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#1 GodAtum

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

Just looking at photos of William driving in a Land Rover with a police escort. Has he has training to do this as I guess they may go over the speed limit at certain times?



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:38 PM

In central London?

 

Anyway, normally you are just told to follow the car in front, my dad's driven being escorted by police before and he had no extra training, just the officer stated "Do as I do".



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:40 PM

The officer stated "Do as I do".

 

O for the love of a sudden requirement to pursue a wanted offender...



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:39 PM

Just looking at photos of William driving in a Land Rover with a police escort. Has he has training to do this

 

In short, No! 



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:45 PM

 

O for the love of a sudden requirement to pursue a wanted offender...

 

"Sir, I escorted you 2 days ago, why are you in my house... Is that an Early Learning Centre police officer tabard? What?"



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

Given Princess Anne was convicted for speeding when driving legally there is nothing special about them being royalty.

 

The Queen driving however - no licence or VRM required.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:52 PM

Given Princess Anne was convicted for speeding when driving legally there is nothing special about them being royalty.

 

The Queen driving however - no licence or VRM required.

 

Techically she can use herself as proof of identification. Including as a passport!



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:13 PM

 
Techically she can use herself as proof of identification. Including as a passport!


Or just take a stamp?

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:21 PM

Given Princess Anne was convicted for speeding when driving legally there is nothing special about them being royalty.

 

 

 

The police car followed her and flashed its blue lights briefly.

But the princess took this as a signal from police they were escorting her, the court heard.

But shortly after, the police car turned off the bypass.

 

They must of done a PNC check and where told to back off?



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if he has anti-hijack driving or more since royals often drive themselves.



#11 Shogy1

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:45 PM

In short, No!


Are you 100% sure on that one?

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

He's a search and rescue pilot, I'm pretty sure he's capable of 'driving over the speed limit' :lol:



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:23 PM

If you watched the show Inside Claridge's on BBC2, when Price Andrew arrived he was driving a Land Rover on blue lights in convoy, whether he had training to do that is another question, but it wouldn't surprise me.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

I should imagine they've all had some sort of advanced driving training to cover some last resort, hollywood-style scenario but don't know for sure.

 

He's a search and rescue pilot, I'm pretty sure he's capable of 'driving over the speed limit' :lol:

 

Flying a helicopter and driving a car are pretty different though! haha A lot less traffic up there for one...



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:12 PM

Flying a helicopter and driving a car are pretty different though! haha A lot less traffic up there for one...

 

Parallel parking is easier though. 



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:16 PM

Parallel parking is easier though. 

 

You'd need hell of a space though... and only if you can fly a helicopter in the first place! haha Don't know about you but I for one would take my chances with a car ;)


Edited by BF93MET, 24 July 2013 - 08:17 PM.


#17 E29NP

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

Are you 100% sure on that one?

 

Ohh yes, and I won't discuss through this public medium how I know that. Feel free to PM me if you wish, 



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:31 AM

 

Ohh yes, and I won't discuss through this public medium how I know that. Feel free to PM me if you wish, 

This would tend to suggest otherwise....

 

CHRIS GILBERT- Former Elite and Class 1 Police driving Instructor  to HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry and many other HIGH PROFILE individuals, at the World Famous Metropolitan Police Driving  School HENDON.   http://www.drivingsq...adtosuccess.php



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:20 AM

All - tread carefully please around operational issues. Thanks.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:27 AM

Are you being serious?!?

How could you possibly say discussion as to whether or not a HRH has advanced driving skill is an 'operational issue'??

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:35 AM

Are you being serious?!?

How could you possibly say discussion as to whether or not a HRH has advanced driving skill is an 'operational issue'??

 

 

We're not, if we were this thread would have gone by now. 

 

What we are saying is that if you know exactly what kind of training (if any) he has had and to what level to counter specific types of threat then it's probably best not to discuss them here.  It's pointless somebody undergoing possible specific counter terrorism training if we then just potentially tell the world about it.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:32 AM

In fairness, if somebody was planning to attack a royal, knowing that they were advanced driver trained or not would probably be next to useless. I'd be more worried about the guards that tend to follow them around, and definitely have training.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:56 AM

Exemptions can be used for policing purposes, not specifically by police officers. For example, some forms of driving instructors employed by forces are civillians but will demonstrate skills on public roads.

 

I've no idea for sure but I imagine that the Princes are trained in various driving techniques in line with protection protocols and skills and woulnd't have any issues with blatting out of there if required.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:55 PM

This would tend to suggest otherwise....

 

CHRIS GILBERT- Former Elite and Class 1 Police driving Instructor  to HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry and many other HIGH PROFILE individuals, at the World Famous Metropolitan Police Driving  School HENDON.   http://www.drivingsq...adtosuccess.php

 

I don't tend to take that as fact; it is a brief description about a person who is giving some form of testimonial for a driving instructor on the instructors website. Sorry but the webmaster could have easily have written that and made it all up. 



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:27 PM

Exemptions can be used for policing purposes, not specifically by police officers. For example, some forms of driving instructors employed by forces are civillians but will demonstrate skills on public roads.

 

Ah Ok that answers my question.