British Element Trieste Force 1945 - 1954
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TRIESTE'S OLD PORT ........Porto Vecchio
"Noi Il Piccolo" was set up as a response to the digital age when fewer folk are buying paper newspapers. As with some of our papers, to get full access to all articles you need to join - and pay. I'm not quite sure what my status is; I did sign up and I get regular...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2019 1:33pm
by Harry Dixon
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This is a much belated notice of the sad passing of Jim McLeish. It's doubly sad because his passing has remained unknown to us since February 2017. I'm indebted to Gerald Cockroft for passing on the news. Jim, Gerald and I were in TSO together. Many of you will reme...
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Last Post: Apr 13, 2019 12:49pm
by Harry Dixon
Foibe
The foibe were the deep pits in the limestone of the Carso which were the scene of vengeful punishments, when during the "40 days of terror" suspected pro-fascists and collaborators with the Germans were thrown alive down the shafts with hands and feet bound with...
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2019 1:43pm
by Harry Dixon
MIRA......MARE !!!!
Trieste “invasa” da studenti in gita, arrivi anche da Usa e Regno Unito That's the headline in Il Piccolo today; so British kids are subjected to being dragged round Mirablastedmare wedding cake non-castle and even allowed to see the plaque planted...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2019 12:47pm
by Harry Dixon
Maltempo again in Trieste
The scene in Piazza della Borsa today: It has been worse of course:
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2019 6:12pm
by Harry Dixon
Photograph formats
No - nor do I understand but it seems that Il Piccolo has gone over to a new format which allows "greater compression" but has meant that I haven't been able to show their photos of Trieste etc. Luckily I've managed to convert their "webp" to jpeg: So there yo...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 3:34pm
by Harry Dixon
Spring Is Sprung at Barcola
This photo of people "swimming" at Barcola comes from Il Piccolo. It's notable for at least two reasons; they're all making a splash in concert and there are folks with cameras to record the scene - so, in spite of the advent of Spring, it's clearly still a bit parky...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2019 1:37pm
by Harry Dixon
AGM weekend
Just wishing you all a lovely weekend for the committee meeting and AGM. Sorry I cannot be with you but remembering the weekend in Bedford last year and all the faces I put to names!
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2019 9:37am
by Paula
What do you think of that ? !!!!!!
Astounding news from Il Piccolo that the public lavatory charges in Ragusa (their name for Dubrovnic) are..... I didn't have patience to read further but it seems that the journos at Il Piccolo have the same sense of what is newsworthy as some of ours eg the p...
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2019 2:48pm
by Harry Dixon
Larry
Sorry to learn about Larry.I didnt know him well but I wish I did. Regards to his daughter. Roy Walter
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2019 3:09pm
by Roy Walter
Rage, wrath, ire, annoyance, irritation....or indifference. Is it newsworthy?
There are journalists who ply their trade by affirming their determination to stand bravely up to the "trolls" who attack them on twitter or Instagram. I have to admit I can't follow their courageous example because I don't do social media. Twitter would be useful be...
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Last Post: Feb 3, 2019 1:52pm
by Harry Dixon
Strange............
Strange that only yesterday I said Il Piccolo reported a lot of road accidents and today they have an item about Ireland - still not a fascinating fact about Trieste I know - but still interesting. There's a picture of an Irish scene: and then a photo of th...
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2019 12:43pm
by Harry Dixon
TRIESTE . The Spectator visit.
A 2 page article in this weeks edition mentions the UK/US 'occupation' 45 to 54.
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2019 10:47am
by roy boyles
2019
Happy new year to everyone. Look forward to the posts of 2019.
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2018 10:48pm
by Paula
Dinner for one
almost time to view the New Year offering of this classic sketch. You can see it on You Tube. It has been around since the early 60's (especially in Germany.
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Last Post: Dec 30, 2018 11:32am
by roy boyles
Huawei (Say Wahway)
In the news today because it's Chinese and the Americans say that the Chinese are going to be able to spy on stuff on line. So some countries are banning the use of Huawei gear in sensitive installations. I don't want to worry you but I've posted this from my Huaw...
