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Duke of Cambridge Falklands’ experience earns him his SAR captain wings

Thursday, June 7th 2012 - 21:26 UTC
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After sharpening his flying skills in the disputed Falkland Islands, the Duke of Cambridge has qualified as a helicopter search and rescue captain. Read full article


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  • Self Determination

    Evil rescue helicopter pilot ,protecting mariners of all nations,in all weather,but according to Argentina ”Militerising the South Atlantic. (do they realise how ridiculous they are?)
    Well done William ,you are a gentleman with a noble career.

    Jun 07th, 2012 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    Maybe they thought we were going to launch him at them like some kind of wait, didn't they launch their “give peace a chance love missiles” at us?

    Jun 07th, 2012 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    The provocation is completely from Argentina in this 30th year.

    Maybe in future, would be great if Duke of Cambridge could do another tour of Falkland Islands?

    Here in Canada, we're happy that when he was in Prince Edward Island last July, the Duke was able to get in a short bit of helicopter practice doing “waterbirding”:

    Jun 07th, 2012 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu


    Give my regards to the good people of PEI - half of my folks live in Charlottetown and I have sunk a few (many) in the Triangle and Old Dublin pubs

    Thanks Canada for your support at the OAS - much appreciated

    Jun 07th, 2012 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @1 Self Determination,
    “you are a gentleman with a noble career”
    couldn't agree more, but you forgot to add that he's also very handsome.

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 09:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    Is that the conquerors war machine in the background? No wonder Argentina trembled in fear.

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 Did you not know that bright yellow is camouflage? Britain decided to adopt this colouring after 1982 when they saw the brilliant argie “camouflage” of painting large red crosses on every flat surface.
    @6 Actually, you need a full photograph in order to understand the dastardly ploys of the British conquerors. For instance, the “winch” is actually a lariat that can be fired at low-flying fast jets to pull their wings off. Those oblong boxes above the cockpit windows are the mounts for the laser-guided death rays. Those “sponsons” above the wheels are actually missile carrying points, whilst those things that look like wheels are actually “bouncing bombs”. On a full picture, one can see a domed structure further along the fuselage behind the rotor. The British say that this is a radome. But, in reality, it is an R2D2 clone. Finally, and horrifically, by flying upside down the “chopper” can live up to its name and cut the grass. Of course, argies are not fooled by all this seeming innocence.

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @7 Lol. Now the Prince is not there, I wonder why the current SAR pilots are not a threat?????
    Argentina must be the only country on the planet who sounded air raid sirens for (6 weeks?) and took to the shelters everytime they heard that the Prince had taken off from MPA in his clandestinely camouflaged Sea King.
    And Conqueror, what's the yellow circle above the rotors? An AEW radar?
    Please educate.

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    8 Pete Bog (#)
    Jun 08th, 2012 - 01:56 pm

    With Conqueror's permission, the yellow circular object above the rotor is the most dastardly of all the clandestine weapons on the SAR heli; it is a BF that is a Boomerang Frisbee that flies off at tremwndous speed , chops off enemy heads, and returns to it's original position.

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @9 Simon68 My curiosity is satisfied. I hope your sleep was not disturbed by the air raid sirens initiated everytime the prince took off.

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @ 5 Isolde (#)
    Handsome? At the age of 3o and bold headed?, he is not handsome... he looks like his mother Diana Spencer....small mouth, large nose, depressed eyes ...and his face expression?.. SAID IT ALL,”I AM TIRED OF THIS BULLSHIT'....I WANT AN EASY LIFE LIKE MY MAMA WITH DODO AL FAYED.....

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @11 Do you know, Sussie, if we smashed you face first into a concrete wall and then drove over you with a sh*te-spraying garbage truck, you'd still be ugly.

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @12 Conqueror(#)
    You are the coward...tell me your name, location and phone number Isolde cara sueca and briton Jack the Ripper are scare of me...I gave them my name, location and cellular phone number...But no calls to set the meeting.....What are you waiting for....

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Self Determination

    @7 Conqueror
    Perhaps bright yellow should be the new Argentine national colour.It reflects their national character,although in 1982 the flags they waved were white!!

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

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    Jun 08th, 2012 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @15 Conqueeeerrr another page you said having connections with the US Immigration Department ....what are you waiting for... since you have my telephone number in the US. The US and Argentina legally are my countries, if you want to challenge my legal rights release your name and I sue you.....the sooner the better....

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

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    Jun 08th, 2012 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

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    Jun 08th, 2012 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

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    Jun 08th, 2012 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Congratulations to the Duke Of Cambridge.

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

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    Jun 08th, 2012 - 11:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @14 The Argentines seemed terrified at the thought of the prince attacking Argentina in a yellow helicopter. Thanks to Conqueror for explaining why. No mention I believe of the Typhoons, or the GR4 Tornados nesting in the UK. Perhaps they would be a bigger detterent if painted yellow?

    Jun 11th, 2012 - 02:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • UKOwnsArgentina

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    Jun 11th, 2012 - 10:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @23 UKOwns NOTHING!

    Jun 12th, 2012 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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