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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   22/11/2011, 19:39

when i was in viersen mid 50s we had tv in the naafi but all in german , nobody watched it much . it was all AFN or BFN in those days . two good radio stations , ginger
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   22/11/2011, 20:12


Radio Luxembourg ?
It was great but, guaranteed, the signal would fade out right in the middle of your favourite record.

My mate & I joined Jimmy Saville's "Teen 'n Twenty Disc Club", we were 18 !

As well as BFN and AFN, at one time we used to listen to CFN. Now THAT was a laid-back station.
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   22/11/2011, 23:11

No Brit TV in 1952 when I was in Herford. Did watch the Coronation with a few other lads invited to the Officers Mess in 1953. Other than that our diet was Radio Lux & AFN.

Must mention other radio stations, we had our very own 'Crown Radio' out in Korea 1954, transmitting from an old Bedford QL wireless wagon staffed by RAEC.

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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   23/11/2011, 03:38

JimSigs ... Korea 54 in Seoul we had Radio Vagabond - Yanks had radio Homesteader

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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   23/11/2011, 09:33

Used to watch Dutch TV at Bracht in the early 70's as they used to show a lot of British Programs with Sub-Titles rather than dub them like German TV did.

Was at Sennelarger in 77 when the test transmissions started, and you could get a tuner 'black box' to recieve it.


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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   23/11/2011, 14:32

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Radio Luxembourg ?
It was great but, guaranteed, the signal would fade out right in the middle of your favourite record.

My mate & I joined Jimmy Saville's "Teen 'n Twenty Disc Club", we were 18 !

As well as BFN and AFN, at one time we used to listen to CFN. Now THAT was a laid-back station.



Is Horace Batchelor from Keynsham with his Infra Red Drawers still going? Never had time to watch Television, Gunners were always on Exercise. Suspect Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   23/11/2011, 15:25

Never watched it either,Time was better spent in the mess drunken
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   23/11/2011, 18:08

Ahhh, yes CFN out of Werl....Canadian Forces Network...in our house we hardly ever listened to it, preferring the 'classier' BFBS which also had a wider selection of programming. CFN was all hockey and country music and Don Messer's Jubilee. A bit too 'down home' for us. Okay, yes, we were radio snobs!! LOL

We'd tune in to CFN for the news (much of it culled from CBC, the Canadian version of BBC aka 'Mother Corp') but that was pretty much it.

I don't recall Radio Luxembourg fading out but I suppose it did...but the mindset at the time was 'that was radio'...it did that sort of thing, it was part of the experience.

When we first arrived in Germany (this was circa 1959/60 and I was 5 going on 6 years of age), mom bought a really nice 'mantel radio'...beautiful piece of work actually. I do recall, having just arrived from Canada and even at 5 years old having adapted to watching television, such as it was, looking at every square inch of this radio to try and find where the picture was!

I'm sure we had a radio in the house back in Canada, probably in the kitchen, but I don't really remember having one (but I was 5!). This was a new experience but one I quickly adapted to.

3 years later we return to Canada (I am by then 8 going on 9) and we have a TV. Fast forward ten years and we are back in Germany and, again, no television really. But this time around we were prepared and adapted far more quickly to it. Plus I was now a teenager and far more interested in getting out of the house on my moped and bombing around the countryside or going to teen dances in Hemer, when we lived down there, or heading over to the Teen Hut and from there down to the gasthofs when we lived in Soest than I was hanging around watching television!

Now we have Internet....oh lord....total addiction!! :-)
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   23/11/2011, 18:52

Yes Stephen how times have changed, I have an Internet Radio in Northern Cyprus and can listen to the BBC or just about any other Radio station that you care to mention and now with the advent of BBC iPlayer I can stream Live BBC Television to my Television as well.
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   23/11/2011, 21:19

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Never had time to watch Television, Gunners were always on Exercise. Suspect Suspect

Yeah,

and Op Banner training

and bloody Site guard !
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   23/11/2011, 23:25

Nice to see you were kept busy.. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   24/11/2011, 09:31

Not forgetting NSI, PRE, Public Duites, Leave Sweeping and General Dogsbody for all and sundry (and Monday). Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   24/11/2011, 19:19

dont know about you old gents but my time was taken up trying to adjust the cats whisker on my chrystal set . ginger
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   24/11/2011, 22:42

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dont know about you old gents but my time was taken up trying to adjust the cats whisker on my chrystal set . ginger

Sounds like you needed boxing gloves, Jim ! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   24/11/2011, 22:45

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Not forgetting NSI, PRE, Public Duites, Leave Sweeping and General Dogsbody for all and sundry (and Monday). Sad Sad

Sorry mate, Sennelager Site Guard was THE most soul-destroying duty I EVER did ! Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   25/11/2011, 08:32

I detested any type of guard duty.
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   25/11/2011, 13:11

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Shelldrake wrote:
Not forgetting NSI, PRE, Public Duites, Leave Sweeping and General Dogsbody for all and sundry (and Monday). Sad Sad

Sorry mate, Sennelager Site Guard was THE most soul-destroying duty I EVER did ! Exclamation




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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   25/11/2011, 13:12

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Not forgetting NSI, PRE, Public Duites, Leave Sweeping and General Dogsbody for all and sundry (and Monday). Sad Sad

Sorry mate, Sennelager Site Guard was THE most soul-destroying duty I EVER did ! Exclamation




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And don't call me "Mate", I'm a General! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes [/quote]

Yes and a JUNIOR one too !

Damned impertinence. Haarummph ! elephant
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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   25/11/2011, 20:01

Shelldrake,

I listened to the Brit Army radio on my computer when I was on holiday this Summer from Kyrenia. Not very good reception on direct Radio though.

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PostSubject: Re: television in boar good or bad thing?   26/11/2011, 13:17

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Shelldrake,

I listened to the Brit Army radio on my computer when I was on holiday this Summer from Kyrenia. Not very good reception on direct Radio though.

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Jim, I invested in a "Pure Avanti" Internet radio which when sync'd with your PC can receive thousands of live Radio stations from all over the world, I was getting bored with the TRNCs only offering of Radio Bayrak. The only drawback is the 2 hour time difference between UK and N Cyprus, The World at One become The World at Three. Smile

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