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I Love Life
I LOVE LIFE This year dear lord I’m 85 And very glad to be alive I’d like you Lord to Make a fix So I can stay to 86 I know it must be nice In Heaven But could I live to 87 I’m getting slow And sometimes late Still, I’d like t...
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2009 10:00am
by Derek Parkey 023
Wimbledon
Wimbledon used to be a symbol of proper dress and proper, decent, sporting behaviour by players and spectators. Am I the only one to be dismayed by the baying, aggressive row kicked up by the supporters of our (only) hope for the Championship and orchestrated uns...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2009 6:18pm
by Roy Boyles
A good time in Trieste
For anybody who is dreaming of their next return to Trieste I append some info of a couple of new places to go for a meal. With a couple of my Triestine friends I went out into the country in the Val Rosandra for a light meal one afternoon. This is a place called...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2009 6:18pm
by Harry Dixon
Just like this in '49
Have just realised in this very warm spell that it is 60 years ago on Tuesday 7th that I went off to Park Hall Camp, Oswestry to serve His Majesty. I don't think it dropped much below 30 celsius for the next 8 weeks. On Saturday 4th it is the big day for Uncle Sam....
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2009 8:10am
by Peter Sexton
THE ASHES (Getting Closer)
With entries from Vince Stuchbury and Gene (slugger)Odom we have almost reached 10. Now over 150 viewers, the webmaster strongly suspects that many of these are non BETFOR members who will not be allowed to enter. I on the other hand suspect there will be a flood of...
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Last Post: Jul 1, 2009 10:13am
by Roy Boyles
What's Missing in England
I heard today that the Royal Mint says it accidentally left the year 2008 off the front of 100,000 20 pence coins (each worth about 33 cents, US dollars) This happened late last year. The coins are selling among collectors for hundreds of dollars each. The last...
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Last Post: Jul 1, 2009 9:30am
by Peter Stuyvesant
WISH WE WERE THERE
With about 40 of our members away in the beautiful city of our youth, things may be a little quiet round here. It would be a good time for others to dip their toes into the water and bung a few thoughts, stories, memories or whatever on the message board.
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2009 6:57am
by Roy Boyles
This and That
In case you do not already know, type in Forum a Trieste,English section on Google and there are all sorts of topics including some recent ones about BETFOR including a picture of the group at the James Joyce statue on 16th June. I did not know that Viale 20 Settemb...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2009 9:20pm
by Larry Southgate
MONTEBELLO BARRACKS
As promised photos of the R.E.M.E. Barracks at MONTEBELLO are now in the R.E.M.E.album,they were taken in JUNE this year during this years TRIESTE visit.
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2009 2:48pm
by Gordon Bishop
WHAT HAPPENED TO LARRY ?
Under the ASHES header a couple of days ago, Gene Odom enquired what the TS visitors did to Larry whilst they were there 2 weeks ago, and was he likely to have got the SWINE illness ? The answer seems to have been,at least partially due to a rapid change in temperatu...
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2009 6:35pm
by Roy Boyles
JOURNAL 26 HITS THE DOORMATS
Another FLEET (Street) gem should be with you anytime now. Maybe a little longer for those beyond the UK. A good read and lots of pics. I will not be printing booking forms for YORK until late August but make contact if you think you might be going. There are alrea...
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2009 6:14pm
by Roy Boyles
THE ASHES
There were just 2 failures to connect, Albert Mattey and Marino Riosa, so everyone else has the message. This is the site for your responses. Closing date 7 July. Go on have a go. If Albert and Marino are seeing this, please send an email so that the address...
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2009 6:00pm
by Lorna Chaplin 6...
JOURNAL 16. S C H M E L Z
Having just returned from the old stamping ground I thought that there might be some interest in perhaps a 1 or 2 nighter visit around the high places of Styria before winter arrives. It will be too late by the time Journal 27 arrives but as emailers you get to know...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2009 9:42am
by Peter Sexton
PETERBOROUGH MEETING Friday 10 July
240 Alec Francis has just phoned to say that the GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL is closed for refurbishment, Meeting will now be in THE BULL (Town Centre) If you read this and know any other members who might attend can you please tell them. Will try to phone all NORTHANTS R...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2009 8:20am
by Roy Boyles
BLOOMSDAY
I meant to put this on on the 16th after Roy's post reminded me of a Bloomsday trip I made some years ago with two pals. I had just got my first boat, a Sihouette 3, a 17 foot 3 sailing cruiser and, with Brian and Siggy, set out late on the Friday night, 15th of J...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2009 5:18pm
by Harry Dixon
Twitchers With Lazy Fingers.
