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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.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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

1 posted on 04/10/2013 7:17:29 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Who will represent the United States of America?


2 posted on 04/10/2013 7:28:36 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: UKrepublican

RIP Maggie.

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.


3 posted on 04/10/2013 7:29:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I would hope for Nancy Reagan and Sarah Palin.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 7:31:32 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: UKrepublican

Prime Minister Thatcher was a giant compared to today’s Lilliputian political figures.


5 posted on 04/10/2013 7:35:16 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Dick Cheney would be my choice.


6 posted on 04/10/2013 7:41:58 AM PDT by lump in the melting pot (Communism - a social experiment which, for ethical reasons, should not be performed on live humans)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

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.


7 posted on 04/10/2013 7:45:41 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
"Who will represent the United States of America?"

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.

8 posted on 04/10/2013 7:46:25 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: UKrepublican

Better Clinton, than the Kenyan, I suppose.


9 posted on 04/10/2013 7:46:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lump in the melting pot
"Dick Cheney would be my choice."

Reagan's son Michael would be fitting.

10 posted on 04/10/2013 7:48:16 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: UKrepublican

She is deserving of the best the Brits can give her.


11 posted on 04/10/2013 7:57:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Who will represent the United States of America?

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.

12 posted on 04/10/2013 8:02:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: UKrepublican

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.


13 posted on 04/10/2013 8:06:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: UKrepublican

*weren’t* so expensive...


14 posted on 04/10/2013 8:07:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: UKrepublican

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.


15 posted on 04/10/2013 8:10:05 AM PDT by qaz123
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

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.


16 posted on 04/10/2013 8:13:23 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: UKrepublican
They called them the Falklands?

President Obama ought to call the paper and tell them they should be called "the Maldives."

17 posted on 04/10/2013 8:28:12 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Where did you come up with that delicious rant?


18 posted on 04/10/2013 8:28:39 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Or someone from his recent party.


19 posted on 04/10/2013 8:30:13 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Does Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch have a golf course?


20 posted on 04/10/2013 8:35:27 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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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 rantburg.com)
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