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THE AUDI SYDNEY GOLD COAST YACHT RACE 2012
Here's an alternative to the Olympics ! Only 3 or 4 days. It starts on the 28th July. Check it out now and I will tell you why after the week-end.
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2012 10:00pm
by Dave 796 RAF
IS THERE ANYBODY THERE ?
Lets have a Roll Call?.If your above ground level,please acknowledge,it would be so nice to know you are still with us?. There has been alot of unknown script Writers,posting lately,which does not help. Therefor i would suggest that everyone uses there own Name,in...
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2012 6:50pm
by Dave 796 RAF
THE TOUR
Yesterday the geatest sporting spectacle (in terms of the number of spectators) in the world began and Bradley Wiggins has a very good chance of winning it. He has won the last three European stage races and is in great form. He was robbed last year when he was invol...
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2012 6:37pm
by Dave 796 RAF
A SCAM IN SPAIN. BEWARE !
Someone is trying it on with our email addresses. At least 2 of your committee have received a story purporting to come from Terry Crimp about a gun point mugging in Madrid. If you have received one do not respond.
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2012 12:40pm
by Roy Boyles
SPORTING SUNDAY 22nd July
Not a lot of good works today ! The Tour concludes. The cars are out at Hockenheim and Lytham has the final round of the Open. What are you all doing ? Go on be a devil and say something. We have a pretty regular 5 man roster (using their own names) and plenty of IDL...
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2012 11:17am
by Roy Walter
THE OPEN LYTHAM ST ANNES. 19th-22nd July.
Just to let you know that the cream of the world's pro players will be ' rubbing their balls' here in 2 weeks time and playing against me. This is Bunthorne territory as well as Frisby Dyke country. Gene may have an idea who will win or come close.
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2012 11:32pm
by Larry Southgate
Caffe degli Specchi
The Caffe degli Specchi is in the news today because it has been used as a background set for the Ritz in Paris. I'm not a film goer so the name Naomi Watts means nothing to me. Apparently she has been in a film playing the part of "Princess Di" and, of course, Paris...
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Last Post: Jul 16, 2012 5:11pm
by Harry Dixon
Trieste Police Academy celebration
We received a message in March this year from a certain Federica Verin announcing that the Police Academy in Trieste was intending to hold a 50 year anniversary celebration of the Police in Trieste. I have now received news from the lady that the celebrations must t...
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2012 11:41pm
by .Larry Southgate
TRIESTE VISIT 2012
Sorry about the quality of some of the photos taken on our visit to the old stamping ground TRIESTE,I think its about time to invest in a new camara. 2 of the photos are from the 2010 TRIESTE VISIT,thats my fault. Thanks to all on the trip for a great time, i enjoy...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2012 11:32pm
by .Larry Southgate
THE COLD WAR EXPRESS NEWSLETTER NUMBER 1
I have just received via email issue number 1 which follows the operation of the train from Hook to Berlin and happened in June this year. Included in its pages are mentions of the VIENNA and EMPIRE WANSBECK which will be familiar to you if you ever crossed the Nort...
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2012 10:11pm
by Roy Boyles
Local Weather, Springfield, VA, USA
We had a violent thunderstorm blow through here on Friday. A lot of trees and big branches down and last but not least, our power has been off for the past three days. What an unpleasant time, without power we lost a freezer full of frozen food, also our air co...
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2012 2:15am
by Gene
GREETINGS FROM RAF - VOL.4
Good evening - and welcome to Volume 4. If you happen to alight on this page, as one sometimes does, please leave a small memento of your visit! Wednesday, and the main jollifications of the Diamond Jubilee seem to have drawn to a close. There were certainly some...
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Last Post: Jul 6, 2012 10:25pm
by Dave 796 RAF
EURO 2012 THE FINAL CHAPTER
If some of the mystery voices of the past 3 weeks would care to sign in, I have had a windfall thanks to Mario and the German penalty right at the end. How many there are of you, I just don't know. Let's end the tournament on a high note. Don't be shy, you could be...
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2012 9:02am
by Harry Dixon
4th July
Hello Gene. Your national day today. Just to let you know we do realise. Give us a report of events around you. Have a nice day !
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2012 9:06pm
by Gene
Marmalade.
