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#5
Naaah, can't see the Duchess taking over the Officers' Mess at "Happy Hour" with a bunch of harpies dressed in Primarni finest and getting bat faced on (according to age) "cheeky Vimto" or Port 'n' Lemon while the Duke stands in his growbag on a bit of carpet reserved for Aircrew only showing off his watch & deriding the Guins, who are playing the fruity, interuppted only by the tannoy with messages like, "courtesy call for Kevin, your delivery from McDonalds has arrived" :wink:
 
#6
Naaah, can't see the Duchess taking over the Officers' Mess at "Happy Hour" with a bunch of harpies dressed in Primarni finest and getting bat faced on (according to age) "cheeky Vimto" or Port 'n' Lemon while the Duke stands in his growbag on a bit of carpet reserved for Aircrew only showing off his watch & deriding the Guins, who are playing the fruity, interuppted only by the tannoy with messages like, "courtesy call for Kevin, your delivery from McDonalds has arrived" :wink:
I can see you've visited RAF Valley :D
 
#11
Isn't he still in the Army? Or has he formally transferred to the RAF?

Besides, when one gets married you want to something that makes you look dashing and manly. Hansome and husbandy. Does the RAF uniform really look like something you'd get married in?
 
#13
Isn't he still in the Army? Or has he formally transferred to the RAF?

Besides, when one gets married you want to something that makes you look dashing and manly. Hansome and husbandy. Does the RAF uniform really look like something you'd get married in?
So he joined the Army briefly ... and then legged it to the RAF. Is the Budgie Corps too rough? ;-)
In 2009, the Prince transferred to the Royal Air Force, was promoted to flight lieutenant and underwent helicopter flying training in order to become a full time pilot with the Search and Rescue Force.
Anyway, I got married in my Crab-fat No.1 and she's still with me, so it's not life-threatening. I do agree the uniform is universally dull, though. Gosh, I really wish I'd had something the colour of baby's diaorreah [sp] to wear :D
 
#14
I can see you've visited RAF Valley :D
Captain P, you have clearly been to CHOM at Cranwell...
Neither, but I have some experience of being a Pongo in RAF messes. None of these things were life threatening, but a particular dinner-night sticks in the mind when not only did a steward come round between the main course & sweet sic asking for not only our choice of liqueurs for the toast but cash payment on the spot.

The next bit of entertainment was the wife of a late entry officer showing how her foundation garments were nattily made up in Squadron coulours to match her husband's "cummerband". This would have been fun enough were she not a hippacrocadillapig & that the senior guests had not already left...

I also had the misfortune to be on a course at an RAF Station where we were denied lunch in the dining room because it was being set up for another dinner night. We were told to eat from the wide range of in-the-basket snacks available in the bar. Only problem was that there was no service to be had and no tables to sit at because the wives had taken over the place & it was full of buggies & breastfeeding. Nor was dinner (or even a bar) available that evening as the dinner night was on.

How I laughed when I settled my mess bill at dispersal to find it was a PAYD place, yet I'd been charged for meals hypotheically rather than actually eaten...
 
#15
Naaah, can't see the Duchess taking over the Officers' Mess at "Happy Hour" with a bunch of harpies dressed in Primarni finest and getting bat faced on (according to age) "cheeky Vimto" or Port 'n' Lemon while the Duke stands in his growbag on a bit of carpet reserved for Aircrew only showing off his watch & deriding the Guins, who are playing the fruity, interuppted only by the tannoy with messages like, "courtesy call for Kevin, your delivery from McDonalds has arrived" :wink:
Won't happen! The financial Mecca that is Holyhead probably doesn't have a primarni!
 
#16
Anyway, I got married in my Crab-fat No.1 and she's still with me, so it's not life-threatening. I do agree the uniform is universally dull, though. Gosh, I really wish I'd had something the colour of baby's diaorreah [sp] to wear :D
Whilst 2s are indeed gopping, the discerning squaddie obtains Blues/No1s. Much better.
 
#17
IMHO it's a bit naff to marry in uniform anyway, especially when it's TA JOs of my acquaintance who get the rig all wrong, although a guard of honour is acceptable if just an excuse to invite some reprobates from the Troop to the wedding.

Perhaps it's because Waity Katy is a bit "Doors to Maunual" that she insisted...
 
#20
Indeed ... there are a few Crabs [past and present] who are quite pi$$ed off about that. However, we accept that the Army [and The Household Division in particular] are the Senior Service.



"Incoming" ;-)
OI!! Household Division are the Senior Service my ARRSE. To quote ARRSEpedia the Royal Navy were successfully battering johnny foreigner for about 400 years before the Household Cav were even a twinkle in a Monarchs eye!

Was gratifying to see mostly RN uniforms amongst the Royals though.
 

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