Am i the only one that has noticed that this Message Board is becoming a Twitchers paradise?. There has been alot of watching,and not alot of posting. Bearing in mind there are around one hundred Members,with access to this Board,it seems strange that you do not le...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2009 3:37pm
by Roy Boyles
MESSAGE FOR FRED HOPPER
Seen in Nottingham on 20th June. A portly 50 ish member of the Toon Army wearing the Northern Rock shirt. Was he casing the joint ahead of the new season ? Please report sightings anywhere between Plymouth and Middlesbrough.
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2009 8:32pm
by FRED GREENWOOD
ANYONE FOR TENNIS ?
SW19 for the next 2 weeks. Lots of female grunting and will the retractable roof be needed ? Will you be watching and who do you fancy to carry off the titles ?
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2009 8:28pm
by Double Fault
montebello
Who said Montebello had been demolised ? Take the number 18 bus the next time you are there and you will sea the barracks and workshops are still there and being restored into a military museum. Myself and others went to the barracks but could not get in,i managed...
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2009 6:34pm
by Gordon Bishop
For MEDLOC read RYANAIR
31 were returning today from TS. Tom Norton and John Miller the 2 senior citizens. John has already passed 87 with Tom yet to get there. A great visit to LAZZARETTO on Tuesday 16th with 29 in attendance on a wonderful summer's day. The final contingent numbered 38...
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2009 2:23pm
by Peter Sexton
A REMARKABLE MAN
I first heard of this man only yesterday. What is the name of this most remarkable character? At school he was outstanding at everything, learning, rugby, cricket, golf and marksmanship. At University he won the national university boxing championship and while s...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2009 1:31pm
by Harry Dixon
INCIDENT ON THE BRIDGE
In the very early days of this message board I put on, in serial form, a tale written by one of our oldest members - possibly our oldest member - Tom Norton. Tom was in the Intelligence Corps and on detachment, by himself near Gorizia. At the time of the incident,...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2009 3:57pm
by Harry Dixon
Inner Peace
I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me,and we all could probably use more calm in our lives. Some doctor on television said that the way to achieve Inner Peace is to finish all the things that you have started. So. I looked around to see if...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2009 1:26pm
by Peter Sexton
An Invitation
You Should Come Out To The Country House This Weekend And Envy My Family's Extreme Wealth If you don't have any plans for the big weekend coming up, I've got a fantastic idea: Why don't you come join my family and me at our country house? You can spend a few day...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2009 10:40pm
by Larry
TWITTER AND TWITCHERS
Fred you're right that there are far more wanting to look in and keep their heads down than those who put fingers (or finger) to ketboard BUT there are fifteen different names on this page alone - some posting more than others of course. Still, Harvard Busines Sch...
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2009 1:21pm
by Harry Dixon
Anyone gotta horse ?
Saturday is DERBY DAY. The sure thing is that the winner will not be 100-1 as was the case at the GRAND NATIONAL. There is no sweepstake this time, but any offers of fancied runners would be appreciated. Both Fred and I are giving up on you lot ever making any comme...
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2009 10:39pm
by Fred Greenwood
Warning
If you receive an Email telling you that you can catch swine flu from tinned pork - delete it - it's only Spam.
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2009 9:25am
by John Australia
COUNTDOWN TO TS
The advance party in the shape of Nives Young is already in town and talking to the boss at THE 10 QUEENS restaurant where (hopefully) the whole group will be eating on Sunday 14th. A coach is booked for the Lazzaretto visit on 16th. All we have to do is get past Rya...
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2009 6:55am
by Roy Boyles
THE AUSSIES HAVE ARRIVED
Most of you will be aware that the majority of the secretarial duties are performed by Maureen and she has suggested, nay demanded that I do something about recognising the fact that her 'boys' are here to retain the ASHES later this Summer. Yes it is C R I C K E T....
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2009 6:43am
by Roy Boyles
VARIETY
Have you been watching "Britain's Got Talent"? It's supposed to be a search for talent suitable for the Royal Variety Performance. One problem has been with the audience, specially recruited from bubbleheads, - the only requirement the ability to scream loudly. No...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2009 7:14pm
by BILLY COTTON
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