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Oath of Allegience to HM the Queen

#1
I have my Oath ceremony on the 23rd of this month and i was just wondering what exactly happens?
Also i found this:
Code:
I ..... swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will, as in duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in Person, Crown and Dignity against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, and of the generals and officers set over me. So help me God.
Are these the correct words? and will i have to learn them before i go, or will they be on a board for me to read from?

Thanks
 
#2
JokerR said:
I have my Oath ceremony on the 23rd of this month and i was just wondering what exactly happens?
Also i found this:
Code:
I ..... swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will, as in duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in Person, Crown and Dignity against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, and of the generals and officers set over me. So help me God.
Are these the correct words? and will i have to learn them before i go, or will they be on a board for me to read from?

Thanks
Unless things have changed you read the Oath from a card.
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#3
Ord_Sgt said:
JokerR said:
I have my Oath ceremony on the 23rd of this month and i was just wondering what exactly happens?
Also i found this:
Code:
I ..... swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will, as in duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in Person, Crown and Dignity against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, and of the generals and officers set over me. So help me God.
Are these the correct words? and will i have to learn them before i go, or will they be on a board for me to read from?

Thanks
Unless things have changed you read the Oath from a card.
Hopefully not - hate to think of it turning into a Karaoke......
 
#7
The Oath will be read out to you sentence by sentence and you will be expected to repeat each sentence as it is read to you.
Nothing difficult, nothing to memorise, just become as familiar as possible with the words that many hundreds of thousands of your forbears and comrades have sworn and have stood by.
Good luck and enjoy your service.
basso.
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#8
As a completely random aside - if you are of another religious persuasion, can you ask somebody else to help you in the last line :?
 
#9
Thanks, iv only got 24 days left untill im off to Bassingbourn,
Gotta start packing in a week or 2,
Then hopefully its goodbye to civvy street for the rest of my youth :roll:
 
#13
when i went to watch my mate say his it was read from a card which the major then signed after you said it, before anyone done it the major explained to prenouce the word heirs "airs" people still manged to swear by her Majesty Queen an all her hairs lol
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
As an aside, you don't have to swear allegiance.

Let me clarify, before anyone jumps down my throat. If you are of no faith (i.e. an atheist) you can affirm your allegiance.
 
#17
tom2009 said:
when i went to watch my mate say his it was read from a card which the major then signed after you said it, before anyone done it the major explained to prenouce the word heirs "airs" people still manged to swear by her Majesty Queen an all her hairs lol
HA! thats brilliant, good to hear im not the only one who swore allegiance to the queens barnet.

All due respect mam
 
#20
I thought the last bit was "...according to law"? In other words, Britain's complex constitutional history was nodded at with the last three words - this is a constitutional monarchy and we do elect a parliament.

No? F'kin worrying if I just invented that from my round head :)
 

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