British Element Trieste Force 1945 - 1954
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You vill do vat we tell you.
And you probably thought Trieste was in the European Union - a free state? Headline on a posting on the Il Piccolo web-site today 26 September 2017. TRIESTE, HOW AND WHEN ONE CAN SWITCH ON THE CENTRAL HEATING. The Clarification from the communal administrati...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2017 11:04pm
by Larry Southgate
Greetings & More Tales from Wales - Chapter 15:
Good morning all - And once again we have a rather nice start to the day, and the week and the month too! It can’t all be bad! Here it is, just gone 8 am. and the sun is shining away, the sky is blue with a fair amount of white clouds and the breeze is a mode...
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2017 8:42am
by Dave 796 RAF
LAST POST: Frank Peck, Catering Corps.
We are sad to learn of the death of Frank Peck, who served with the Catering Corps in Trieste in the early fifties
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2017 5:09pm
by Harry Dixon
Where were you?
Let's see if a small survey can get some of the 'silent majority' to use their PCs. laptops, tablets or smart phones. Which are not phones at all. They are wireless sets, transceivers, transmitters and receivers. Phones require cables whichis why they are call...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2017 9:53pm
by Larry Southgate
RIP Elena Young
I have to report the passing of our long term member Elena 'Nives' Young on 8th September. Nives, a Triestine 'mula' was the widow of Jim Young and had lived in Loughborough for many years after he completed his long term military service. I intend to go to her funer...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2017 12:16pm
by Geoffrey Jarman ...
Winter draw(er)s on.
Up by Tarvisio, where some of my in-laws live and which I visit very frequently, there is a mountain called Monte Lussari, which hosts an enchanting village and refuge. Absolutely beautiful. On the Il Piccolo web-site today there is a picture with the following c...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2017 10:21pm
by Larry Southgate
Noel Cavasse VC and Bar MC RAMC
Noel Chavasse VC and Bar MC RAMC Medical Officer 10th (Scottish) Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) The Liverpool Scottish Noel and his twin brother Christopher both played for Liverpool FC (RU) Noel was killed on the 4th Au...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2017 2:21pm
by Harry Dixon
Il Piccolo web-site on fire.
Wowee, but there is some news tonight on the page of Il Piccolo's web-site. Where to start? Well, let's go the Balkans, where trouble always seems to be lurking. The Gulf of Pirano. Nerves are close to breaking point between Zagreb and Lubiana. Lubiana put...
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2017 10:09pm
by Larry Southgate
A strange contact.
I opened my mail-box this evening and surprise, surprise, there was an e-mail from an American lady whose name is Fiorella Massa-Corso. She wants to know if anybody has any recollection of a nine hole golf course constructed at Padriciano during the Free Territory...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2017 10:08pm
by Larry Southgate
Have a glass of mineral water.
An extract from the pages of the Il Piccolo website of today 11 Septmber 2017. THE ENORMOUS BUSINESS OF MINERAL WATER: It costs the producer €2 for 1000 litres. Which it then pollutes by putting it in plastic bottles and it is less secure than that which...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2017 10:04pm
by Larry Southgate
Anybody want a glass of matured wine?
From Il Piccolo website : THE MOST ANTIQUE WINE IN THE WORLD. The discovery in Sicily. Six thousand years of ageing for the most antique wine in the world. The discovery by Triestine speleologues of the dregs in the amphorae found in the thermal caves of Sciacc...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2017 4:43pm
by Larry Southgate
Trieste eurocapitale della scienza 2020:
An item from today's Il Piccolo: Trieste eurocapitale della scienza 2020: come cambierebbe Porto vecchio L'ambizioso progetto presentato a Strasburgo prevede il fulcro delle attività in Porto vecchio, Magazzini 26, 27 e 28. Bar, ristoranti, auditorium, sale c...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2017 10:06pm
by Larry Southgate
Tom Carew, Patricia Highsmith ......and Snails
Tom Carew, the OC of TSO, and Patricia Highsmith were said to be "dining companions" in Trieste. A few years ago, I made the effort of reading (skimming through) several of her books to see if there could be any link between his very adventurous and dangerous car...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2017 2:16pm
by Harry Dixon
3 September 1939.
Anyone remember this date? I had just left school at the end of July having reached 14 years of age and was looking for a job. We were living on Park Road in Blackwood and I recall I was helping (?) Mother in the kitchen and we suddenly got the voice of Neville C...
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2017 9:47pm
by Larry Southgate
The Guardian and Prosecco.
Apparently the Guardian (a reputed to be newspaper) published an article the other day warning the female population of GB to beware of how much of the sparkling wine Prosecco they drink. It seems that the bubbles in the wine can cause the teeth to rot if they drin...
