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It was announced earlier today HRH Prince Philip has died.

 

I copied this from the British Falkland Islands and Miltary Facebook Page.

 

How Prince Philip Earned The Respect Of The British Military
Although the Duke of Edinburgh ended his active naval career in July 1951, he continued to have a close relationship with the military. ??????

The Duke of Edinburgh, who served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, has died aged 99. As well as an active military career of his own, which came to an end in 1951, Prince Philip maintained a close association with the Armed Forces in the decades after.

Where did Prince Philip's association with the military begin?

:: June 10 1921 – Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark was born to Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg in the family home, Mon Repos, on Corfu. He was the youngest of five children.

:: December 1922 – Eighteen-month-old Prince Philip, travelling in a makeshift cot made from an orange box, was evacuated from Greece on a Royal Navy ship after King Constantine I was forced to abdicate.

:: 1928 – At the age of eight, Philip travelled to England to live with his grandmother and his uncle.

:: 1930 – Philip's mother Princess Alice was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to a sanatorium in Switzerland for two years. His father Prince Andrew headed to the French Riviera, while Philip was sent to Cheam Preparatory School in the UK.

:: May 1939 – In the run-up to the start of the Second World War, Philip finished at Gordonstoun and began his naval career at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, where he won two prizes for being the best cadet.

:: July 1939 – A young Princess Elizabeth fell in love with Philip when he escorted her and her sister Princess Margaret during a tour of the college.

:: 1940 – Philip joined the battleship HMS Ramillies in Colombo as a midshipman and spent six months in the Indian Ocean.

:: January 1941 – He served on HMS Valiant in Alexandria and two months later was mentioned in despatches for his actions during the Battle of Cape Matapan after spotting an unexpected enemy vessel with searchlights. He was later awarded the Greek War Cross of Valour.

:: 1942 – Philip rose through the ranks and became one of the youngest officers in the Royal Navy to be made First Lieutenant and second-in-command of a ship – HMS Wallace.

:: 1943 – HMS Wallace was despatched to the Mediterranean and provided cover for the Canadian beachhead of the Allied landings in Sicily.

:: February 1944 – Philip was appointed First Lieutenant and second in command of the new Fleet Destroyer HMS Whelp, which sailed to the Indian Ocean to join the British Pacific Fleet.

:: 1946 – Philip returned to the UK, spending time at naval training schools and went on to ask George VI for Princess Elizabeth's hand in marriage.

:: February 29 1947 – Philip renounced his rights to the Greek throne and became a British subject – Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.

:: November 20 1947 – Philip marries Princess Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey. He was made the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich shortly before his wedding. After that, he sought to find a role of his own in British society. As Royal consort, his activities could not have any political connotations.

:: October 1948 – The Duke attends the Royal Naval Staff College at Greenwich.

:: 1949 – Philip was appointed First Lieutenant and second-in-command of HMS Chequers, operating from Malta with the Mediterranean fleet.

:: 1950 – He was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander and then appointed in command of the frigate HMS Magpie in Malta.

:: 1951 – The Duke and Princess Elizabeth returned home from Malta to Clarence House. Philip left the Navy prematurely because of the deteriorating health of King George VI and Princess Elizabeth was required to take on more royal responsibilities.

:: 1951 – Princess Elizabeth and Philip made their first major tour together to Canada and the United States in October and November 1951, after which the Duke is made a Privy Counsellor.

:: 1952 – The Duke was appointed Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Cadet Force and Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Air Training Corps.

:: June 1952 – Prince Philip was promoted to the rank of commander in the Royal Navy.

:: 1953 – He was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet and appointed a British Army Field Marshal and Marshal of the Royal Air Force.

:: June 2 1953 – The Queen's Coronation at Westminster Abbey. The Duke of Edinburgh swore to be his wife's ''liege man of life and limb'' and was the first layman to pay tender homage to the newly crowned monarch.

:: 1956 – The Duke launches the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, a youth awards programme inspiring teenagers to challenge themselves physically and mentally and build their confidence through non-academic activities. The Duke toured the Commonwealth on the Royal Yacht Britannia, without the Queen.

:: February 1957 – The Queen gives the Duke the style and title of a Prince of the United Kingdom.

:: May 1961 – Keen to publicise youth apprenticeships, Prince Philip became the first member of the Royal Family to be interviewed on television.

:: June 2011 – The Duke celebrates his 90th birthday and The Queen gives him a new title – Lord High Admiral, the titular head of the Royal Navy.

:: March 2016 – The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the new home of the Royal Mechanical and Electrical Engineers in Lyneham, bringing 1,600 soldiers from two sites – Aborfield and Bordon – onto one location.

:: May 4 2017 – Buckingham Palace announced that Philip is to step down from public duties.

:: August 2 2017 – Prince Philip conducts his final solo royal engagement – an event with Royal Marines.

:: December 19 2017 – Prince Harry is formally appointed as Captain General Royal Marines, succeeding his grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh.

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I collect horse drawn coaches and carriages. Prince Phillip was very active in carriage driving, and every year, they open up the grounds at Windsor Castle to an equestrian event, that covers all of the different disciplines, a spectacular event. I was at it a number of years ago, and Prince Phillip was going to be coming thru with his turnout, in the marathon phase of the combined driving competition. This is a cross country course if you will, with man made obstacles, and always water hazards of some sort. So I go to the water hazard early, and found a good spot to take my pictures along one of the boundary ropes. The crowd gradually grew larger, like they do at a golf tournament, following a certain player. It was almost time for Phillip to come thru, and I noticed that the people beside me had moved away from me, i took a bath honest. I kept looking over, and finally a women motioned with her finger behind us, so I turned around to see what was going on, and there was the queen about 6 feet behind me, waiting to see Phillip come thru. You wouldn't see that in this country, that's for sure.

So after that event, we went up into Scotland to an event, and one evening there was party at the horse show grounds under a tent. Quite an event, music drink, people getting up and singing folk songs. About 10 o'clock, here comes Prince Philip thru the side flap, and joined in the party with the locals. Still going strong when we left.

He was always good to our group. He will be missed.

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Nothing against you Pid 1831, and I don't follow what the Royals do or say because I have no interest in them, but I thought he was out of touch with reality, and I suppose most people would lose touch living lavishly like the Royals do. The one and only thing I do remember about him was when he was saying something very narcissistic, evil, and shocking.  I am not of English descent, so maybe I am taking this wrong, but I believe he was serious and actually wanted mass death to consume the planet. Just because someone dies does not make them a saint or erase the bad things they have said or done, and he slipped up and actually let us know how he felt about others living on this planet.

Prince Philip said "In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation."

 

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No, I don't. I have watched a few of them. The one where he was spin forming tin for in lamps I thought was interesting.

Unfortunately, like some of the old car collectors, that group of people are slowly passing away, and there are a lot fewer people involved in it now. Used to be a multi million dollar industry that the gov. didn't get their finger in.

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Patton and MacArthur didn’t have an affinity for ‘underage companionship’.

He had all the time in the world to raise his children, but failed miserably.

Phillip was a by product of the Saxe-Coburg (Windsor) generations of marrying one’s relation.

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About that "virus quote"

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"MrGrimNasty

No he wasn’t a malthusian – I suggest you understand his sense of humour and check the context of the ‘virus’ quote you are referring to – much misused by the anti-royal hate mob."

And

"Annie'

Quite right; I had been misled by that, now found the full story. RIP HRH."  (incidentally Annie is English)

https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/one-of-the-most-famous-skeptics-in-the-world-just-died-but-no-ones-going-to-mention-that/#comment-2419553

Another example of things requiring the full modern appreciation of that old time "Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it"  which now means you better do you reading beyond the newspaper item

 

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I heard a story about him, when during a visit to Bejing, he saw a group of 'round-eyes' who turned out to be British students, and he asked them if "their eyes had turned slanty yet"

Of course the Chinese called us Westerners "barbarians", but they called the Japanese "invading barbarians".  (Someday I might tell about my two trips to the western style toilet in the high-dollar Western hotel in Bejing, when I would ride back with him and his driver, coming back from our base in Tainjin/Tang-gu on days off, to look at the women who worked at the western embassies, and to eat hamburgers and drink milkshakes.

When he arrived in country, he had a car waiting for him, me, I got to ride the train down from Bejing, after spending the night at the Peace Hotel.

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3128990/real-story-behind-prince-philips-infamous-slitty-eyed-remark

Other than that, all I know about him is that he had radical (algore type) environmentalist views.

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12 minutes ago, Art From Coleman said:

Other than that, all I know about him is that he had radical (algore type) environmentalist views.

Art - if that is about Prince Phillip try this

"One of the most famous skeptics in the world just died — but who’s going to mention that '

https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/one-of-the-most-famous-skeptics-in-the-world-just-died-but-no-ones-going-to-mention-that/#comment-2419553

Have a look at his "clanger" on wind power in that list linked above.

Would you he thinking of Prince Charles by any chance?

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15 minutes ago, Ian Beale said:

Would you he thinking of Prince Charles by any chance?

It seems you are correct, but, in my defense, I cannot tell one prince from another, much less profess to be knowledgeable about 'consorts', ladies in waiting, exchequers, lords of the realm and such.

BUT, I did enjoy watching Downton Abbey, and own the complete series, along with the complete series of Doc Martin DVDs.  (Although, IF I had been Dr. Martin, I would have depopulated the town by poisoning the fat old shyster ******* who owned the pub/restaurant, AND the woman who ran the chemist shop., and Joe, the town constable)

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No offense to the Brits here but we fought 2 wars again the crown and won.   I had an ancestor fight and die in the Revolutionary War.  So I give exactly zero cares about the English royalty.  I don't understand the fascination in the US with the "royal family."

I can respect him fighting in WWII but I had 4 great great uncles who were lucky enough to survive and there were no news stories when they died.

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More on Prince Phillip's "virus quote"

"

Eric

That quote was taken completely out of context. Here is the context which you link to;

“I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist… I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.” ― Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh[2] (in his Foreward to: If I Were an Animal; United Kingdom, Robin Clark Ltd., 1986.)

In other words he is an animal whose numbers have been decimated by humanity who have deliberately invaded its space and tried to wipe out its species.
. He is replying as that animal, not as a man

tonyb"

In comments at

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/10/rip-prince-philip-royal-climate-skeptic/

 

 

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23 hours ago, Art From Coleman said:

I heard a story about him, when during a visit to Bejing, he saw a group of 'round-eyes' who turned out to be British students, and he asked them if "their eyes had turned slanty yet"

Of course the Chinese called us Westerners "barbarians", but they called the Japanese "invading barbarians".  (Someday I might tell about my two trips to the western style toilet in the high-dollar Western hotel in Bejing, when I would ride back with him and his driver, coming back from our base in Tainjin/Tang-gu on days off, to look at the women who worked at the western embassies, and to eat hamburgers and drink milkshakes.

When he arrived in country, he had a car waiting for him, me, I got to ride the train down from Bejing, after spending the night at the Peace Hotel.

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3128990/real-story-behind-prince-philips-infamous-slitty-eyed-remark

Other than that, all I know about him is that he had radical (algore type) environmentalist views.

His happiest days were on a warship in the company of men especially in Malta, that is the reason of his warped sense of humour. Imagine if you had to keep a few steps behind your wife

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I always was a few steps behind my first wife. That way I knew I wouldn't get stabbed or shot in the back.

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3 hours ago, Rawleigh99 said:

I don't know, I kind of like some of his quotes. I thought the one about not having gotten eaten yet in New Guinea was pretty humorous.

A thought of just now - what anyone not there at the time does not have the inside on -

Many years ago in "The Virginian" IIRC there is a line  "When you call me that, smile".  (Which line I've remembered and used through my career).

And I'll bet Prince Philip had a grin on when he said most things like that.

An example from our venacular-

Someone here referred to as "You old bstaard" with a big grin will take it as a complement.

Same term without the grin is definitely not

And those not there include all those commenting that were not there - or if the scene was videoed did not take a close look.

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11 minutes ago, Ian Beale said:

A thought of just now - what anyone not there at the time does not have the inside on -

Many years ago in "The Virginian" IIRC there is a line  "When you call me that, smile".  (Which line I've remembered and used through my career).

And I'll bet Prince Philip had a grin on when he said most things like that.

An example from our venacular-

Someone here referred to as "You old bstaard" with a big grin will take it as a complement.

Same term without the grin is definitely not

And those not there include all those commenting that were not there - or if the scene was videoed did not take a close look.

Do not forget he had no place to call home in his early years as most family members said he was like a dog looking for a basket in his younger years, so he did not go to bad for a homeless guy

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