Why no thread on Phil the Greek?

Why no thread on Phil the Greek?

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Tryke3

1,609 posts

58 months

Saturday 20th February
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Earthdweller said:
Let’s not forget that Philip, a member of the Greek Royal family was a decorated War hero who was mentioned in dispatches during the battle of Matapan, served in the Royal Navy in the Med, took part in the invasion of Sicily and then went to the Far East to fight the Japs

He’s one of the few WW2 veterans left, a career Naval officer who gave up his career for his wife who he has supported for decades

I for one, which him a speedy recovery
Think you are lost, only aholes allowed to post here hehe


Edited by Tryke3 on Saturday 20th February 21:45

ddom

3,492 posts

12 months

Saturday 20th February
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Cold said:
Quick, say something about taxpayers' money.
Funded by the taxpayer.

HTH

mikees

Original Poster:

2,464 posts

136 months

Saturday 20th February
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Tryke3 said:
Earthdweller said:
Let’s not forget that Philip, a member of the Greek Royal family was a decorated War hero who was mentioned in dispatches during the battle of Matapan, served in the Royal Navy in the Med, took part in the invasion of Sicily and then went to the Far East to fight the Japs

He’s one of the few WW2 veterans left, a career Naval officer who gave up his career for his wife who he has supported for decades

I for one, which him a speedy recovery
Think you are lost, only aholes allowed to post here hehe


Edited by Tryke3 on Saturday 20th February 21:45
So true tryke3

Gweeds

852 posts

16 months

Saturday 20th February
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Slackline said:
Indeed. I wish everyone who had a terminally ill relative could do the same!
They can. There’s legally no issue here


Ridgemont

4,348 posts

95 months

Saturday 20th February
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Smoggy XJR said:
Earthdweller said:
Let’s not forget that Philip, a member of the Greek Royal family was a decorated War hero who was mentioned in dispatches during the battle of Matapan, served in the Royal Navy in the Med, took part in the invasion of Sicily and then went to the Far East to fight the Japs

He’s one of the few WW2 veterans left, a career Naval officer who gave up his career for his wife who he has supported for decades

I for one, which him a speedy recovery
Well said.
Indeed.

Was introduced to him at a commonwealth day ceremony at Westminster abbey 35 odd years back. Brilliantly rude as expected; ‘so which school do you go to?’ Gave him it’s name. He looked above my head and just said ‘never heard of it’. Brought the house down when I recounted it at the following week’s assembly. Great guy. Good luck to him.

Chubbyross

1,846 posts

49 months

Saturday 20th February
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Not many 99 year-olds go into hospital and come out again. This looks serious this time. Does anyone know the protocol for the demise of the Queen’s husband? I presume there’s a period of national mourning. It would be strange having a state funeral (I presume he would get one) during a period of lockdown.

Ridgemont

4,348 posts

95 months

Saturday 20th February
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Chubbyross said:
Not many 99 year-olds go into hospital and come out again. This looks serious this time. Does anyone know the protocol for the demise of the Queen’s husband? I presume there’s a period of national mourning. It would be strange having a state funeral (I presume he would get one) during a period of lockdown.
Allegedly he has requested a private military funeral at st George’s chapel Windsor.

eharding

11,550 posts

248 months

Saturday 20th February
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Ridgemont said:
Smoggy XJR said:
Earthdweller said:
Let’s not forget that Philip, a member of the Greek Royal family was a decorated War hero who was mentioned in dispatches during the battle of Matapan, served in the Royal Navy in the Med, took part in the invasion of Sicily and then went to the Far East to fight the Japs

He’s one of the few WW2 veterans left, a career Naval officer who gave up his career for his wife who he has supported for decades

I for one, which him a speedy recovery
Well said.
Indeed.

Was introduced to him at a commonwealth day ceremony at Westminster abbey 35 odd years back. Brilliantly rude as expected; ‘so which school do you go to?’ Gave him it’s name. He looked above my head and just said ‘never heard of it’. Brought the house down when I recounted it at the following week’s assembly. Great guy. Good luck to him.
I wasn't there, but a family member was, when at an army group photograph with Pip front and center, in order to get everyone to smile he said "Right....everyone say.....biiiitch". Cue a picture with Pip wearing a cheesy grin, and everyone else laughing their arses off.

