A great many royals have gone to war and been killed doing so Roachy.
Its only really our media isnt it having a feild day as they do.
Our troop officer in Northen Ireland for a couple of tours was a Bows Lyon (is that how you spell it?).
Theres several Bows Lyons in the Royal Armoured Corps that I know of.
I dont think any of the lads should have ever gone in the first place but now its to late and yes of course he should go in just the same way as anyone else has had to.
Give the kid some respect he has never said he doesn't want to go just others. He is more than happy to go and do what he has been trained for.
As usual the media have made it a lot harder going as far as disclosing the velicle type he is likely to be travelling around in
I look at it this way - he signed up it's a risk that comes with the job. Would his death be any worse than Mr and Mrs anyone losing their son / daughter in the line of duty in terms of grief - answer no. The only difference is one gets a mass televised funeral with all the works and the other gets a telegram.
I dare say he will be put in charge of a stores somewhere so far in the rear lines he could prob see the white cliffs of Dover..LOL