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APOLOGIES to all and Thanks to Dave
The main website is unavailable temporariy. The Domain name expired yesterday but all the website charges "recurr" automatically. For some reason this was not done. It can all be revived fairly easily but I need to do some sorting and at present I'm sitting here in...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2017 9:24am
by Dave796 RAF
Breaking News.
There has been another shooting in the heart of Paris. Kalashnikovs have been in action.
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2017 9:19pm
by Larry Southgate
Horse deaths
Another surprise.The so called Grand National has been and gone and all the horses have escaped with their lives.The Animal Aid Society says the industry sends around one thousand horses each year to be slaughtered presumably for pet food.I wonder how many of our mem...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2017 4:52pm
by Harry Dixon
No more free health visits in Trieste.
The obligation to pay for a visit to a doctor and a visit to the day hospital has begun. The Fvg council has now aligned itself with other regions and has introduced payment for treatment until now given freely. A cost of up to 56 euro for the most onerous tests...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2017 10:15pm
by Larry Southgate
Border Controls causing problems.
CRONACA LOCALE Controlli anti-terrorismo, incubo code alla frontiera Slovenia-Croazia From Il Piccolo web site tonite. Local news. Anti-terrorism controls on the border of Slovenia and Croatia causing great problems with the traffic. Long queues building u...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2017 10:02pm
by Larry Southgate
2017 BETFOR REUNION
Greetings to all our readers. The committee met in CARDIFF and the reunion will be at the CLAYTON HOTEL from 17th to 19th March 2017. Full details will be in the next BETFOR JOURNAL which will be with you all before Christmas. The 11 floor hotel is 123 metres fro...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2017 9:53am
by Roy Boyles
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Les Walker has moved from York to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London (Chelsea Pensioner). If anyone who lives in or travels to London and wants to have a look around contact Les and he will arrange for them to have a tour of Royal Hospital Chelsea
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2017 8:31pm
by Les Walker
Greetings & More Tales from Wales - Chap 13.
Good Morning All – I trust that you all had an enjoyable Christmas, and that this year of 2017 treats you kindly. My apologies for missing the last two Sunday’s postings – blame it on the hustle and bustle of the Festive Season. We enjoyed a quie...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2017 9:21am
by Dave796 RAF
Visit to Trieste.
The proposed visit to Trieste this year.I think it should be moved to September to cover the 70th Anniversary that is being held on the 16th of September.Please let me know if you are interested in attending.
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2017 8:29am
by Paula
Your weekend Horror story.
Gleaned from the web-site of Il Piccolo today. In a small village called Lucoves, near to San Daniele del Carso, a man has decapitated his brother and his grandmother and then tried to burn their heads. He has been arrested and is in custody. There are photogr...
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2017 11:25pm
by Larry Southgate
A Very Strange Tale
National Service swept up men from all sort of back-grounds and it has always seemed to me that the widest - and sometimes the weirdest - variety seemed to gravitate to the Intelligence Corps. I'm proposing to tell you about a few who were in TSO. Apart from those w...
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2017 6:01pm
by Harry Dixon
Burglary and Anti-Thieving equipment free from FVG Council.
(Extraction from the web-site of the Triestine newspaper Il Piccolo of14 March 2017). The Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia will pay for armoured doors and protection against burglary. The way is opened for contributions destined to make more secure the habitations...
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2017 10:30pm
by Larry Southgate
What's happening in Trieste.
Last night on the Il Piccolo website the following appeared: Steals a bicycle, released from prison, and steals another. Recidivism immediately after being released from the Coroneo (prison in Trieste) where he had spent two nights for stealing a bicycle: brou...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2017 11:41pm
by Larry Southgate
In Sunny Italy.........!!!!
Taken from the Piazza Unita webcam just a few minutes ago. It's been warm and sunny here. Remember the song ? "We are the d-day dodgers in sunny Italy" Good to hear from you Paula. Your idea echoes that of William Shortland.
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2017 3:20pm
by Harry Dixon
Hip Hip Hooray. Montanaro is back!
Tonite, BBC 4, 2200 hours. The return of the Young Montanaro. Lasts nearly two hours. Hopefully still in Italian with English sub-titles. That should help me have a peaceful nights rest after having viewed one of the best detective series on TV.
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2017 8:21am
by Roland
Anyone up for a challenge?
As a recent member having found you less than 2 years ago whilst trying to find out information on my late father's time in Italy and Trieste I have met some amazing people. Thanks to those in John Barron's Southampton group, who welcomed me and my husband with open...
