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The future king of England has delivered a sombre speech at the passing out parade for new officer in Sandhurst, telling them they are facing an unprecedented new threat and uncertain times.

Prince Charles, representing the Queen for the fourth time at the Sovereign’s Parade, expressed his kinship with the new officers, “I have some sense of how you must all be feeling having passed out myself from both RAF College Cranwell and Dartmouth many many years ago; and having watched my two sons march off this very square much more recently.”

But he warned that they were entering service at a tumultuous time.

“You are receiving your commissions as officers at a moment when the profession of arms is moving into uncharted waters.  Pillars of the international order are under challenge as never before in my lifetime.  At the same time, a cult of death and destruction is defiling ancient lands and seducing a frightening number of lost young people.  In the face of such challenges, Britain’s traditional qualities – fair play, civility, a sense of humour in adversity – remain as precious as they’ve always been.

“We live in an increasingly technological age.  Technology is becoming ever more sophisticated, and accessible, and is being used more often to attack rather than defend.  The harder it becomes to stop people determined to maim and kill, the more urgent becomes our need to understand and defuse their perverse determination. To do so demands not just technology, but human skills.

“The British have always excelled at understanding the human factor in world affairs. Though in the popular imagination the British may be best known for the stiff upper lip, they have long displayed an exceptional capacity for empathising with the sorrows and joys, the hopes and fears, the faiths and cultures of others.  The historical British capacity for empathy is all the more remarkable given that the United Kingdom is geographically isolated from the European mainland.

“Today we are no longer isolated.  The United Kingdom has become an extraordinarily cosmopolitan society and our diversity matches our ability to understand the perspectives of people from varied backgrounds.  People raised here are everywhere and people from everywhere are here. Our people, our sorrows, our hopes are the world’s, and the world’s are ours.”

The Prince of Wales acknowledged the 20 per cent of cadets who came from countries other than the UK and the culture of acceptance and diversity among the new officers. He closed with a stirring premonition that would have struck fear into the heart of every parent in the audience.

“I believe that there are men and women on parade today who will confront trials as great as any faced by our forebears who carried us through two world wars.  I have every confidence that you will rise to the challenges that you will encounter, not only with the humbling courage they displayed, but with the courageous humility that success in our globalised world demands.  With your help, civilisation – based on mutual respect for people’s right to be themselves – will not merely survive, it will prevail.”

Can you imagine sending your sons, daughters or grandchildren into service at this time – would you proud, or afraid?

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  1. It is not only the military that confronts these issues – there are those in other services who also confront these issues – yes it is daunting, yes I feel anxious for those who will be in the front line, in whatever capacity.


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    • So bloody right, it’s seems people might start thinking about what T Abbott has been saying all the time. He is right and I for one believe he is.Its a death cult trying to take over the west.🇦🇺🇦🇺

    • Yep, TA called it as it is……you can’t sit home and watch the news or read a newspaper and say…..oh naughty…..mislead, misguided…
      Call a spade a spade.
      He stands up for Australia….somebody has got too

  3. Like he’d know.

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    • Nothing he did in the past has anything to do with this Speech in any way shape or form, move on…….

    • He would know …his mummy has shares in every side of any war …a highly organised safety operation is undertaken each year enable the royals to be whisked away in the event of any air strikes etc .ordinary people wouldn’t even get the chance to get their little flags out wave them off …

  4. WHERE HAVE YOU lot been SLEEPING for the PAST 10 years WE HAVE BEEN WARNING and TRYING to WAKE YOU ALL UP. ARE you all awake NOW THATS what THEY are doing IN PARIS making NEW LAWS TO CONTROL US ALL WELL I,ll Be fkd its JUST about too late for US ITS BAD for OZZIS but Charlie will be OK so will Turdbull and all the ex pms so SAD for OZZI now.

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  5. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places….. Ephesians 6:13

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  6. Sadly it is a truth..another dark destructive wave..washes against people who recognise a regime from years ago.Ruthless barbaric and fed from a bed of poverty and desperationist..

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    • Liz, I could easly misunderstand you, could you please express your Strong Convictions so we all know what you are saying.
      Who or What are you talking about …..?

  7. Can’t stand the pompous git but he has something in what he said

  8. You need to join some Patriot site to see what is actually happening as you won’t get the truth from the media or our pollies.

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