British Element Trieste Force 1945 - 1954
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Boat trip Trieste - Sistiana.
I believe I informed you all about the new boat service which has been started by the Green Delfino company to run from the Maritime Station to Sistiana. I took a couple of trips as a means of getting some fresh cool air during the time I was on holiday in the city...
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2015 11:34pm
by Larry Southgate
A beautiful poem.
WALK WITH ME WHILE I AGE. I hope this poem as the same effect on you as it did on me.............. then my forwarding it will have been worth the effort. Walk with my by the water....................worth the read. A BEAUTIFUL POEM ABOUT GROWING OLDER....
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2015 10:20pm
by Larry Southgate
Six Jokes.
BIRTH CONTROL FOR GRANDMA The doctor that had been seeing an 80-year-old woman for most of her life finally retired. At her next checkup, the new Doctor told her to bring a list of all the medicines that had been prescribed for her. As the young doctor was...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2015 8:45pm
by Larry Southgate
Can anybody help??
What follows is an extract from an e-mail sent to David Griggs. Anybody out there able to put a light on this problem? I am not IT capable enough of posting the photos here. Maybe if I forwarded them to Harry he could do so??? Quote; My wife and I just note...
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2015 11:30pm
by Larry Southgate
Another 'Old Comrade' discovered.
On my recent holiday in Trieste, one morning, outside our favourite Ice-cream parlour, Di Martino, I met a gentleman in a wheelchair. Told me his name is John Dearlove. Ex-Royal Engineers, of San Giovanni. He was there early on during the FTT, Then got posted t...
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2015 10:39pm
by Larry Southgate
Soufflé Omelettes
I can't seem to find the original page with mentions of soufflé omelettes and how well Maria made them - but if anyone would like to share the secret of her method I would be grateful! I have evolved a system of my own but it is no great dish so any help would b...
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2015 11:33am
by Dave 796 RAF
The 50th BETFOR Journal
1would like to congratulate my ole Suffick Boh, on his producing the 50th edition of our Journal.Going through the contents brought back so many memories. On Page one we have the lovely girl Maria,yes Geoff she was a good Omlette Maker,and was a well fancied by eve...
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2015 10:38pm
What would you do chums?
“It’s Monday night at eight o’clock. Oh can’t you hear the chimes? They’re telling you to take an easy chair And settle by your fireside, look at your Radio Times For Monday Night at Eight is on the air!” Why do some (usele...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2015 1:10pm
by Harry Dixon
Fred Greenwood has emailed with the sad news, received from Nobby Gane, that Derek Neville (590) passed away in February. Derek served with the Northants Regiment in Trieste. Our condolences go to Derek's wife, family and friends
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2015 1:35pm
by Harry Dixon
Park San Giusto.
Somewhere on these pages there is quite a lot about the creation of the Park of San Giusto, with lots of tunnels going up from by the old Roman Forum and under the building which was AMG HQ. All this work was due to be finished and the official opening was to take...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2015 10:40pm
by Larry Southgate
A town called EUREKA
Channel 153 Pick+1. If you have not yet tuned in to this programme you are missing one of the best scifi comedy/dramas ever. It's on at the moment on my TV. Unmissable. And the technical gobbledegook has to be seen (sub-titles on)and heard) is the best I've e...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2015 9:12pm
by Larry Southgate
Language assistance.
Anybody thinking of going to Mecca for the Hadj? Here's a couple of phrases to help. When being introduced to an Arab the correct greeting is not "How do you do" but-----"Salaam alaykum".(means, I believe - God be with you) At the end of a meeting and on leavin...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2015 9:24pm
by Larry Southgate
R.I.P.Marcello Grimalda
I know not if any of you have ever received an e-mail from desert.rat Marcello in America, but I am very sorry to have to inform you that I have received tonight an e-mail from his daughter Margaret Powell to the effect that unfortunately Marcello departed this world...
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2015 10:20pm
by Larry Southgate
The late Gyles Longley, CBE, MC
I have noticed in today's press the obituary of Gyles Longley. He had a distinguished war service with the Reconnaissance Regiment and fought from in North Africa and throughout Italy where he won the MC. He entered Trieste in May 1945 as CO of 44th Reconnaissa...
