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Bulldog_Drummond #61 Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:25 PM

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View PostHeidenSieker, on 19 May 2018 - 04:16 PM, said:

 

Didn't know you were at St. C's, Drummond.

 

Happiest days of my life

 



L0ddy #62 Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:29 PM

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View PostJigabachi, on 19 May 2018 - 01:52 PM, said:

That lady isn't entirely wrong, but the poor also stay poor when she spends her money on luxury items and the hungry kids stay hungry when she goes dining in a restaurant.

 

 

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 19 May 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:

 

It is encouraging that people voluntarily like to see their betters for pure amusement

 

 

 

What? "Their betters"???

 

Are you saying the royals are "better" than other people??

 


 

Bulldog_Drummond #63 Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

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View PostRoudari, on 19 May 2018 - 02:29 PM, said:

 

Well i can say i dont.. So what happened? Some royal wedding, i believe its brittish right? Cant they get married like normal people or is it required to be such a show?

 

It is always amusing to see the spluttering fury of those unfortunate enough to be outside the magic circle.  It's being foreign that drives them so mad.

 



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View PostRamRaid90, on 19 May 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

 

There is the strange grandfather that nobody is really sure if we should talk about...

 

 

I'm happy to discuss his Nazi past......

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View PostL0ddy, on 19 May 2018 - 04:32 PM, said:

 

What? "Their betters"???

 

Are you saying the royals are "better" than other people??

 

 

Well, HM the Queen was the Visitor of my old college, and probably still is, so I am willing to go by rank.  

 

I think one can accept the concept of one's betters without necessarily agreeing that they are better.

 

View PostL0ddy, on 19 May 2018 - 04:38 PM, said:

 

I'm happy to discuss his Nazi past......

 

Yes, an appalling war record:

 

After leaving Gordonstoun in 1939, Philip joined the Royal Navy, graduating the next year from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, as the best cadet in his course. During the Second World War, he continued to serve in the British forces, while two of his brothers-in-law, Prince Christoph of Hesse and Berthold, Margrave of Baden, fought on the opposing German side. Philip was appointed as a midshipman in January 1940. He spent four months on the battleship HMS Ramillies, protecting convoys of the Australian Expeditionary Force in the Indian Ocean, followed by shorter postings on HMS Kent, on HMS Shropshire and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). After the invasion of Greece by Italy in October 1940, he was transferred from the Indian Ocean to the battleship HMS Valiant in the Mediterranean Fleet.

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Philip served aboard HMS Valiant in the Battle of the Mediterranean.
On 1 February 1941, he was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant after a series of courses at Portsmouth, in which he gained the top grade in four out of five sections of the qualifying examination. Among other engagements, he was involved in the Battle of Crete, and was mentioned in dispatches for his service during the Battle of Cape Matapan.  in which he controlled the battleship's searchlights. He was also awarded the Greek War Cross of Valour. Duties of lesser glory included stoking the boilers of the troop transport ship RMS Empress of Russia. In June 1942, he was appointed to the V and W-class destroyer and flotilla leader HMS Wallace, which was involved in convoy escort tasks on the east coast of Britain, as well as the Allied invasion of Sicily.

Promotion to lieutenant followed on 16 July 1942. In October of the same year, he became first lieutenant of HMS Wallace, at 21 years old one of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy. During the invasion of Sicily, in July 1943, as second in command of HMS Wallace, he saved his ship from a night bomber attack. He devised a plan to launch a raft with smoke floats that successfully distracted the bombers, allowing the ship to slip away unnoticed. In 1944, he moved on to the new destroyer, HMS Whelp, where he saw service with the British Pacific Fleet in the 27th Destroyer Flotilla. He was present in Tokyo Bay when the instrument of Japanese surrender was signed. In January 1946, Philip returned to the United Kingdom on the Whelp, and was posted as an instructor at HMS Royal Arthur, the Petty Officers' School in Corsham, Wiltshire.


 

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View PostRamRaid90, on 19 May 2018 - 12:38 PM, said:

Fair play to them.

 

The man served two tours of Afghanistan, set up the Invictus games and does more charity work than any other royal amongst other things.

 

That and the wedding was entirely paid for by the royal family.

 

Exactly. They just like everyone cannot choose their parents or the family they born into. 

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View PostRamRaid90, on 19 May 2018 - 04:32 PM, said:

 

Does an ordinary wedding draw in hundreds of millions of tourist revenue?

 

Theres people who actually travel because of this? O_o



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View Postjabster, on 19 May 2018 - 12:43 PM, said:

 

How ever some nice of them to do what everybody else does.

 

But I thought it's usually the bride's father who pays for it?

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 19 May 2018 - 03:07 PM, said:

 

Could have been the Oscars, with everyone rabbiting on about #Metoo

 

I have my doubts about whether it will last, but for novelty value it's the first time in over 1,000 years that a member of the Royal Family has married a black person.

 

Working as a crowd control engineer in the early 90s one of the "Hitman and Her" dancers touched me up as I was blocking people getting on the stage.  #Metoo

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 19 May 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

 

Well, HM the Queen was the Visitor of my old college, and probably still is, so I am willing to go by rank.  

 

I think one can accept the concept of one's betters without necessarily agreeing that they are better.

 

 

Yes, an appalling war record:

 

After leaving Gordonstoun in 1939, Philip joined the Royal Navy, graduating the next year from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, as the best cadet in his course. During the Second World War, he continued to serve in the British forces, while two of his brothers-in-law, Prince Christoph of Hesse and Berthold, Margrave of Baden, fought on the opposing German side. Philip was appointed as a midshipman in January 1940. He spent four months on the battleship HMS Ramillies, protecting convoys of the Australian Expeditionary Force in the Indian Ocean, followed by shorter postings on HMS Kent, on HMS Shropshire and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). After the invasion of Greece by Italy in October 1940, he was transferred from the Indian Ocean to the battleship HMS Valiant in the Mediterranean Fleet.

