Skip to comments.'She wanted a war leader's funeral': Baroness Thatcher's farewell will feature 700 forces personnel
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 Thatchers 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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Who will represent the United States of America?
In virtually every aspect of your life, you have far, far exceeded the (non) existing abilities of our present piece of excrement infesting the Oval Office.
I would hope for Nancy Reagan and Sarah Palin.
Prime Minister Thatcher was a giant compared to today’s Lilliputian political figures.
Dick Cheney would be my choice.
Nancy Reagan is apparently going and I’m sorry to say so is Bill Clinton apparently.....I don’t think there’s confirmation just yet.
Booker T and the MG's. And anyone else the First Jackass and First Wookie had in concert at the Memphis music evening at the White House.
Better Clinton, than the Kenyan, I suppose.
Reagan's son Michael would be fitting.
She is deserving of the best the Brits can give her.
Given the open contempt that Osama Obama has for the Brits (Churchill's bust being just one demonstration of that contempt) he's sure to send Rosie O'Donuts or Bob Toricelli.
If airfares between our East Coast and London we’re so damn expensive I’d be tempted to go myself.And this proud Yank...a Catholic one of Irish blood at that...would gladly wave a small Union Jack while standing along the parade route.
*weren’t* so expensive...
If obama does go, I wonder what he’ll be thinking.
Obviously, he could care less. That’s a given.
But, also realizing that there lies a woman that took on all comers. Didn’t have a suck up media to protect her. Didn’t have a large segment of Parliment that supported her every move/decision without fail, no matter how disastrous.
And then finally, when his day comes, who’ll be at his. Nothing but a bunch of street hustlers, ACORN trolls, and some homeless to bus in from other states, kind of like they do during election day.
Officially the Obamas have been invited, however, because of their past crude manners, rude and insulting gifts, obvious distaste and contempt for both the crown and the British, and rude pawing of their Queen, we can but hope that their driver would instead convey them to the small chapel of Bogwater on Bum, in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales, to hear a sermon by the “Mad Deacon” Foozepooter, of the Anglican church in Wales, known for his day long recitations of the Latin version of the “Botanical Gospel of ‘Dewi Sant’” (Saint David, patron saint of Wales) (which is believed to instead be from a dreary but voluminous 19th
Century tome entitled “Leek Horticulture”, Thuppelwhaithe, 1st ed., while wafting the chapel with an rather repugnant incense made from dried cockles.
President Obama ought to call the paper and tell them they should be called "the Maldives."
Where did you come up with that delicious rant?
Or someone from his recent party.
Does Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch have a golf course?