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Old 11-19-2003, 09:49 AM
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His speaking style takes a lot to get used to. He tries to deflect criticism with jokes. I don't like that. That being said, in many countries but I doubt the UK, rain has often lowered the number of demonstrators. So I believe that Bush and Blair should do a rain dance then .
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A.C.C.  Posted: Nov 18th, 2003 - 8:58 pm
... walking to board the helicopter to travel to Buckingham Palace.
According to the Queen's webpage, the helicopter division of the "Queen's Flight" used to be two machines of British manufacture (Westland Wessex) that were replaced in April of 1998 by one Sikorsky S-76 (Blackhawk?).
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Old 11-19-2003, 10:04 AM
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I heard that he wasn't going to meet with the families of British soldiers killed in Iraq. I think that's what they said on CNN. BlackHawk? Interesting because that is from the US. (Not American in deference to my northern and southern neighbors).

That would be this one I got from a Yahoo search since I know nothing about such stuff:

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Old 11-19-2003, 10:12 AM
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The military version of the S-76 is called the Blackhawk .... and it wouldn't surprise me if the machine for the Queen's Flight comes with a few "bells and whistles" common to military machines and uncommon to civilian machines.
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Okay. Then it beats me on what that is but it doesn't look like it's military then.
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But waht you're showing is a picture of the civilian version. How about if you trot out a sample of the military version ?
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http://www.sikorsky.com/details/0,3036,CLI..._ETI254,00.html

But the S-76 is described as a civil helicopter.
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Old 11-19-2003, 11:14 AM
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But waht you're showing is a picture of the civilian version. How about if you trot out a sample of the military version ?
This is a S-70A. Is this what you had in mind?
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oops ... some differences in appearance between the S-70 and the S-76.
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Queen Elizabeth II with American President George Bush during a tour of the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace, central London, Wednesday Nov. 19, 2003, at the start of the President's state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, Pool)

U.S. President George W. Bush and Queen Elizabeth II view the Royal Collection of American Memorabilia in the Picture Gallery of Buckingham Palace November 19, 2003. President Bush today began a State Visit to Britain. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President George W. Bush ® walks through the Queen's Gallery at London's Buckingham Palace with Britain's Queen Elizabeth on the first day of the president's state visit to the UK, November 19, 2003. REUTERS/POOL/Jim Watson

U.S. President George W. Bush (L) walks through the Queen's Gallery at London's Buckingham Palace with Britain's Queen Elizabeth ® on the first day of the president's state visit to the UK, November 19, 2003. President Bush said on Wednesday that war was a justifiable tool to ward off aggression and that the United Nations must be willing to enforce its demands to remain relevant. He said he believed in international institutions such as the United Nations, which he bypassed to launch war on Iraq, but that the United Nations' credibility -- and viability -- depended on a willingness to keep its word and to act when necessary. REUTERS/POOL/Jim Watson
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US President George W.Bush ® stands next to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) in Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace in London during his state visit.(AFP/Jim Watson)

Queen Elizabeth II and President Bush look at a painting depicting Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, that was performed for Queen Victoria at Windsor, during a tour of the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace, central London, Wednesday Nov. 19, 2003, at the start of the President's state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, Pool)
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Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, that was performed for Queen Victoria at Windsor, and was viewed by Queen Elizabeth II and President Bush during a tour of the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace, central London, Wednesday Nov. 19, 2003, at the start of the President's state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, Pool)
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High profile : A mask of US President George W. Bush hangs from a pole as hundreds of anti-bush protesters march down the Mall to Buckingham Palace in London. (AFP/Jim Watson)
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Anti-war protesters are held back on the Mall in London by police as they head towards Buckingham Palace where President Bush is staying during his four day state visit, Wednesday Nov. 19, 2003. (AP Photo/Richard Lewis)
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Pres. Bush and Laura Bush shaking hands with The Queen and Prince Philip. I wonder why they didn't bow and curtsey?
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A general view of the official welcome. Nov. 19, 2003
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A closer look of the official welcome. Nov. 19, 2003
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The Queen and Pres. Bush at the Official Welcome.
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U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II walk out for an official photo before the start of the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003. Bush is making a four-day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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