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Old 11-20-2012, 09:01 AM
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I loved the blog on Will's RAF job. He works the same number of shifts as everybody else. After a 24hr shift the outgoing crew is on 2nd team standby mode the day their shift ends so he has to stay in the area. I did find it funny in all of the shots, the guys are drink from RAF mugs but the shot with Wills on the computer there is a mug with a close up of a pig on it. Just seems weird.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:11 AM
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LOL, I'm guessing they have all kinds of mugs there. Very nice pictures. Must be a hard job.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:55 AM
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Here is the link to the Telegraph article about the release on the official webpage. RAF Valley: revealing pictures show Prince William in barracks - Telegraph

There were photos in the Telegraph article not on the official website - meaning, probably, that there was a press release that went out as well? The Telegraph also noted the personal nature of the photos, "some of which are blurry and out of focus." The six year commitment to the job was mentioned, but no mention of the transition to privatize the service.

The timing of this release is odd. On Nov 14 there was also a release from the Prince praising the April Jones rescue teams and their connection to SAR teams. Prince William thanks April Jones rescue teams - Telegraph

Many people are betting William leaves SAR to become a full time royal - yet these releases plump for the rescue service. By earlier press reports, William was to recommit to another tour (although for another SAR location - as it is required that staff rotate their tour locations) about this time of year. the next tour would start (or this tour would end) mid 2013. See Airman Prince William could become part-time helicopter instructor - Telegraph.

Maybe Wills is just doing some PR for SAR before he leaves. Who knows - but I am less sure then ever what choice the Prince has made/will make.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:28 PM
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I think this has less to do with William's career and more to do with the re-design of the PoW's website. I was one (of probably thousands) who responded to the PoW's survey to make improvements to the website several months ago. I can't speak for others, but I requested more photos and more insight into their day-to-day lives. I think this is a direct result of such feedback and I commend them for giving us this glimpse of William's life. Personally, I think the website has gone a little too heavy on the photos....but we got what we asked for!
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:53 PM
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A royal farce: Palace forced to remove Duke of Cambridge pictures after security blunder-
A royal farce: Palace forced to remove Duke of Cambridge pictures after security blunder - Telegraph
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:56 PM
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I think this has less to do with William's career and more to do with the re-design of the PoW's website. I was one (of probably thousands) who responded to the PoW's survey to make improvements to the website several months ago. I can't speak for others, but I requested more photos and more insight into their day-to-day lives. I think this is a direct result of such feedback and I commend them for giving us this glimpse of William's life. Personally, I think the website has gone a little too heavy on the photos....but we got what we asked for!
I too requested the website should give the media and public more insight into the royals lives and their work. I also think the Official Monarchy site should do the same.
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Embarrassment for MoD after pictures showing 'day in the life' of Prince William at RAF base pulled over security fears | Mail Online
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There were photos in the Telegraph article not on the official website - meaning, probably, that there was a press release that went out as well?
Well, now we know why the pics I saw in the press and the pics on the POC site did not match. I caught them in the middle of sorting out the SNAFU.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:25 AM
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Well, now we know why the pics I saw in the press and the pics on the POC site did not match. I caught them in the middle of sorting out the SNAFU.
Shows to go ya just how easily something can be given away these days by a haphazard photo. It was very easy probably to overlook that there may have been sensitive information in the background. To be honest, I would never have thought about it looking at the pics.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:05 PM
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How on earth did an RAF photographer not realise that taking pictures that showed usernames and passwords of staff in the background might not have been the best idea?

Sometimes you just have to laugh at the Daily Mail, though. On their article about the photos they described William as '2nd in line to the thrown', which even by the DM's almost non-existent standards is a new low as regards their staff's literacy capabilities.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:28 PM
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How on earth did an RAF photographer not realise that taking pictures that showed usernames and passwords of staff in the background might not have been the best idea?

Sometimes you just have to laugh at the Daily Mail, though. On their article about the photos they described William as '2nd in line to the thrown', which even by the DM's almost non-existent standards is a new low as regards their staff's literacy capabilities.
Isn't he though? First in line to the thrown is Charles. Second in line is William. Or am I missing something?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:34 PM
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Isn't he though? First in line to the thrown is Charles. Second in line is William. Or am I missing something?
The correct word is "throne" not thrown which reflects on the DMs writers and editors.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:39 PM
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The correct word is "throne" not thrown which reflects on the DMs writers and editors.
Hahaha! And apparently myself! How embarrassing
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:19 PM
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At least it didn't say 'second in line to BE thrown.'
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:28 AM
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Not sure what's worse when it comes to the wrong word, but sounds the same so must be right, but it's not category...

What the DM posted about William and the "thrown" or the three articles in various online publications I saw this week about the Duke and "Dutchess" of Cambridge.

Sadly, I'm not kidding about that.

Sigh...How in the name of all Holy did that RAF Photographer *not* catch that? *groan*
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PIX & PUBLISH Prince William saddles up for cavalry return - Telegraph
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:16 AM
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I guess we will soon know what he and Catherine will do.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:15 AM
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The telegraph article about William returning to the Blues and Royals is from the gossip writer Mandrake not the a news reporter so I don't know how true it is.

IMO, it does not make sense for William go back to the his old army job. What is going to do there ? It is the same problem he had before, we was a tank commander but he couldn't go to Afghanstan with his men. That is why he switched to the RAF where he could do something usefull but not be in a warzone.

Harry (also in the Blues & Royals) even had to go on attached to the Air Corps to get back to Afghanstan since it was to dangerous for the other troops for him to go back how he did the first time undercover.

William tour in SAR ends in the spring or summer, the KP palace apartment should be done in the summer. Kate maybe pregnant by the summer. However neither the Queen or the DoE are getting any younger. Once Prince Phillip dies, there is no way that William can stay in the military.

Before the wedding there was talk of two years for William & Kate for them to be normal military couple like the Queen & Phillip had in Malta after their marriage before she became Queen. The two years are coming up, I think William will leave the military altogether and become a full time royal in next fall.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:22 PM
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:27 PM
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Intrepid reporting there lol. Of course they are the 3 options haha.
One thing I know for sure, William will leave the RAF. There is no point having KP renovated for 2013 or the hiring of additional staff if the couple don't plan on moving in for another 3 years.
One way or the other, W&C will be based in London and carrying out royal duties on a consistent basis.
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