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The logic of grammar.
Pretty unique thinking, I think. "STUDENT WHO OBTAINED 0% ON AN EXAM" I would have given him 100% for His wit!!! Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die? * his last battle Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independenc...
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Last Post: Oct 25, 2013 8:43pm
by Larry Southgate
Out of the mouths of babes......!!
> The Lollies with the Little Hole in the middle. > This should make you smile. You have to love little kids. > > > The children began to identify the flavours by their colour: > > Red.....................Raspberry > Yellow...................Lem...
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2013 10:57pm
by Larry Southgate
Manners maketh the man.
The Polite Way to Call Someone a Bastard: A guy was getting ready to tee off on the first hole when a second golfer approached and asked if he could join him. The first said that he usually played alone, but agreed to the twosome. They were even after the...
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2013 10:32pm
by Larry Southgate
The Suffolk Gathering of Members Christmas Dinner.
It was decided to hold our annual Christmas Dinner on Friday December 6th 2013,at the Rushbrooke Arms Sicklesmere,Nr Bury St Edmunds,start at 12-00hrs. A two course Meal,costs £11-99,and for three Course it is £14-99 For details of Menu and how to pay,...
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2013 8:53pm
by FRED GREENWOOD
The Last Post
The Last Post is traditionally played on the bugle at military funerals or commemorations. Rex Ide (443) has sent this video to Geoff Fleet, our Hon Editor, who has passed it on to me. It shows a 13 year old girl playing, on the trumpet, "Il Silenzio", which conta...
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2013 7:32pm
by Harry Dixon
Donald Skelding B Coy North Staffs.
Good morning to all members.You will all have read the Autumn Journal.I thought it would nice if members of B company that served with Donald had a get-together to talk about old times.Just put your name on the site I will phone you and let you have the details of an...
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2013 8:51am
by Roland
News from the city of dreams!!
Some snippets of news from Trieste culled from the Piccolo website today. The city council has granted permission to the citizens to turn on their central heating for up to seven hours per day, until 15 October when it may be left on for up to 14 hours per day. (S...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2013 9:44pm
by Larry Southgate
This and That and.....
First I need to apologise to Dave; I was away when he first posted about his fall and, since I didn't track back, I failed to hear about it. Anyhow I'm pleased that you're recovering. Do we fall more as we mature or is it that the consequences are more serious? I was...
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Last Post: Oct 6, 2013 5:07pm
by Harry Dixon
SOUTH KOREA MILITARY PARADE
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/lightbox/south-korea-military-parade-slideshow/ Copy and Paste this link,for some photos,of this event.
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Last Post: Oct 1, 2013 10:01pm
by FRED GREENWOOD
A Modest, Young(looking) Man
I was privileged this morning to meet a slim, fit-looking man wearing a tie and a blazer with a badge I didn't recognise. Because he was also wearing an ex-serviceman's badge, I asked if it was a regimental badge. This is it: It's the badge of the Chindits' Associ...
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Last Post: Oct 1, 2013 2:12pm
by Harry Dixon
Date of next Meeting
Our next Southampton meeting will be on Thursday 12 December at 12.00. It was decided at our last meeting that there will be no change of venue so we will meet as usual at the Encore PH Commercial Road Southampton. All welcome.
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2013 4:35pm
by John Barron
We all know this!
What follows is a poem written by somebody called Willie Nelson (apparently a country and western singer) to celebrate his 75th birthday. The Penis Poem My nookie days are over, My pilot light is out. What used to be my sex appeal, Is now my water spout. Time...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2013 9:56pm
by Larry Southgate
John Earle
I'm sorry to inform you that I've read on today newspaper that John Earle passed on. He lived for many years in Trieste, but recently he was very ill.
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2013 10:17pm
by Liliana Pajola
Change of Venue
Thank you Geoff I have 'phoned all my stalwarts and they seem very interested, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. I will let you know p.m. on Thursday 26th and hope I can let you know before you put the Journal to bed. John (just past my G&T time!!!)
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2013 4:58pm
by John Barron
Solanum muricatum.
For the unitiated, that is the latin term for the Tree Melon. Now don't hang up on me and say he's o0ff his rocker, everybody knows melons grow on the gound n ot on trees.Bear with me when I tell you that I have melons growing on - not exactly a tree -- but on a bi...
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2013 9:35pm
by Larry Southgate
Suffolk Gathering of Members
Our next Gathering of Members takes place,at The Rushbrooke Arms Sicklesmere,on Friday October 4th at 11-30hrs. Now i am giving you a timely notice,so that, if you would like to come along,you and your Ladies will be most welcome. Would like to point out to Membe...
