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HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh R.I.P.

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« on: April 09, 2021, 12:25:09 pm »

Aged 99, R.I.P.
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ďThey shall grow not old as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.Ē Laurence Binyon

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 12:28:32 pm »

Aged 99, R.I.P.

Well, he had a good innings.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 12:37:54 pm »

Well, he had a good innings.
Never got that telegram though.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 13:08:14 pm »

Me too, served with distinction in RN and was torpedoed  twice. Did well in B.of Matapan, Sicily and Far East.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 13:48:44 pm »

A sad loss for the union and commonwealth (empire).
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 15:23:45 pm »

Minute's clapping...followed by ninety minutes' silence then tomorrow!
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 20:01:31 pm »

RIP
Him and The Queen have been a good pair, he may not have been perfect but had a good excuse, he's a human being!
I quite liked his straight forwardness, he called a spa...  oops! sorry!
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 21:40:29 pm »

Thoughts are with Her Majesty. Losing your husband and a cousin on the same day is awful.
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2021, 00:31:51 am »

73 Years of relentless duty and service, and a distinguished military career defending a nation prior to that. Typically itís being widely commented that he was notoriously guilty of the odd verbal gaff. However, in light of his service record, the royal family will no doubt be delighted to learn that personally Iím prepared to cut him some slack?
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 01:26:18 am »

Mods: why is this on Cobblers Corner? I donít have anything against the old boy but as far as I know he wasnít associated with NTFC / football / Northants / normal folks in any way?  Sort it out please!
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2021, 07:15:01 am »

Mods: why is this on Cobblers Corner? I donít have anything against the old boy but as far as I know he wasnít associated with NTFC / football / Northants / normal folks in any way?  Sort it out please!
One suspects Jimbo that there will be a minute applause prior to kick off? As this mark of respect is likely to be the most activity our side engage in on the pitch all afternoon, I feel this topic is most relevant?
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2021, 08:10:26 am »

I've never been a huge fan of the Royal family but my views have softened considerably as I've got older. I've come to appreciate the pomp and ceremony and the character it gives our country at a time where it's sadly lacking in character.

That said, I've always liked Prince Philip. He was old school and unapologetic about it. He said what he thought and to hell with it. He's served our country in some way, shape or form all his long life, not least of which as an actual, genuine war hero.

Given all this, I was quite taken aback yesterday to see the sheer amount of bile being spewed out on social media decrying him as a racist and revelling in his death. It has to be said, most of it coming from left leaning Guardianista types who consider themselves morally superior to the rest of us mere mortals.

I think what they miss is that he took the proverbial out of people at will. And he took it out of everyone, irrespective of race, colour, creed, age, disability or status. He was consistent in his interactions with others and I think that's the very best form of equality - nothing treated as sacred, no tip toeing around or brushing things under the carpet, just  absolute honesty and never with malicious intent.

I sometimes think certain people won't be happy until the whole world is as bland and anodyne as they are. Sadly, losing Prince Philip takes us another step in that direction.
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2021, 08:11:23 am »

One suspects Jimbo that there will be a minute applause prior to kick off? As this mark of respect is likely to be the most activity our side engage in on the pitch all afternoon, I feel this topic is most relevant?

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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2021, 08:33:05 am »

I've never been a huge fan of the Royal family but my views have softened considerably as I've got older. I've come to appreciate the pomp and ceremony and the character it gives our country at a time where it's sadly lacking in character.

That said, I've always liked Prince Philip. He was old school and unapologetic about it. He said what he thought and to hell with it. He's served our country in some way, shape or form all his long life, not least of which as an actual, genuine war hero.

Given all this, I was quite taken aback yesterday to see the sheer amount of bile being spewed out on social media decrying him as a racist and revelling in his death. It has to be said, most of it coming from left leaning Guardianista types who consider themselves morally superior to the rest of us mere mortals.

I think what they miss is that he took the proverbial out of people at will. And he took it out of everyone, irrespective of race, colour, creed, age, disability or status. He was consistent in his interactions with others and I think that's the very best form of equality - nothing treated as sacred, no tip toeing around or brushing things under the carpet, just  absolute honesty and never with malicious intent.

I sometimes think certain people won't be happy until the whole world is as bland and anodyne as they are. Sadly, losing Prince Philip takes us another step in that direction.

And thatís exactly why it shouldnít be on this Forum - this sort of post will encourage  political views and posts which I regularly get told are not acceptable on here?
I canít escape this subject where ever I turn and as someone who has lost 2 loved ones in the last 12 months under 60 years old, I personally want a bit of respite from wall to wall coverage of a privileged (but Iím sure very nice) old boy that had more than his fair share of an innings.
Surely those that want to discuss this can watch blanket  coverage on all the tv, press and radio outlets?
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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2021, 09:04:31 am »

Come on mods this belongs on the Doris Luke thread.
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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2021, 09:59:57 am »

Quite right to post an RIP on here well done Deepo.
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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2021, 10:18:11 am »

And thatís exactly why it shouldnít be on this Forum - this sort of post will encourage  political views and posts which I regularly get told are not acceptable on here?
I canít escape this subject where ever I turn and as someone who has lost 2 loved ones in the last 12 months under 60 years old, I personally want a bit of respite from wall to wall coverage of a privileged (but Iím sure very nice) old boy that had more than his fair share of an innings.
Surely those that want to discuss this can watch blanket  coverage on all the tv, press and radio outlets?

Exactly. But the mods may do as they please and seem to lock threads on a whim, unless it conforms to some sort of hierarchical
superiority. If for example, anyone else had started a thread on say, David Bowie RIP,  Sean Connery RIP, Christopher Hitchens
 RIP, it would have been locked or moved very quickly.
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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2021, 10:24:23 am »

Exactly. But the mods may do as they please and seem to lock threads on a whim, unless it conforms to some sort of hierarchical
superiority. If for example, anyone else had started a thread on say, David Bowie RIP,  Sean Connery RIP, Christopher Hitchens
 RIP, it would have been locked or moved very quickly.

Well said Shoey. Iím waiting for Eversí justification for his strong views as to why this should remain on a Cobblers football forum. That said, Iíve been listening to Radio Numpty a bit this morning and they were reporting with pride that the DoE came to Corby in 1961. Is that your reasoning Evers?
Letís get it moved before we descend into something no one wants us to be!
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2021, 10:32:11 am »

Meanwhile weíve got a Fcukin huge game this afternoon. Just checked - nothing about Prince Philip on the Rovers fans forums - just lots of stuff about NTFC. I think Iíll spend my time on that forum for the rest of the afternoon  - donít suppose Iíll be missed anyway as Thehotelend will be busy discussing the monarchyís future in reestablishing old fashioned British values and bringing back that good old Empire spirit. Enjoy!
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