Royal send off for Concorde?

Old Sep 30, 03, 12:13 am
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Royal send off for Concorde?

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Old Sep 30, 03, 9:19 am
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Who cares. Let them schlepp it on Ryanair for a change.
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Old Sep 30, 03, 9:27 am
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As HM The Queen is Supreme Governor of the Church of England, I find that remark extremely offensive, not only to my monarch and head of state, but to my faith.

Perhaps you could schlepp over to another forum where your blasphemy will cause less offence.

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oh for gods sake its only the queen - and the church in this country was marginalised years ago
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Old Sep 30, 03, 11:11 am
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Now your at it "for gods sake", blasphamy everywhere I turn.

With an attitude like that it is no wonder we have lost Concorde. Get some back-bone man. It is the thin end of the wedge, I tell you.

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Old Sep 30, 03, 11:36 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Merry:
As HM The Queen is Supreme Governor of the Church of England, I find that remark extremely offensive, not only to my monarch and head of state, but to my faith.
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Please accept my humble apology for mentioning the Queen in the same sentence as Ryanair.

Now, if only we could retire the monarchy at the same speed BA is retiring Concorde...
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Old Sep 30, 03, 11:47 am
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Inter alia, this book describes how the Queen really travels by air.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/00...1.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by mAAine_flyer:
Please accept my humble apology for mentioning the Queen in the same sentence as Ryanair.

Now, if only we could retire the monarchy at the same speed BA is retiring Concorde...
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Who is this "we"? Unless you are an ex-pat living in Maine I don't see how the Monarchy could possibly affect you.
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Why would you want HM The Queen as your head of state when you could have George W.?
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Winter cleaning!

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Old Sep 30, 03, 1:33 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by CharlesMD:
Does anyone know the answer to my original question??</font>
I for one do not. But I should be very annoyed if the public purse were to be used to pay for any farewell Concorde flights.
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Old Sep 30, 03, 1:44 pm
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I don't expect them to be announcing anything in advance "for security reasons"
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Old Sep 30, 03, 2:15 pm
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Oh goody.. prepare to be annoyed.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">But I should be very annoyed if the public purse were to be used to pay for any farewell Concorde flights.</font>
Based on this, I hope for a 5-aircraft (i.e., all of them) flypast over Buckingham Palace, Hollyrood, Balmoral and Sandringham and BA to pay for Prince Charles' BAe146 -&gt; Concorde conversion course (so he can do all the flying.).
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