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albion
12-09-2009, 13:07
does anyone know what ships prince phillp served on ???

navalis
12-09-2009, 13:31
After leaving Dartmouth, he served on RAMILLIES - VALIANT (onboard during Battle of Matapan) - WALLACE - WHELP (1st Lt) - MAGPIE (commanded). He effectively retired from active service in 1951.

Stan.J
12-09-2009, 14:43
He also served as a D.O.at H.M.S.Royal Arthur.Wiltshire. When it was a new entry training establishment.

John Brown
19-09-2009, 07:15
Also short spells on HMS Kent and HMS Shropshire. So the story goes...... he also did a stint, when a midshipman, on the troopship Empress of Russia and helped to stoke the boilers for a while.


Regards...John

tim lewin
21-09-2009, 04:53
if you look back at my previous posts you will find a pic of Wallace from the time, she was geberally assigned to East Coast convoys and from time to time she and Ashanti found themselves in the same port and an opportunity for a pint.
tim

fearless_rs
21-09-2009, 15:15
I think he was Jimmy in HMS Chequers as well.

Batstiger
21-09-2009, 17:05
On leaving the Navy in 1951 his promotion became far more rapid than any member on this forum and he also had one or two more perks.

Bob.

qprdave
21-09-2009, 18:05
"On leaving the Navy in 1951 his promotion became far more rapid than any member on this forum and he also had one or two more perks."


I wonder what happened to have caused it!!!!!!!!!!

FTM127
22-09-2009, 05:36
"On leaving the Navy in 1951 his promotion became far more rapid than any member on this forum and he also had one or two more perks."


I wonder what happened to have caused it!!!!!!!!!!


Gents,

I think it quite remarkable that the Royals have maintained the tradition of active service and not ducked their duty for a cushy club in some backwater port. All the men have served in the wars right down to the present generation. Now, we had George Bush serve during the Viet Nam War, but he managed to stay out of combat and no one can actually prove he even showed up his last year. The Princes deserve the salutes they earned in my humble opinion. It also seems that they never retire. Our Presidents and Prime Ministers do pass from the public eye, but the Royals never do. It has it's perks, but I suspect, it's not as easy as it looks.

Fred

nogrub
22-09-2009, 09:17
Fred.
I certainly agree with everything you have said, the problem is they are not allowed to do what they feel is duty bound. Can you imagine Blair, Brown, to mention a few do what our forces are expected to do.
Regards
Harry

Scurs
22-09-2009, 10:13
Well I have always said that I, like Prince Phillip, got as high in the Navy as was possible. Merely I didn't marry a Princess and thus left with the dizzy heights rank of Able Seaman! :D:D

Batstiger
22-09-2009, 10:26
On leaving the Navy in 1951 his promotion became far more rapid than any member on this forum and he also had one or two more perks.



It was supposed to be a joke Fred!!

Bob.

Francis Stanley
22-09-2009, 11:08
On leaving the Navy in 1951 his promotion became far more rapid than any member on this forum and he also had one or two more perks.
Bob.

Amazing what being married to the boss can get you!

FTM127
22-09-2009, 14:51
Bob,

Sorry for the mistake. Sometimes I take things too literal. I do believe, however, that leaders ought to serve in the armed forces. Ships are fought by men and women who take away a unique understanding of the responsibilities of duty and command. I suppose I wanted to call out Prince Philip and the son's of Prince Charles for their service. I imagine it was quite an inspiration for the able seamen to work along side him shoveling coal. In the modern world, everyone is a specialist. Something is lost when you don't have experience that involves getting your hands dirty in some sort of national service. I appologize if this is too political, but it seems to me that the backbone of the RN and RAF is the men and women. The ships and planes are a means to an end, not the end itself. Someone commented about a strong Navy being necessary to preserve a free country and that threats arise in every generation. This is likely to continue as it is part of human condition. You can call it a clash of cultures or religions or ethnic differences or of economics but like clock work, every generation has it's war(s). It seems to me, we better prepare for them. It is also true, that there are benefits of preparation beyond hard steel. The weapons industries stimulate the economy, create jobs that pay taxes and invent new technologies that have peaceful applications. Nation administration is a balancing act wherein the armed services play an important role as the glue that binds a country together. We need leaders that recognize that but also utilize the military to further the interests of peace and world prosperity. Politicians find it difficult to see the big picture as they are focused upon the next election, whereas the Queen is in a unique position not to be worried about that and can remind her government of it's responsibility. Anyway, that's one of the benefits of your form of government, in theory.

I appologize again if this is too political.

Fred

astraltrader
22-09-2009, 15:26
Not at all Fred. Thank you for your thoughtful and erudite post.

Batstiger
22-09-2009, 15:53
No problem Fred, I have the utmost respect for the main, I repeat main members of the Royal family and always shall have.

Regards, Bob.

astraltrader
22-09-2009, 18:03
I am with you there Bob. We are the envy of much of the world with our royal Family. It is a pity they do not get the same level of respect and admiration from our own people sometimes...

MelQuick
11-04-2010, 19:12
Amazing what being married to the boss can get you!

I thought we were all married to 'the boss'.

Mel

Francis Stanley
12-04-2010, 08:06
:D how very true Mel
and I have her permission to agree with you ;)

Ednamay
12-04-2010, 09:51
Bob,

Something is lost when you don't have experience that involves getting your hands dirty in some sort of national service. I appologize if this is too political, but it seems to me that the backbone of the RN and RAF is the men and women.
Fred

Don't forget HM The Queen herself, as Princess Elizabeth, joined the ATS and learned how to strip down lorry engines - if you search far enough, there are photographs of her in dungarees with oil on her face, as well as her hands!!
I suppose you could say, she knows the ropes!!
Edna

steve roberts
12-04-2010, 14:59
I have quite a lot of respect for Prince Philip.At least he was an Officer with war time service before he married the "Managing Director".I also have the highest regard for Prince Andrew,who did not shirk his duties during the Falklands,and the two young Princes.One who would have served his full tour of duty in Afghanistan,if the press had not got hold of the news he was out there.The other training to do the most dangerous job a helicopter pilot can do,Search and Rescue.
Regards Steve.

chris westwood
12-04-2010, 15:15
I have quite a lot of respect for Prince Philip.At least he was an Officer with war time service before he married the "Managing Director".I also have the highest regard for Prince Andrew,who did not shirk his duties during the Falklands,and the two young Princes.One who would have served his full tour of duty in Afghanistan,if the press had not got hold of the news he was out there.The other training to do the most dangerous job a helicopter pilot can do,Search and Rescue.
Regards Steve.
of course he deserves respect for serving in war time, but no mopre than anyone else who did also. and the same goes for his son and grandson.