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Old 01-09-2008, 07:02 PM
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Good for him...flying a plane seems so exciting...
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:51 AM
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^ It is very cool seeing pics of him flying a plane. Oh sorry, I mean aircraft. I'm surprised RAF Cranwell allows the press to take these pictures, though. I know they were allowed to take pictures in November and again the first day of his training session, but I would have thought they would be cut off after that. I know on military bases, usually (here in the US) a press corps must have a police escort and special permission to take pictures of a certain event for a specified period. The base does not want press wandering around the base taking pictures of random things.

But maybe these pictures were taken by/released by the Ministry of Defense, in which case everything above wouldn't be an issue. ????
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:21 PM
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^^Security is on high at Cranwell at the moment, so if they are new pictures, they must have been by arrangement or sold/released by the RAF. They do employ a whole unit of 'event' photographers. The press here tends to have an armed military escort, as civilian police do not have jurisdiction on a military base.
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ABACA Press --> Prince William checked his watch and scratched his nose during Day 2 of his RAF training

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Old 01-11-2008, 01:23 AM
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He could have a hair transplant. I'd offer him mine as it's so thick and fabulous but red hair has caused more than enough trouble for the Windsors already.
Heavens no! Your hair is wonderful but we dont need the paparazzi going off on a tangent saying you could be P. Harrys' father. As for Prince Wills, he could do what my dad used to do. He said it was an old family secret, he would use make up and comb his hair a certain way and it looked natural, so he thought.
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:56 AM
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You should sell that headline to the media!
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:58 PM
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Ive Heard hes been promoted in the Army is this true and does it have anything to do with his RAF Stint?
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:57 AM
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Ive Heard hes been promoted in the Army is this true and does it have anything to do with his RAF Stint?
No, he remains a 2nd Lt in the army.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:51 PM
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I have a cross-rank question for our resident Army Guru, Skydragon.

Clarence House release said that William takes the RAF equivalent of his Army rank. So is that why is already Flying Officer before actually gaining his wings?
If he had enrolled in the RAF flying course without having his army rank, he would be something else, right? But since he is already a ranked officer in another service, he takes the same rank in RAF? Right?

What brought me to wonder about this was a comment to one of the Daily Mail articles. Some guy had complained that the DM was calling him Flying Officer. But in fact, the DM was just calling him what the official release had called him. Clarence House has actually said he is known now as "Flying Officer Wales".
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:39 PM
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Unlike the army, being a graduate has it's rewards.

Graduates, once they have completed Officer training serve as a Pilot Officer for 2 - 4 weeks and then become (almost without exception) Flying Officers.

Non graduates, once they have completed their Officer training, without exception, become Pilot Officers, which is where they will stay for a couple of years, unless they show exceptional progress.

As William is a graduate, he has already received his commission (completed his Officer training) and served as a junior officer for the minimum of 2 weeks, he automatically becomes a Flying Officer.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:06 PM
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^ Ok, yes, I thought so his commission gives him the advantage. It's the same way in the US. Once you are commissioned officer, it crosses over to all the services if you cross over. BTW, about the military police escort, it's exactly the same way on all US bases, as you describe with RAF Cranwell. When I said "police" escort I meant the military police, on base, not the civilian police.
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:34 AM
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^ Ok, yes, I thought so his commission gives him the advantage. It's the same way in the US. Once you are commissioned officer, it crosses over to all the services if you cross over.
Yes the commission but also his degree.
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BTW, about the military police escort, it's exactly the same way on all US bases, as you describe with RAF Cranwell. When I said "police" escort I meant the military police, on base, not the civilian police.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Does anyone think will stay in the service long enough to be a Lt.?
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Does anyone think will stay in the service long enough to be a Lt.?
Or maybe a Captain. That was my favorite rank. If not a Captain, then a full bird.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:54 PM
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He will get regular Promotions wont he??
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:48 AM
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We hear that Prince William will be doing a "tour" of the Royal Navy in a few months time. After that tour, I don't know what he is planning to do.

Normally officers are promoted after several years service at the current rank.
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For Lt think it is two or three years at Second Lt and Capt a total of 4.5 or 5 years. I doubt he will stay in long enough to earn more than Lt.
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So he cannot get upgrades after he leaves
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He will continue to get promotions, whether he is 'in' or not, just as his father and grandfather have.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:12 PM
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I wonder when he will get his first regiment post, as CIC or Royal Colonel.
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