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2013 9:06pm
by FRED GREENWOOD
The "Free Territory of Trieste"
I have just been looking at 15 photographs of a parade held in Trieste today in support of the Trieste Libera movement. It started in Piazza Liberta and wended its way to Piazza della Borsa. It was estimated that 3500 people were in the column, most of them wavin...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2013 10:38pm
by Larry Southgate
The wives from Trieste.
Not including Nivea, who I already know , do we have any Triestine (or Italian) wives in the Association. I mean wives of members already in the Association. But if anyone knows of a Triestine lady who married a BETFOR man, or, come to think of it, any Triestine l...
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2013 10:50pm
by Larry Southgate
Odd "Bods"
You may have seen a post yesterday which looked odd. The subject had a blue line on either side and it invited you to open a link to a web URL. I deleted it as soon as I saw it but that was quite late in the day. It may have been completely harmless and if the au...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2013 8:37am
by Harry Dixon
An idea for the next reunion!!
Only an Aussie could pull this one off ! A true story from Mount Isa in Queensland .... Recently a routine Police patrol car parked outside a local neighbourhood pub late in the evening. The officer noticed a man (Luke Sandery) leaving the bar so intoxicated that...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2013 9:34pm
by Larry Southgate
Out of the mouths of babes......
Chuckles!! ___________________________________________________________ BRITISH HUMOR IS DIFFERENT These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers: FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER.. 8 years old, Hateful little bastard. Bites! FREE PUPPI...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2013 9:08pm
by Larry Southgate
Brighten up your car
BUMPER STICKERS. *WANTED: Meaningful overnight relationship. *Out of my mind...Back in five minutes. *Hang up and drive. *I took an IQ test and the results were negative. *Where there's a will...I want to be in it. *It's lonely at the top, but y...
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Last Post: Sep 4, 2013 9:11pm
by Larry Southgate
Mexico Club Trieste
My father Ronald Williams ran the Mexico Club in Trieste in the early 50's and his wife, my mother Magherita Williams. I was born there in 1953. I have been trying to find Walter Pier who was their friend he was a radio host on USA. Network radio Trieste, Anyone kn...
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2013 9:20pm
by Shirley Williams
Diana, The film
A short while ago some of the film was shot in TS. It will be showing around the country from September onwards. Naomi Watts stars as Diana.
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2013 11:32am
by Roy Boyles aka O...
Have a nice weekend!
I took a look at the web-site of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica tonight. Here are some of the headlines: IRAQ: suicide-bomber explodes himself in a bar in Baghdad: 26 killed. Lebanon: 2 bomb blasts outside Sunni mosques in Tripoli at the end of Friday...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2013 10:12pm
by Larry Southgate
Funeral of Vic Wright
Vic Wright died on Friday 16th August in Southampton General Hospital having suffered a cerebral haemorrhage. His funeral service will be held at Saint Mary's Church, Saint Monica Road, Sholing, Southampton at 2.00 pm on Monday 2nd September. This will be followe...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2013 8:04pm
by John Barron
An Old Suffolk Boh at Rossetti.
Today in the local paper the East Anglian Times,there is a report of Ted Phillips Birthday,all of 80 years young today. Ted or Ninety as he were known, was in the Morter Platoon, Ist Suffolks at Rossetti. I remember him even in those days,being an outstanding Spor...
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2013 9:00pm
by FRED GREENWOOD
Death of Vic Wright
I have just received the sad news that Vic Wright died last Friday, 16 August. I do not as yet have details of the funeral but will post them on the message Board as soon as I have them.
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2013 8:23pm
by John Barron
National Service: An Acievement for One of Our Members.
National service started with the outbreak of war on 3 September 1939 when every fit male became liable to be conscripted into the armed forces. There were "reserved" occupations; anyone working in factories which made munitions, some farm workers, miners and merchan...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2013 3:42pm
by Harry Dixon
Why, oh why, oh why.
Why do supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front? Why do people order double cheese burgers, large fries and .... a diet coke? Why do banks leave vault do...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2013 11:18pm
by Larry Southgate
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2013 10:51pm
by Larry Southgate
Another Blonde joke for the albums.
A blonde, a brunette and a redhead all tried out for the same job as road stripers. The boss told them they would all work for three days and whoever painted the most would get the job. At the end of the first day, the redhead had painted 3 miles, the brunette had...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2013 10:45pm
by Larry Southgate
Have a joke on me, have a joke on me.
A man was carrying 3 babies in a train. The lady sitting next to him asked: Are they your babies? MAN: No, I work in a condom factory and these are customer COMPLAINTS. A man was in the local pool and overheard some kids saying, 'I wish this pool had a wave m...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2013 10:40pm
by Larry Southgate
How to become a happy pensioner.
