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Alsager Meeting
The Regional Meeting last Friday at Alsager was, thanks to Alex and Phyllis McNee, excellent. The choice of venue and food was good and the company even better. Arrangements were made for Sir Nicholas and Lady Ann Winterton to attend, we all enjoyed their relaxed an...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2009 1:51pm
by Ray Griffiths 1...
THE TRACTOR BOYS
Fred. What are you doing allowing this Irishman to drive a tractor over the hallowed turf of Portman Road? Or is he really a cart horse? Suffolk Punch, of course! Don't try to understand, Gene!!
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2009 11:47am
by FRED GREENWOOD
Gurkhas
The Gurkhas were not the only soldiers treated badly. the Philippino soldiers have just been granted a one-time cash benefit for their service to the US Army in WWII. Here is a link below to the LA Times regarding President Obama signing the benefit into law. Perha...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2009 12:31pm
by Gene Odom
re the tracter boys
Fred, be careful you dont upset the Irishman or he may trow his toys out of the pram and leave, again. Fred 212
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2009 11:18am
by Fred Hopper 212
Memories
I don't know how it happened but last week I presseds a button on the remote and caught the end of a film with I think Errol Flynn showing wartime activity in Burma. I nearly laughed my socks off.As it Burma it brought back the memory of that tha great soldier Brigad...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2009 11:55am
by Peter Sexton
Unit Nicknames (TS)
At today's LEEDS meeting, 141 Jim McKinny mentioned a unit who were in TS '46 I think. They were the HAMMERSMITH HIGHLANDERS. Anyone know anything about them ? Any others you can think of will be entertaining.
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2009 10:23pm
by Roy Boyles
Football lovers
I don't care who you may sopport but if you watched the match last night (Liv and Arsenal) the I think that it will possibly spoil the watching of games in the future. That is how the game should be played . Very few fouls and no diving. It was about the best game th...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2009 4:56pm
by Roy Boyles
Photos: King George vi parade
There are two very interesting photos in the public uploads folder but they would appear sideways if I put them in the album as they are. There are no details. Will the member posting them please email them to me as an attachment and add the relevant details? Thanks...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2009 8:31pm
by FRED GREENWOOD
The cup
Hi Fred, I cant see Big Al being in charge next season as he stated he was only taking the job till the end of this season as a standin for the manager who is ill. Things dont look too good for the Magpies but they have went down before and forght back up again. As...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2009 7:08pm
by FRED GREENWOOD
FEATHERED FRIENDS
You may remember me as Vic. This thread is really a device to move on from BIRDSONG which is proving to be 'a good read'but getting too long How many of you would do as Gene did.? Admittedly he was acting under threat from 'er indoors'(or so he says) Right now I am v...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2009 7:27pm
by Gene Odom
re Red Friday
Some very fine and just comments on the subject of Red Friday and I agree with every one of them. Our boys in uniform do not get the recognition or the credit due to them for the job they do. I know during the 39~45 war they were not shown any credit at times, but th...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2009 8:58am
by Fred Hopper 212
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