That's interesting as when I looked at a Commission.
Your commission does say that and I inferred the same about lawful orders. But the commission is effectively HM giving you a command after commissioning, the oath of allegiance is different and prior to commissioning/trainingThat's interesting as when I looked at a Commission.
It states, "........... you will Obey and Follow any Order and Direction.......from.....your Superior Officer, according to the Rules and Disciplines of War in pursuance of the Trust placed in you."
I always took the phrase in italics to mean that the defence "Befehl ist Befehl" was invalid and you had to think.
That said I thought HM came across with the firmness of purpose and quiet resolution of someone half her age. She really is remarkable.
Because he will have a massive training loan to repay, he’s only been on line4 months. Not knocking the lad, far from it, just explaining one possible reason.British Airways pilot out of work due to coronavirus join Tesco British Airways pilot out of work due to coronavirus join Tesco
Why is Britain the best country in the world?
Im rather hoping this whole scenario is going to show people that being right on with your banal woke shoite actually changes the cube root of cock all. Dare we hope that it being temporarily being consigned to the sidelines becomes fashionably permanent?Maybe this marks the retaking of the rainbow symbol back from the ideologically possessed. We'll see.
I dont think that David Icke is right with this one, she's no reptilian, shape shifting overlord. She's the queen.
Who knew that Fat George would be replaced eventually by the Good German?Yes, you lot really dropped a b*llock in 1783.
I was thinking along the same lines. I think she has a lot more confidence in her citizens than they actually deserve, other than that I thought she was extraordinarily lucid for a 93 year old, obviously still got it after all these years.I like the Queen, but was her speech really the example of oratory brilliance that some people seem to be claiming it to be?
She was doing what is expected of her and good on her for that, but I have to say that I found the content somewhat formulaic and obvious, not really anything to stir the soul. Necessary but entirely unremarkable, in my view.
I suppose that how you received it rather depends whether or not you're a monarchist diehard.
Will it stop idiots wilfully ignoring the social distancing rules? Will it discourage the selfish from hoarding? Will it give Scottish Chief Medical Officers with second homes any pause for thought? Will it shorten the duration of the pandemic by as much as a single day?
At best, it might be a shot in the arm for beleaguered healthcare workers. That, in itself, is no bad thing, but let's not lose the place completely.
Indeed; we will prevail in spite of a sizable minority of selfish morons rather than prevailing as a result of the actions of the majority.I think she has a lot more confidence in her citizens than they actually deserve
Because she's queen of 16 different countries, just one of which happens to be the UK. The majority of her subjects in fact are not UK citizens.
I didn't see it live here in the US (if it was shown, it would have been a news item) but NBC News posted it on You Tube today. The Queen is an amazing woman; it sounded like she was talking to me personally , a backwoods Indian in the wilds of Ohio, and reassuring me that everything would be all right in the end. If she isn't one now, she should be made an honorary chief of our tribe. Her graciousness and concern almost makes up for you lot scarpering off to York and leaving Tecumseh in the lurch.Cheers for this. I only heard it via online radio - it didn't occur to me there'd be a video.
My word, she appears sharp as a tack.
This just appeared in the Guardian online's live updates:II didn't see it live here in the US (if it was shown, it would have been a news item) but NBC News posted it on You Tube today. The Queen is an amazing woman; it sounded like she was talking to me personally , a backwoods Indian in the wilds of Ohio, and reassuring me that everything would be all right in the end. If she isn't one now, she should be made an honorary chief of our tribe. Her graciousness and concern almost makes up for you lot scarpering off to York and leaving Tecumseh in the lurch.
Bern was particularly impressed by the queen’s “humility” in thanking NHS and other frontline workers.She is a symbolic figure. When we say “the Queen” we immediately think of the “Queen of England”. She is a kind of mater dolorosa (sorrowful mother: a reference to the image of the Virgin Mary holding a dying Jesus), the soul of the nation.
The fondness of older French people for the monarch, always referred to as “La Reine d’Angleterre” (the Queen of England), has been transmitted to a younger generation via the hugely popular Netflix series, The Crown.She is like a rock in a storm, here we have a woman who has reigned for 68 years and who will soon be 94 years old, who has known the war...and made reference to it.