British Element Trieste Force 1945 - 1954
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Sea-plane Flights from Piazza Unita
Il Piccolo carries several photos of this Cessna sea-plane. The intention was to recreate the flights of the 20s and 30s but the six seater which used to be available had been replace by a 3 seater so, apart from the pilot and co-pilot there is room for only one of t...
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Last Post: May 19, 2018 1:31pm
by Harry Dixon
SOUTHAMPTON GROUP MEETUP
Southampton group have a booking for lunch at Gusto in town centre starting at 11.30 this Thursday 24 May. We look forward to all who can make it to enjoy a light Italian lunch and talk about all things Trieste. Hope to see you there. Anyone with travel problem...
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Last Post: May 22, 2018 7:56am
by Paula
Even Friuli Venezia Gulia at the wedding!
ROYAL WEDDING Un gradese il re dei tovaglioli alle nozze di Harry e Meghan Si chiama Luigi Spotorno ed è il maestro scelto per l’atteso matrimonio reale. Ha inventato il nuovo modello con cui verranno piegate le salviette a corte A little notice fro...
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Last Post: May 18, 2018 9:13pm
by Larry Southgate
Trieste
I was born stateless in 1952 Trieste in the Hospital Majore following my parents escape from Jugoslavia. We were domiciled in a refuge camp in Trieste administered at the time by the British Army. My father now deceased told me when I was young about the help he had...
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Last Post: May 15, 2018 5:01am
by Ben Peto
A double-decker library.
Another little snippet from the Il Piccolo website today. Bringing books to the people in a double-decker called Denis. An idea of Sara, a Triestina and Simone from Treviso, both librarians, to bring books to the people of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. To...
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Last Post: May 11, 2018 10:22pm
by Larry Southgate
Taxi drivers in revolt.
A little note from Il Piccolo web-site today which appears to have skipped by our newspapers. BELGRADE: A great European metropolis, paralized for more than 8 hours. By the anger of a few hundred taxi-drivers. This was the scene yesterday in Belgrade where, fr...
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Last Post: May 11, 2018 10:10pm
by Larry Southgate
Anniversaries?????????
Strange that so far this year there has been hardly any mention as to what signification 8 May holds. Well, on the night of 7 May I was in a convalescent depot in Hasselt in Belgium. Finally, the war was over. We were given permission by the CO of the convalesc...
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Last Post: May 7, 2018 9:44pm
by Larry Southgate
Premium Bonds.
I never, until this evening, realised how very,very difficult it is nowadays to buy Premium Bonds. I had a windfall this month and as I have a few quid now in my bank, I thought I would buy some more Premium Bonds. I have a standing order with my bank to purchase...
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Last Post: May 5, 2018 8:31pm
by Larry Southgate
PHOTO: Escher's pictures were often mathematical puzzles.........
..... but this, in a current exhibition in the Netherlands, is an "Italian landscape". You don't have to like it - but it is very interesting.
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Last Post: May 2, 2018 3:04pm
by Harry Dixon
Bank Holiday weekend.
Seeing the weather forecast today, I note that they say we should have a 'fine' weekend with temperatures in the low 20s. That'll make a change from the normal because normally when it is a bank holiday weekend we generally get a downpour. Has to be seen to be be...
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Last Post: May 1, 2018 9:15pm
by Larry Southgate
Il Piccolo Archived on the Web
There have been several items which seem to say that Il Piccolo's archives are to be made public on the web. I have tried to find a way in to see if there are items from the days of the FTT which can be seen - but so far I've been unsuccessful' I'd be very grateful i...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2018 12:37pm
by Harry Dixon
2018 Grand National
Among the winners this year were BETFOR members, Les Bell, Geoffrey Jarman Bill Mills and Jim Greaves all of whom were at the Bedford reunion in March. Their respective Bank a/c's will be refreshed in the next day or two. Comiserations to several others whose nags...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2018 10:51am
by roy boyles
Further grump[ness
Part 2 So well but now has devolved into an outfit which will sell it's members private information to anyone who can afford it.Furthermore the boss when invited to come and justify his actions by our Parliament,refuses and offers the services of two of his minions...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2018 11:27am
by Roy Walter
Journal 61 Spring 2018
Well done Geoff for the latest journal bursting with interesting items. At double the size you had a big task this quarter. The photos from Bedford have come out really well, thanks. Very exciting to see the new member, Brian Collins, lives 5 minutes away from me....
