Aristocrats in the Armed forces.

#1
Are you one of them?

How many noblemen in the British armed forces?

Why do you love (or hate?) them?

Thanks in advance.
 
#5
KGB_resident said:
Are you one of them?

How many noblemen in the British armed forces?

Why do you love (or hate?) them?

Thanks in advance.
What about noblewomen? :?
 
#6
LETS JUMP START THIS THREAD -

Do you mean - the aristocracy - group noun - a class of people who hold high social rank. Eg RLC Officers. :lol: :lol:
 
#7
The Duke Of Westminster, a Major General in the Territorial Army, is Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets).
 
#8
In real life I am the Rt Hon Alastair Wincey StJohn Feathersonehaugh, 13th Duke of Wimbourne.
 
#9
NAP6W said:
LETS JUMP START THIS THREAD -

Do you mean - the aristocracy - group noun - a class of people who hold high social rank. Eg RLC Officers. :lol: :lol:
Hey! I take offence at that. One obtains nobility by virtue of one's actions, not by virtue of which hole they entered this world through. :D
 
#10
NAP6W said:
Perhaps if you explained WTF you are on about???? 8O
No doubt that prince Harry is an aristocrat. There is a House of Lords in the UK. So I suppose that there are live Lords (and their sons). All of them: Earls, Barons, Viscounts, Counts and so on served in the Armed Forces. There was a lot of them especially in the Navy. What about nowdays?

NAP6W said:
LETS JUMP START THIS THREAD -

Do you mean - the aristocracy - group noun - a class of people who hold high social rank. Eg RLC Officers. :lol: :lol:
Initially I meant aristocrats by birth - the Lords by birth.

OK. Let's regard word 'aristocrat' in this meaninig: aristocrats by birth + the rich + sons (and daughters?) of high ranked politicians, generals, admirals + other representatives of upper classes.
 
#11
KGB_resident said:
NAP6W said:
Perhaps if you explained WTF you are on about???? 8O
No doubt that prince Harry is an aristocrat. There is a House of Lords in the UK. So I suppose that there are live Lords (and their sons). All of them: Earls, Barons, Viscounts, Counts and so on served in the Armed Forces. There was a lot of them especially in the Navy. What about nowdays?

NAP6W said:
LETS JUMP START THIS THREAD -

Do you mean - the aristocracy - group noun - a class of people who hold high social rank. Eg RLC Officers. :lol: :lol:
Initially I meant aristocrats by birth - the Lords by birth.

OK. Let's regard word 'aristocrat' in this meaninig: aristocrats by birth + the rich + sons (and daughters?) of high ranked politicians, generals, admirals + other representatives of upper classes.
Roman Abramovich is rich - would you count him as a member of the British aristocracy? :roll:
 
#12
Roman Abramovich:
Vulgar new money- and Johnny Foreigner to boot.
 
#14
Lucky_Jim said:
In real life I am the Rt Hon Alastair Wincey StJohn Feathersonehaugh, 13th Duke of Wimbourne.
Your Lordship!

You are very nice looking lad.

http://www.slowdownloads.com/gallery/gray/duke

Many years ago I was impressed by reading 'Moonstone' by Wilkie Collins. As I understand, warcrimes comitted by a noblemen is unremovable stain on their reputation. So I suppose British Armed Forced need noblemen as true leaders.
 
#15
KGB_resident said:
Let's regard word 'aristocrat' in this meaninig: aristocrats by birth + the rich + sons (and daughters?) of high ranked politicians, generals, admirals + other representatives of upper classes.
Rich doesn't equal aristocracy, nor, thankfully, does being the spawn of slimy politicians!
 
#16
Poppy said:
KGB_resident said:
NAP6W said:
Perhaps if you explained WTF you are on about???? 8O
No doubt that prince Harry is an aristocrat. There is a House of Lords in the UK. So I suppose that there are live Lords (and their sons). All of them: Earls, Barons, Viscounts, Counts and so on served in the Armed Forces. There was a lot of them especially in the Navy. What about nowdays?

NAP6W said:
LETS JUMP START THIS THREAD -

Do you mean - the aristocracy - group noun - a class of people who hold high social rank. Eg RLC Officers. :lol: :lol:
Initially I meant aristocrats by birth - the Lords by birth.

OK. Let's regard word 'aristocrat' in this meaninig: aristocrats by birth + the rich + sons (and daughters?) of high ranked politicians, generals, admirals + other representatives of upper classes.
Roman Abramovich is rich - would you count him as a member of the British aristocracy? :roll:
Yes he is but he is not in the armed forces you berk!!! :roll: :roll:
 
#17
DozyBint said:
KGB_resident said:
Let's regard word 'aristocrat' in this meaninig: aristocrats by birth + the rich + sons (and daughters?) of high ranked politicians, generals, admirals + other representatives of upper classes.
Rich doesn't equal aristocracy, nor, thankfully, does being the spawn of slimy politicians!
Aristocracy and 'aristocracy' are two different words with different meanings.
 
#20
Aristocrats? Do you mean like that little crowd of Poles that was led into the forest near Katyn but not out again?

You're not planning a sequel are you, Sergey?
 

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