Harry - alias Edward?

#1
Cannot find this as already commented on - sorry if this is a double.
See Harry failed Sandhurst basics in computing - that is computing at a basic level. See they issued him with his boots - that should have been a signal. Reports are that he had pushed off to South Africa with his chav-named squeeze. So, he'll really be A1 + fit when he signs in - not
Doubtless this rocketting career will end up like Uncle Edward's as a rufty tufty Marine did.
 
#2
Perhaps his Dad can take a bit of time off from Celebrity Wrestling, and give him some career advice.
 
#3
Good spot ORC:

HARRY FLUNKS ARMY TEST

Apr 15 2005

Army college staff stunned as Harry fails simple PC test

By Fiona Cummins

ARMY instructors were astounded to find Prince Harry lacked basic computer skills, a military insider revealed last night.

In a world where young people's lives are dominated by technology, the 20-year-old royal shocked training staff at Sandhurst by failing a simple PC competence test.

Harry's "familiarisation course" took a turn for the worst when it was discovered he was considerably less advanced in computer skills than other new new recruits.

The insider told how the prince slipped up when he was asked to perform a series of simple tests to assess his strengths and weaknesses before he starts as a trainee officer at the Royal Military Academy on May 8.

He added: "Although the computer test was a lot more complex than just sending emails, instructors were amazed that Harry failed it.

"He seemed to lack the same skills as the other recruits."

"The day was to give Harry a flavour of what life will be like at Sandhurst.

"He wasn't judged on his performance, it was more of a chance for officers to assess his strong and weak points." Harry may not know the ins and outs of a computer but it seems the third in line to the throne has a clear picture of his own future.

The prince has revealed he wants to join the Household Cavalry when his military training comes to an end.

He is understood to favour one of the most senior regiments in the British Army for a host of reasons. Best known for its ceremonial duties, it appeals to his love of horses and playing polo.

But he is expected to join The Blues and Royals rather than The Life Guards to avoid comparisons with Princess Diana love rat James Hewitt - who served in the regiment with distinction during Gulf War One.

An army source said: "A cadet does not usually decide where he is going to end up until the final term.While he's at Sandhurst it's matter of negotiation between him and the regiment.

"In Harry's case, he's leaning towards the Household divisions for various reasons but mostly because of their tradition as polo-playing regiments, something he is very passionate about.

"He is particularly interested in the Household Cavalry but the Palace is not likely to support a decision to join the Life Guards. It's much more likely he will join The Blues and Royals.

"He might feel he wants to join the Household Cavalry at the moment but he could change his mind by the end of the training.

"Or he could decide that this particular regiment is a little too close to home."

If Harry does join The Blues and Royals his duties could include protecting Windsor.

The regiment has two squadrons based in the Berkshire town and a mounted ceremonial one in London.

Harry is making the most of his last weeks of Civvie Street freedom by spending time with girlfriend Chelsy Davy in South Africa.

His course at Sandhurst, in Surrey, will last 44 weeks.

Clarence House last night refused to comment on the flunked computer check which happened in November.

On the same day, Harry took a language test and picked up his Army-issue boots.

His brother Prince William has made plans to follow him to the officer training college.

But the 22-year-old, who is studying at St Andrews university in Scotland, will not join the same regiment.

Instead, he is expected to join the Welsh Guards - part of the Household Division and currently on six month operational tour of southern Iraq.

According to reports he intends to begin next January, arriving as Harry starts the third term of his course.

William said last year: "Definitely I would like to go to Sandhurst. That's why I put my brother in as guinea pig first."

But the pair are unlikely come into day-to-day contact while at the Academy, even if their officer training does overlap.
Well, to be fair, the usual perception is that most officers are 'gifted, slightly dim amateurs' so he should do very well!

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OldRedCap said:
Cannot find this as already commented on - sorry if this is a double.
See Harry failed Sandhurst basics in computing - that is computing at a basic level. See they issued him with his boots - that should have been a signal. Reports are that he had pushed off to South Africa with his chav-named squeeze. So, he'll really be A1 + fit when he signs in - not
Doubtless this rocketting career will end up like Uncle Edward's as a rufty tufty Marine did.
I think his family tradition will see him easily equalling his Dad - acting Major in a cavalry regiment, unable to pass the Captain-to-Major exam.
 
