British Element Trieste Force 1945 - 1954
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Ever been had?
Take a look at the following. You have been warned. I have today received the most International letter ever. The stamp on the envelope reads: “Prioritaire, Magyar Posta, 1/S, and next to that is a box with words: “If undelivered please return to...
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2017 9:19pm
by Larry Southgate
Local Meetings
A gentle reminder of our next meeting on the 20th July, I look forward to seeing you. I have had a note from Geoff Fleet asking for the dates of meetings from August onwards, therefore I have fixed a date for 19th October at the usual venue and hope that will be c...
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2017 8:06am
by Paula
Much ado about.......
N O T H I N G.
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2017 9:36pm
by Larry Southgate
Notice for all coffee drinkers.
And by that heading I mean real coffee not the instant rubbish you can buy. The following is taken from the page of the Il Piccolo web-site today: "Un polo italiano del caffee" "E Lavazza guarda a Illy" An Italian pole of coffee. And Lavazza is looking at...
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2017 9:25pm
by Larry Southgate
Sophia Loren.
Top of the page on the Il Piccolo web-site today is: Sophia Loren will be the Matron of Honour for the cruise liner Msc Seaside on the 30th of November. For the event of the delivery of the largest cruise liner ever built in Italy, in programme for the Venezia G...
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2017 10:00pm
by Larry Southgate
Greetings & More Tales From Wales - Chap. 14
Good morning all – Now that April is with us it seems to be a good time to commence a fresh chapter in this saga, so welcome to Chapter 14. The sharper sighted of you may also notice that this session is written at a slightly earlier time than usual! It all see...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2017 8:45am
by Dave796 RAF
The unseen majority.
What's with you folks? You can't all be on holiday? All I can see in the index is my name and Daves. Don't get off your backsides, just type in the name www.betforassociation.org and you can type almost anything you want to talk about. It's not hard. Have a...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2017 10:46pm
by Larry Southgate
Swarovski Crystals
No doubt you have all heard and seen these on TV and in Jewellers. Well the daughter of the proprietor of Swarovski Crystals, Victoria, got married last week in San Giusto castle church. There's a photo of her in her wedding dress with a train about 5 yards long...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2017 10:42pm
by Larry Southgate
The Old Soldiers Home.
If anybody remembers the Old Soldiers Home web-site here is a link to get onto it once again. http://pub4.bravenet.com/guestbook/show2.php?usernum=282743870
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2017 9:58pm
by Larry Southgate
are you one of these three squadies???
Member H Ede 721.RASC 1947to1949. In 1948 I was with three squadies on board my lorry on the way back from the Hospital going down to the junction at cross roads.we where spotted by a V.G. policeman who was controlling the traffic He waved us on straight into a coll...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2017 3:29pm
by Roland
Holiday
Bye folks. I'm off to North-Eastern Germany tomorrow midday for one week. So cheerio for now. Back on 14/6.
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2017 10:50pm
by Larry Southgate
UK Election 2017
with just 10 days to go and the postal votes ready to be completed (or perhaps already sent) maybe this might stir a few of the Betfoers with access to a computer. It's a long time ago since our members were eligible to vote, the early 50's I reckon. Can you remembe...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2017 10:32pm
by Larry Southgate
Trieste visit.
Hi, What is the latest news on the visit to Trieste this year?
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2017 3:59pm
by Michael Hood #78...
KW
Marriage certificate
I am researching our family history and seeking my brother-in-law L/Corporal Edgar John UPEX, T14187119, RASC born 1928, died 1972, marriage circa 1949/1950 to Otillia TAUCER, believed Treieste. Any advice will be appreciated. Keith W
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2017 7:11pm
by KW
Getting rooms in Trieste.
Last night I booked accommodation for myself and my son in Trieste, cost of which is £35,57 each per night. For this we get a small apartment. Double bedroom, bath and shower room, TV, kitchenette with cooker and fridge and washing up facilities, plus all th...
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2017 2:22pm
by Paula
70th anniversary celebrations in Gorizia.
