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Shoot On Sight

by | 21st, October 2005

‘MORE news on the life and times of Prince William.

How many minutes did Uncle Eddie last in the armed forces?

There’s Wills in the Sun, standing in line with a bunch of other Army wannabes dressed in green overalls with matching tin pots on their heads.

It’s not a good look for the future King, who, as the paper says, resembles a member of the bungling Dad’s Army platoon.

The reason for this ensemble is that Wills is taking his test at the Regular Commission Board selection centre in Westbury, Wiltshire. The young prince will have to pass a series of gruelling physical challenges if he is to join his younger brother at Sandhurst.

So here’s Wills in the Mail trying to keep his balance on a plank.

But don’t worry. This is Prince William. He is, as the Mail says, “expected” to pass. After all, if Uncle Eddie can get into the Marines, the selection policy for the Armed forces can’t be all that stringent.

And after performing 44 press-ups and 50 sit-ups, both in two minutes, a one-and-a-half mile run in ten and completing tests to investigate his knowledge of current affairs and Army history Wills was in good shape.

“He emerged as a natural leader and helped carry the group through, says an instructor to the Sun. “In our eyes he was top of the class.”

And with only the art history module to go, Wills is a shoo-in for a career in the Army…’

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