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Prince William’s choice of uniform is a tribute to those serving in Afghanistan

April 29, 2011

‘Prince William’s decision to wear the red tunic of the Irish Guards on his wedding day has reportedly disappointed some of his Royal Air Force Colleagues. Only the helicopter wings above his left breast will denote his role his role as an officer in the RAF.’ Writes Con Coughlin, Executive Foreign Editor for The Telegraph.

But his choice will provide an immense boost for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, which is currently on operational deployment in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

The prince’s uniform and the military ceremony today serve as a poignant reminder that, while the nation’s attention is directed towards a historic event at Westminster Abbey, the Armed Forces – including some of Prince William’s fellow officers in the RAF – are risking their lives in Libya and Afghanistan.’

Click on the image below to read the full article by Con Coughlin of The Telegraph.

The Band of the Irish Guards on the Mall yesterday. Click on this image to read the full story on The Telegraph Online

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Roger permalink
    May 3, 2011 02:17

    No, the reason that William chose to wear the uniform of the IRISH GUARDS is because that of the RAF is so drab and unspectacular that he would have been outshone by his younger sibling. The RAF don’t do dress, never have and never will.

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