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Old 01-15-2007, 03:03 PM
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Britain's Prince Harry May Command Troops In Iraq...

Or, maybe not because of who he is but, here's a link...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...1/nharry01.xml
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:08 PM
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If he wants to do it, is apparently good at it, why not let him?

It's not like he's first in line, or will probably ever see the throne.

Hell, let's send Bush over there with him...or Cheney at the very least.
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:32 PM
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He absolutely should go. Kings always went to battle in centuries past, there is no reason he shouldn't now.
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Both Princes could technically go - but both would have to have permission from the Queen... I can see Harry might have a chance (he has formally requested it according to the reports I have seen), but William as a potential heir has less of a chance.

Of course if the both went, William would be at the HQ as per his role in the regiment... while Harry might actually be on the front-lines so to speak being a Recce officer and all.

Now from a official point of view it would be advantageous for either or both to do a tour -1. it looks good on the Royals; 2. good for moral of the Army; 3. a finally it assures that William/Harry would be allowed to head some of the ceremonial orders and wear some medals that Charles can't (Queen can cause she served as a war-time nurse during the Blitz).

A final point - they might not serve in Iraq simply because the UK is pulling out... however Afghanistan is a distinct possibility given the UK troop's role there.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:21 AM
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RACooper, William isn't in the military is he?

I think Harry should be treated as any other soldier. Better for him to make his career in the military than to be a "useless" royal who just lives off the name Windsor.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:03 PM
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If I remember correctly, their uncle, Prince Andrew, commandeered a fighter helicopter during the Falkland Island War. He was in several of the battles.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:07 PM
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If I remember correctly, their uncle, Prince Andrew, commandeered a fighter helicopter during the Falkland Island War. He was in several of the battles.
He had to be a pretty brave guy. He was married to Fergie...

Just kidding.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:28 PM
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He had to be a pretty brave guy. He was married to Fergie...

Just kidding.
Sarah Ferguson is actually a very nice woman who has done a lot of good charity work in the UK. Most of the royals have pokers shoved up their arses.

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RACooper, William isn't in the military is he?
He's going to Sandhurst too I believe.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:45 PM
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Sarah Ferguson is actually a very nice woman who has done a lot of good charity work in the UK. Most of the royals have pokers shoved up their arses.



He's going to Sandhurst too I believe.
Really? I thought it was a semi-big deal that he wasn't interested in the military. Is Sandhurst basically an officer academy?
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Really? I thought it was a semi-big deal that he wasn't interested in the military. Is Sandhurst basically an officer academy?
I think so, and yeah, Will is going to Sandhurst now that he's graduated uni. Needs to do something with his life.
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Really? I thought it was a semi-big deal that he wasn't interested in the military. Is Sandhurst basically an officer academy?
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is the officer training school for the British Army. Unlike our service academies, which combines military training with a college education, Sandhurst students have already graduated from a college or university. The Royal Air Force's equivalent to Sandhurst is RAF Cranwell.

Both 'Lef-tenants' Wales are Sandhurst grads.
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:34 PM
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The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is the officer training school for the British Army. Unlike our service academies, which combines military training with a college education, Sandhurst students have already graduated from a college or university. The Royal Air Force's equivalent to Sandhurst is RAF Cranwell.

Both 'Lef-tenants' Wales are Sandhurst grads.
Thanks for the info. It's just that you hear a lot about Harry being in the military and nothing about William being there.
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:02 PM
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william graduated from sandhurst a month ago...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6181761.stm

William graduates from Sandhurst

Prince William
The prince is joining the Household Cavalry's Blues and Royals

The Queen, Prince Charles and other members of the royal family attended a parade marking the end of his training at the royal military academy.

His girlfriend Kate Middleton also watched the 24-year-old prince, who is second in line to the throne.

William, who has been described by fellow trainee officers as "a normal guy", will become a 2nd Lieutenant.

The ceremony comes the day after the official investigation into the death of William's mother, Princess Diana, concluded she died in an accident.

Both William and his brother Prince Harry welcomed the "conclusive findings" of Thursday's report by Lord Stevens and called for speculation surrounding their mother's death to come to an end.

The Sandhurst ceremony involved up to 465 cadets, including 78 women, with more than 220 officer cadets such as the prince passing out and receiving their commissions.

Prince William acted as a marker during the Sovereign's parade to ensure the cadets marched in a straight line.

He will officially be awarded the title of 2nd Lieutenant at midnight.
(the article goes on..
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So, how hard is it to go to the same school as your little brother, military academy or no?
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:18 PM
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So, how hard is it to go to the same school as your little brother, military academy or no?
It helps to be to be in the line of Royal succession... (No, Sandhurst isn't that exclusive.)

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_M...demy_Sandhurst
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