The Duke of Edinburgh

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by CL1, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    In case anyone is interested here are extracts from last week's Radio Times just to show what was scheduled to be shown or broadcast on the radio last Friday. The radio was interrupted at about 1215. All BBC radio, including local stations, broadcast the same programme from that time.

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Operation Forth Bridge (Duke of Edinburgh death )

    The announcement of Philip’s death interrupted programming on most TV and radio channels, with broadcasters switching to their newsrooms or pre-prepared packages.

    The BBC’s protocol for such events sees a grey news update graphic appear on screen, followed by the reading of the Palace statement and the playing of the national anthem afterwards.

    Newsreaders across all channels are wearing black, and presenters on other non-news programmes are likely to do so also as a mark of respect.

    Schedules for the upcoming days are likely to be changed to include further coverage of the mourning period, and comedy shows are likely to be postponed.

    Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale will not air on Friday night. Shows like MasterChef will be rescheduled.

    Operation Forth Bridge: How Duke of Edinburgh's death was announced on TV and radio, and what events happen next - The Sunday Post
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    The Duke talks about his time during WW2:

  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Canadian visit in a 1978 Ford

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  5. Grasmere

    Grasmere Well-Known Member

    The Duke's unique brand of humour and "not suffering fools gladly" will be sadly missed. A war veteran who, as has been said, could talk to, and about, other veterans on an equal footing. I like the fact that a Landrover he helped to design will be part of the funeral proceedings. Very fitting. R. I. P. Sir. Shame you didn't quite make it to your 100th birthday. Thank you for your devoted service to Queen and Country.
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  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  8. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    sunny and chill this morning...

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  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Beautiful service today.
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  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Did you watch it live over there ?
    Was it on the US networks or BBC America (or suchlike) ?
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  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    I watched it live on one of the US news channels. It looked like they all had the same pool feed here. They blathered constantly in the background until the casket was placed on the Land Rover but then stayed silent until the queen left the church.

    Who was the man walking behind Harry? Princess Anne's son?
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  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Anne's son , Peter , was between his cousins , William & Harry.
    Her husband ,Tim, was behind Harry.

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  13. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I'm sorry I missed the funeral, I should try to find it. From what I heard I suppose it was, like Churchill's, something of a farewell to a whole era. The last of the war's veterans are leaving us. I thought of this:
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  14. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    And behind William was Princess Margaret's son, David (Earl of Snowdon).
  15. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    Military Bands rehearse:

  16. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Came across this interesting anecdote today in a rather sad passage from Will Iredale’s The Kamikaze Hunters:

  17. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

  18. Grasmere

    Grasmere Well-Known Member

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  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

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