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Mysterious romance.
She took his hand gently in hers and slowly raised it towards her breast. To be continued.
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Last Post: May 18, 2012 9:41am
by Zar Kastik
Now that was MUSIC!
Did any of you watch the programme on the BBC "The Young Musician of the Year 2012. Now there was music with a capital M. My gosh, but those youngsters showed that not all of the young folks are yobboes. And whoever thought that a Recorder could produce that ki...
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Last Post: May 17, 2012 12:08pm
by Bernard Evans
Stockport/Manchester Reunion
AND a convivial lunch was enjoyed today in the Crown Carvery, Micker Brook on Councillor Lane, Cheadle, SK8 5NU. AND this time we were pleased to welcome our Chairman, John Darby and his delightful wife. In all a gathering of 10 including three wives and just for...
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Last Post: May 16, 2012 11:57am
by Dave 796 RAF
Temperatures falling? in Trieste.or 'Elf and Safety going astray again?
An article in todays edition of Il Piccolo provides rather interesting if slightly alarming notice of the errors found in thermometers in the city hospitals. It appears that the new high-tech infra-red thermometers brought into use in 2009, and in use in the two big...
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Last Post: May 15, 2012 10:37pm
by Dave 796 RAF
This did not get much of a run when Gene gave us all the words the other day. There is a whole range of versions on YT. Larry now acknowledges that he does look on occasion so who are the favourites is it male or female ?
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Last Post: May 15, 2012 9:19pm
by Gene's Choice.!
Does anyone remember me ? If you have a digital radio it's a real trip down memory lane.
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Last Post: May 15, 2012 9:00pm
by Stan Deesea
Greeting from RAF - Vol.2
By popular request - and due to immoral persuasion of threats to my dignity and standing in the community, I have started on Volume 2. My thanks to all you out there who seemed to find something from reading these pages![:)] See last posts in Vol.1 which reveals the...
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Last Post: May 14, 2012 9:59pm
by Dave 796 RAF
Weather in Trieste.
Up until Saturday p.m, almost summerlike, with a peak of 31 Degrees C, then in the evening of Saturday, a very brusque change with a wave of Scandinavian cold air arriving with thunderstorms, hailstorms, bora in Trieste up to 100 Km/h and a drop of 15C in temperature...
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Last Post: May 13, 2012 11:04pm
by Larry Southgate
An economic crisis in Italy???
Just thought you folks might like to see this. And you thought Italy was suffering from an economic crisis? An article in “Il Piccolo” today sets out the following: A “spending bonus” in arrival for families. The regional council var...
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Last Post: May 13, 2012 10:59pm
by Larry Southgate
In the picture taken from the tower of Duino Castle you can see a lot of dark, thin, pointy coniferous trees. Does anyone know what they are called? The nearest I've been able to find in garden centres is called "Sempervirens" - I think it's a form of yew. It's tall...
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Last Post: May 13, 2012 9:36am
by Harry Dixon
Just to let you all know that the final payouts went through my bank account yesterday. 6 BETFOR members won a total of £220 when their horses were in the first four or the final two to finish. Most of the entries came from our Bury AGM but the £60 winner...
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Last Post: May 12, 2012 7:55pm
Betting Wins Hands Down
When The Unknown Author first put finger to keyboard, Roy voiced concern - and rightly so because we don't want anything unseemly on our message board. Do we ??? However it turns out to be a good deal less exciting than the IKEA instructions for a wardrobe. Wha...
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Last Post: May 12, 2012 9:41am
by Dave 796 RAF
"Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May And Summer's lease hath all too short a date." I know our Bill's stuff isn't as good as what you get on here but it's quite nice isn't...
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Last Post: May 11, 2012 9:59pm
by Zar Kastik
Duino Castle
What a lovely picture of Duino castle on the masthead. Is it a current picture or is it a picture when the Commanding General of allied military government had his headquarters there. I never got to go near the castle during the three and one-half years I was stati...
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Last Post: May 10, 2012 10:36pm
by Liliana Pajola
A house in New Orleans.
This might start some of you singing again. We've been a bit short on songs just lately. Try this for size: There is a house in New Orleans, That's called the?????????????? Nah, it's up to you lot to start humming and finishing it off.[:D][:-D][:-D][:-?][:-?]
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Last Post: May 9, 2012 9:47pm
by Larry Southgate
With that you ship back to England? Since 1945 ... In your email tell me a bit 'of your experiences. :) We do not know much.
