Happy Belated birthday Tony! I'm sorry I let it slip by.
I do my best to ignore it myself :)
Happy Birthday for yesterday! Cuspy Aquarians must stick together.
Yes indeed. The world is not worthy of us.
Happy birthday wishes as well
He's military and I'm a military historian.
It's what military types do- have done for as long as there've been military types.
Why do they think everyone will be surprised at this small factoid?
We're used to Royal personages parading around in fancy uniforms, covered in medals that mean nothing so it comes as a bit of a surprise to learn that one of them has been doing some real soldiering.
True- the last of the royals to command forces in the field was George II.
2013-01-22 08:19 pm (UTC)
Prince Andrew? In the Falklands? Well, I suppose it was a helicopter rather than forces - but I thought something similar - what do people want? Damned if they do and damned if they don't?
Didn't the previous Duke of Kent do some soldiering in WW2?
Yes they did, but not as field commanders. Phil the Greek also saw active service.
Given the attitudes of our print media they'll be wrong whatever they do and I speak as one of a republican tendency.
I'm also a military historian and the daughter of a bootneck and I'd rather see royals at the sharp end doing some real soldiering than standing around in uniforms they're not entitled to, covered with phoney orders and medals as our friend states above.
2013-01-23 02:22 pm (UTC)
Isn't it a good thing (from the republican P o V) that they didn't do it as field commanders?
I also lose patience with former National Servicemen, who parade around wearing medals, when they never came under fire, and spent most of their time drilling, or in offices and kitchens and servicing vehicles
many happy returns for yesterday
Happy happy birthday!
The estimated costs usually include security (can you imagine how many people would gleefully have shot Obama yesterday?), crowd control, cleanup, all that, so the number looks bad but has to cover a lot of things.
Yes, I can see why the ceremony costs so much. Even so...
Agreed. I wish it could be less...
A very happy birthday to you!!!!!
2013-01-22 08:20 pm (UTC)
You're a mere infant - 17 years younger than moi
2013-01-23 02:24 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, infant!
He made over 30 movies and I don't believe I've seen a single one of them.
... can't say I have either.
We are nearly the same age, I'll be 62 this year too.
Happy late birthday. (I stopped posting here, but came by your journal because I've been wondering what my old LJ friends were up to.)