posted on Feb, 20 2007 @ 06:06 AM
Will he stand out?... more troops and tanks assigned to a usually ' common ' british force, now looks important?
Why would he stand out? He will look the same as any other British Squaddie. Unless your telling me that insurgents have excellent intelligence and
can crack British communications?
Thinking there will be any other significant increase in the troops surrounding him is daft. What the hell do you think of the British Army?
They're not going to surround him with a battalion of Para's just because he is there.
During training, he was treated like any other and he will be treated like any other during his career.
Does he have ANY battle experience? after all he is in charge of some troops.. and training in college doesnt do much compared to being a battle
hardened Iraqi vet.
If this was any other young Lt out of Sandhurst, this wouldn't be a consideration, but because it is Harry then all of a sudden he need's to be a
"Vet"? don't be daft. The Household Cavalry are his Regiment and they are going to Iraq, end of.
Anyway. how is being able to cure sick horses going to help?
My opinion is that he should have been assigned to the Headquarters and not on the field
Why? When he joined he said he would only do so if treated like any other sodlier and not molicoddled back at camp behind a desk.
Listen, what you all seem to forget is the Royal's have served all the way through history, why is now different?
Prince Andrew did his bit during the Falkland's. He was also (famously) stung by one of those random drug test's a few years back. No warning, just
went up to his office and tested him, like any other.
If they are career, then get treated no differently.
It's only the "Honourary" Colonel's like Charle's or The Princess Royal who serve a decorative function.