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Philip served aboard HMS Valiant in the Battle of the Mediterranean.
On 1 February 1941, he was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant after a series of courses at Portsmouth, in which he gained the top grade in four out of five sections of the qualifying examination. Among other engagements, he was involved in the Battle of Crete, and was mentioned in dispatches for his service during the Battle of Cape Matapan.  in which he controlled the battleship's searchlights. He was also awarded the Greek War Cross of Valour. Duties of lesser glory included stoking the boilers of the troop transport ship RMS Empress of Russia. In June 1942, he was appointed to the V and W-class destroyer and flotilla leader HMS Wallace, which was involved in convoy escort tasks on the east coast of Britain, as well as the Allied invasion of Sicily.

Promotion to lieutenant followed on 16 July 1942. In October of the same year, he became first lieutenant of HMS Wallace, at 21 years old one of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy. During the invasion of Sicily, in July 1943, as second in command of HMS Wallace, he saved his ship from a night bomber attack. He devised a plan to launch a raft with smoke floats that successfully distracted the bombers, allowing the ship to slip away unnoticed. In 1944, he moved on to the new destroyer, HMS Whelp, where he saw service with the British Pacific Fleet in the 27th Destroyer Flotilla. He was present in Tokyo Bay when the instrument of Japanese surrender was signed. In January 1946, Philip returned to the United Kingdom on the Whelp, and was posted as an instructor at HMS Royal Arthur, the Petty Officers' School in Corsham, Wiltshire.


 

 

Note even remotely interested in bankers wars and what he did.

 

I was referring to this.....

 



Bulldog_Drummond #71 Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:21 PM

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View PostL0ddy, on 19 May 2018 - 06:16 PM, said:

 

Note even remotely interested in bankers wars and what he did.

 

I was referring to this.....

 

 

 

"This" being what precisely?

 

View PostTheComfyChair, on 19 May 2018 - 05:52 PM, said:

 

Working as a crowd control engineer in the early 90s one of the "Hitman and Her" dancers touched me up as I was blocking people getting on the stage.  #Metoo

 

In my younger days, when I still had my looks, such agreeable moments were not infrequent.
 

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 19 May 2018 - 06:24 PM, said:

 

In my younger days, when I still had my looks, such agreeable moments were not infrequent.

 

In my older days, I can still evoke an occasional smile from the young ladies. As I am not usually wearing my specs, I'm not always so readily able to ascertain the nature of their smiles. Perhaps, it is best not to dwell upon that...

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 19 May 2018 - 06:21 PM, said:

 

"This" being what precisely?

 

His and his families nazi past.

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View PostL0ddy, on 19 May 2018 - 06:33 PM, said:

 

His and his families nazi past.

 

Well, at least AFAIK they didn't bankroll the Nazis like some American families did...

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View PostL0ddy, on 19 May 2018 - 06:33 PM, said:

 

His and his families nazi past.

 

Please elaborate in detail.  So far you have posted some indeterminate photograph
 

View PostBrowarszky, on 19 May 2018 - 06:32 PM, said:

 

In my older days, I can still evoke an occasional smile from the young ladies. As I am not usually wearing my specs, I'm not always so readily able to ascertain the nature of their smiles. Perhaps, it is best not to dwell upon that...

 

In my younger days I used to notice bright young things in short skirts having lunch in the City with well-dressed grandfatherly types.  One always wondered what happened after lunch, which was probably nothing much, but not from want of trying.

 

Still, it gives one hope for the future.


 

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 19 May 2018 - 06:43 PM, said:

 

In my younger days I used to notice bright young things in short skirts having lunch in the City with well-dressed grandfatherly types.  One always wondered what happened after lunch, which was probably nothing much, but not from want of trying.

 

Still, it gives one hope for the future.

 

Of course, it never occurred to you they migh actually be their grandfathers?.. Unlikely, I admit it...

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View PostBrowarszky, on 19 May 2018 - 06:52 PM, said:

 

Of course, it never occurred to you they migh actually be their grandfathers?.. Unlikely, I admit it...

 

One always likes to give the benefit of doubt, of course.

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View PostL0ddy, on 19 May 2018 - 06:33 PM, said:

 

His and his families nazi past.

 

because absolutely all "Nazis" believed everything that they were told and every single one of them did everything they did because it's what they wanted to do...

 

right?

 

View PostRoudari, on 19 May 2018 - 05:29 PM, said:

 

Theres people who actually travel because of this? O_o

 

Of course there is.

 

Just like there are people who travel for Tankfest, Football matches, music gigs and surprisingly enough people who listen to Kanye West.

 

Is this part of life such a shock to you?


 

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 19 May 2018 - 06:39 PM, said:

 

Please elaborate in detail.  So far you have posted some indeterminate photograph

 

Plenty of info if you dig deep enough.

 

I salute him for his military career and service to this country, however he is rather Edited  & also wishes to come back as a virus and eliminate the human population..... 

 

Anyway, I was not here to upset anyone, just flabbergasted at your reference to him and his like being better than others.

 

This post has been edited by the moderation team due to inflammatory remarks.

 


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View PostL0ddy, on 19 May 2018 - 07:30 PM, said:

 

Plenty of info if you dig deep enough.

 

I salute him for his military career and service to this country, however he is Edited  & also wishes to come back as a virus and eliminate the human population..... 

 

Anyway, I was not here to upset anyone, just flabbergasted at your reference to him and his like being better than others.

 

 

Then again, he may not be worse than others, either. Mankind.. sorry.. peoplekind.. isn't the nicest bunch of people in the universe in general terms.

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