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Prince Andrew's Military Roles (Updated To Show His "Stripped" Status)

Kirkhill

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I don't think that Prince Charles will ever allow him to have a public role

In that statement I think you have the explanation for Andrew, Fergie, Eugenie, Beatrice, and Harry. And to an extent Anne and even Margaret.

Surplus to requirement.
 

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He flew helicopters in front of ships, so that the missiles would lock on to the helicopter. Then they would do evasive maneuvers. This saved a lot of ships being hit.
I know the theory, however only ONE Exocet attack was directed towards HMS Invincible. Argies were spoofed into launching the missile towards a group of escorts almost 65km south of the carrier. Andrew was not in the air at the time, and the missile came no where near the carrier.

While he apparently witnessed the attack on the Atlantic Conveyor, I've seen nothing to say that he was involved in any way. But if spectating from the bleachers = 'bravery under fire,' DHH needs to order a shit ton of Bravery medals for all the staff officers and weekend warriors, 'cause otherwise, the closest Andrew has come to 'bravery under fire' was when word started spreading about his sex life.


Note: I asked only because I have known some people who have performed quite bravely. It kind of bothers me to see a phrase like "bravery under fire" tossed about so freely, and without apparent justification. YMMV
 
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Having said that nothing can take away his bravery under fire during the Falklands War. I think that it was his hubris and poor judgement that got himself in trouble.
I have some knowledge of sex offenders and this guy is one. Hubris and poor judgement yes to an extent BUT most guys that offend against children - and that is legally what she was - are hard wired that way. And never change.
 

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But if spectating from the bleachers = 'bravery under fire,' DHH needs to order a shit ton of Bravery medals to replace all the Staff Tourist medals for all the staff officers and weekend warriors, 'cause otherwise, the closest Andrew has come to 'bravery under fire' was when word started spreading about his sex life.
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I have some knowledge of sex offenders and this guy is one. Hubris and poor judgement yes to an extent BUT most guys that offend against children - and that is legally what she was - are hard wired that way. And never change.

Like this famous soldier, apparently:


How renaming Canberra's William Slim Drive could trigger a rethink of history​

Among the many accolades successive generations have thrown his way โ€” from a knighthood, to a posting as governor-general of Australia, to a peerage โ€” is the naming of William Slim Drive, a major arterial road in Canberra.

Last week, the ACT Government announced it would be renamed.

The decision was made because Sir William is also an accused paedophile.

William Joseph Slim in his military uniform.


Sir William Joseph Slim, British military commander and 13th governor-general of Australia.(Wikipedia)
He has been accused by multiple men of groping boys in the back of his Rolls-Royce.

The abuse allegedly occurred as the then-governor-general visited Fairbridge Farm School, a home for hundreds of impoverished British children sent to Australia in the mid-20th century.

 

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I have some knowledge of sex offenders and this guy is one.

More knowledge than I. Worked part-time in a lock-up, but didn't try to understand them. Just turned keys and counted heads.
 

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Like this famous soldier, apparently:


How renaming Canberra's William Slim Drive could trigger a rethink of history​

Among the many accolades successive generations have thrown his way โ€” from a knighthood, to a posting as governor-general of Australia, to a peerage โ€” is the naming of William Slim Drive, a major arterial road in Canberra.

Last week, the ACT Government announced it would be renamed.

The decision was made because Sir William is also an accused paedophile.

William Joseph Slim in his military uniform.


Sir William Joseph Slim, British military commander and 13th governor-general of Australia.(Wikipedia)
He has been accused by multiple men of groping boys in the back of his Rolls-Royce.

The abuse allegedly occurred as the then-governor-general visited Fairbridge Farm School, a home for hundreds of impoverished British children sent to Australia in the mid-20th century.

Pretty easy target. You know, being dead and all.
 

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I know the theory, however only ONE Exocet attack was directed towards HMS Invincible. Argies were spoofed into launching the missile towards a group of escorts almost 65km south of the carrier. Andrew was not in the air at the time, and the missile came no where near the carrier.

While he apparently witnessed the attack on the Atlantic Conveyor, I've seen nothing to say that he was involved in any way. But if spectating from the bleachers = 'bravery under fire,' DHH needs to order a shit ton of Bravery medals for all the staff officers and weekend warriors, 'cause otherwise, the closest Andrew has come to 'bravery under fire' was when word started spreading about his sex life.


Note: I asked only because I have known some people who have performed quite bravely. It kind of bothers me to see a phrase like "bravery under fire" tossed about so freely, and without apparent justification. YMMV
ACK your comments. From what I've read he flew his helicopter to act as a decoy for any potential exocet missile attack. I can't add any more to this and perhaps my comment about bravery under fire is incorrect. The correct wording should have been while under combat operations.

I agree that some people will do incredibly brave things under cbt conditions. Some will perform heroic acts of bravery while under fire and this will go unnoticed and they will not be awarded honours for their actions.

I am not a fan of Prince Andrew, but I will acknowledge the courage of anyone who willingly deploys for combat.
 

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His hard partying nature was pretty legendary in the RN, too bad he couldn't have kept it to consenting adults. Really doesn't matter he may have done in the Falklands, some acts of bravery don't cancel out being a pedo rapist with rich sex trafficking friends.

Kind of hope the Monarchy ends with QE2, but suspect if will flutter on for another generation before someone takes it behind the woodshed out of pity.
 
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