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2017 4:00pm
by Paula
Withdrawl simptons
Two days and no one as anything to say????. I am looking out of the window and seeing a beautiful morning and thinking what I have to do to day then I remember I have to do some washing and ironing I have let it accumulate the last few days.If this does not get some...
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2017 10:47pm
by Larry Southgate
Is this another recruit?
What follows is an excerpt from a short article that appeared in the Daily Mail letters section on Friday last. Obviously, it is copyright of that paper so I will not repeat the complete article. This appeared in the Peterborough column of the letters page. Qu...
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Last Post: Feb 26, 2017 9:51pm
by Larry Southgate
TRAIN TO TRiESTE by M. Portillo
Portillo started in Vienna and there was a lot about the Hapsburgs and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. There were archive photos of chaps in those silly hats with white feathers sprouting out of the tops. He then travelled on the railway to Graz. Tonight at 6.30 he g...
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Last Post: Feb 24, 2017 10:42pm
by Larry Southgate
Trieste 1946-7
Dear all I have just discovered this web site after I was looking through my father's Army service file with a view to following in some of his footsteps. He was stationed in Trieste from April 1946 until November 1947 with the Royal Signals. I am planning to pay...
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Last Post: Feb 18, 2017 11:26am
by Paul Everett
Another new member.
Out of the blue today I received a phone call from a gentleman called Denis Mulligan who lives in Urmston near Manchester. He tells me he is joining the Association and will most probably see us down in Cardiff. He is an ex-South Lancs bod who was stationed out a...
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2017 10:50pm
by Larry Southgate
Italian Music and Song Festival at San Remo.
Anybody interested in this celebration of most of the artistes in Italy at their annual celebration and award ceremonies in San Remo. Try this one in your URL> https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/liguria/imperia/festival-sanremo-ariston.html At th...
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Last Post: Feb 15, 2017 10:44pm
by Larry Southgate
"DADLAND A Journey into Uncharted Territory" by Keggie Carew
Watching the news the other day, i barely noticed an item about the nominations for the Costa Book Awards but one book-cover caught my attemtio,; it was that of Keggies Carrew's book about her father, Tom Carew who was CO of Trieste Security Office in the fifties....
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Last Post: Feb 14, 2017 11:48am
by Geoffrey Jarman ...
A trip around the world by web-cams.
Harry, thank you for the links to see the web-cam views of Piazza Unita and Piazza della Borsa I've killed a few minutes over the past week just before closing down my laptop by taking a gander at the folks strolling around in Piazza Grande and Piazza della Borsa....
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Last Post: Feb 12, 2017 10:22pm
by Larry Southgate
SHADES OF THE AKC
have any of you discovered TALKING PICTURES on your tv? A treasure trove of films ( many British from the 30's to 60's ) Freeview 81 or Sky 343. just possibly 306 too. Its on 24 hours daily so the average day has about 15 features nearly all black and white !
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2017 6:15pm
by Roy Boyles
Fred finch
While my Dad did his National Service in Trieste he was in the medical corp. He got sick while he was there with a virus that caused head swelling . He did servive . I was wondering if anyone knows anything in relation to this.He returned From the army around 1950....
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2017 9:32am
by Pam Smith
Next Southampton Meeting
My next meeting has been arranged for Thursday 20th July at 11.30 at Gusto Bistro, Commercial Road, Southampton. Phone 01794 514686 Our meeting yesterday (2nd Feb) was very enjoyable with 10 attending. A very nice lunch and chat, everyone looking forward to the ne...
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2017 9:39am
by Bill Atkins
Town Major's Office
My father, Ray Haxby, who will be 99 this year and doesn't use the Internet, worked at the Town Major's Office in Trieste towards the end of the war, and married a Triestina in 1946. They settled in Whitstable, where I was born, but our family has always maintained...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2017 8:42am
by Julian Haxby
Reminder
Just to jog everyone's memory of my next meeting on Thursday 2nd Feb at Gusto, Commercial Road, Southampton. Hope to see you there.
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2017 4:48pm
by John Barron
Want to save some money?
For anyone who intends to come to the annual reunion in Cardiff in March, and has not yet booked, there is an advert running on ITV programmes at the moment offering a 50% reduction when you book with Best Western Hotels. The hotel we have earmarked in Cardiff is a...
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2017 9:28pm
by Larry Southgate
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