Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Thursday, 12 April 2007

The most important power of all is willpower

Overall, it hasn't been a good week in Her Majesty's Commonwealth Forces. We see eight Canadian soldiers killed this week in Afghanistan, four British (two of them women) in Iraq, we see army cadets in New Zealand humiliated with news that they will now have to permanently parade with toy guns instead of real rifles, and we see the disgrace and humbling of Britannia's Royal Marines and Royal Navy, the proudest and most prestigious institution to have ever graced all four corners of this wavy, sea-blue planet.

Now we can accept noble deaths in the fight against the Taliban et al, but not for long can we sustain pride in the face of such humiliation, the killer of troop morale, self-esteem and espirit de-corps. Pride is the life-blood of regiments - lose it, and we lose our confidence, resolve and future determination. Time to get a grip.

P.S. I will be updating the latest casualties under the "Duty" tab in the Header.

6 comments:

Splendor Sine Occasu said...

Rejoice! The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps is being modernised!

Canada to buy 100 modern Leopard 2's from the Netherlands

EnglandExpects said...

http://britainandamerica.typepad.com/britain_and_america/2007/04/the_anglosphere.html
Good article about the work of the Anglosphere in fighting the war on terror.

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Deogolwulf said...

Beaverbrook,

Following your request at my site, here is my post on monarchy:

http://curmudgeonjoy.blogspot.com/2006/04/monarchy

Beaverbrook said...

Many thanks. I've included it in TM's growing archive (click on "Previous" above. I very much like the analogy used to make the rational argument. Well done!

Deogolwulf said...

Thanks.