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  • Irish Guards get new Royal Colonel

    Her Majesty The Queen has given her formal approval to the appointment of His Royal Highness Prince William as Colonel of the Irish Guards.



    The second-in-line to the throne, who already holds honorary roles within the RAF and the Royal Navy, will take a close interest in the lives and activities of Irish Guards personnel.

    In his first honorary appointment in the Army, Prince William has become the regiment's first Royal Colonel and will take over from Major General Sir Sebastian Roberts. The Queen is the regiment's Colonel-in-Chief.

    read more here: www.mod.uk/irishguards_col

    good news for the Irish Guards to have such a prominent Royal as their Colonel.

    nice one lads.
    RGJ

    ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

    The Rifles

  • #2
    Does that mean a Guards ceremonial tunic etc for wedding.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by danno View Post
      Does that mean a Guards ceremonial tunic etc for wedding.
      probably...

      but i doubt it will be his 'Red Coat'.
      RGJ

      ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

      The Rifles

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      • #4
        It means that Irish will now line the route...
        Great news for the Regiment though. I believe the queen mum was their last royal Colonel.


        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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        • #5
          So William has become a Mick! All the best for the future to everybody.
          'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
          'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
          Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
          He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
          http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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          • #6
            Why is he wearing a black t-shirt in that pic?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by spaceghetti View Post
              Why is he wearing a black t-shirt in that pic?
              He is a mick and as such we dont follow ordinary rules
              Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
              Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
              The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
              The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
              The best lack all conviction, while the worst
              Are full of passionate intensity.

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              • #8
                This should keep them busy over at indymedia, erígí , 32CSM, and whatever alphabet soup yer havin' yerself !

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by spaceghetti View Post
                  Why is he wearing a black t-shirt in that pic?
                  Its an issue dark brown t shirt , looks black in the picture. Good to see Wills is " man from Q&M "
                  Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier - Samuel Johnson

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                  • #10
                    You beat me to it Knocker - I'm wearing one right now, Q&M's finest indeed

                    these are not ordinary t-shirts - these are Q&M t-shirts...
                    RoyalGreenJacket
                    Commander in Chief
                    Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 12 February 2011, 01:39.
                    RGJ

                    ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                    The Rifles

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                    • #11
                      Just wait till he converts to Catholicism. haw haw haw.
                      Meh.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by yooklid View Post
                        Just wait till he converts to Catholicism. haw haw haw.
                        or - he could go the other way and turn up on a white horse in Ireland declaring to be 'King Billy'
                        RGJ

                        ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                        The Rifles

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by terrier View Post
                          This should keep them busy over at indymedia, erígí , 32CSM, and whatever alphabet soup yer havin' yerself !


                          i wouldn't mind seeing some reaction from them but I don't want to go on their websites
                          I knew a simple soldier boy.....
                          Who grinned at life in empty joy,
                          Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
                          And whistled early with the lark.

                          In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
                          With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
                          He put a bullet through his brain.
                          And no one spoke of him again.

                          You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
                          Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
                          Sneak home and pray you'll never know
                          The hell where youth and laughter go.

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                          • #14
                            How does that mesh, being a Colonel-In-Chief of a regiment, when he is already
                            commissioned as a serving soldier ?
                            "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                            • #15
                              He's royal, the rules are different when it's your Granny's train-set.
                              'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                              'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                              Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                              He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                              http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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