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Prince Harry - White Flag.

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Message 1 - posted by U7339071, May 17, 2007

A good day to buy a white flag while stocks last!
White feathers cannot be had for love nor money at the moment.
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Message 2 - posted by DerbyAndProud, May 18, 2007

Who do you propose sending the white flag/feather to, Prince Harry or the Chief of Staff who made the decision?

To my knowledge Harry has always stated his desire to go where the rest of his regiment go so to suggest cowardice on his part is disingenuous.

The Chief of Staff who made the decision has, I assume, taken advice from commanders on the ground in Iraq and other security and military experts.

In spite of all Harry's requests to be treated as a normal soldier, the fact remains that he is not and never can be.

Perhaps he should never have been allowed to join the armed forces in the first place.
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Message 3 - posted by patsy, May 18, 2007

Why have you got them all?

White feathers cannot be had for love nor money at the moment.

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Message 4 - posted by stevoplymouth, May 18, 2007

Who do you propose sending the white flag/feather to, Prince Harry or the Chief of Staff who made the decision?

To my knowledge Harry has always stated his desire to go where the rest of his regiment go so to suggest cowardice on his part is disingenuous.

The Chief of Staff who made the decision has, I assume, taken advice from commanders on the ground in Iraq and other security and military experts.

In spite of all Harry's requests to be treated as a normal soldier, the fact remains that he is not and never can be.

Perhaps he should never have been allowed to join the armed forces in the first place.

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I agree didnt he even say he would even go back to private so he could fight
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Message 5 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, May 18, 2007

Private equals cannon fodder so how would that help?

If a 'royal' joins up they are put through the same dangers as the rest or they leave. The monarchy is enough of a sham/facade without there being even more obvious examples pushed into our faces.
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Message 6 - posted by martski, May 18, 2007


If a 'royal' joins up they are put through the same dangers as the rest or they leave. The monarchy is enough of a sham/facade without there being even more obvious examples pushed into our faces.

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I fully agree.

The pathetic fabrication/excuse that harry makes it more dangerous for his troops takes the biscuit. In any event if he did get killed SOMEONE ELSE would then be third in line, what's the problem there's plenty of them!?

The real reason they put the royals in the army is so they are surrounded by security and safe from everyone, including the media, they have no intention of putting them in the front line. Heaven forbid they should fight for themselves!
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Message 7 - posted by Rob, May 18, 2007

Leave the guy alone.......at least he has more bottle than his Uncle Eddie.

He also behaves like a normal lad, so he can't be that bad!
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Message 8 - posted by Devon_Dumpling, May 18, 2007

A good day to buy a white flag while stocks last!
White feathers cannot be had for love nor money at the moment.

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If you need white feathers your welcome to come to my house and denude the seagull that keeps pooping on my sunlounge roof! Its got lots of white feathers!
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Message 9 - posted by martski, May 18, 2007

Lad?

He's a trained killing machine, that what the army does!!

This decision makes him look like a lying coward who knew all along he wasn't going to go.
I think he should appear on TV and tell us what he really wants to do..........If he won't fight for granny, and america's oil, why should everyone else???
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Message 10 - posted by Rob, May 18, 2007

You don't have to tell me what the Army is...spent enough time in it myself.

I think you need to get some facts to back your big mouth up.
Lad?

He's a trained killing machine, that what the army does!!

This decision makes him look like a lying coward who knew all along he wasn't going to go.
I think he should appear on TV and tell us what he really wants to do..........If he won't fight for granny, and america's oil, why should everyone else???

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Message 11 - posted by PlainAshington, May 18, 2007

Bearing in mind who his granny is; I would imagine he gets posted where he wants posted regardless of press releases to say he would actually like to be getting shot at?

Note the news blackout on the wives and mothers of the Blues & Royals forming an orderly queue outside Bernard Mathews Albino turkey plucking site.

Tax payers money hasn't been wasted though, the army now has somebody to supervise the cleaning of the regimental stables!

"Can't send him to war it's too dangerous".

Bet the lucky chap that's filling the seat previously allocated to the Royal rump is over the moon!
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Message 12 - posted by Rob, May 18, 2007

It wasn't his decision was it?

Or do you have inside information?
Bearing in mind who his granny is; I would imagine he gets posted where he wants posted regardless of press releases to say he would actually like to be getting shot at?

Note the news blackout on the wives and mothers of the Blues & Royals forming an orderly queue outside Bernard Mathews Albino turkey plucking site.

Tax payers money hasn't been wasted though, the army now has somebody to supervise the cleaning of the regimental stables!

"Can't send him to war it's too dangerous".

Bet the lucky chap that's filling the seat previously allocated to the Royal rump is over the moon!

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Message 13 - posted by Tommysanstarfish, May 18, 2007

This has been in the papers for months now.
""PRINCE Harry and his Army regiment are being deployed to Iraq in the spring, the Ministry of Defence confirmed today"". The queens grandson...

Has anyone else famous had their name and picture in the paper saying they are going to Iraq..Or anyone else at all??
What a target <doh>...He joined the army (he didnt have too)
..I believe he did want to go, .He did not want to put his men at further risk..he is following orders thats what soldiers do..
To call him a coward is just so nasty and unfair..

news.scotsman.com/to...



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Message 14 - posted by PlainAshington, May 18, 2007

I'll refer you to this.

en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Scroll down to the Falklands war.

Prince Andrew wanted to sail with his, "boys" and the Queen said her son could go.

Andrew was third in line at the time.

The Queen has the final say in decisions concerning, Her Majesties Armed Services.
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Message 15 - posted by Rob, May 18, 2007

Tommy <hug>

Try telling that to the pork that are posting here!
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Message 16 - posted by Tommysanstarfish, May 18, 2007

Hello Rob <hug>

Maybe his men did not want to be targets..
If all his men died because of him people would change their minds..

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Message 17 - posted by Rob, May 18, 2007

No she doesn't. She just endorses decisions made by our(not her) Government.

The Queen has the final say in decisions concerning, Her Majesties Armed Services.

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Message 18 - posted by PlainAshington, May 18, 2007

Hello Rob <hug>

Maybe his men did not want to be targets..
If all his men died because of him people would change their minds..


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But his men are still targets; if for nothing else to prove they would have killed him if he had gone.

Might as well have sent him and had the massive moral boost to real soldiers?

There's a first, second and fourth in line to the throne and if if push comes to shove Queen Beatrice sounds familiar.

If he had wanted to go, the Queen sent her son to war.
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Message 19 - posted by Tommysanstarfish, May 18, 2007

They said they would not kill him, they wanted to catch him..To do that they would of probably killed his men to get to Harry.
I do think the Falklands is different to Iraq.
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Message 20 - posted by PlainAshington, May 18, 2007

Assuming the Chief of staff Army is in the army, he swore alliegence to the Queen.

Which means had Cornetto Wales wanted to go his Granny could definitely have swung it for him. She did it for her son!

www.royal.gov.uk/out...
No she doesn't. She just endorses decisions made by our(not her) Government.

The Queen has the final say in decisions concerning, Her Majesties Armed Services.

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