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Old 07-10-2008, 09:17 PM
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As the entire crew was involved in some way, I wonder if they are all getting this award. From the little I have been able to find, at the moment it would appear not.
I do hope everyone else involved gets an award as well, if not it's going to look really obvious that's it's just for PR.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:17 AM
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I do hope everyone else involved gets an award as well, if not it's going to look really obvious that's it's just for PR.
I hope everyone else involved gets an award too otherwise that will prove wholy unfair to the men and women who serve everyday (not just for a couple of months) without having their achievements commented on and praised by the media. I assume all will recieve a medal because even Clarence House can't be that bad at PR (despite past experiences )
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:48 PM
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It is surprising to see William doing such short attachments. His father was attached to the RAF for a whole year and still complained it was not enough time to learn everything essential for his operations, and then did six years in the navy with several months on various ships of all kinds, and still complained he was being rushed through all his certifications! Imagine how William must feel, being shepherded through a two-month attachment to the navy! How can he have time to achieve anything?
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:35 AM
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Good points, CasiraghiTrio. Even at the age William was when started officer training. Was William's really short term of military serivce because Charles wanted him to begin full time royal duties or because William was not very interested in doing military serivce? I tend think it is was due to the first reason said. It seems like his head spinning with information he has learned about being a pilot even though was not nearly what most would learn since William was not taught all the tactical stuff since he was never going to operationally and learning the even basic ship driving and navigation in three weeks before being sent to a ship. Plus what ever he is learning while on ship board. It does not seem that could acheive very much except getting drugs out circulation, hopefully, more than just that one bust.
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:47 PM
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Prince William has taken part in a British navy helicopter raid that opened fire on a speedboat believed to be used by drug runners.

Prince William's British Navy Helicopter Raid: Royal Tracks Suspected Drug Smugglers In Caribbean | Home | Sky News


Prince William was involved in a second dramatic drugs raid in the Caribbean, when a helicopter he was in opened fire on a boat of suspected cocaine smugglers

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...speedboat.html

Prince William is preparing to swap his military uniform for a smart suit in his new job as a Whitehall civil servant.

Prince William to expand his royal role - Telegraph
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:26 PM
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I'm glad to hear that such a comprehensive "training" program has been arranged for William. I think the BRF realizes what a potential superstar they have on their hands with him, and I'm sure they want to make sure he continues to remain popular with the people. Easing him into serious royal duties with the helping hands of some of the best in the business seems like a good way to help him avoid missteps in the future.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:33 AM
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Prince William is preparing to become an 'apprentice' to learn how to be king. The second in line to the throne will start an intensive two-year training programme drawn up by the Queen and Prince Charles when he quits the military in the New Year.

His lessons in the 'art of kingship' will include working in different Whitehall departments to get a better idea of how government works, private instruction from constitutional experts, and briefings by privy councillors such as former prime minister Sir John Major.

The Royal Apprentice: Prince William's training programme on how to be king | Mail Online
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:22 AM
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I'm glad to hear that such a comprehensive "training" program has been arranged for William. I think the BRF realizes what a potential superstar they have on their hands with him, and I'm sure they want to make sure he continues to remain popular with the people. Easing him into serious royal duties with the helping hands of some of the best in the business seems like a good way to help him avoid missteps in the future.
I agree. He is their great hope for the future and, should he marry Kate, LOOK OUT. Lol!! What a team they would make...
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:14 AM
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Prince William is preparing to swap his military uniform for a smart suit in his new job as a Whitehall civil servant.

Prince William to expand his royal role - Telegraph
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"Prince William's main aim for 2009 is to gain a general understanding of how the country operates regarding the legislature, the legal system and the great offices of state," said a senior royal aide.

LOL - that's what any school kid has to learn here in Germany during the first years in school.. to gain a "general understanding" - come on, where did this boy grew up that he has no idea how legislature in his country works?
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Maybe it's a case of learning it from a different perspective -- from the view of a future king instead of as a British subject? But I agree, surely he learned this somewhere down the line at Eton...
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:25 PM
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From what I understand and I am ashamed to say that these subjects only seem to be 'touched upon' here if the child is 'lucky', dependent upon which subjects you elect to take nearer the end of your school career. In Primary, children are taught that no adult can grab or smack them (common assault or child abuse), but legislature, the legal system or anything else, not from what my grandchildren tell me, even at Eton!
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Agree with Skydragon those topics are hardly touched at school. From memory all we covered were the Kings and Queen's plus life in their reigns. We did have a over euhaustic history teacher that made us watch the State Opening of Parliament each year and explained ever detail.

I'm sure that Elizabeth's home schooling included constitutional studies.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:11 PM
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Are they going to give him a speech coach? lol I love Wills and I don't mind how he speaks in interviews but once he starts making speeches I'd better not hear any "um's" coming from his mouth.
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Prince William is to spend time with special forces in the next stage of his army career, Clarence House has said. The Prince will return to the Army on a secondment and will also spend time at the Ministry of Defence with the Army Air Corps.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:58 AM
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I feel like this part...

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Clarence House said the prince would work with the Central Staff at the MoD, allowing him see how the three branches of the Armed Forces are directed.
...may be the most useful of any of it in the long run. I am glad that he's getting the chance to see the military he'll one day (sort of) command up close, but I just can't imagine that five weeks here and six weeks there really give him a true sense of what it's like being a soldier, sailor, or airman.
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Afterwards, he will learn about helicopter tactics and capabilities with the Army Air Corps, where he is expected to extend his experience as a pilot at the helm of various aircraft
Clocking up those hours towards a civilian licence!
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The Prince of Wales - Prince William: Military Secondments in Autumn, 2008
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:53 PM
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Maybe they're letting William get a taste of all the branches so he can see if there's one specific avenue he would like to pursue more in-depth. You know, a taste-test as it were. The Navy seems to be what the family is known for, maybe Will would like to try his hand at the Air Force or Army like his brother?
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Charles spent a lot longer in the Navy than William has and it was considered a real working job. It seems to have worked well; I wonder why they've changed things up for William.
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