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« Reply #600 on: February 17, 2016, 07:10:22 pm »

^Nothing they do is simple.  East Anglia is a charity in and of itself so if PW had volunteered his time it would have been not only the honorable thing to do and have welcomed major positive press but it's cut, dried and easy to understand.  If trained, specialist doctors can do it, he sure could have, but, noooooo.....
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« Reply #601 on: February 17, 2016, 07:19:36 pm »

^^

Probably donating it to the Midd clothes fund charity.
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« Reply #602 on: February 17, 2016, 07:20:36 pm »

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« Reply #603 on: February 17, 2016, 07:38:06 pm »

^^^^"About time juggers did his job and told us which charity, if any, it is being donated to"

He should, but it'll never happen. If anyone remembers the wedding of Catherine Zeta Jones & Michael Douglas, they pulled a similar sneaky move. They asked wedding guests to write a check for their baby's charity fund, with the kid deciding at 21 where the money goes  bored3

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« Reply #604 on: February 18, 2016, 04:18:19 pm »

^ I very much doubt it will be donated anywhere other than the medd coffers.  If nothing else he should really not accept the salary.  Many charities could do a lot with 40K.  Unless they ever reveal a charity name then I take it as read that they have kept the money.  If they name a charity then they have to donate the money, and the probably don´t want to.  As ever, all me, me, me, me and me again, no change there, selfish, greedy lot.
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« Reply #605 on: February 20, 2016, 10:53:06 am »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3455616/PLATELL-S-PEOPLE-Work-shy-William-make-royal-choice.html

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‘It’s supposed to be four days on and four days off,’ one colleague said. ‘But with the Duke it’s more off than on.’

I wonder what he does all day. He's not at work and not with his family.

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« Reply #606 on: February 20, 2016, 09:53:14 pm »

That's good question. We know when Waity isn't in public sh'e being reprogrammed by Ma or shopping for beige.
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« Reply #607 on: February 20, 2016, 10:34:45 pm »

 laugh laugh laugh Tongue Tongue Tongue
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« Reply #608 on: February 21, 2016, 12:34:42 am »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3455616/PLATELL-S-PEOPLE-Work-shy-William-make-royal-choice.html

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‘It’s supposed to be four days on and four days off,’ one colleague said. ‘But with the Duke it’s more off than on.’

I wonder what he does all day. He's not at work and not with his family.



IT is annoying that the William sycophants make every excuse in the book for him. I don't agree with Amanda about Charles and Camilla, I don't think "everybody" has warmed to them. Far from it IMO. Maybe George will turn out better than his granddad and dad.
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« Reply #609 on: February 21, 2016, 03:37:33 am »

^^^^"I wonder what he does all day. He's not at work and not with his family."

He's probably pulling the adult version of "Mom & Dad, I'm spending the night at Amber's house...Okay, Amber, now tell your parents you're spending the night at my house"


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« Reply #610 on: February 21, 2016, 10:15:03 pm »

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Perhaps he feels more comfortable living in the stalls with the other horses, there is the Queen's Guards horse stable across the street from BP.  Nah, they wouldn't put up with his whining neighing, they actually work for a living.   I got nothing on where he has been, but there have been a lot more sightings of UFOs lately, a gal can hope.   laugh   
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« Reply #611 on: February 22, 2016, 06:06:39 pm »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3458572/Air-ambulance-bosses-insist-Prince-William-doing-important-job.html

Damage control in the DM. The Palace staff must be working the comments. SOme get vicious if William is criticized.
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« Reply #612 on: February 22, 2016, 10:34:47 pm »

DM can print what they like, the truth is he is never there.  I read today that there were grumbles from the other pilots over Xmas, bill medd had four weeks off, when it is normal to have a four days on four days off shift.  Rumblings from the locals too that they rarely see him, not even around AH.  Local gossip is that bill medd only turns up for a shift when he has to for pr.  You can always rely on the locals, they have eyes like hawks and love to gossip.  I have relatives down that way and they have been saying the same thing.  Sorry DM, too little too late, the cover has been blown.
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« Reply #613 on: February 22, 2016, 10:37:30 pm »

Prince William 'unable to carry out more royal duties because of aviation industry red tape'
Kensington Palace says rules on pilots' down-time limit the number of royal engagements Duke of Cambridge can carry out



 Kensington Palace has blamed European red tape for preventing the Duke of Cambridge carrying out more royal duties.

The Duke has faced accusations in some quarters that he is “lazy” because he has only carried out two royal engagements this year, in addition to his part-time job as an air ambulance pilot.

