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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen
jimsigs1

Number of posts : 1298
Age : 85
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime10/3/2014, 10:55

Hi folks,
Just received in post my state pension increase to take effect from 7th April. Had to chuckle, at the bottom of the notice was the line :Age addition of 25p per week will be payable from your 80th birthday. As I am 80 on April 21st, it got me thinking what I could buy for 25p. No sweeties, no newspaper except the 'I', no stamps etc etc.
I think I might open up as shop called the old five bob shop - everything sold here for 25 pence. Can any of you think what I might buy for 25p and keep it clean (do they sell 1 pint cartons of milk I wonder). He! He!
 Jimsigs
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Cliffo
WOII
WOII


Number of posts : 97
Age : 85
Localisation : Spain
Cap Badge : RASC
Places Served : Farnborough, Aldershot, Sennelager, Duisdurg, Cyprus - Platres, Nicosia
Registration date : 2012-11-28

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime10/3/2014, 17:48

Thanks, Jimsigs - I didn't know about this - now you,ve got me all excited wondering what to do with it !! 25p to he with the best (clean) sugestion - less tax, of course!!.
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 56
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime11/3/2014, 14:55



Hey guy's you can save it up for two months and buy a lottery ticket £2:00 thats 6 a year or you could invest it in a retirement fund(hee hee)
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ciphers
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
ciphers

Number of posts : 973
Age : 85
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime11/3/2014, 15:02

At least you get a choice of what you can buy .. ex Pats who paid full pension contributions while working in the UK get no increases what so ever. Pensions are frozen at the rate in effect when immigrating. My wife when working paid additional 'stamp' money so that upon retirement she would get a bit extra on top of her Pension, but that was negated when she came to Canada. Recently her Hampshire County Council Pension was increased but the kicker was that 50% of it was to be added to her State Pension (remember it was frozen upon immigration) so she gets gypped again.

Len (Ciphers)
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Shelldrake
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FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3027
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime11/3/2014, 15:33

john boy wrote:


Hey guy's you can save it up for two months and buy a lottery ticket £2:00 thats 6 a year or you could invest it in a retirement fund(hee hee)



And should you win the Lottery you can holiday in the Czech Republic where beer is 25p a pint. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 
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cartav
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 784
Age : 89
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime11/3/2014, 16:37

[quote="Shelldrake"]
john boy wrote:


Should you win the Lottery you can holiday in the Czech Republic where beer is 25p a pint. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 
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Rejoice you oldies ! If they still use the Imperial System in CZ it's worth emigrating to somewhere where measurements & volumes can be understood by anyone over 50........... True tale :- When metric came in REs were issued with an educated tract on the Medium Girder Bridge . The MGB comes in 6'.0" bits which are clipped together to span a gap. Tract said :-

"......For simplicity we are adopting the Metric System. To find the number of panels required for spanning a gap with MGB, instead of measuring the required span in Imperial & dividing by 6, in future the gap will be measured in Metric & divided by 1.829 "
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Old Soldiers over 80 890-95

Number of posts : 939
Age : 56
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime11/3/2014, 19:01

cartav wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
john boy wrote:


Should you win the Lottery you can holiday in the Czech Republic where beer is 25p a pint. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 
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Rejoice you oldies !  If they still use the Imperial System in CZ it's worth emigrating to somewhere where measurements & volumes can be understood by anyone over 50........... True tale :-  When metric came in REs were issued with an educated tract on the Medium Girder Bridge . The MGB comes in 6'.0" bits which are clipped together to span a gap. Tract said :-

"......For simplicity we are adopting the Metric System. To find the number of panels required for spanning a gap with MGB, instead of measuring the required span in Imperial & dividing by 6, in future the gap will be measured in Metric & divided by 1.829 "

yes understood that  Question  here is a simple way to spend 25p
Old Soldiers over 80 Cantrelleq2 Very Happy lol! 
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime11/3/2014, 19:30

john boy wrote:
cartav wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
john boy wrote:


Should you win the Lottery you can holiday in the Czech Republic where beer is 25p a pint. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 
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Rejoice you oldies !  If they still use the Imperial System in CZ it's worth emigrating to somewhere where measurements & volumes can be understood by anyone over 50........... True tale :-  When metric came in REs were issued with an educated tract on the Medium Girder Bridge . The MGB comes in 6'.0" bits which are clipped together to span a gap. Tract said :-

"......For simplicity we are adopting the Metric System. To find the number of panels required for spanning a gap with MGB, instead of measuring the required span in Imperial & dividing by 6, in future the gap will be measured in Metric & divided by 1.829 "

yes understood that  Question  here is a simple way to spend 25p
Old Soldiers over 80 Cantrelleq2 Very Happy lol! 


What's this then, bleedin' "Countdown" ?
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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen
jimsigs1

Number of posts : 1298
Age : 85
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime11/3/2014, 22:30

Just been reading a suggestion in the paper that I could save up the money in 3 weeks and buy two bread rolls and a banana. Unfortunately, it doesn't stretch to any butter. Could pinch a pat from a Service Station or pop into the sally bash and scrounge some soup first.
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3027
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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Old Soldiers over 80 Cantrelleq2 Very Happy lol! [/quote]



I knew that! Rolling Eyes 
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cartav
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 784
Age : 89
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime12/3/2014, 11:21

[quote="brum"][quote="john boy"][quote="cartav"]
Shelldrake wrote:
john boy wrote:


Should you win the Lottery you can holiday in the Czech Republic where beer is 25p a pint. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 
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What's this then, bleedin' "Countdown" ?
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Relax Brum !!!!! John Boy is quoting from an ACC directive on how a ten man compo pack was to be divided up by each of six squaddies to ensure every man had an equal intake of calorific value over a 36 hour period......... Simple !
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Cliffo
WOII
WOII


Number of posts : 97
Age : 85
Localisation : Spain
Cap Badge : RASC
Places Served : Farnborough, Aldershot, Sennelager, Duisdurg, Cyprus - Platres, Nicosia
Registration date : 2012-11-28

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime12/3/2014, 16:24

I solved your equation, John Boy - it wiped out the whole village!!! Anyway, the competition is now null and void -- my (scots) wife says she will have it!
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cartav
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 784
Age : 89
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime14/3/2014, 13:21

And rejoice again you elders of Eng !   Prescription charges for the under-60s are going  up next month so that can be seen as a 20p a time cash saving for the under 16,  over 60s , those with child etc.   Er .........and Scots, N-Irish & Taffies of course.   For the rest, those who willingly fork out £8.05 for a packet of Aspirins, and don't get an extra 25p a week,  it would be cheaper and more satisfying to invest in crack cocaine or Ecstasy tablets.
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unclevanya
Maj
Maj
unclevanya

Number of posts : 230
Age : 74
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
Registration date : 2012-07-15

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PostSubject: Re: Old Soldiers over 80   Old Soldiers over 80 Icon_minitime17/3/2014, 10:04

I will spend any State Pension increase on some new socks, me old ones are getting a bit ragged and the local vicar always looks at folks socks to see how well heeled they are, but then worn down shoes, tatty old cardigan does make some good folks sympatico when I shuffle onto the local buses with my walking stick. If I ever let myself get to the stage of some of the Walmart/Asdas Folks in Americky do - 30-ish and weighing in at 37 stones, and using reinforced electric golf carts when they do the rounds of the the supermarkets..... then its time to smarten up and take a leaf out my old basic training day, and stop eating so many pies...!! lol  affraid 
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