#5
Perhaps they should ask how good his drawing is too....

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#6
I wonder how much political/royal pressure will be applied to ensure that he passes Sandhurst? Do you think that his Coy Comd will be allowed to back term him if he's not up to the standard? I think he might get some of the same concessions that the very rich and royal overseas cadets get. Most of these were useless but their countries/families were paying a lot of money to put them through RMAS so no-one dared boot them out. (maybe we didn't want them to be too good, just in case we have to fight them later!)
 
#7
"But he is expected to join The Blues and Royals rather than The Life Guards to avoid comparisons with Princess Diana love rat James Hewitt - who served in the regiment with distinction during Gulf War One."

I would have thought that he would want to join Life Guards to follow in his father's foot steps! ;)
 

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#8
Gonzo said:
"But he is expected to join The Blues and Royals rather than The Life Guards to avoid comparisons with Princess Diana love rat James Hewitt - who served in the regiment with distinction during Gulf War One."

I would have thought that he would want to join Life Guards to follow in his father's foot steps! ;)
Spot on!
 
#9
Presumably, and probably quite rightly, he'll be treated in the same way as all those dreadful Foreign Students, who turned up on an attendance only basis, and if you were lucky bought a washing machine for the lines.

Perhaps the Palace should be made to pay the same level of fees as they have to; Harry will then stand a chance of winning, what in my day was called, the 'King Coon Cane'. After all he is a German.
 
#11
ARMY instructors were astounded to find Prince Harry lacked basic computer skills, a military insider revealed last night.
No wonder if he got his teacher to do the work for him. :roll:
 
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#12
He is ginger, rich, not too bright and from a long line of the same....sounds ideally suited to the Cav
 

ugly

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#13
Obviously the cream of our nation, very rich and very thick!
At least There will be no more Royal tournament T shirts, You can Kiss a frog and turn him into a prince but you cant turn a Prince into a Marine!
 
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OldRedCap said:
Cannot find this as already commented on - sorry if this is a double.
See Harry failed Sandhurst basics in computing - that is computing at a basic level. See they issued him with his boots - that should have been a signal. Reports are that he had pushed off to South Africa with his chav-named squeeze. So, he'll really be A1 + fit when he signs in - not
Doubtless this rocketting career will end up like Uncle Edward's as a rufty tufty Marine did.
I've just done the pre-RMAS course, and about 10 people out of around 100+ did fail the test. That said the sergeant administering it did make the comment:

"That Harry..." *taps head, shakes head*
 
#16
Ford_Prefect said:
Whats the big deal as a Plt Comd / Tp leader hes not going to have any IT anyway!
DII will change all that. Soon, the CO won't ever see his peons - he will judge them solely on the manner in which they return emails and maintain their Inboxes.

Allegedly.
 

ugly

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#17
Ford_Prefect said:
Whats the big deal as a Plt Comd / Tp leader hes not going to have any IT anyway!
Probably with defence cuts he'll have to buy his own donkey to wallop!
 
#18
ugly said:
Ford_Prefect said:
Whats the big deal as a Plt Comd / Tp leader hes not going to have any IT anyway!
Probably with defence cuts he'll have to buy his own donkey to wallop!
Ugly - the RHA have standards - they wouldn't touch this muppet with a barge pole! :D
 
#19
DII will change all that. Soon, the CO won't ever see his peons - he will judge them solely on the manner in which they return emails and maintain their Inboxes.
Agreed but its excellent for sending funnies. That fat bird getting muffed out! Laugh, I nearly paid my mess bill!
 

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#20
Calypso said:
ugly said:
Ford_Prefect said:
Whats the big deal as a Plt Comd / Tp leader hes not going to have any IT anyway!
Probably with defence cuts he'll have to buy his own donkey to wallop!
Ugly - the RHA have standards - they wouldn't touch this muppet with a barge pole! :D
I thought the DW were any c*nt on a horse! Lesson learnt! Still in the Household Cav at least he's pre qualified on the Drugs and alcohol tests!
"I'm sure he'll pass the dope test!"
 

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