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Old 08-24-2013, 12:52 PM
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I have found this picture on Facebook taken on August 12. It was taken by a Danish spare time photographer who writes that Frederik, Mary and all children + a couple of their friends with their children visited Egeskov Castle where they were given a tour... and in the end of the day, had a royal water fight

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...62183749_n.jpg
Is Mary taking a pic of the helicopter?
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:00 PM
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Did they arrive in the helicopter that is pictured in the background?
I hope not The castle is beautiful, though! The Castle "Egeskov is famous for being the best preserved moat castle in Europe"

I would love to bring my kids there!

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Actually, I remember, now! Thanks for re-posting the article.

It looks like the helicopter pilots are having fun, too (on the left of the picture).

I found two more pictures: https://sphotos-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/h...99822145_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/h...40736103_n.jpg

They were published on Tanja Jensen's Facebook page and yes, I guess the helicopter brought them there.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:49 PM
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Egeskov is a great place, very fun for adults as well as for kids. Have been there several times before and it's superduper fun. And it is owned by Prince Vincent's godfather, Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, so I'm sure it's not the first nor the last time they've gone there.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:19 PM
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Wish I had a helicopter to travel around in! lol
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:52 PM
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How cool is that? Looks like fun was had by all!!
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cool and expensive!
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:37 PM
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cool and expensive!
Yes, I'm a bit disappointed that they used a military aircraft for something which seems unnecessary but then I don't know what the policy is (but I'm sure Muhler will be able to enlighten us or point us in the right direction - I'm positive the topic has already been discussed at some point ).
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:01 PM
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Yes, I'm a bit disappointed that they used a military aircraft for something which seems unnecessary but then I don't know what the policy is (but I'm sure Muhler will be able to enlighten us or point us in the right direction - I'm positive the topic has already been discussed at some point ).
The DRF (and government ministers, not to mention officers) often hitch a ride on helicopters.
IIRC there is now only one base for the EH101 in DK. So if a helicopter has been to Copenhagen or for whatever reason been operating in that part of the country, it still has to return to base in Jutland. So they can either fly empty or with passengers.

It's not like the DRF order a helicopter. It's more a question of the DRF asking whether there is a helicopter available and if they can hitch a ride.
Emergencies take priority in any case no matter who it is.

I can tell you that each and every day a helicopter transport the officer on watch of the day from the Defence Command in Copenhagen to the Navy Operational Command in Aarhus. - And back with the relieved officer.
They could go by train, that would take three hours and would be much cheaper.
That's 365 return flights a year. So the DRF getting a ride once in a while cant raise my blood pressure.
The crews need flight hours anyway.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:55 PM
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The DRF (and government ministers, not to mention officers) often hitch a ride on helicopters.
IIRC there is now only one base for the EH101 in DK. So if a helicopter has been to Copenhagen or for whatever reason been operating in that part of the country, it still has to return to base in Jutland. So they can either fly empty or with passengers. The crews need flight hours anyway.

It's not like the DRF order a helicopter. It's more a question of the DRF asking whether there is a helicopter available and if they can hitch a ride.
Emergencies take priority in any case no matter who it is.

I can tell you that each and every day a helicopter transport the officer on watch of the day from the Defence Command in Copenhagen to the Navy Operational Command in Aarhus. - And back with the relieved officer.
They could go by train, that would take three hours and would be much cheaper.
That's 365 return flights a year. So the DRF getting a ride once in a while cant raise my blood pressure.
Dear Muhler, thank you very much. As usual, a most clear, balanced, informative and clever answer. I was certain that the DRF is not in the habit of ordering helicopters for picnics but your answer has made me much more serene !!
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:16 AM
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My pleasure, Juliette

Here are three more pics of Egeskov Slot/Castle: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ov_Slot_08.jpg
http://hotelmagazine.dk/wp-content/u...en_Denmark.jpg
http://fynsulklub.dk/e107_plugins/au...eskov_slot.jpg

Judging from the long shadows it looks to me like they arrived very late in the afternoon and I also noticed the hay bales. The harvest is in, in most parts of the country now, so perhaps M&F were invited to a hay-ball.