I have had a heartfelt plea from our Honorary Member in Trieste, Liliana. She says she cannot find any decent marmalade in the town. I will be taking two vases with me but anyone else going to Trieste who feel they could also manage one vase would be doing the la...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2012 3:19pm
by Dave 796 RAF
Visiting Triest. Meeting with the students of English language courses
Hello, I attend an English course. My school organizes many activities, and we would like to have a meeting among BETFORs and teacher and students, in June. Some of you could speak about your staying in Triest, or about your experiences in war, and chat with the st...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2012 12:41am
by Liliana Pajola
TRIESTE WEATHER. RED ALERT !
With Larry away in Trieste I'll keep an eye on Il Piccolo. I hope he's taken his Panama. Il Piccolo has passed on a Red Alert about the heat, saying that temperatures are expected to rise to 34 degrees and humidity to rise from 45% to 70% so that it will feel more...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2012 12:29am
by Liliana Pajola
Expensive parking
I parked my car at Stafford Hospital for about an hour and half.On leaving I took my token to the machine to pay I could not believe what I saw the charge to get out was £1284-24 Has I do not carry this much change as it pulls my trouser pockets out of shape.I c...
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Last Post: Jul 1, 2012 10:12am
by Roland
IL PICCOLO TODAY
A third bridge for the grand canal. Lack of public funds has meant the abandonment of many schemes but one, whcih ahs been under discussion for some years and has been on then off, now seems certain to go ahead, the building of a third bridge across the "Grand Canal"...
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2012 2:57pm
by Harry Dixon
SUNDAY SPECIAL EURO 2012
Sorry to stop you in your tracks chaps but now the hosts are just onlookers and that the thread has gone on to a second page (unheard of, I believe) perhaps Mr Bunthorne will confirm that( you never got long sentences like this in the days of the NOW)! We have heard...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2012 11:09am
by Otto von Bismarc...
IL PICCOLO TODAY
Aeroporto privatizzato, Roma pronta a dare l’OK. That is the headline. You don't have to be a linguist to make out that the "privatisation of Ronchi is just round the corner" - as the article goes on to say - and that Rome is ready to give the idea the thumb...
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2012 3:33pm
by Harry Dixon
CONGRATULATIONS ITALY !
Italy were by far the better side and thoroughly deserved their win.
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2012 4:55pm
by Giovanni Peroni
From IL Piccolo.
The picture above, from a number supplied by Michaela, is of the Palazzo Carciotti which we featured with others from the area of the Grand Canal. It stands on the side opposite to the former BETFOR HQ and we showed a picture of the cupola which was damaged by the Bo...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2012 2:42pm
by Harry Dixon
PMQs
Have anyone noticed at PMQ in the commons on the front benches trying their hardest to imitate Churchills nodding dog Oh Yes
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2012 4:30pm
by Dave 796 RAF
When is a phone not a phone?
The answer seems to be, "Now". I'm talking about mobile phones, of course but bear in mind that many households now don't have a landline; they always use a mobile. A survey says that only about a third of "phone" use these days has anything to do with phoning so...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2012 3:44pm
by Dave 796 RAF
WITAJCIE W POLSCIE PART 3
I am back and saying we can win it ! Not too many believe me so I have to do my stuff TONIGHT. Of course I am now a more mature player, with full head of hair. Don't ask how much it cost ! Still had enough to get Coleen and the nipper here by private jet without brea...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2012 3:27pm
by Representative o...
New Scientist
There's always something to make you think in New Scientist. It isn't always an easy read but it usually has something to challenge accepted views. Sometimes it takes you into areas where there are no answers and maybe never will be, but at least you know that others...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2012 2:26pm
by Dave 796 RAF
do you know it Bernard
Re the plane shown on our message Board ( do you know it Bernard) Yes I do, its a de Havilland 82 commonly known as a Tiger moth.If this is one of Fred,s shots taken recently at Duxford it is most probably owned and operated By Classic Wings, it isn't the tiger moth...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2012 11:26am
by Bernard Evans
THE HOPPER 60th ANNIVERSARY
Just as our little band are off to TS this week we have a Diamond Wedding anniversary for Audrey and Fred in Gateshead. Just a few weeks before Jeanne and Barry Buxton have theirs in Northampton ( more precisely the Grand Union Canal) I was a colleague of Barry's i...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2012 9:46pm
by Dave 796 RAF
British Military Cemetery, Trieste
Many thanks to Harry Dixon, Larry Southgate and others, who kindly gave me directions to the cemetery when I enquired on this forum a few months ago. My wife and I visited the cemetery on 6th June, and left flowers at my Uncle's grave (RASC driver John Ham). I didn't...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2012 12:23pm
by John Burdett
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