Our correspondent in Gorizia, Selvino Ceschia, is getting a little worried about not having received notice from anyone yet - apart from myself - about their going over for this celebration. Is there anybody who maybe going?
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2017 2:18pm
by Paula
The Manchester Tragedy.
Tis now a week since the suicide bomber wrought havoc in Manchester. I have watched the new bulletins and seen the armed police on the films. It does seem to me to be a little like -- closing the door after the horse has bolted! What do all those weapons mean?...
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Last Post: May 29, 2017 10:09pm
by Larry Southgate
Giro d'Italia 2017
Giro time again, this year starting in Sardinia and finishing in Milan. The nearest start point to TS is Pordenone, stage 20 (I think) Daily commentary from Larry perhaps ? Day one, Friday 5th May.
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Last Post: May 28, 2017 11:31pm
by Larry Southgate
English - as she cud be rote.
I've noticed, because of all the postings I've made on our website, and also because some of the keys on my laptop keyboard have a tendency to stick a little unless I hit them a bit harder, that we could save ourselves a lot of work, not to mention space and paper, i...
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Last Post: May 28, 2017 11:25pm
by Larry Southgate
Les Walker
I'm indebted to John Australia for this photo of Les In his Chelsea Pensioner uniform:
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Last Post: May 26, 2017 3:15pm
by Harry Dixon
Is the world going mad?
Two small articles from the web-site of Il Piccolo tonight to catch your attention: "In Trieste, in the bay of San Giusto the jellyfish, called locally "marine barrels" have reappeared" followed by a little further down: In Genoa, in a restuarant called "Slow Fi...
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Last Post: May 21, 2017 10:33pm
by Larry Southgate
TERRY CRIMP
Just heard that Terry passed away today.
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Last Post: May 20, 2017 9:36am
by Liliana Pajola
Eurovision Song Contest
Just watched the Eurovision Song Contest, quarter finals. Strange, but 90% ofthe songs were ballads. Only one or two you could call rock and roll modern pop. However, I heard and saw nothing to set the blood running. Some songs were near porn and in one they e...
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Last Post: May 16, 2017 10:07pm
by Larry Southgate
Keith Richter, REME, in Trieste 1950-51
My dad Keith was in Trieste as part of BETFOR 1950-51. He died in 2006 but it wasn't until after my Mum died that I found a folder of information including a BETFOR members list with a number of names highlighted and some very small copies of photos with Dad either...
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Last Post: May 9, 2017 11:30am
by Pauline Parnell
Trieste 1947
My father served with the RASC in Trieste around 1947 - I am visiting Trieste in July and I wonder if there are still buildings standing that would have been used by the RASC at that time. Thanks for any help that you can give me.
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Last Post: May 8, 2017 11:14pm
by Larry Southgate
German reinforcements
Thank you Harry for showing again the stage left Jerry cyclists.I wonder if their training inluded firing on the move?Perhaps rhey could rest their rifles on the shoulders of the guy in front. I needed some light relief today.Although I have a pair of hearing aids I...
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Last Post: May 5, 2017 2:26pm
by Roy Walter
It's the Balkans again!
Headlines in the Il Piccolo website tonight: THE CHAOS IN MACEDONIA FRIGHTENS THE EUROPEAN UNION. Apparently, there seems to be the risk of a civil war breaking out. There was an invasion of the Parliament the other day and dozens of members were injured, two o...
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Last Post: May 3, 2017 10:43pm
by Larry Southgate
Bank Holiday?
Dos anyone remember what this bank holiday was for?
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Last Post: May 2, 2017 11:02pm
by Larry Southgate
Billy Edgar
Hello All, I stumbled across this website whilst doing some research for my father. I am trying to find information relating to his cousin William (Billy) Edgar who was killed in an accident at Trieste on 16th December 1949. As far as I know he was shot by his fri...
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2017 8:13am
by Craig Edgar
A film about BETFOR.
A few days ago I received a pone call from a chap called Gordon Baxter, member 179 of the Association, ex RAOC, who informed me that he had made a video for a fella called Luca Maiser in Trieste about the time he had spent as a squaddie in the city.. Strangely enou...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2017 9:45pm
by Larry Southgate
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