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HRH TPoW Embarrasses MoD!

#1
From the Daily Mail (for full story click link):



Prince Charles has waded into the row over the treatment of British soldiers by organising a personal medal ceremony for returning troops – and privately expressing dismay at the lack of recognition for their efforts.

He will hold a reception today at Birkhall, his Scottish retreat, in honour of the Territorial 51st Highlanders who recently returned from Iraq.

A senior military source explained: "The Prince wanted to pay tribute. He has been disturbed by what he sees as a lack of recognition for the efforts of our men and women serving overseas at this difficult time.

"He said he wanted to meet them and their families to thank them personally."

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The Prince's intervention is potentially embarrassing for the Government, already facing criticism about the treatment of soldiers fighting in the Middle East.

The Ministry of Defence has been slated over its care of injured soldiers, poor equipment, soldiers' pay and accommodation and distribution of medals.

But a spokesman said last night: "When people come home we make sure we have some form of event to honour them, and if you have served a certain number of days you also get a medal. If other people wish to host events, that is very welcome.

"Anything the Prince is choosing to do himself is a matter for his office. It is not unusual for Royal colonels-in-chief to present medals to their units."




Well done Prince Charles and congratulations to 51 (Highland) Regiment - enjoy the pomp and ceremony!
 
#2
Good skills, he should start to pop up at other coming home parades/march throughs. Wouldn't take long to highlight the issue/promt support







Not that support "Prompted" is what anyone wants....If you get my drift
 
#3
Prince Charles has waded into the row.........
I would call it leading from the front myself.
A couple of my local lads are attending, I am proud of them and I damm well hope the rest of the country is too.
Hopefuly HRH's actions will be the start of more widespread recognition for our troops.

WW
 
#4
Well done to HRH Charles.

Enjoy the party lads & lassies, you all deserve it.

Hope he's got plenty of swally in. :D
 
#6
Good on him. A few more events like this could raise public awareness.
 
#7
oooo
 
#9
when the royals were doing visits to the troops a while back, the government hit charles with a tax inspection. were these incidents related??? I wonder what they will do to try and shut the royals up this time?


Ski.
 
#10
DozyBint said:
But a spokesman said last night: "When people come home we make sure we have some form of event to honour them, and if you have served a certain number of days you also get a medal.
.......you also get a medal. As if it is an afterthought, on a par with some Kosovan asylum seeker getting a certificate to acknowledge that he has passed some notional 'Britishness' test, instead of a formal acknowledgement of courage, duty, public service and self-sacrifice.

About sums up this Government.
 
#11
Outstanding.

Thank you HRH for recognising what a fantastic - selfless act that these great forces personnel do.

What l truly find disgraceful is the general public's attitude, to our armed forces. Considering the amount of time that some forces personnel/units/regiments put into raising MONEY for other CHARITIES, such as cancer research, three peaks challenge, those less fortunate than most, outside their operational tours, and sometimes during.........

lf you happen to be reading this, and your not a member of the armed forces - think for a moment. Some charities have benefited tremendously from the forces contribution. Has a member of YOUR family benefited, if so, think again just how much further forward the charity has move with some of the financial assistance received from the armed forces.

l'm not asking you to be eternally grateful, what l would ask is - if you are not happy about our troops being in Iraq/Afghan, canvas your local NEW LABOUR - NO SHAME, MP.

lt was NEW LABOUR - NO SHAME that decided to send our troops to Iraq/Afghan.

lt was NEW LABOUR - NO SHAME that are keeping our troops from returning.

lt is NEW LABOUR - NO SHAME running down the medical after-care of our fantastic - outstanding troops.

The honeymoon is OVER Gordon!

Again, if you are unhappy with our troops being in Iraq/Afghan - use your vote, tactically. NEW LABOUR - NO SHAME have demonstrated time and again, no matter who is in number 10. That they are not interested in listening to 'Joe Public'!

Those in the forces, have been aware of this for years. lt is just a pity that now NEW LABOUR - NO SHAME have turned their attention to ignoring the mass; only foreign nationals seem to be benefiting from NEW LABOUR - NO SHAME............

The honeymoon is OVER Gordon!
 
#12
I disagree with the title of this thread. Afterall, how could Prince Charlse ever surmount the embarrassment our New Labour scum government and MoD civil servents bring upon themselves.

I would suggest his actions merely bring it to the atention of the great unwashed over their breakfasts.. er, sorry, the remains of last night's takeaway!
 
#13
More likely POW trying to get some good publicity for himself in case the big investigation shows he and his family had their sticky fingers in causing a certain car crash
 
#15
hotel_60 said:
PoW is a fcuking t!t.
Ooh, hark at the intellectual cut and thrust :roll:

msr
 
#16
Well done to the boys and girls. Glad to see POW taking an interest.
I received my tellic medal in a jiffy bag two and a half years late so tarnished that it's still not properly clean :x
 
#17
It`s always been the same guys......when we are not at war we are the lowest of the low scum,but when something goes down we are there to pick up the pieces sometimes literally!The pc brigade, lesbians/poofs against war et al really grip my s**t. The case of the wounded squaddy in hospital wiating to be seen staff go into a flap and hide him incase the uniform upsets a muslim!!makes you want to hurt someone/thing.
No finer body of men/women THE BRITISH ARMY
 
#18
OldTimer said:
More likely POW trying to get some good publicity for himself in case the big investigation shows he and his family had their sticky fingers in causing a certain car crash
Tell me that you are for real. Because I find it hard to believe that nyone in their right mind would think with all the resources at the Royal Families disposal they would , if they were wanting Diana killed, resoert to something as unpredictable as a RTA.
 
#19
craftsmanx said:
OldTimer said:
More likely POW trying to get some good publicity for himself in case the big investigation shows he and his family had their sticky fingers in causing a certain car crash
Tell me that you are for real. Because I find it hard to believe that nyone in their right mind would think with all the resources at the Royal Families disposal they would , if they were wanting Diana killed, resoert to something as unpredictable as a RTA.
And that while they were at it they didn't off mohammed al fayed and the entire staff of the daily nazi along with other media whores to give us all a break.
 
#20
on the 25th of may 51 highland held a parade in Stirling to issue Alemein Coy their Telic medals. papers were there takings pics which were promintely displayed the following day in national editions. A very nice man got to present these medals to all members of the company who wished to attend, those who did not were given their medals at chilwynd barracks the day before they left for Stirling
 

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