British Element Trieste Force 1945 - 1954
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are you one of these three squadies???
Member H Ede 721.RASC 1947to1949. In 1948 I was with three squadies on board my lorry on the way back from the Hospital going down to the junction at cross roads.we where spotted by a V.G. policeman who was controlling the traffic He waved us on straight into a coll...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2017 3:29pm
by Roland
KW
Marriage certificate
I am researching our family history and seeking my brother-in-law L/Corporal Edgar John UPEX, T14187119, RASC born 1928, died 1972, marriage circa 1949/1950 to Otillia TAUCER, believed Treieste. Any advice will be appreciated. Keith W
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2017 7:11pm
by KW
The Manchester Tragedy.
Tis now a week since the suicide bomber wrought havoc in Manchester. I have watched the new bulletins and seen the armed police on the films. It does seem to me to be a little like -- closing the door after the horse has bolted! What do all those weapons mean?...
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Last Post: May 29, 2017 10:09pm
by Larry Southgate
Les Walker
I'm indebted to John Australia for this photo of Les In his Chelsea Pensioner uniform:
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Last Post: May 26, 2017 3:15pm
by Harry Dixon
Keith Richter, REME, in Trieste 1950-51
My dad Keith was in Trieste as part of BETFOR 1950-51. He died in 2006 but it wasn't until after my Mum died that I found a folder of information including a BETFOR members list with a number of names highlighted and some very small copies of photos with Dad either...
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Last Post: May 9, 2017 11:30am
by Pauline Parnell
Billy Edgar
Hello All, I stumbled across this website whilst doing some research for my father. I am trying to find information relating to his cousin William (Billy) Edgar who was killed in an accident at Trieste on 16th December 1949. As far as I know he was shot by his fri...
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2017 8:13am
by Craig Edgar
A film about BETFOR.
A few days ago I received a pone call from a chap called Gordon Baxter, member 179 of the Association, ex RAOC, who informed me that he had made a video for a fella called Luca Maiser in Trieste about the time he had spent as a squaddie in the city.. Strangely enou...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2017 9:45pm
by Larry Southgate
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Winter comes to Trieste (and Italy).
Bora sino a 145 orari a Trieste. Oltre 200 chiamate ai pompieri. Gru pericolante, chiusa via dell'Istria. Ursus sotto "controllo" Bora a 217 km sul ponte di Veglia. Neve a Lissa e Brazza Translation: Bora up to 145 km per hour in Trieste. (That's still not up t...
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Last Post: Jan 18, 2017 10:51pm
by Larry Southgate
Subscriptions
Things are a bit quiet on the web site at the moment so I thought I would make your day. To the members that have paid my most. Sincere thanks.To the members that have yet to pay please put your pen to the paper to day.Thanking you in anticipation. Regards Roland.
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2017 8:27am
by Roland
Finding info on my late father - Frank Brook
Hi, I looking for information on my late father, Frank Brook, who was stationed in Trieste during the troubles in early 1950`s. My mother & I were also there as my father was an officer in the Lancashire Fusiliers. I lived in a hotel in the centre of Trieste&...
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2017 12:46pm
by Richard Brook
Request for assistance with family research, Iolanda Giorgini and Arthur Smith
Hello all, My name is Richard Barber and I am writing with a request for assistance in my family research. I am the grandson of one, Iolanda Giorgini, who was born (03/04/1930) and raised in Trieste, during which time she married her first husband, Arthur Smit...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2017 12:19am
by Richard Barber
No Room at the Inn.
If you're thinking of going to Trieste for New Year, you're too late; they're full up. From BB to 5 star they're stuffed, notwithstanding the extra cost. A suite at Porto Piccolo will sett you back 1.352 euros and a double in Piazza Unita 519. According to the articl...
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Last Post: Dec 30, 2016 4:34pm
by Harry Dixon
BETFOR Car stickers.
Do you remember the first type we used to have? The red one with just the Alabarda on it? Has anybody out there still got an unused one lying around? A friend of mine in Trieste would like to get hold of one. Any offers? In the spirit of Christmas?
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2016 10:33pm
by Larry Southgate
It's happened again !
Yet again a huge cruise ship, a Viking Ocean Cruise ship, has been unable to enter Venice because of poor visibility and has been diverted to Trieste. You can imagine the confusion amongst the punters. "It's Monday; should be Venice Italy. Where's this? Never heard o...
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2016 7:29pm
by Harry Dixon
A Trieste caos in Stazione marittima per l'arrivo imprevisto di "Costa Deliziosa"
In Trieste there is chaos at the Maritime Station at the unexpected arrival of the "Costa Deliziosa". This chap was saying, "Honest; it was that big" and didn't even see it coming through the mist. Apparently, The "Deliziosa" had tried to enter Venice but found it...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2016 3:53pm
by Harry Dixon
Date of Next Meeting
My next meeting will be on Thursday 2nd February at 11.30 Gusto Bistro, Commercial Road, Southampton
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Last Post: Nov 18, 2016 12:41pm
by John Barron
Earthquake in New Zealand.
There has been a tremendous earthquake in New Zealand. 7.9 on the Richter Scale. The centre of Wellington has had to be evacuated.
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2016 10:53pm
by Larry Southgate
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