The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals > Current Events Archive

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #121  
Old 04-25-2007, 11:15 PM
HRH Kimetha's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Arlington, United States
Posts: 779
The MoD is taking a second look at Harry in Iraq

MoD to review Harry's Iraq role

The decision to send Prince Harry to Iraq is being reviewed by senior Army officers, it has emerged.


BBC NEWS | UK | MoD to review Harry's Iraq role
__________________

  #122  
Old 04-26-2007, 12:06 AM
Sister Morphine's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: North Carolina, United States
Posts: 2,762
Would this review possibly mean he won't be going? He sounded rather adamant about going and that he'd quit the army if he couldn't. Also, if they choose to keep him home, or at least not send him to Iraq, where would he go? He doesn't strike me as the type to be content with a desk job.
__________________

__________________
"The grass was greener / The light was brighter / The taste was sweeter / The nights of wonder / With friends surrounded / The dawn mist glowing / The water flowing / The endless river / Forever and ever........ "
  #123  
Old 04-26-2007, 03:38 AM
HRH Kimetha's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Arlington, United States
Posts: 779
Keep Harry away from fighting

Keep Harry away from fighting

SENIOR officers may ban Prince Harry from combat in Iraq to avert a disaster overtaking other soldiers, it has emerged.

The Sun Online - News: Keep Harry away from fighting


Wise move

April 26, 2007

COMMENT ON THIS STORY


NOBODY should doubt Prince Harrys personal courage or determination to lead his men into battle.

Like any other newly commissioned officer, he was ready to face the same risks as the soldiers under his command.

The Sun Online - Sun Says: Wise move
  #124  
Old 04-26-2007, 03:58 AM
HRH Kimetha's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Arlington, United States
Posts: 779
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avalon
Prince Harry running with the Blues and Royals Regiment, Windsor, Berkshire, Britain - 24 Apr 2007

Pictures:
Prince Harry
Prince Harry 2

Gallery of pictures from Isifa

It looks like Harry is running alongside the men instead of with the men, so it appears he is actually leading the run.
  #125  
Old 04-26-2007, 06:55 AM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
I would think Harry knows that the decision will be up for reveiw, right up to him getting on the plane. Here are two more articles, one rightly points out that it is a constant appraisal of the risks, not only to Harry but also the men around him.

UK constantly reviewing Prince Harry's Iraq stint

Prince Harry faces Iraq ban
  #126  
Old 04-26-2007, 11:50 AM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,906
Prince Harry sits with his companion Chelsy Davy as they enjoy the soccer game during the Champions League semifinal first leg match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London.

Pictures:
Prince Harry and Chelsy
Prince Harry and Chelsy 2
__________________
Queen Elizabeth: "I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations." God, Save The Queen!
  #127  
Old 04-26-2007, 01:08 PM
crm2317's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,237
I'm not really surprised his situation is being reviewed. However I know that Harry has always said he wanted to be treated like a normal soldier. Its an awkward situation. Do you risk him being killed in action or do you keep him home too ensure his safety?
  #128  
Old 04-26-2007, 01:28 PM
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: ***, United States
Posts: 16,894
The problem isn't just him being killed in action, it's him being kidnapped and held to ransom for the British to get out of Iraq, and it's also the potential danger to the people around him because he's such a tempting target.

The question is whether he can be made to see that this is every bit as important a factor as his desire to be with his troops and to fight along with the rest of the army. He must know that, as far as the enemy is concerned, he isn't just any other soldier but a very valuable potential resource. On the other hand, keeping him behind when the troops deploy is going to make a lot of people wonder whether his army career is genuine and it may well foster resentment among people whose loved ones are being put in harm's way while he, however reluctantly, is exempted. This is beginning to look like a no-win situation.
  #129  
Old 04-26-2007, 01:49 PM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspeth
The problem isn't just him being killed in action, it's him being kidnapped and held to ransom for the British to get out of Iraq, and it's also the potential danger to the people around him because he's such a tempting target.

The question is whether he can be made to see that this is every bit as important a factor as his desire to be with his troops and to fight along with the rest of the army. He must know that, as far as the enemy is concerned, he isn't just any other soldier but a very valuable potential resource. On the other hand, keeping him behind when the troops deploy is going to make a lot of people wonder whether his army career is genuine and it may well foster resentment among people whose loved ones are being put in harm's way while he, however reluctantly, is exempted. This is beginning to look like a no-win situation.
It might not be a no-win situation if the Media had enough senses to keep quiet about it and not spill out every single detail they could find.
I know they will make good headlines whether Prince Harry gets killed, is forbiden to go or manages a distinguished military career. But it's about humans' lives, not headlines.
__________________
Queen Elizabeth: "I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations." God, Save The Queen!
  #130  
Old 04-26-2007, 01:49 PM
karla64's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lynnwood, United States
Posts: 883
Ananova - 'Prince won't quit Army over Iraq'=
  #131  
Old 04-26-2007, 01:53 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Harry will not quit, say friends

Friends of Prince Harry have denied reports that he will quit the Army if he is not allowed to serve in Iraq

BBC NEWS | UK | Harry will not quit, say friends

Britain denies banning Iraq combat for Prince Harry

Britain's military denied newspaper reports on Thursday that it was banning Prince Harry from serving in combat in Iraq, but acknowledged his deployment was under review.

