soleil FB: RN - Liverpool: 18-year-old Sailor Rhys Gets A Birthday Surprise From His Family On Board HMS Prince Of Wales The Fleet 0
MoD_RSS The Prince of Wales to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Cabinet Office hosts the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall MoD News 0
soleil HMS Prince of Wales To Make Inaugural Visit To Liverpool The Fleet 43
MoD_RSS HRH Prince of Wales Speech at Yad Vashem MoD News 0
MoD_RSS HRH Prince of Wales visits Israel MoD News 0
soleil FB: Portsmouth News "What An Amazing Photo Of HMS Queen Elizabeth And HMS Prince Of Wales" Bases / Shore Est 1
soleil Sun: "Prince Philip Wants Princess Anne To Head Up The Royal Marines Once Harry Quits" The Corps 47
soleil i: "'A Fitting Tribute': Second World War Hero's Uniform Pride Of Place On HMS Prince of Wales" History 2
soleil FB: Video Highlights Of Yesterday's Commissioning Ceremony for HMS Prince of Wales - Editing By LPhot Dan Rosenbaum The Fleet 1
MoD_RSS UK Scientist receives the 28th Prince Mahidol Award 2019 MoD News 0
soleil HMS Prince Of Wales To Arrive In Portsmouth on Saturday, November 16th 2019 The Fleet 6
MoD_RSS Prince of Wales concludes tenth official visit to India MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Prince of Wales embarks on tenth official visit to India MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Prince of Wales embarks on tenth official visit to India MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: 17 September 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM call with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan: 9 August 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Minister for Europe accompanies The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall on Their official visit to Germany MoD News 0
A Prince Harry's off to Norway........ The Corps 0
A Prince Harry's off to Norway........ The Corps 1
MoD_RSS Press release: PM meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: 30 November 2018 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Speech: HRH The Prince of Wales' keynote speech at The Commonwealth: Towards a common future MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: HRH Prince of Wales hears how UK aid is helping cocoa farmers MoD News 0
soleil Bristol Live: "Why One Of The World's Biggest Aircraft Carriers - HMS Prince Of Wales - Is Linked To Bristol" The Fleet 0
soleil Forces News: "Crown Prince Of Bahrain Congratulates Newly Commissioned Officer Cadets" Bases / Shore Est 5
Similar threads


















































New Posts

Top