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'She wanted a war leader's funeral': Baroness Thatcher's farewell will feature 700 forces personnel
Daily Mail ^

Posted on 04/10/2013 7:17:29 AM PDT by UKrepublican

Baroness Thatcher will be given a war leader's funeral, with personnel from regiments who fought to free the Falkland Islands carrying her body into St Paul's Cathedral.

More than 700 men and women from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force will take part next Wednesday, Downing Street has revealed.

The Welsh Guards, the regiment who suffered the heaviest losses in the war, will form a guard of honour as her body is taken into the cathedral for the service at 11am.

Tensions between Britain and Argentina remain over the Falklands, and President Cristina Kirchner will not be invited to Baroness Thatcher’s funeral, MailOnline has learned.

Downing Street released further details of 'Operation True Blue', its plans for Wednesday April 17, and said Britain's only female prime minister wanted her strong links to the armed forces to be recognised when she died.

During her ceremonial funeral her coffin will be 'draped with the flag that she loved', David Cameron said today, adding: 'This will be a fitting salute to a great prime minister.'

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: thatcher; uk
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Sadly you had to stop the post somewhere...

21 posted on 04/10/2013 8:59:17 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Verginius Rufus
President Obama ought to call the paper and tell them they should be called "the Maldives."

Didn't Osama Obama recently speak of the amphibious landing that the Argentine Marine Corpse conducted there in the 80's?

22 posted on 04/10/2013 9:27:38 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

The US had a real president then and we helped the English protect their island.

I was told we used some sig/intel magic to disrupt como from the mainland and the island. I have my opinions of what that was.

23 posted on 04/10/2013 9:50:46 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Maggie would probably have smiled at that!

Thank you for making my day.

24 posted on 04/10/2013 10:27:14 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: ken in texas

It is located on the Isle of Anglesey, which has seven.

Anglesey Golf Club
Penrhyn Golf Complex Golf Club
Holyhead Golf Club
Storws Wen Golf Club
Henllys Hall Golf Club
Bull Bay Golf Club
Caernarfon Golf Club

So if Obama wants to, he can golf himself silly.

25 posted on 04/10/2013 12:14:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at
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