Get a grip Cadet Wales

#1
Photo of Harry in today's Daily Telegraph shows him in uniform but with idle medal ribbons hanging down with only one end fastened. Doubtless will attract comment on parade this a.m.
 
#3
Can't say that I spotted his medal ribbon, but what did make me raise an eyebrow was the picture of his uncle Edward in uniform. I can't recall ever seeing him wear one before?

HS
 
#4
happysapper said:
Can't say that I spotted his medal ribbon, but what did make me raise an eyebrow was the picture of his uncle Edward in uniform. I can't recall ever seeing him wear one before?

HS
That struck me as odd...he failed the RM Officer selection/cdo course/who can get their kit off in a public place the quickest course. Was he wearing a uniform of a Regiment he is Colonel of? Mind you, Royalty has always worn some sort of uniform and maybe he made one up for the occasion....
 
#6
Balkanexpress said:
happysapper said:
Can't say that I spotted his medal ribbon, but what did make me raise an eyebrow was the picture of his uncle Edward in uniform. I can't recall ever seeing him wear one before?

HS
That struck me as odd...he failed the RM Officer selection/cdo course/who can get their kit off in a public place the quickest course. Was he wearing a uniform of a Regiment he is Colonel of? Mind you, Royalty has always worn some sort of uniform and maybe he made one up for the occasion....
Apparently Eddie the not very good luvvy film director type is Colonel in Chief of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.
 
#7
...and while we're at it - what the fcuk was Camilla, princess of goppers wearing? - looked like an ostrich had leapfrogged onto her head!!!
 
#8
where was princess anne , i thought she would of made the effort to be with the rest of the family on such a occassion
 
#10
Duck Dodgers said:
Apparently Eddie the not very good luvvy film director type is Colonel in Chief of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.
A fine body of fighting men!

If someone had a snese of humour they could have made him Col in Chief od the RM! :lol:
 
#11
Not only was Eddie in uniform, but was also sporting a chest of medals. For what I ask you?
 
#12
^The usual family stuff: KCVO, Silver Jubilee and Golden Jubilee - oh and he's Royal Honorary Colonel of the Wessex Yeomanry.
 
#13
Not wanting to be cast as some kind of anti-royalist, because I am in fact the opposite. But, all these uniforms and medals worn by certain (Not all) members of our Royal Family, does that qualify them as Walts? I appreciate that some of them did in fact earn them.
 
#14
happysapper said:
Can't say that I spotted his medal ribbon, but what did make me raise an eyebrow was the picture of his uncle Edward in uniform. I can't recall ever seeing him wear one before?

HS
He is Colonel of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry and Prince Micheal was in Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (?) rig I think.How nice that his sausage sucking boxhead other half had to watch the victory celebrations
 
#15
woopert said:
Duck Dodgers said:
Apparently Eddie the not very good luvvy film director type is Colonel in Chief of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.
A fine body of fighting men!

If someone had a snese of humour they could have made him Col in Chief od the RM! :lol:
Nah thats his Daddy - Phil the Greek - hes the RM Captain General.
 
#17
woopert said:
Duck Dodgers said:
Apparently Eddie the not very good luvvy film director type is Colonel in Chief of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.
A fine body of fighting men!
Arf.

http://www.tawessex.org.uk/start.html said:
Royal Wessex Yeomanry return from Iraq

Territorial Army soldiers of The Royal Wessex Yeomanry have returned home to the South West after spending seven months alongside the Regulars at Shaibah in Southern Iraq.

Lance Corporal Stuart Houston, 28, and Trooper Robert Ruston, 28, were mobilised in August last year along with half a dozen other members of C (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Squadron, based at Cirencester TA Centre.

After initial training they formed part of a 43-strong contingent from the four Squadrons of The Royal Wessex Yeomanry across the South West, augmenting the Regulars of The Royal Dragoon Guards Battle Group.

Stuart, who works for Manning Construction on the decommissioning of Berkeley nuclear power station, was assigned to garrison security while Robert, a motor mechanic at Four Ways Garage, Bussage, finished his tour working with the Coalition Liaison Team.

He said: “It involved working with the re-formed Iraqi Army, issuing them with new kit, and it really felt like you were doing a good job for them. We soon got over the language barrier, because they would pick up English as quickly as we would Arabic.

“Before that I was on night-time patrols, convoys and escorts as well as camp security. We weren’t there at the hottest time of the year but it did get up to 54 deg C – and eventually you got used to being rather hot and sweaty!” added Robert, who is married to Stacey. They have two children, Shannon, 9, and Danielle, 5.

Stuart’s duties included security checks on the 500-plus civilian staff working in the garrison. “They had to queue and be searched every morning to make sure there were no ‘suicide vests’,” he explained.

“We did have one vehicle explosion last January in which two Iraqi civilians died – but no military. The bomber had apparently stopped the car, got out and set off the bomb by remote control with a mobile phone. He got away.”

Like his fellow Reservists, Stuart is currently enjoying six weeks’ Army leave before returning to work. His parents, Terence and Vivien, said: “We knew he was in safe hands – but we are glad to see him back.”

The Reservists’ return to their ‘home’ TA Centre will provide opportunities for interviews and pictures with their families. They are currently on six weeks’ paid leave after which they will return to their civilian occupations.

Lieutenant Peter Hanbury-Bateman, who was mobilised with C Squadron, said: “We have had hugely positive feedback. It would have been impossible for the Battle Group to achieve all it did without the Royal Wessex Yeomanry reservists.

“The regulars of the Royal Dragoon Guards were highly complimentary. There was seamless interaction between us and we worked very effectively together, which was a tribute to the training. There was a great deal of mutual respect as a result.”

The Royal Wessex Yeomanry is the TA’s armoured regiment in the South West, providing highly trained gunners and loaders for the Army’s main battle tank, Challenger 2, and also providing the Army’s armour replacement capability. New recruits are always welcome and are paid for the time they spend in training – for more information contact Captain Tony Smith on 01285 648353 or log on to www.TA.mod.uk.
 
#18
Was that a Queen's Golden Jubilee medal that Harry was sporting? I appreciate that royalty can wear any medals they want but he is now a serving soldier. You had to be serving for at least five years to be eligible for that medal - takes the p1ss some what.
 
#20
Darth_Doctrinus said:
Where are all the pictures of these medal-happy scroungers? :D
I don't know about "medal-happy scroungers" in Phil the Greek's case. He was wearing (according to a spooky royal-stalking website):

1939 - 1945 Star
Atlantic Star
Africa Star
Burma Star (with pacific rosette)
Italy Star
War Medal 1939 - 1945 with Mention in Despatches
King George VI Coronation Medal
QE II Coronation Medal
QE II Jubilee Medal
Canadian Forces Decoration (2 bars)
New Zealand Commemoration Medal 1990
Malta Cross 50th Anniversary Medal 1992
Greek War Cross 1950
Croix de Guerre (France) with palm 1948
... most of which he earned, some he was just there at the right time to get (like the rest of us). Fair play, and all that.

Hilariously, Eddie has the KCVO, the Silver Jubilee (1977) and Golden Jubilee (2002) medals, and the New Zealand Commemorative Medal, struck in 1990 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi and the formation of modern New Zealand - so says the Royal Family's own website www.royal.gov.uk.

His Royal Highness holds the following military appointments:
Royal Honorary Colonel Royal Wessex Yeomanry (2003, UK);
Colonel in Chief Saskatchewan Dragoons (2003, Canada);
Colonel in Chief Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (2002, Canada).
 
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