British Element Trieste Force 1945 - 1954
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Terry Crimp
I spoke to Terry's wife today to thank both Terry and His wife for providing the Wine at the A G M dinner.Sad to say that Terry is very ill at the present and cannot answer any e mails.Regards Roland
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2016 12:01pm
by Roland
International Force for Libya?
Another snippet from the pages of the website of Il Piccolo today. Something which seems to be being ignored by our newspapers. It appears that the Libyan Premier Fayyez al Serraj has been negotiating with certain Western leaders and it maybe that an Internationa...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2016 10:19pm
by Larry Southgate
Good Morning all – Here we are with a New Year with us again and may I wish you and yours all the very best for 2016, may it look upon you all kindly. Also, as you will have noticed from the heading of this posting, it seemed to be the logical point to start a...
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2016 11:27am
by Dave 796 RAF
Friends will??
Friends: Will say “Hello”. Italian Friends : Will give you a big hug and a kiss. Friends: Never ask for food. Italian friends: Always bring food over. Friends: Call your parents Mr. And Mrs. Italian Friends: Call your parents Mum and Dad. F...
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2016 9:57pm
by Larry Southgate
Sporting Chance
I well remember supporting Lancashire in the Rugby count championship. The matches were always pleasant, if hard fought - but always played in the best traditions of sporting rivalry. It was good when "we" won but there was no sense that "we" were. in any way diminis...
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2016 8:17pm
by Harry Dixon
I have learned:
ROM ONE FRIEND TO ANOTHER Take two minutes to read these sayings and be sure to read all the way to the bottom: Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. Rooney used to be on 60 Minutes TV show. I've learned.... T...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2016 11:09pm
by Larry Southgate
I do not normally open the entry list until the AGM (now just 3 weeks away) but today a cheque from Bill and Rose Mills 720 requested 2 horses. The Mills are unable to be with us this time unfortunately and they have previous winning form. 2016 is the 9th year I h...
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2016 10:20am
by Roy Boyles
Annual Reunion.
I must make my apologies here for not attending the Annual Reunion. I had intended to be there but two funerals during the week, one on Friday 11 March, in the afternoon, took my mind completely off the subject. Twas only this Sunday morn that I suddenly remember...
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2016 12:51am
by Larry Southgate
Too many letters. Lets ave inglish as she is spoke.
I ave decided 2 join the ranks of todays youth and rite inglish using fuer leters in de words to save space and efort. It's gonna be dificult geting usd 2 but y wury, it mite cach on. Gonna maik the old gray mater werk overtime.
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2016 4:43pm
by Harry Dixon
Duck quacks don't echo.
I know the weather has been great just lately and you've all been out in your gardens with BBQs, but somebody please say something. Quack quack.
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2016 10:45pm
by Larry Southgate
A Strange Tale (Pt 2)
I'm greatly indebted to Marijan Basic who has travelled hundreds of miles to research investigations into the fates of two people who fell foul of the UDBa (Yugoslav Secret Police). It's a long and convoluted tale and Marijan has sent me his transcript which is itsel...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2016 2:58pm
by Harry Dixon
trying to make conatct
Hello my husband took a phone message for me this afternoon (Wed 24th Feb) but has not taken a name or a phone number for me to reply to. Is there any one out there who has been trying to reach me? Jacky Merrison NE EMMETT daughter of CSgt Arthur Emmett known as Gi...
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Last Post: Feb 24, 2016 7:12pm
by Harry Dixon
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
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