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Prince William flies RAF rescue helicopter to save girl, 16,..
UK Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2012 | Larisa Brown

Posted on 08/17/2012 6:39:01 AM PDT by C19fan

A girl aged 16 was rescued by Prince William after being swept out to sea trying to save her sister. Rescuers said her sister, aged 13, had been swept away on a riptide while body-boarding and the girl had swam out to help her. But she got into difficulties as she became exhausted and was close to drowning when she was winched to safety by an RAF rescue helicopter captained by Prince William. The RAF said it was one of its 'fastest and shortest' operations, taking 38 seconds to arrive at the scene at Silver Bay, Anglesey, north Wales.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: wales; william
Whatever one thinks of the Prince of Wales it is to his credit and their deceased mum that the two sons have turned out so well.
1 posted on 08/17/2012 6:39:04 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Prince William did more in one day than Obummer has done all year.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 6:49:33 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: C19fan

Totally agree. Although from the looks of things I don’t think Harry is Charlie’s kid, so he’s got even more going for him. ;-)


3 posted on 08/17/2012 6:50:25 AM PDT by mancini
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To: C19fan

Excellent article with a very happy ending. But I’m guessing that the two sons turned out well not because of the Prince of Wales, but in spite of him.


4 posted on 08/17/2012 6:51:38 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Army Air Corps
Prince William did more in one day than Obummer has done all year.

And Prince Harry has done more for children than Michelle will ever do in her lifetime.

5 posted on 08/17/2012 6:52:18 AM PDT by mancini
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To: mancini

Actually Harry is said to resemble the Spencer side of his family.

Both of these young men are admirable, IMO.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 7:01:10 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Army Air Corps

You’re forgetting that fateful night Obama, armed with only a sharp stick, single-handedly sought out and killed Osama. It was in all the papers.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 7:01:45 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: Army Air Corps
Can you imagine even Body Odor ever really helping anyone?
8 posted on 08/17/2012 7:03:36 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Leaning Right
Known as Flight Lieutenant Wales in the RAF.
9 posted on 08/17/2012 7:05:02 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Army Air Corps

“Prince William did more in one day than Obummer has done all year.”

I cannot imagine the O-dork-O even beginning to qualify in any aircraft whatsoever. When aviating, quotas and affiramative action don’t play a part...one actually has to fly the darned thing. And a helicopter, as we all know, is an unstable contraption with thousands of parts - all trying to fly off in a different direction.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 7:08:11 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: C19fan

How many girls can honestly say that a prince came to their rescue and saved their life?


11 posted on 08/17/2012 7:12:54 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson
How many girls can honestly say that a prince came to their rescue and saved their life? POTD!
12 posted on 08/17/2012 7:44:39 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Fairy tales are basically true. I should use that as my tagline.


13 posted on 08/17/2012 7:48:02 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: squarebarb

The problem being he’s already married.


14 posted on 08/17/2012 7:49:18 AM PDT by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: C19fan

He’s been flying rescue missions for quite a while. It was reported that on the day he and the Princess (Kate) announced their upcoming wedding, he flew a rescue mission that same day.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 7:51:26 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: C19fan

16 posted on 08/17/2012 7:54:24 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: C19fan

I agree. Charles’ infidelities and other perceived shortcomings do not negate the fact that he was an attentive father.


17 posted on 08/17/2012 7:55:52 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Don’t give the young ladies in Wales any ideas... :)


18 posted on 08/17/2012 8:00:34 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Every time I read one of these articles in the Daily Mail, or other British paper, I’m appalled anew by the hatred and resentment so many British people feel towards the Royal Family. Talk about class envy—we Americans ain’t got nothin’ on the Brits.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 8:28:49 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: ottbmare

I think there is a hardcore republican element in the UK but look at the huge turnout for the Diamond Jubilee events.


20 posted on 08/17/2012 8:31:29 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: squarebarb

problem for whom???? Not Kate...she’s gorgeous and he handsome and they are young and vibrant and full of life and fun. Such a departure from parents and grandparents.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 8:44:41 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: CatherineofAragon

True, Harry’s got a similar coloring of Diana’s brother, but regardless of the denials all around, he also resembles James Hewitt. At any rate, he’s the most interesting royal they have!


22 posted on 08/17/2012 8:53:13 AM PDT by mancini
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To: C19fan

Isn’t he the one that they didn’t want to be involved in Iraq/Afghanistan, but he TOLD them he was going?


23 posted on 08/17/2012 9:23:09 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: Bikkuri

I believe so. We could certainly use some politicians like him in the states, instead of the nut-less wonders we currently have.


24 posted on 08/17/2012 9:40:55 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow (Heisenberg / Pinkman 2012!)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

I totally agree... They may have socialism issues over there like us, but at least some with power over there still have some balls.


25 posted on 08/17/2012 9:47:40 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: Bikkuri

I think that was Prince Harry who did go to Afghanistan until some Aussie tabloid blew his cover and they rushed him out of there.


26 posted on 08/17/2012 9:49:47 AM PDT by C19fan
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Thank you for the update on that.. I bet he was really peed off :/ We need ‘high power’ people like him back in the states :/


27 posted on 08/17/2012 9:51:48 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: C19fan; ItsOurTimeNow
Either way, (either of them), they both seem to have come out to be good people. Sad for their {can't think of the English word.. on the tip of my tongue, but I've been in Japan too long :/} upbringing.. I am glad that GB still has SOME class within their ranks.


(Believe it or not, you WILL start to forget words in your native tongue if you stay out of country more than 2-3 years without contact (practice) with others of your same tongue :p)...
28 posted on 08/17/2012 9:57:54 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: Bikkuri

My two daughters would love to join you. They are addicted to anime and mangas.


29 posted on 08/17/2012 10:05:17 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

:^)

I will give warning. No matter who comes here, nor how long they ‘want’ to stay.. It takes lots of patience... about 80% of those that come here thinking they will stay for at least 2 years, leave in 3-6 months :p

I, myself, love it here :)


30 posted on 08/17/2012 10:15:49 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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