Get well soon, old boy.



TriumphStag3.0V8

1,532 posts

45 months

Saturday 20th February
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They were talking about him on the BBC News the other day and then the presenter stopped and said "we are just getting some breaking news" and I thought "oh he's gone". Turns out that Kim and Kanye are getting a divorce.

Wish HRH the very best for a speedy recovery.

Uggers

2,094 posts

175 months

Saturday 20th February
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I was practicing for his funeral nearly 20 years ago so probably astounded a fair few doctors along the way.

I for one wish him a speedy recovery, not many like him left.

plasticpig

12,295 posts

189 months

Saturday 20th February
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Cold said:
Quick, say something about taxpayers' money.
If he pops his clogs before June the tax payer will be saved the cost of his missus sending him a congratulatory message on his 100th birthday. If her Maj reaches 100 I wonder is she sends herself a message scratchchin

knk

1,001 posts

235 months

Saturday 20th February
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Ridgemont said:
Indeed.

Was introduced to him at a commonwealth day ceremony at Westminster abbey 35 odd years back. Brilliantly rude as expected; ‘so which school do you go to?’ Gave him it’s name. He looked above my head and just said ‘never heard of it’. Brought the house down when I recounted it at the following week’s assembly. Great guy. Good luck to him.
I like the incorrigible old man, but from anyone else would this be in any way "brilliant" or a story to "bring down the house"?
I respect him for his service, both in the Navy and as Consort.

eharding

11,550 posts

248 months

Saturday 20th February
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knk said:
I like the incorrigible old man, but from anyone else would this be in any way "brilliant" or a story to "bring down the house"?
Where did you go to school?

No, I've never heard of it either.... hehe

ali_kat

31,734 posts

185 months

Saturday 20th February
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Slackline said:
As an aside, it appears Harry has a private jet on standby to come over to see him. Luckily, as a Royal, he doesn't have to quarantine and will be allowed to visit him in hospital if that's where he is. rolleyes
He’s also been self isolating in case he needs to make the trip!

Chubbyross

1,846 posts

49 months

Saturday 20th February
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Ridgemont said:
Chubbyross said:
Not many 99 year-olds go into hospital and come out again. This looks serious this time. Does anyone know the protocol for the demise of the Queen’s husband? I presume there’s a period of national mourning. It would be strange having a state funeral (I presume he would get one) during a period of lockdown.
Allegedly he has requested a private military funeral at st George’s chapel Windsor.
That makes sense. I can imagine him not wanting a big fuss made. I quite like the old chap. Speaks his mind, a great military record and has supported the Queen through some tough times.

knk

1,001 posts

235 months

Saturday 20th February
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OP FORTH BRIDGE is the plan. OP LONDON BRIDGE is for HM.

Hope neither are called for a while.

Lots on twitter but there have been lots in the past too. I doubt it will be leaked, and I also doubt it will be held from the public for any length of time when he sadly dies.

ninepoint2

2,820 posts

124 months

Saturday 20th February
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Chubbyross said:
Not many 99 year-olds go into hospital and come out again. This looks serious this time.
I agree, looks like the only way he's coming out is in a box

Ridgemont

4,348 posts

95 months

Saturday 20th February
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knk said:
Ridgemont said:
Indeed.

Was introduced to him at a commonwealth day ceremony at Westminster abbey 35 odd years back. Brilliantly rude as expected; ‘so which school do you go to?’ Gave him it’s name. He looked above my head and just said ‘never heard of it’. Brought the house down when I recounted it at the following week’s assembly. Great guy. Good luck to him.
I like the incorrigible old man, but from anyone else would this be in any way "brilliant" or a story to "bring down the house"?
I respect him for his service, both in the Navy and as Consort.
It’ was a school with a remarkably high opinion of itself.

But whatever. It’s an anecdote.

oyster

10,218 posts

212 months

Saturday 20th February
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ddom said:
Very old privileged old man sick in hospital, Meh...who really cares? I am sure he will get the very best of care rolleyes
You care enough to spend time writing out a reply on here, suggesting it’s nor really ‘meh’ to you!!

NikBartlett

198 posts

45 months

Sunday 21st February
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I have a suspicion that the Forth Bridge is already down and there will be an official announcement Sunday morning.