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nigelb
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Re: Prince Philip

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Sad news indeed. My condolences to Her Majesty and the Royal Family. RIP Prince Phillip.

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Re: Prince Philip

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I'll miss his wit.
Condolences to HM and the royal family.
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Re: Prince Philip

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Brian Franklin wrote: 09 Apr 2021, 20:17 Very Sad but not unexpected. He has not looked well for a long time. RIP Sir
Those last shots of him coming out of hospital I just knew he was being sent home as nothing more could be done. You saw a man who knew this was it and bravely facing it. Both myself and a friend, a retired nurse, said it.Almost the same when you see King George waving off Elizabeth and him at the airport, you see a man who knows he isn't going to see her again.

My thoughts are with the Queen. I was devastated when I lost my wife after 32 years of being together, but 74 years dreadful. I hope she deals with it as she wants and is allowed to do so without media intrusion.

However I saw him many times as a PC in Westminster. The first time I saw him was as a child at Cowes when he nearly sunk in a yacht with Uffa Fox. Later that day he had a narrow miss from a collapsing crane.

My next encounter was as a Police Cadet at one of the rehearsals for the Trooping in 1973. I was lining round the front of Buck House. Nobody had told me to salute the colours despite being furled and he gave me a really glaring look from his horse. If looks could kill he would have got life. However all subsequent encounters passed without hitch.
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Re: Prince Philip

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My thoughts are with the Queen. Sad loss of a great man..

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Re: Prince Philip

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A very sad event , although not unexpected . I believe that he saved the Monarchy for us by his down to earth approach to life. A colleague of mine was at the Burghley Horse Trials, and an old buffer came up and sat next to him on a shooting stick , and they had a very long conversation on wide ranging topics. He felt he was familiar but could not put a finger on it. It was only when he got home and watched highlights on TV that he realised it was the D of E ......
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Re: Prince Philip

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simondix wrote: 10 Apr 2021, 07:37
Brian Franklin wrote: 09 Apr 2021, 20:17 Very Sad but not unexpected. He has not looked well for a long time. RIP Sir
However I saw him many times as a PC in Westminster. The first time I saw him was as a child at Cowes when he nearly sunk in a yacht with Uffa Fox. Later that day he had a narrow miss from a collapsing crane.
Ah the crane on Uffa's Quay, I knew it well, Dad was sailing crew in Coweslip for 1971 and 1972, I spent both those summers hanging around Uffa's house; one memory that sticks out ( besides meeting the Royals) is watching Tom and Jerry cartoons with Uffa

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Re: Prince Philip

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Motormouse wrote: 14 Apr 2021, 10:19
simondix wrote: 10 Apr 2021, 07:37
Brian Franklin wrote: 09 Apr 2021, 20:17 Very Sad but not unexpected. He has not looked well for a long time. RIP Sir
However I saw him many times as a PC in Westminster. The first time I saw him was as a child at Cowes when he nearly sunk in a yacht with Uffa Fox. Later that day he had a narrow miss from a collapsing crane.
Ah the crane on Uffa's Quay, I knew it well, Dad was sailing crew in Coweslip for 1971 and 1972, I spent both those summers hanging around Uffa's house; one memory that sticks out ( besides meeting the Royals) is watching Tom and Jerry cartoons with Uffa

Ttfn

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Had no idea who Uffa was so I pulled up Wikipedia and read this..."His character is perhaps best indicated by an escapade whereby he led a group of Sea Scouts, without their parents' consent (they thought it was a weekend sailing camp), across the English Channel and up the Seine to within a few kilometres of Paris in a 25 ft open boat." :lol:

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Re: Prince Philip

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That he did.

I can only describe him as a rascal; he loved a practical joke; his work is to be frank under appreciated by the masses he designed the airborne lifeboat in ww2, so that it could be operated and sailed by non sailors, parachuted from a Whitley or Warwick into the sea and not sink, and carry enough rations for a whole bomber crew to survive for a week.

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Re: Prince Philip

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This is really really annoying, Meghan Markle has now said that she is willing to forgive the Royal Family after Prince Philip's death.

My thoughts about that are unprintable!! :rant:

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Re: Prince Philip

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Nigel H-J wrote: 14 Apr 2021, 16:20 This is really really annoying, Meghan Markle has now said that she is willing to forgive the Royal Family after Prince Philip's death.

My thoughts about that are unprintable!! :rant:

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