He has 55 years under his belt and is (was) a shift worker in a local factory in Gorizia. "Now', he says, with a huge sigh of relief, 'I can definitely become a pensioner". He is one of 55 fortunate Italians who won the Superenalotto prize of 40.7 million E...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2013 10:27pm
by Larry Southgate
Huge fires in Upper Friuli.
The mountains in Upper Friuli are still on fire, but the weather forecast of rain will be of great help. So far over 1000 hectares of forest have been destroyed. 4 Canadair water carriers and 4 water-carrying helicopters plus 300 firefighters on the ground a...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2013 9:51pm
by Larry Southgate
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2013 9:16pm
by Larry Southgate
If you go down to the Canal today!!!!!!!!!
Here's one for you Scientific gents out there. A "squalo pastinaca" (look in a dictionary) but my dictionary says -- "Squalo" = Shark....(and a blue shark was seen off the coast of the bay a couple of days ago)..."pastinaca" = Sting-ray. I don't know if you...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2013 10:06pm
by Larry Southgate
Has there been a bad flood?
One of a series of 10 photos in todays edition of the Il Piccolo website showing some of the worlds craziest buildings. Think they'll ever put it back together? There was an old lady who lived in a:
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2013 11:31pm
by Larry Southgate
Love and a long marriage.
The old man placed an order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink. He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, placing one half in front of his wife. He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly p...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2013 10:32pm
by Larry Southgate
In the midst of life.............
A 23 year old Sicilian female student on holiday with friends at Brazza, was doing some parasailing. The towing cable broke and she fell into the propellers and was killed. (From Il Piccolo web-site of today).
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2013 10:56pm
by Larry Southgate
cacti lovers unite.
Any cacti lovers out there? Apart from me? Here's a photo from a collection kept by a Triestine, Franco Dalmin, who has a collection of hundreds. There is a collection of photos in the web-site of Il Piccolo today. Some fantastic photos of cactus flo...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2013 9:27pm
by Larry Southgate
For all happy long-married members.
Mike and Yvonne were 85 years old and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they carefully watched their pennies. Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to Yvonne's insistence...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2013 8:47pm
by Larry Southgate
August 1st Minden Day.
Sixty Year today i was on Parade,at Rossetti Barracks,with Support Company Ist Battalian The Suffolk Regiment(Photo in Suffolks ALBUM). We were Escort to the Colour on the Parade, to celibrate Minden Day. This weekend at Gibralter Barracks,Bury St Edmunds .The Old...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2013 7:41pm
by FRED GREENWOOD
FTT/TLT.
The movement within the city for it to return to be a Free Territory is gaining ground. They have just held a large celebration up at the Grotto Gigante which included a 'mock' wedding, termed the 'first independent wedding'. Here is a photo of the "happy couple"...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2013 11:23pm
by Larry Southgate
The second Panama Canal.
The semi-submersible "SUN RISE" (the name has been changed from Stix whilst in port in Trieste) leaves Trieste with its load. Four sluice-gates (each one measuring 58 metres by 28) on their way to Panama. They should arrive at their destination, the port of C...
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2013 11:17pm
by Larry Southgate
NO FISHING!
"STOP" to fishing with long nets for 42 days in the top end of the Adriatic from Trieste down to Rimini with effect from tomorrow 22 July. The firm of Coldiretti says it is to guarantee the repopulation of fish stocks and thus save the fishing fleet from coll...
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2013 11:10pm
by Larry Southgate
Trieste in 1913.
There is a series of photos on todays Il Piccolo web-site which are very interesting. Here is one showing the port in that era: and this is how the CANAL GRANDE in Ponterosso looked: Three ladies of the epoca out for a Stroll in Barcola. Ta...
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2013 10:36pm
by Larry Southgate
Thought for the day-2
A woman walking down the road bumps into a friend waiting outside a florists. "Hello" she says, "Are you waiting for somebody?" "Yes.My husband's buying me some flowers." "Oh.That's nice"says her friend "Don't you believe it .He will have me laying on my back all...
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2013 2:26pm
by Roy Walter
50 shades of grey
He was in ecstasy, with a huge smile on his face, as his wife moved forwards then backwards, forwards then backwards again.....back and forth, back and forth...in and out, in and out. She could feel the sweat on her forehead and between her breast and trickling dow...
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2013 11:15pm
by Larry Southgate
Any Complaints?
THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK VACATIONS” FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS : 1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts." 2. "It's...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2013 10:39pm
by Larry Southgate
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