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Teabag
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PostSubject: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 00:16

Did I hear correctly? Charles has become a Field Marshall, Air Chief Marshall, and Lord High Admiral of the fleet or something, plus head trouser puller of the Freemasons (probably?).

My question, when does he find the time to keep the missus happy?
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 05:32

Would you? Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 07:28

Shelldrake wrote:
Would you? Rolling Eyes

Fed up, not hard up!

On a more serious note. A good mate died yesterday. RIP Tony Shay. 1952-2012. Ex Guards, RMP and civvy copper, all round good bloke.

Really good memories of our time in Detmold. Thoughts are with Rose and family.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 08:07

Sorry to hear that Teabag. Three very good friends of mine have passed away in the last two months - all young, sometimes life just ain't fair.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 09:30

a question for people more expert than me,,,, WHAT was that uniform Edward was wearing,
collar dogs that resembled scots guards thistles,some drab coloured tunic and a kilt,over to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 09:55

dandc wrote:
a question for people more expert than me,,,, WHAT was that uniform Edward was wearing,
collar dogs that resembled scots guards thistles,some drab coloured tunic and a kilt,over to you.

After his brilliant career in the Marines they made him Inspector General of the Norwegian Camel Corps.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 09:57

Teabag wrote:

My question, when does he find the time to keep the missus happy?

From the look on her boat race I'd say he doesn't ! No
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 10:05

Shelldrake wrote:
Sorry to hear that Teabag. Three very good friends of mine have passed away in the last two months - all young, sometimes life just ain't fair.

While offering my sympathies to teabag and yourself can I mention another cause of grief ?

Two of my old mates fell victim to altzheimers.
Too cruel for words.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 10:11

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Did I hear correctly? Charles has become a Field Marshall, Air Chief Marshall, and Lord High Admiral of the fleet or something,

A diamond jubilee present from mummy.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 10:43

brum wrote:
.......... sometimes life just ain't fair.


Penalties of old age Brum, I'm afraid........ I seem to have nearly as many visits to the crematorim these days as trips to the local. Another one buried last week, advice of of a casual acquaintance who died on Thursday and one down with early stages of dementia who we take round the golf course twice a week. Sickener is he still hits a long ball even if we have to help him find it........

Hate to be maudlin! I'm still here, but I'm not sure that's a bonus at times......
Gas bill, water bill, road tax & insurance due in July...... ugh!,
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 10:58

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Shelldrake wrote:
Sorry to hear that Teabag. Three very good friends of mine have passed away in the last two months - all young, sometimes life just ain't fair.

While offering my sympathies to teabag and yourself can I mention another cause of grief ?

Two of my old mates fell victim to altzheimers.
Too cruel for words.

That thing really is a bummer. One of my biggest fears to be honest. Think I will take the pills if I ever get diagnosed.

What do they say about death and taxes Cartav?
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 11:27

its a cruel world,sometimes all we have left are our memories,then to loose them must be awful.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 13:18

Very true..My biggest fear is a stroke..tho. the amount of blood thinners and anti coagulants that i am on.are more likely to cause a bleed..
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 13:24

Gordon. wrote:
Very true..My biggest fear is a stroke..tho. the amount of blood thinners and anti coagulants that i am on.are more likely to cause a bleed..

Alcohol, particularly red wine, is good for keeping your blood in tip top condition.

That's what they say and who am I to argue !
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 13:31

In moderation......

They recommend a glass a day,but what size glass?
confused drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 16:11

It's no fun getting old, on with the motley! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 18:37


Canadian 'pint' glass would do the trick

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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 18:41

I remember when I was in Wainwright if you wanted to move tables in a Bar, you had to get one of the Bar Staff to move your drink, is that still the case Len?
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 19:15

I can remember that, in the `Sin Bin` in Medicine Hat.
Ask the waitress to take your drinks to `ladies` table, if they weren`t sent back you joined them.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 19:24

Hmmm...I like that.. I love you drunken together
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 19:43

Unless the buggers decided you had sent them over for them to drink.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 19:53

Teabag wrote:
Did I hear correctly? Charles has become a Field Marshall, Air Chief Marshall, and Lord High Admiral of the fleet or something, plus head trouser puller of the Freemasons (probably?).

Perhaps a slightly unpopular opinion on a board such as this (especially during a jubilee year), but such things as the above have caused me to review the relevance of the royal family, particularly members such as HRH Charles Windsor.

On the occasions that he appears in uniform, there is so much scrambled eggs and bling that he would leave a Portuguese tram driver green with envy. There is scarcely room on his chest for the extravagant array of gongs. For heaven's sake, he's never seen any active service.

Maybe it's time to grow up a little as a nation and act a little less like a sort of fairy tale Ruritania. If we are to retain a royal family, perhaps the Dutch model is a little more acceptable.

Now, excuse me while I don my steel helmet.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   17/6/2012, 22:03

I don't know if that's still the case but, yes, in he old days you could not carry a glass from table to table or the bar in fact, strictly verboten. Unescorted women were also not allowed, and pub's in BC had two separate doors, one for men and one for Ladies and Escorts. I thought I had stepped back into the Stone Age when I first arrived in La La Land.
i remember going into the Stanley, a pub on Skid Row in Vancouver where I first found somewhere cheap to live until my wife and kids came from the UK, I stepped up to the bar in my Montague Burton hand made suit, put a $20 bill on the bar and asked for a beer.
Christ you would think I had committed a capital crime. The barman in no uncertain tone told to 'go sit at a f***** table, where your f***** waiter will serve you, and put your f***** wallet in your f***** pocket before you get your f***** throat cut'.
Welcome to the backwoods Len, did I get a culture shock.

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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   18/6/2012, 00:28

ciphers wrote:
I don't know if that's still the case but, yes, in he old days you could not carry a glass from table to table or the bar in fact, strictly verboten. Unescorted women were also not allowed, and pub's in BC had two separate doors, one for men and one for Ladies and Escorts. I thought I had stepped back into the Stone Age when I first arrived in La La Land.
i remember going into the Stanley, a pub on Skid Row in Vancouver where I first found somewhere cheap to live until my wife and kids came from the UK, I stepped up to the bar in my Montague Burton hand made suit, put a $20 bill on the bar and asked for a beer.
Christ you would think I had committed a capital crime. The barman in no uncertain tone told to 'go sit at a f***** table, where your f***** waiter will serve you, and put your f***** wallet in your f***** pocket before you get your f***** throat cut'.
Welcome to the backwoods Len, did I get a culture shock.

Len (Ciphers)

I nearly went to Suffield, but with the defence cuts of 1975 we never went ! Mad Mind our tanks must have cost loads to ship.

Anyway, regarding the behaviour at bars you mention Len, they had similar in Belgium at the time of the early 70s.

If we had a 72 we often toddled off to Ostend then nipped up the coast to such as Blankenberg. In the bars/discos they would not serve you at the bar. You had to ask some other bloke who worked there, to order your drinks, then they gave them to you. Why the 'middleman' I have no idea.

And to put a 'tin hat on it'......... with the discos, you actually paid to get out ! (And not pay to get in which was the norm.)

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PostSubject: Re: Did I hear?   18/6/2012, 00:34

I was told that the reason for waiter service was purely job security, the Hotel Workers Union was very strong in those days and each waiter wore a numbered identity badge. Similarly with bus and taxi drivers they both wore a badge in their hats with the word 'chauffeur' on it.

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