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Swarovski Crystals
No doubt you have all heard and seen these on TV and in Jewellers. Well the daughter of the proprietor of Swarovski Crystals, Victoria, got married last week in San Giusto castle church. There's a photo of her in her wedding dress with a train about 5 yards long...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2017 10:42pm
by Larry Southgate
The Old Soldiers Home.
If anybody remembers the Old Soldiers Home web-site here is a link to get onto it once again. http://pub4.bravenet.com/guestbook/show2.php?usernum=282743870
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2017 9:58pm
by Larry Southgate
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
Holiday
Bye folks. I'm off to North-Eastern Germany tomorrow midday for one week. So cheerio for now. Back on 14/6.
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2017 10:50pm
by Larry Southgate
UK Election 2017
with just 10 days to go and the postal votes ready to be completed (or perhaps already sent) maybe this might stir a few of the Betfoers with access to a computer. It's a long time ago since our members were eligible to vote, the early 50's I reckon. Can you remembe...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2017 10:32pm
by Larry Southgate
Trieste visit.
Hi, What is the latest news on the visit to Trieste this year?
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2017 3:59pm
by Michael Hood #78...
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
Getting rooms in Trieste.
Last night I booked accommodation for myself and my son in Trieste, cost of which is £35,57 each per night. For this we get a small apartment. Double bedroom, bath and shower room, TV, kitchenette with cooker and fridge and washing up facilities, plus all th...
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2017 2:22pm
by Paula
70th anniversary celebrations in Gorizia.
Our correspondent in Gorizia, Selvino Ceschia, is getting a little worried about not having received notice from anyone yet - apart from myself - about their going over for this celebration. Is there anybody who maybe going?
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2017 2:18pm
by Paula
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
Giro d'Italia 2017
Giro time again, this year starting in Sardinia and finishing in Milan. The nearest start point to TS is Pordenone, stage 20 (I think) Daily commentary from Larry perhaps ? Day one, Friday 5th May.
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Last Post: May 28, 2017 11:31pm
by Larry Southgate
English - as she cud be rote.
I've noticed, because of all the postings I've made on our website, and also because some of the keys on my laptop keyboard have a tendency to stick a little unless I hit them a bit harder, that we could save ourselves a lot of work, not to mention space and paper, i...
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Last Post: May 28, 2017 11:25pm
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
Is the world going mad?
Two small articles from the web-site of Il Piccolo tonight to catch your attention: "In Trieste, in the bay of San Giusto the jellyfish, called locally "marine barrels" have reappeared" followed by a little further down: In Genoa, in a restuarant called "Slow Fi...
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Last Post: May 21, 2017 10:33pm
by Larry Southgate
TERRY CRIMP
Just heard that Terry passed away today.
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Last Post: May 20, 2017 9:36am
by Liliana Pajola
Eurovision Song Contest
Just watched the Eurovision Song Contest, quarter finals. Strange, but 90% ofthe songs were ballads. Only one or two you could call rock and roll modern pop. However, I heard and saw nothing to set the blood running. Some songs were near porn and in one they e...
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Last Post: May 16, 2017 10:07pm
by Larry Southgate
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
Trieste 1947
My father served with the RASC in Trieste around 1947 - I am visiting Trieste in July and I wonder if there are still buildings standing that would have been used by the RASC at that time. Thanks for any help that you can give me.
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Last Post: May 8, 2017 11:14pm
by Larry Southgate
German reinforcements
Thank you Harry for showing again the stage left Jerry cyclists.I wonder if their training inluded firing on the move?Perhaps rhey could rest their rifles on the shoulders of the guy in front. I needed some light relief today.Although I have a pair of hearing aids I...
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Last Post: May 5, 2017 2:26pm
by Roy Walter
It's the Balkans again!
Headlines in the Il Piccolo website tonight: THE CHAOS IN MACEDONIA FRIGHTENS THE EUROPEAN UNION. Apparently, there seems to be the risk of a civil war breaking out. There was an invasion of the Parliament the other day and dozens of members were injured, two o...
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Last Post: May 3, 2017 10:43pm
by Larry Southgate
Bank Holiday?
Dos anyone remember what this bank holiday was for?
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Last Post: May 2, 2017 11:02pm
by Larry Southgate
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
Fed up with the weather?
Well, stop moaning. Just had a look at the Il Piccolo web-page and it shows that the temperature in Trieste is just 16 degrees and there is a thunderstorm going on!
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2017 9:55pm
by Larry Southgate
APOLOGIES to all and Thanks to Dave
The main website is unavailable temporariy. The Domain name expired yesterday but all the website charges "recurr" automatically. For some reason this was not done. It can all be revived fairly easily but I need to do some sorting and at present I'm sitting here in...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2017 9:24am
by Dave796 RAF
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
Horse deaths
Another surprise.The so called Grand National has been and gone and all the horses have escaped with their lives.The Animal Aid Society says the industry sends around one thousand horses each year to be slaughtered presumably for pet food.I wonder how many of our mem...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2017 4:52pm
by Harry Dixon
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
Border Controls causing problems.
CRONACA LOCALE Controlli anti-terrorismo, incubo code alla frontiera Slovenia-Croazia From Il Piccolo web site tonite. Local news. Anti-terrorism controls on the border of Slovenia and Croatia causing great problems with the traffic. Long queues building u...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2017 10:02pm
by Larry Southgate
2017 BETFOR REUNION
Greetings to all our readers. The committee met in CARDIFF and the reunion will be at the CLAYTON HOTEL from 17th to 19th March 2017. Full details will be in the next BETFOR JOURNAL which will be with you all before Christmas. The 11 floor hotel is 123 metres fro...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2017 9:53am
by Roy Boyles
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