Britain denies banning Iraq combat for Prince Harry

Prince Harry is 'definitely' going to Iraq - but could take desk job

Prince Harry is 'definitely' going to Iraq but may be given a desk job, Clarence House sources revealed today

Prince Harry is 'definitely' going to Iraq - but could take desk job | News | This is London

A desk job in Iraq is no guarantee of safety.
  #132  
Old 04-26-2007, 02:01 PM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydragon
Prince Harry is 'definitely' going to Iraq - but could take desk job

Prince Harry is 'definitely' going to Iraq but may be given a desk job, Clarence House sources revealed today

Prince Harry is 'definitely' going to Iraq - but could take desk job | News | This is London

A desk job in Iraq is no guarantee of safety.
I'm sorry but what Clarence House source? As far as I know no official statement was made or is their source a maid or a butler?
__________________
Queen Elizabeth: "I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations." God, Save The Queen!
  #133  
Old 04-26-2007, 02:11 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Monterey, United States
Posts: 2,323
I Hope he gets to do what he went to The Army for the first place. Henry (especially since his Mother Passed) Has seemed to me as someone whos Dying to fit in , And is very restless And the Army gives him a chance to fit in and use his energy he could always change Regiments to take to another Service The Marines Perhaps (That would Heal the wound Left by the Earl of Wessex) JMHO
  #134  
Old 04-26-2007, 02:37 PM
ap3's Avatar
ap3 ap3 is offline
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avalon
Prince Harry sits with his companion Chelsy Davy as they enjoy the soccer game during the Champions League semifinal first leg match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London.

Pictures:
Prince Harry and Chelsy
Prince Harry and Chelsy 2
I think Chelsy has been tanning herself too much. Her face is getting a little leathery-looking in these photos.
  #135  
Old 04-26-2007, 02:50 PM
karla64's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lynnwood, United States
Posts: 883
more pics.. form Harry running..

-
  #136  
Old 04-26-2007, 04:16 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by Royal Fan
And is very restless And the Army gives him a chance to fit in and use his energy he could always change Regiments to take to another Service The Marines Perhaps (That would Heal the wound Left by the Earl of Wessex) JMHO
Unfortunately he couldn't just change like that, that would require him to undertake different training altogether as the Royal Marines are Navy.
  #137  
Old 04-26-2007, 04:18 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avalon
I'm sorry but what Clarence House source? As far as I know no official statement was made or is their source a maid or a butler?
Clearly they spelt it wrong, they meant sauce as in chocolate!
  #138  
Old 04-26-2007, 04:53 PM
cowarth's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NA, United States
Posts: 326
Why did he attend Sandhurst if he is unable to serve on the front lines?
  #139  
Old 04-26-2007, 06:46 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Arcadia, United States
Posts: 450
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by cowarth
Why did he attend Sandhurst if he is unable to serve on the front lines?
I agree. He is an Officer in in the Army enough said.
  #140  
Old 04-27-2007, 06:35 AM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Prince Harry will be sent to Iraq despite misgivings over security

Prince Harry will be deployed with his regiment, the Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry, on the frontline in south-eastern Iraq next month despite concerns among military commanders that he might attract fire from insurgents and rogue elements within Shia militias.

Prince Harry will be sent to Iraq despite misgivings over security | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
__________________

Closed Thread

Tags
prince harry


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy Current Events 1: October-November 2007 Warren Current Events Archive 20 11-12-2007 06:44 PM
Prince Harry Current Events 20: May-June 2007 Elspeth Current Events Archive 205 06-12-2007 07:59 AM
Prince Harry Current Events 19: May 1-17, 2007 Elspeth Current Events Archive 210 05-17-2007 03:18 AM
Prince Harry Current Events 17: March 2007 Warren Current Events Archive 200 03-30-2007 08:31 AM
Prince Harry Current Events 16: January-March 2007 Avalon Current Events Archive 210 03-05-2007 03:54 AM




Popular Tags
ascot 2016 best gown best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit catherine middleton style coup d'etat crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion crown princess mette-marit current events duchess of cambridge e-mail fashion poll grahamm grand duke jean greece kate middleton king abdulah ii king abdullah ii king felipe king felipe vi king willem-alexander member introduction monarchy new zealand nobel gala norway november 2016 october 2016 opening of parliament photo picture of the week prince bernhard prince charles princess eugenie eveningwear princess ingrid alexandra princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen mathildes outfits queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania revolution royal fashion september 2016 state visit state visit to denmark succession sweden the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:46 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises