- Royals in the Forces – a liabilty?
The BBC just reported on the Camp Bastion attack. Apparently during the attack Harry was taken away to a secure location. What a waste of resources. Are royals in the forces because it’s something for them to do where they can be figureheads and where they can be specially protected?Posted 5 years agoernie_lynchMember
imo there should be a news black out now that he is serving.
They’ve tried that before and it didn’t work :Posted 5 years agoZulu-ElevenMember
What a waste of resources.
30k personnel – I’m sure they could spare a couple to man a sangar.
Are royals in the forces because it’s something for them to do where they can be figureheads and where they can be specially protected?
Like Andrew had his own Exocet proof ship in the Falklands?
And lets not forget her Maj:
Posted 5 years agoandylMember
If we keep him locked up surrounded in cotton wool back on UK soil people will criticise.
If he goes out and actually plays a role then people will criticise.
When he is out in his Apache he could get a mechanical failure or shot down and I am sure he accepts that risk. But when there is a ‘minor’ assault on the base that will be dealt with easily it would be silly to risk a ‘lucky shot’.
fair play to him I say and it’s obvious they all stand by him and him them.Posted 5 years agoCountZeroMember
He wasn’t treated any different to any of the other Apache pilots and aircrew. There is a huge amount of money spent training them, a massive investment in time as well, and Harry is considered to be as good a gunny and co-pilot as there is. None of the other crew members were treated any differently, they were all removed to secure locations to protect them.Posted 5 years ago
But of course, it’s suits certain groups and sections of the media to only highlight the fact that Harry was taken to a secure area. Republican bullshit, frankly.rentonMember
On the night it happened we were a bit pissed off to be honest as the Taliban or whichever group it was that attacked have basically said they will try and capture or kill him.
We had rounds going through our hangar that night, pretty lairy stuff I can tell you!! I guess the Army lads are used to gunfire but us fat airforce techies were shitting ourselves !!Posted 5 years ago
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