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2018 2:29pm
by Paula
"Maturity"
"Maturity" is a positive thing; we like mature cheese, mature wine and we look down on immaturity, which we equate with silliness and excessive frivolity but we see around us every day, the downsides of getting "older". We sometimes read of "elderly" drivers, and fin...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2018 1:05pm
by Harry Dixon
Why not say goonite or cheers when leaving our site?
Harry, is there any way you can put up a method of shutting down our web-site after one has visited? I hate having to just abandon the site without shutting it down. Seems like not saying bye-bye to a friend when you leave them after a drink in the pub. Not tha...
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Last Post: Apr 6, 2018 8:57pm
by Larry Southgate
Let's take the mickey!
I hope to paste hereunder a copy of an e-mail I received in my mail-box tonight. I will hopefully translate the sentences. Here's you chance to take part in a Survey from Italy and maybe have some effect. What the hell, let's take the mickey out of 'em! son...
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2018 9:06pm
by Larry Southgate
25th March 1950.
I got married to a beautiful young lady in Trieste on 25 March 1950. It was also on a Sunday and more to the point it was Easter Sunday. And this is the first time 25 March has fallen on a Sunday since then. More to the point, it has just missed being also East...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2018 8:34pm
by Larry Southgate
LAST POST
It is with great sadness that I need to report the death of William Shortland who served in Ops Section of Trieste Security Office in 1953 and 1954. Bill is pictured on the left of this photograph, taken in 1953. He was the youngest in the section; he and I were t...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2018 12:40pm
by Harry Dixon
NATIONAL SERVICE 2
It was clear to us in the sixth form at school that national service was going to affect us all. In 1947 85% of university places were reserved for returning ex-servicemen but it seemed sensible to try for a place. At University I shared digs with “Dusty”...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2018 1:58pm
by Harry Dixon
Return of the happy wanderer.
And so we draw half of the curtain on the AGM of 2018. I arrived home safe and sound after o many twists and turns I almost told my chauffeur -my aon - to park the car and try and find a bus going somewhere near to our home. When are they going to fix the road n...
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2018 10:17pm
by Larry Southgate
Thanks to the committee .
Back home after attending the annual dinner last night and the AGM this morning. Thanks to the committee for their hard work during the year. It was great to put faces to names after three years membership. I will send the photos taken in Riobello restaurant to Ha...
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2018 7:38pm
by Paula
regional meeting
Owing to the extreme weather heading our way I have cancelled the meeting booked for Friday 2nd Mar. and re-booked for Friday 16th Mar. All known regular attendees have been contacted and agreed on the new date. Meeting at The Rushbrooke Arms,Sicklesmere,B...
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2018 9:26am
by Charlie Dunnett
COUNTDOWN TO BEDFORD
just a few more days before we arrive on the banks of the Ouse. Barring any late late deciders we shall be around 40 made up of members, spouses, lovers, children and grandchildren of members. The name badges have been up-dated, the BETFOR flag taken from its spot in...
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Last Post: Feb 25, 2018 11:05am
by roy boyles
Jim and Demob.
The Army Welfare Unit had a box for some performances at the Teatro Verdi. This was advertised on the BFN (British Forces Network) and applications were invited from interested groups in units. A group would be selected by lot to have the use of the box for a particu...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2018 1:05pm
by Harry Dixon
Beauthy Competitions.
From the Il Piccolo website today. And 'she' really is beautiful in 'her' photograph. A big surprise at the Miss Kazakhistan competition. Arina Allyeva, a very beautiful contestant, made it through to the finals of the competition for Miss Virtual Kazakhist...
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2018 9:17pm
by Larry Southgate
Gina L
public service announcement. Gina Lollobrigida is 90. thought you should know !
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Last Post: Feb 4, 2018 8:00pm
by roy boyles
Southampton Group meeting
John Barron’s Southampton group will be meeting at Gusto Lounge, 1 Commercial Road Southampton at 11.30 on Thursday 22nd February. We look forward to catching up with as many ‘locals’ as possible. It is always a good Italian lunch with lots of laug...
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Last Post: Feb 3, 2018 1:40pm
by Paula
Jim Arrives at TRIESTE security Office
TSO The Landrover, when it eventually arrived, initially took us back the way we had just come but then turned right into Via Milano, crossed Via Josue Carducci and into Via del Coroneo. We briefly stopped to let the sergeant (was his name Burton ? why cannot I re...
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2018 2:51pm
by Harry Dixon
Jim McLeish Arrives in TRIESTE
(Here he's still on the train) There, the train made a tour around much of the cathedral before crossing over to the right bank of the Rhine. As we reached the Mittel Rhein, the aspect changed again. The vine-clad slopes, topped with castles in various states of d...
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2018 3:50pm
by Harry Dixon
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