Prince honours RAF children

Discussion in 'Royal Air Force' started by MoD_RSS, Jun 14, 2012.

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  2. Hip hip...
     
  3. First prize, a visit from the Duke of York, second prize, two visits from the Duke of York...
     
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  4. Is there an Open-stylee golf course nearby, & was the 6ft ironing board on parade too?
     
  5. I can see the logic of the RAF reporting the travels of old Airmiles. He spends so much time in planes and helicopters gadding about, anyone would think he was RAF rather than dark blue.
     
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    Lossiemouth is a popular holiday resort with extensive stretches of sandy beach on either side of the town which provide safe bathing. It is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of the first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald. As well as having a championship golf course Lossiemouth can boast excellent sailing and angling facilities. There are shops to cover basic requirements.

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  7. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Sad to see a fomer Navy pilot reduced to the role of childrens entertainer.
    We really should treat our veterans better.
     
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  8. Did he march them up to the top of the hil, and then march them down again?
     
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  9. "Hi Kids....your Dad's all smell of Crabfat...Bye now, those golf balls don't hit themselves you know."
     
  10. How deos one become an "Honarary Air Commodore" of an RAF station ?




    .ooops to answer my own question.

    The Queen may appoint honorary air commodores for RAF flying squadrons and stations. For example, Prince Charles is RAF Valley's honorary air commodore and Winston Churchill was 615 Squadron's honorary air commodore.[2] As the title suggests, this is an honorary position bestowed by the Queen and it does not grant the recipient command of a unit or formation. It is designed to strengthen the bond between the military unit and the individual and promote the role of the air force amongst the public.
    Serving officers, such as Prince Harry and Prince William, may be granted an equivalent appointment to the honorary rank. In such cases the individual is made an honorary air commandant and they retain their regular rank.[3]
    Larger air force organisations or formations may be honoured by having an air commodore-in-chief appointed in their name. These appointments are rare and to date have been reserved for senior members of the Royal Family. Air commodore-in-chief is not a rank and such an appointment does not convey the rank of air commodore upon the recipient.

    Air commodore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  11. Poor kids must have been gutted when they realised the'd get second dibs on the food after he'd got stuck in.