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

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Prince Harry in Canada for pre-Afghanistan training?

According to reports, Prince Harry is in training at at the British Army Training Unit Suffield, about 100 miles southeast of Calgary to prepare for possible deployment to Afghanistan after having flown to Canada from Heathrow on Wednesday. Unlike his previous plan to serve in Basra, a posting in the turbulent southern province of Helmand would be harder for Taliban rebels to determine his location.

It's in Alberta where the Prince is expected to practice "fire and manoeuvre" operations at Suffield, the largest training area available for British armoured vehicles, according to the Sunday Mirror.

"All the armoured live firing training is done at Suffield. It points towards a posting in Helmand. That kind of role is less in demand now in Iraq," a military source told the tabloid.

The British Army's website says: "This area is one of the largest our army trains on and it provides a highly realistic environment."


Ben in Ottawa said...

I do wish the paparazzi would leave him alone.

Anonymous said...

and, who cares? Not many.

Splendor Sine Occasu said...

Poor Prince Harry...posted to Suffield. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy!

redtown said...

An Afghanistan posting may be the ideal compromise: he gets to fight for Queen and country with less danger of his being specifically targeted or kidnapped.

Younghusband said...

Villains of the day:

Princes William and Harry's senior
Channel 4 has said it will defy Clarence House and a personal appeal by princes William and Harry to broadcast graphic photos of the crash that killed their mother from a controversial documentary due to transmit tomorrow entitled "Diana: The Witnesses in the Tunnel."
Absolute scum.

Scott said...

What shits.

Bernie Quigley said...

He might look for a charming Canadian girl while he is up here. Would shore up the Commonwealth and face England across the Atlantic.