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Window 10 - a retraction (well sort of)
i remember posting an account of an unfortunate encounter with this animal when, to mix some metaphors, it got up my nose and was a sheer pain in the arse. I didn't like the appearance after the cool clear blues of Windows 7. I couldn't find my bookmarks and, worst o...
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2016 10:18pm
by Larry Southgate
Looking for my grandfather
Hello to everyone. I'm writing here because it's a long time i'm trying to discovery something about my grandfather. Unfortnetely i have not a lot information, actually i have no one information about it. The only staff i have is the the of the born of my father a...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2016 10:06am
by valentina
Trieste 1948
I was in Trieste May 1st 1948 to November 1949 and stayed in the san giovanni barracks. My duties were ration truck and telephone exchange.I have often wondered if there is any one still out there who remembers my mate Ted Mills? I hope he is still around. We playe...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2016 8:38am
by Robert William K...
are you still in the market ? Giving or receiving ! I wonder if Dave in his weekly offering will give it a mention. Read all about in Google.
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Last Post: Feb 14, 2016 9:05am
by Roy Boyles
I',ve been following snippets of news on the Il Piccolo web-site over the past three months where they have been lamenting the poor take-up of the Influenza jab. This appeared tonite: Peak in Influenza: 2 million Italians in bed with influenza. Need I say mo...
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2016 10:45pm
by Larry Southgate
E-mails (Spartacus!)
Opened my letter box tonight and amongst the dozens of unwanted e-mails was this which read: Dont Let Age Slow You Down Your S.e.x Life -- try Spartagen Testosterone turbo..... And NO, I did'n't open it and yes, I deleted it!
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2016 10:41pm
by Larry Southgate
Exclusively on.
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2016 10:30pm
by Larry Southgate
now hitting doormats everywhere, assuming you are on the revised members list !
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Last Post: Feb 12, 2016 11:25pm
by Larry Southgate
I've just been reading Roland's account of his visit to Trieste with Gordon Bishop, Bill Lowe and David Green in our most recent journal. (Well done again Geoff) Roland mentions a visit to Basovizza and the San Sabba Museum and, by coincidence, this picture appear...
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Last Post: Feb 12, 2016 10:54pm
by Larry Southgate
walter cini
I am writing a memoir about my father walter t. cini who was with cic in Trieste and was wondering if any of you knew him and could fill me in on what his mission was.
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Last Post: Feb 12, 2016 3:02pm
by carol cini
THE 2016 REUNION & AGM LICHFIELD 11-13 March 2016
The first confirmation was received today. Journal 50 is almost certainly with you by now and it has all the details you need to know. I just wish more of the membership had email addresses but my number is on page 2.
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Last Post: Feb 2, 2016 1:20pm
by Roy Boyles
The ex-BMH in Trieste.
I wrote something a short while ago about the BMH in Trieste having been converted into a Student Hostel. A small piece in the Piccolo web-site today says: "The 'Deluxe Model of the Students House" Large rooms, free telephone connections, basket-ball court and a...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2016 10:09pm
by Harry Dixon
Iran and Sanctions.
A little para on the Piccolo web-site today. The President of Iran is on an official visit to Rome. The Italian State has ordered the covering up of all Nude statues!!!*** What more can WE do to make him feel ""welcome""??????****? should he come to Britain? P...
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2016 10:22pm
by Larry Southgate
Smog! In January? In Trieste ??
A little para from the Piccolo web-site today. Stop to the Traffic in Trieste city Centre. The Council has issued an order banning all traffic from the City Centre from Friday 29 January from 1500 hours until 2000 hours. The ban will have force until Tuesday ne...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2016 10:52pm
by Larry Southgate
Art or artifice?
I've just come across a posting with the title "The Rape of Nanking". which contained a link to a website. It may have been of compelling interest to our members - but perhaps not. In any case, I've deleted it. I don't open any link which comes from a source I do...
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2016 1:54pm
by Harry Dixon
For all you young folks out there thinking of retiring, I'm copying below an advert which keeps popping up on my Yahoo e-mail page: WHEN CAN YOU RETIRE? If you have a £250,000 portfolio download the guide for retirees written by FORBES c columnist and money...
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Last Post: Jan 22, 2016 10:43pm
by Larry Southgate
Does anyone have any dealings with this organisation ? It is approved by the MOD. I have been put on to it by a young ex navy lady (don't ask)
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Last Post: Jan 22, 2016 10:23pm
by Larry Southgate
It's been a few years since we (my son and I) visited the island of Skiathos in the Aegean. I decided we ought to go back before I get too old so had a look on line. I also thought we should, if we could afford it, book into a lovely small hotel we know from past...
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2016 9:56pm
by Larry Southgate
You have to smile.
Copy and paste this to see a scene that should make you smile:
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2016 11:41am
by Harry Dixon
Where is this ?
This photo appears in today's Il Piccolo. It shows a number of people watching ....... what? ..... and where are they? Clue: it's a world-famous place.
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2016 11:40pm
by Larry Southgate
Daily Mail Rewards Club
I don't n ow if I am allowed by the rules of our Forum to do this but here goes anyway. The Moderator can always delete this posting. And I am not trying to boos the sales of the newspapers, rather show folks who may not be aware of this Club, of the advantages th...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2016 9:08pm
by Larry Southgate
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2016 7:22pm
by Harry Dixon
Next Local Meeting
My next local meeting will be at our new venue, Gusto Bistro, corner of Commercial Road and Cumberland Place, Southampton 12.00hrs Thursday 7th April 2016
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2016 4:23pm
by John Barron
James Bridges MBE
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved Father Captain (Retired) James (Jim) Bridges, MBE on 31st December, 2015 after a long illness. Dad served with the North Stafford's in Trieste in 1951-1953. The funeral will take place in Burton On...
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Last Post: Jan 3, 2016 4:51pm
by Lorraine Swann (...
New Year.
Good morning to all the members that take the time to read the website. I wish you all a very happy and healhy new year.Regards Roland.
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2016 10:00pm
by Larry Southgate
Unexpected Christmas Present.
About three years ago I saw a wall-clock in Lidl, radio controlled and with spaces inside the hour figures to insert photographs. Quite cheap too. I bought it. Took it home and tried to get it set up. It wouldn't work. Took it back and they exchanged it for...
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Last Post: Dec 27, 2015 11:28pm
by Larry Southgate
I am about to email all the BETFOR addresses that I have gathered over the past 7 years and there are bound to be a few where I get a 'failure to deliver' straight back again. As a reader on this site you may not be on my list but I think that Dave's regular post des...
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2015 10:41am
by Bernard Evans
Good morning all - Apologies for last Sunday's lack of up-date, "exigencies of the service" is all I can plead! Never mind, to make up for it I have decided it is high time for a new chapter anyway! Welcome to chapter 8. Now before I go any further I must tell L...
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Last Post: Dec 20, 2015 9:15am
by Dave 796 RAF
This morning we had the sad news that our old mate Fred Greenwood had died. Fred was one of the stoutest defenders of this association when its existence was threatened. It's one of my greatest regrets that I never met him because we've been in touch by phone and ema...
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2015 6:44pm
by Colin Russell
Headache in the Viala XX Settembre
If you'd been walking down th Viale on Monday evening, one of these large lumps of concrete might have taken the shine off the jaunt. Il Piccolo has a number of photos one of which shows that the building isn't of real stone - it's just cladding:
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2015 4:38pm
by Harry Dixon
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