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Last Post: May 9, 2012 9:13pm
by Liliana Pajola
Brotherly Love!!?
You've probably all read about our problems with "Travellers" in this country. Well, this week in "Il Piccolo" there has been an interesting article about how they treat them in other places. This happened in a place called Skabrnja, on the outskirts of Zara in Cr...
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Last Post: May 8, 2012 10:12pm
by Dave 796 RAF
The black and whites win Serie A for the first time in 9 years in TRIESTE. The Halberds were not the opposition, they have to avoid relegation from League One over the next 2 weekends. Thanks to Inter beating Milan, whatever happens in the final game Juventus win th...
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Last Post: May 7, 2012 9:52pm
by Dave 796 RAF
New Photos
There are some excellent new photos in two albums. Steve Orton has contributed a number and they are in the North Staffs album. Gordon Bishop has uploaded some of the 2012 Bury reunion and they are in that album.
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Last Post: May 7, 2012 1:34pm
by Harry Dixon
Politics in the FTT.
I recently mentioned the role of TSO in molitary and political intelligence. There was also the work of TSO's Port Section, largely concerned with Russian ports on the Black Sea. I thought it would be useful to sketch out the political situation. The Political Lan...
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Last Post: May 6, 2012 7:25pm
by Harry Dixon
Kentucky Derby
I haven't seen anything about the running of the Kentucky Derby on this site this year. It is probably the greatest horse race for three year old horses in the world. The race will be held in Louisville, KY., USA on May 5th. It is also known for the consumption of...
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Last Post: May 6, 2012 2:58pm
by Gene Odom
Youngest Member in BRTFOR
Gordon Bishop born 2nd November 1935. Enlisted in R.E.M.E.on the 2nd MAY 1953 aged 171/2 years. Served in TRIESTE at 20 INFANTRY WORKSHOPS R.E.M.E.untill the pullout in 1954 still only 18 years old. Left the army in 1956 after serving 3 years and still only 20 yea...
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Last Post: May 5, 2012 11:35am
by Gordon Bishop
Get together at Banne, followed by lunch for 35 Euro. June 9, 2012.
The local retired army personnel from Banne are having a get together this June 9, 2012, and then they are off to lunch in a nearby restaurant. If anyone's planning to be there, let me know in advance, so I can tell the organizers. [8-)]
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Last Post: May 5, 2012 6:55am
by Fabio Rodela
Have a look at BRITISH COUNCIL.ORG FILM especially the cricket one. Bradman and John Arlott star.
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Last Post: May 3, 2012 8:16pm
by Film Fan
An invite to cyclists.
HELP. There was an advert on BBC today for a Cyclists valhalla this weekend. Seems the 2 wheeled monsters will be out in force. Threats of roads closed, diversions, up to 56 miles of roads all clogged up with nerds. Thank goodness I hardly ever go near Manche...
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Last Post: May 3, 2012 2:59pm
by Dave 796 RAF
CIA inTrieste
Are any of you familiar with the material in the link below? Cut and paste it to your address bar.
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Last Post: May 2, 2012 10:33pm
by Harry Dixon
May Dsy 1951.
On over on the TRUST Yahoo website, there are a couple of posts about what the TRUST folks had to do on 1 May 1951. Apparently they had a stand-to and had to set up road-blocks around the Trieste area. Some kind of scare about what the Jugs might be going to do?....
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Last Post: May 1, 2012 9:58pm
by Larry Southgate.
Canoo Pool.
Anybody coming for a swim? A CANAL IS A CANAL IS……………….A RUBBISH TIP! An interesting piece in “Il Piccolo” of Trieste today recounts an exploration of the Canale Grande –which I am sure we all remember with...
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Last Post: May 1, 2012 9:39pm
by Larry Southgate
Lake Bled, Slovenia. (See picture above)
Both Gerald Cockroft and I have told tales in the journal recently about our visits to Jugoslavia. Our first visit was to Bled which was then a very quiet and secluded. We stayed at the "four-star" Park Hotel which you can see just to the right of the island. The cos...
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Last Post: May 1, 2012 2:46pm
by Harry Dixon
Any cavers out there?
Any speleologues amongst the group going to Trieste this year? An article in today’s Il Piccolo announces the reopening, after a period of 40 years, of the Grotto of Silvia in the Carso. These are the caves of the Tower of Silvia. Two hundred steps lead yo...
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2012 10:06pm
by Dave 796 RAF
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