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2018 12:53pm
by Harry Dixon
Local bye-laws emanating this month from the local Coucill.
Two new "local bye-laws", just been issued by the local council. The "Vigili Urbani" (the local white capped police) are now to be allowed to carry arms when on duty. and secondly: No more than 30% of children of foreigners in the city will be allowed to enrol in...
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2018 8:32pm
by Larry Southgate
GIRO DI ITALIA 2019
The route is known. Begins in BOLOGNA and ends in the VERONA Arena. 3 weeks later. TS does not feature this time.
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Last Post: Nov 7, 2018 7:54am
by roy boyles
More Tales From Wales - Chapter 20
Morning all - and a warm welcome to the ever continuing saga in this Tales from Wales – Chapter 20. My how time does fly when really enjoying oneself! Locally at least, the weather is as promised last night – bright but very cold. The temperature ou...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2018 9:57am
by Dave 796 RAF
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.
just returned from Northern France where the family (10 of us) commemorated my father-in-law going into action with the 4th Batt Grenadier Guards NW of Cambrai on 27th September. They were not in the trenches but almost halfway through the Hundred Day Offensive which...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2018 12:43pm
by roy boyles
Fred and the Dustbin
I often think of Fred- his distinctive style of writing, his unfailing good humour and,above all, the contribution he made to the survival of the association. I was reminded about this dustbin tale when a dustbin was mentioned in the course of a television programme...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2018 1:14pm
by Harry Dixon
Southampton Summer Special
We are adding an extra get together in Southampton as 1st November seems a long way off. Wednesday 29th August about 12 midday at Gusto in Commercial Road, our normal venue. We are hoping to chat about Gordon’ s idea of a lasting memory of BETFOR possibly i...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2018 11:41am
by Paula
BETFOR at the UNION JACK CLUB 16 August
made my first visit to the club right next to Waterloo Station for the quarterly meet hosted by Gerald Cockroft. (third Thursday in February, May, August & November) 6 members present and 7 ladies including Terry Crimp's widow Irene. An enjoyable occasion (with lunc...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2018 6:16pm
by roy boyles
Up the wooden hill.........
I am assuming here that most of you live in a semi-detached - maybe some in a detached - house with a bathroom and toilet on the upper floor. So I have some questions. Take your time and consider very closely the following questions. When you go upstairs do you...
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2018 8:59pm
by Larry Southgate
Web-cams around the world.
Note the time this is posted here!! Using the SKYLINE web-cam programme I have just been taking a look at the Weeping Wall in Jerusalem. Bottom of screen showed date/time of - 20/7/2018 - 0012 and there were crowds of people in the square in front of the wall....
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2018 9:18pm
by Larry Southgate
Gordon Westfield
Sorry about the delay Gordon.I do have an explanation.My hearing is very bad but if you can leave a message giving me your email addressI can get one of my relatives to interpretit for me rather than broadcasting it to all and sundry.Look forward to hearing from you....
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2018 10:25am
by Roy Walter
Next Southampton Meeting
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 1st November at Gusto Bistro corner of Commercial Road and Cumberland Place, Southampton (by the traffic lights) 11.30hrs. We look forward to a chat over a pleasant lunch. contact Paula Pakeman 01202 426612
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2018 2:54pm
by Paula Pakeman
Holiday in TS.
From Friday this week I should be in Trieste. I'll give the place your regards, dear readers. Only staying for a week this time.
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2018 8:49pm
by Larry Southgate
Keyless cars danger.
A notice from the web-site of Il Piccolo of 13 June 2018. Le auto senza chiavi hanno un pericoloso inconveniente che ha già ucciso decine di persone. Keyless start-up cars have an inconvenient danger which has already killed 10s of persons. Vehicles equippe...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2018 9:21pm
by Larry Southgate
Bargain hunt for antques.
Having today reached the end of 93 years, tomorrow I start on the 94th. Soon be qualified to take part in Bargain Hunt as an antique myself or maybe I should go in for the Antiques Roadshow instead.
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2018 10:17pm
by Larry Southgate
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