I also noticed the picture with the helicopter taking off. With a crew of three-four, there is at least one man in surplus, perhaps another passenger who got a ride?
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:55 AM
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Back home from Jordan Mary took yesterday her children out for a family outing to The Defence Day in Copenhagen. (According to various people on Facebook) I've been there with my oldest daughter too and it's a great experience for the children as well as for us adults. Children can be disguised as soldiers and they can try to sit in a fire truck, etc.

https://sphotos-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/h...31938762_n.jpg
(I have just met Crown Princess Mary today. She was to The Defence Day with her children...)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...30280187_n.jpg
(Have just said hello to the Crown Princess and the twins)


You can read about the day at The Danish Defence website
Beredskab.dk: Kom til Totalforsvarsdag 2013 på lørdag

"Come to The Defence Day in Copenhagen on Saturday 24 August.

Bring your children for an exciting day on Nordre Toldbod where a large number of
emergency operators show their equipment and demonstrates how to use it.

The exhibition opens at. 10.00 and is open to the public until at. 16.00. Admission is free. Bring your family for an exciting day."
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Back home from Jordan Mary took yesterday her children out for a family outing to The Defence Day in Copenhagen. (According to various people on Facebook) I've been there with my oldest daughter too and it's a great experience for the children as well as for us adults. Children can be disguised as soldiers and they can try to sit in a fire truck, etc.

https://sphotos-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/h...31938762_n.jpg
(I have just met Crown Princess Mary today. She was to The Defence Day with her children...)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...30280187_n.jpg
(Have just said hello to the Crown Princess and the twins)


You can read about the day at The Danish Defence website
Beredskab.dk: Kom til Totalforsvarsdag 2013 på lørdag

"Come to The Defence Day in Copenhagen on Saturday 24 August.

Bring your children for an exciting day on Nordre Toldbod where a large number of
emergency operators show their equipment and demonstrates how to use it.

The exhibition opens at. 10.00 and is open to the public until at. 16.00. Admission is free. Bring your family for an exciting day."
I would like to see some photos of CP Mary and her lovely children from this event :)
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I would like to see some photos of CP Mary and her lovely children from this event :)
the same here :-) and maybe we will in the coming magazines. but on the other hand i hope mary had a nice day with her kids just them and no photographers around.
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Here are some pics of Mary and the kids at the Defence Day in Copenhagen:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** sn.dk gallery **
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Thanks Iceflower

Looks like a exciting and relaxing Saturday for Mary and the children. Hope they had a lovely day
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Here are some pics of Mary and the kids at the Defence Day in Copenhagen:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** sn.dk gallery **
It looks like they had a great time and dont see bother by the photographers.

Christian looks tall. and i like his shirt
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Back home from Jordan Mary took yesterday her children out for a family outing to The Defence Day in Copenhagen. (According to various people on Facebook) I've been there with my oldest daughter too and it's a great experience for the children as well as for us adults. Children can be disguised as soldiers and they can try to sit in a fire truck, etc.

https://sphotos-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/h...31938762_n.jpg
(I have just met Crown Princess Mary today. She was to The Defence Day with her children...)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...30280187_n.jpg
(Have just said hello to the Crown Princess and the twins)


You can read about the day at The Danish Defence website
Beredskab.dk: Kom til Totalforsvarsdag 2013 på lørdag

"Come to The Defence Day in Copenhagen on Saturday 24 August.

Bring your children for an exciting day on Nordre Toldbod where a large number of
emergency operators show their equipment and demonstrates how to use it.

The exhibition opens at. 10.00 and is open to the public until at. 16.00. Admission is free. Bring your family for an exciting day."
How exciting for you! I couldn't access your photos, however.
Like Christian's shirt
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:35 AM
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Here are some pics of Mary and the kids at the Defence Day in Copenhagen:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** sn.dk gallery **
I've been waiting for these pictures! :) Thank you for sharing!
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Some pictures of Mary and the children from Frederik's Ironman, which I think we haven't seen.


Mary and Josephine having a little nose kiss
https://sphotos-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/h...91193082_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/h...60263572_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...30018733_n.jpg
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Some pictures of Mary and the children from Frederik's Ironman, which I think we haven't seen.


Mary and Josephine having a little nose kiss
https://sphotos-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/h...91193082_n.jpg

these ones are just too cute....mother and daughter
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