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2015 11:18am
How old is FVG?
A small notice on the Il Piccolo web-site caught my eye tonight. The headline reads: In FVG (Friuli-Venezia Giulia) the population is showing at ZERO increase -- and in Italy as a whole it is no better. Data released by the Italian Statistical Institute relative...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2015 11:24pm
by Larry Southgate
Pietra miglia (Milestones).
Did you know that driving along some of the minor roads in Italy you quite often can see, at the side of the road, a 'pietra miglia' or as we call them, 'milestones'. This is notable especially alongside the road from Florence to Pisa. But I have just passed my o...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2015 11:17pm
by Larry Southgate
Thomas JP Burke
My father past away in 1999 and ive been going through his service book, he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers in Trieste 6/53 to 1/54 and also 7/54 to 11/54 I was just wondering if any member would remember him and could pass on any information they may have, it w...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2015 2:22pm
by shaun burke
Wild Life
Black birds usually nest in the pyracantha right by the back door - and it's handy for them because we put out the crumbled crusts from the cherry pies that we get from the farm shop. As usual, it's been the daddy blackbird who has been feeding the little one, a fema...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2015 7:47pm
by Harry Dixon
Education, education, education.
Great English Language History Lesson Colloquialisms There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London which used to have gallows adjacent. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial, of course) to be hung. The horse drawn “...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2015 9:32pm
by Larry Southgate
Takes an old'un!
ACK PEW A pastor's wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor's family expanded; so would his pay-check. After 6 children, this started to get expens...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2015 10:15pm
by Larry Southgate
Two snippets from the |Il Piccolo web-site page of today Sunday.
Danger on the buses in Istria. In Istria, a 45 year old boy, returning home from school in Carnizza to Castelnuovo d'Arsa, has been bitten by a viper. He was conveyed urgently to hospital in Pola. Anyone who frequents Youtube can find this video taken by Gianc...
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Last Post: May 31, 2015 10:31pm
by Larry Southgate
The stiff Upper lip!
In a train from London to Manchester, an American was berating the Englishman sitting across from him in the compartment. “The trouble with you English is that you are too stuffy. You set yourselves apart too much. You think your stiff upper lip make...
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Last Post: May 26, 2015 10:10pm
by Larry Southgate
You? as well?
ARE WE THE ONES WITH DEMENTIA? ARE WE THE ONES WHO ARE AGING? ONE Recently, I went to McDonald's and I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets. 'We don't have half dozen...
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Last Post: May 25, 2015 9:53pm
by Larry Southgate
Takes to to tango
DIVORCE VS. MURDER A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, ‘I would like to buy some cyanide. ' The pharmacist asked, 'Why in the world do you need cyan...
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Last Post: May 25, 2015 9:42pm
by Larry Southgate
Footprints: oooO ( ) Oooo ( ( ) __) ) / (__/ Many people will walk in and out of your life but only a true friend will leave footprints on your computer! Forward this...
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Last Post: May 23, 2015 9:50pm
by Larry Southgate
That's life!
On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of 20 years." The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only 10 years and I...
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Last Post: May 19, 2015 11:01pm
by Larry Southgate
Just for the over 50's.
Most of our generation of 50+ was HOME SCHOOLED in many ways. 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better p...
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Last Post: May 17, 2015 11:25pm
by Larry Southgate
6 Little stories.
6 LITTLE STORIES . Once, all villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered but only one boy came with an umbrella. ?? That's FAITH When you throw a baby in...
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Last Post: May 17, 2015 11:08pm
by Larry Southgate
Exercise for long life.
The Importance of Walking Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old To spend an additional 5 months in a nursing Home at £7000 per month. My grandpa started walking Five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 97 years...
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Last Post: May 17, 2015 11:00pm
by Larry Southgate
Local Meeting
Our last meeting was very good, with 12 people in attendance, very good considering it was such a wet day. Terry and Irene Crimp came all the way from Brighton, Terry kindly brought the two plaques presented to the Association last year. Photos were taken by Terr...
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Last Post: May 17, 2015 5:31pm
by John Barron
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