Palace sources claimed that Civil Aviation Authority rules on rest periods, which are handed down from Brussels, mean the Duke is banned from doing any sort of work on some of his rest days, including carrying out royal duties.


 But the CAA rubbished the excuse, saying pilots could do what they wanted on rest days, even including paid employment, as long as it did not involve flying aircraft.

The Duke managed 87 public appearances in Britain last year and 35 overseas, which was 128 fewer than the 94-year-old Duke of Edinburgh.

He tries to average 80 hours per month – or 20 hours per week - in his part-time role as a pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance, taking part in a four days on, four days off rota, in which pilots average 8.5 hours per shift. A full-time pilot averages around 120-130 hours per month, meaning the Duke works around two-thirds as much as them.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-william/12169134/Prince-William-unable-to-carry-out-more-royal-duties-because-of-aviation-industry-red-tape.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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« Reply #614 on: February 22, 2016, 11:03:43 pm »

Good gosh, trying to put out a ridiculous lie like that. What a weasel. Even if the CAA hadn't bebunked that idea, a saner person would go "Okay, fine, I guess I'll have to ditch the pilot job & go back to royal engagements."

Guessing another sudden retirement will happen soon. But hey, maybe his next gig will be long haul trucking, since they're required to pull over & rest  easter-James I can see it now, Big Billy on his CB radio with a fake accent & his Calgary Stampede clothes ("10-4 good buddy, where a cowboy can find a great cheese toast in these here parts")  laugh

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« Reply #615 on: February 22, 2016, 11:40:38 pm »

^^What idiot thought it was a good idea to send out this message from KP?  #poorjason?  It's now the CAA's fault that William isn't doing royal duties?  Somebody's asleep at the wheel here.  Besides, he's a backup CO-PILOT. 

This is the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) Rest Rules for Pilots who fly internationally, crossing time zones and extended 12-hour to 18-hour flights, not PW, the big fat whiny yahoo:

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11. Rest.
 Carriers will be required to provide their crew with a 10-hour rest opportunity
prior to commencing a duty period that includes flying. While the 10-rest period may
include the amount of time it takes to get to or from a flightcrew member’s house or hotel
room, the actual amount of time required for a sleep opportunity may not be reduced
below 8 hours. In addition, the length of continuous time off during a 7-day period has
been extended from 24 hours under the existing rules to 30 hours. Additional time off is
required for individuals whose internal clock may be off because of flipping back and
forth between different time zones.

So, that's, in essence, arriving rested 10 hours before a long, domestic or int'l flight and 24 hours off during a 7-day work week.  The CAA is absolutely right to call this claim rubbish.  It's worse than that, really, and I wish they'd just fire his lazy arse.

Now, what a pilot does during those rest hours is completely up to the pilot. Many fly for other airlines, do charitable work, have affairs, spend time with their family.  IOW, there is absolutely nothing preventing William from doing any of his royal duties and this article is a load of  BS.

All rescue pilots fall under the rules of the FAA.  In the US, anyway.  Maybe there are special snowflake rules for PW in England.  I don't know but this makes me really angry that such a weak excuse was sent out and an insult to those who donate their time and work long hours and still manage to do other things with their life.  It's not like PW is expected to do anything particularly physically demanding and he has drivers, shoppers, people to take care of every part of his so-called life.  I'm disgusted with this whole setup, frankly.

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« Reply #616 on: February 23, 2016, 01:13:19 am »

I think he's lazy and he can go to this base or say he's on the base while lazing around someplace else (not at home). I don't know why the Queen is not putting her foot down. This will get more embarrassing.
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« Reply #617 on: February 23, 2016, 01:17:03 am »



I saw it here first, but it looks as though the articles have been posted as well..

http://katemiddletonreview.com/2016/02/22/kp-throws-caa-under-the-bus-to-defend-prince-williams-laziness-caa-isnt-having-it/#more-7844e

Will William be without a job soon???  How much longer before he is asked to resign from EAAA???
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« Reply #618 on: February 23, 2016, 01:41:45 am »

^He'll certainly leave the job before Diana's anniversary next year

I shall call him Wamber, since he did confirm my Amber / sleepover excuse theory  laugh

This comment is my favorite:
"Finally the chickens are coming home to roost for the Cambridges- as the saying goes. Get the BBQ, beer and the games ready everyone- it’s PARTY TIME!"
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« Reply #619 on: February 23, 2016, 01:53:46 am »

When ever he leaves it will be another gap year learn the ropes about being a senior royal  so he will some course they might have him learning about the prince's trust .

right now the KP PR team is losing it Knauf is not this saver he's goofing making rookie moves
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