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"john boy"
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PostSubject: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 19:39

Thinking caps on lads. Right then ....Who in the world of sport or entertainment can you think of that served in the forces and the went on to world fame ? A starter for 10

famous people  _38529855_akabusi Yes that guy Chris Akabusi

.......Was he a scaly back?

OH OF COURSE MY AVATAR how silly of me
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Age : 82
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 20:30

Well, there was 'enry Cooper.
( Akabusi was RCT, I think).

David Niven
Pam Ayres.
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 20:39

According to his wiki page, Akabusi joined the signals in 1975 before transferring to the PT corps in 1981.
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 20:40

brum wrote:
Well, there was 'enry Cooper.
( Akabusi was RCT, I think).

David Niven
Pam Ayres.
.......??? what was she in then?
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 20:43

john boy wrote:
brum wrote:
Well, there was 'enry Cooper.
( Akabusi was RCT, I think).

David Niven
Pam Ayres.
.......??? what was she in then?
The Para's...
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 20:43

brum wrote:
Well, there was 'enry Cooper.
( Akabusi was RCT, I think).

David Niven
Pam Ayres.
Our enry, ex RAOC.
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 20:46

Wilf wrote:
john boy wrote:
brum wrote:
Well, there was 'enry Cooper.
( Akabusi was RCT, I think).

David Niven
Pam Ayres.
.......??? what was she in then?
The Para's...
The Para's.... your having me on
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 20:50

john boy wrote:
Wilf wrote:
john boy wrote:
brum wrote:
Well, there was 'enry Cooper.
( Akabusi was RCT, I think).

David Niven
Pam Ayres.
.......??? what was she in then?
The Para's...
The Para's.... your having me on
No honest she was a 2 Para pathfinder before her career came to an abrupt end when she injured herself during SAS selection !
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 82
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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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: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 20:52

john boy wrote:
brum wrote:
Well, there was 'enry Cooper.
( Akabusi was RCT, I think).

David Niven
Pam Ayres.
.......??? what was she in then?
Pam Ayres was in the WRAF.
I had a Granny in the SAS, Excused Jumps. geek 
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 82
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 20:54

Wilf wrote:
According to his wiki page, Akabusi joined the signals in 1975 before transferring to the PT corps in 1981.
He told me he was RCT.
I don't know, you can't trust anybody these days !
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Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 21:22

famous people  Butterworth1
Peter Butterworth Lt Commander R N
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 22:31

brum wrote:
john boy wrote:
brum wrote:
Well, there was 'enry Cooper.
( Akabusi was RCT, I think).

David Niven
Pam Ayres.
.......??? what was she in then?
Pam Ayres was in the WRAF.
I had a Granny in the SAS, Excused Jumps.  geek 
What was her excuse then .... flower 
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 22:31

Pam was RAF..Did a stint at RAF Seleter
Chris was R. Signals until he got flung out..Far to fit to be a scaley..
Norman Wisdom was R Signals
Gordon was R Signals..

Barnes Wallis was RA....According to Shelldrake..
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime11/10/2013, 22:33

Quote :
brum wrote:

john boy wrote:

brum wrote:
Well, there was 'enry Cooper.
( Akabusi was RCT, I think).

David Niven
Pam Ayres.
.......??? what was she in then?
Pam Ayres was in the WRAF.
I had a Granny in the SAS, Excused Jumps. geek

What was her excuse then .... flower
A STD??????
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 978
Age : 89
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)
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime12/10/2013, 00:07

Norman Wisdom ..

Len Payne

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http://lenpayne.com/Len_Payne/Jim_Chapman.html
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Number of posts : 3048
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: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime12/10/2013, 07:37

Dame Kelly Holmes (Ex RCT and RAPTC).

Roger Moore (Ex RASC)

James Blunt (Ex HCR)

Frank Carson (Ex Para)

Billy Connolly (Ex Para TA)
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime12/10/2013, 10:34

Jimmy Edwards-RAF, Pilot

But if we are not talking about Brits ,what about-

Some geyser called Reagan-US Navy?
Presley-US Army?

The list is endless
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime12/10/2013, 11:53

Tommy Cooper, he was in one of them Donkey Walloper mobs.
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime12/10/2013, 12:31

brum wrote:
Wilf wrote:
According to his wiki page, Akabusi joined the signals in 1975 before transferring to the PT corps in 1981.
He told me he was RCT.
I don't know, you can't trust anybody these days !
Actually Brum, I'm sure I remember years ago someone telling me he was RCT, maybe he was. Wiki isn't always right.
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime12/10/2013, 12:49

Harry Secombe Ex Royal Artillery

Peter Sellers Ex RAF

Bernard Cribbins Ex Parachute Regiment

Richard Todd Ex Parachute Regiment

Michael Caine Ex Royal Regiment of Fusileers

Alec Guinness Ex Royal Navy

Eric Sykes Ex RAF
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    famous people  Icon_minitime12/10/2013, 16:02

L/Bdr (Spike) Milligoon seems to have been overlooked by all participants. scratch 
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Spike Milligan (Ex RA)
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I've just posted that Carruthers, pay attention will you !
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bobby charlton , duncan edwards , enery cooper and bruvver , tommy bruce the pop singer wiv the gravel voice [aint misbehaving fame ] and myself . all raoc , ginger
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the kray bruvvers , royal fusiliers .
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