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2017 9:23pm
by Larry Southgate
New Photo Album
I recently received an email fro Ken Carter which began,: "I am a recently joined member of BETFOR, my father was the 2IC of The Lancashire Fusiliers and then AQMG in HQ BEFOR for the final evacuation. He left me a few things, one of which, a souvenir editi...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2017 3:32pm
by Harry Dixon
The tram for Opicina.
A couple of days ago I meant to post this and forgot. You may remember that the tram for Opicina had a bit of an accident some months ago. Well, they seem to have repaired the wagons and on Monday they did a couple of trial runs up and down the hillside. All se...
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2017 10:13pm
by Larry Southgate
A Present from Yorkshire
Some neighbours, who have a cottage in the Yorkshire Dales, presented me with this when they returned recently. In a slight breeze, the wheels whizz round merrily. Since Yorkshire hosted the grand depart a few years ago, they now have their own "Tour de Yorksh...
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2017 4:27pm
by Harry Dixon
Any canabis users out there?
A headline on the Il Piccolo website today caught my eye (and my breath): Fvg, the impossible search for the legal canabis: The region has authorised the free sale of canabis for therapeutic purposes. But in the pharmacies and in the hospitals of Friuli-Venezi...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2017 10:06pm
by Larry Southgate
New Link for Old Soldier's Home Forum
I just set it up so it is not pretty. If someone could spread the news since no one could post on the old site since it was over 500 posts. http://pub48.bravenet.com/forum/4108882083/ (I think I can provide a shorter url later!) Thanks
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2017 3:24pm
by Harry Dixon
Old Soldier's Home Needs Help (site)
The Old Soldier's Home for TRUST Troopers has been using a guest book instead of a forum and it is over 500 posts so no one can post any more. I noticed that BETFOR has this lovely forum and that it is a true forum and not a mere "guest book" so it is more flexible....
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Last Post: Aug 18, 2017 10:05pm
by Harry Dixon
Vinegar
I've just finished talking via Skype to my friend in Trieste. He uses a lot of different vinegars with his food. One he showed me is Apple Vinegar or Cider Vinegar. Anybody ever tried or even heard of it? Now you all know about Balsamic Vinegar of Modena but d...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2017 10:32am
by Paula
A look at San Francisco.
Evening all. here's a link to a web-cam in San Francisco. It's actually quite good but you need to click your way around and zoom in and out to get the best from this. https://www.earthcam.cam/usa/california/sanfrancisco/?cam=rowingclub I'm now going back...
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2017 10:32pm
by Larry Southgate
SKYPE
Tonight I had a very pleasant conversation face to face with a friend of mine in Trieste. We call each other up at least once a week to keep up to date using SKYPE. It costs nothing. So, If anyone out there has Skype downloaded give me a call - but only in the e...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2017 10:26pm
by Larry Southgate
Live Web-cams.
I've just done a short tour of some locations where I wish I could have been: Started off in Piazza Unita`, then went down to Rome to see the Pantheon, Piazza della Fontana di Trevi, then up to Florence and Piazza Signorile, took a quick step over to Spain to see wh...
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Last Post: Aug 8, 2017 10:22pm
by Larry Southgate
Wilfred John Bond
Hi, I am looking for any members recollection of my father's cousin Wilfred John Bond (CH/X697) originally from Norfolk but had family in Scotland. He was a Royal Marine Corporal who according to records was attached to the British forces at Trieste from 1st...
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2017 9:11pm
by Duncan Bond
Next Southamptom Meeting
Our next meeting in Southampton will be on Thursday 19th October 11.30 at Gusto Bistro, corner of Commercial Road and Cumberland Place. Contact me on 01794 514686
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2017 5:04pm
by John Barron
Anybody know this man?
An article in Il Piccolo of Friday 3 June was of an interview with an Englishman living in Trieste. His name is John Earle and he is now 90 years old. It seems that he was parachuted in to work with the Jugoslav partisans during the war. At 24 years of age he jo...
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2017 7:55pm
by Geoff Fleet - Ho...
Something you don't see every day!
From the pages of Il Piccolo web-site today 1 August 2017.............. Palmanova, strangola la fidanzata e si costituisce Palmanova, he strangles his fiancée and then surrenders to the police. Francesco Mazzega, 36 anni, si è presentato al Comand...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2017 9:47pm
by Larry Southgate
More local meetings.
I have an e-mail address and other people using this website must also have e-mail addresses. If anyone wants to start up again the meetings in the Mickel Brook Carvery on Councillor Lane in Cheadle, just send me an e-mail and if we can get half-a-dozen together on...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2017 10:35am
by Jim Crompton
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