British Element Trieste Force 1945 - 1954
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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
Rememberence
This is the day that all members of BETFOR should take a few minuits to remember the members that have attended their last parade. also the men and women who lost their their lives in the persuit of a better world.My best regards to you all Roland.
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Last Post: Nov 11, 2016 10:47am
by Roland
493 Mr Samuel Pugh
Does anyone have an updated phone number for 493 Mr Samuel Pugh?
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2016 7:56pm
by David Broadhead
A New and Shiny One.....
Il Piccolo carries this photo of the familiar "El Tram" but isn't there something odd about it? It's made of Lego.
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Last Post: Oct 31, 2016 3:10pm
by Harry Dixon
Oh dear !!
I don't know about you but I find the increasingly early appearance of "Christmas" parafenalia (don't know if that's how you spell it and I won't dignify it by looking it up) a pain because it's merely an extension of what has become an annoying marketing exercise....
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Last Post: Oct 27, 2016 2:09pm
by Harry Dixon
Earthquake.
There's been another earthquake in Italy tonight with a range of 5.6 on the Richter Scale. This time it's been the central zone of the country to get a good thumping. Places named in the reports given in Il Piccolo are Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Visso and Preci in...
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Last Post: Oct 26, 2016 9:39pm
by Larry Southgate
Palaazzo Carciotti
The "palace" stands on the Riva to the right of the "Grand Canal". IT is clearly a huge building and was to have been a museum. The new "junta" Decided to put two thirds of it on the market but were advised that no-one would want it on those terms. It is now for sale...
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Last Post: Oct 23, 2016 4:23pm
by Harry Dixon
How to learn to be English!
There is a small article in the web-site of Il Piccolo tonight which is vairy interesssting: For the past two or three years there has been established in Sistiana a Language School teaching English and other languages. Unfortunately for the owner, apparently an...
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Last Post: Oct 21, 2016 11:05pm
by Larry Southgate
S nippets from Il Piccolo.
From tonights Piccolo web-site: The Euro has fallen below $1.10 today on the markets but the sterling has gained a few points. 20,000 babies and infant have arrive as migrants in Italy so far this year, according to Unicef. A couple of months ago a children'...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2016 11:13pm
by Larry Southgate
Drivers and words.
Drivers first of all - I used to blame Clarkson for the growing tendency amongst drivers to consider the whole exercise a challenge. Clarkson clowns seem to feel that any car in front of them MUST be passed - even if there is a chain of other cars in front and their...
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Last Post: Oct 17, 2016 7:32pm
by Harry Dixon
Freebees!
There must be some of you out there, even the 'silent majority' who have grandchildren, even great and great-great grandchildren who could be interested in LEGo. So do them a favour and get them some LEGO toys for Xmas. Buy the Daily Mail on Saturday and the Mail...
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Last Post: Oct 11, 2016 8:55pm
by Larry Southgate
What are the odds...........?
This morning I went to the local health centre for a routine blood test and took a book of crossword puzzles to pass the time - there can be a bit of a queue. i took a ticket, saw there were 7 before me and settled in for a wait. I came to a clue which read, "Rupe...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2016 2:15pm
by Harry Dixon
Trooping the Colour 1947
In the journal (well done again Geoff) Edward Lawton tells a great tale about playing in the King's Own Regimental band on this occasion and he would love to see a copy of the programme. There is such a programme at the King's Own Royal Regiment's Museum in Lancaster...
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2016 8:03pm
by Harry Dixon
Never let your right hand........
THE TRIESTE COUNCIL BEAUROCRATS GOT THEIR KNICKERS IN A TWIST THIS WEEK. 18 September 1938, Benito Mussolini announced, from a balcony overlooking Piazza Unita, to a huge welcoming crowd, the promulgation of the Racial Laws, which forbid the Jews any rights in It...
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2016 10:40pm
by Larry Southgate
Italy gets upset at UE meeting.
At the meeting of UE leaders in Bratislava, Renzi, the Italian Premier, has fallen out with Merkel and Hollande, saying - "we cannot agree in any way on migrants and austerity". Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, one time President of Italy, who led the country in the troubled...
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2016 10:26pm
by Larry Southgate
Love thy brother **?......
Headline in Il Piccolo web-site yesterday: KOSOVO calla out halt from Belgrade to Europe. SERBIA, in her negotiations for joining the UE: "We will respect all the conditions, excepting that on the independence of PRISTINA." A short synopsis of the article is...
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2016 10:20pm
by Larry Southgate
Brace yourselves !
Dave was quite right to fear the worst about the new "advent" - the coming of the greatest merchandising opportunity of the year - and we shall all be the victims. I've already been a victim; I've had two mince pies. The guilty party was the shop I praised so re...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2016 7:37pm
by Harry Dixon
Pola.
Whilst I was on holiday I took a trip down to Pola. To celebrate the fact that it was 70 years ago that I had spent almost six months there in Monumenti Barracks. They have done a lot of building in the town but most of the old town is still as I left it. The P...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2016 10:33pm
by Larry Southgate
Has the world slowed down?
Has the world slowed down?? I ask the question because today, it seems, has been the longest Sunday I have experienced for months. Every time I looked at one of my clocks it seemed as if the hands had stopped. Same thing when I tuned in the telly. I was sure...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2016 10:20pm
by Larry Southgate
Anybody know (or knew) this person in Trieste?
I've been exchanging e-mails with a friend in Trieste and in his latest he tells me his father knew a person called Terry Norris, who was also an Interpreter/Translator. Anybody got any memories?
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2016 10:30pm
by Larry Southgate
Old friends
Recently I have lost two very good friends David Tynan and Gordon Bishop.I am in the fortunate position that I speak to members most weeks and we go over the time we spent in Trieste. If you are one of our members that keeps saying to your self I will Phone an old fr...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2016 11:08am
by Roland
Holidays
Evening all. I will not be contributing much in the next 15 days as I am going on holiday to Trieste and Tarvisio tomorrow. Back in the UK on 29 August. Cheers, Larry
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Last Post: Aug 8, 2016 10:13pm
by Larry Southgate
Who's who and what's what, Yahizon.
I switch on my laptop, load the icons, click on Google Chrome. Up comes Sky. I click on the link for e-mail, and up comes Yahoo Mail on Sky. Who on earth am I actually working with. And Now that Verizon has finally bought out Yahoo Internet, what is our dear f...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2016 10:38pm
by Larry Southgate
Telegraph Fantasy Football 2016-17
If anyone would like to join my league LA DOLCE VITA this season they are very welcome. Check out TELEGRAPH FANTASY FOOTBALL to get the picture ! Season begins 13th August.
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2016 8:25am
by Roy Boyles
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