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Old 13th May 2017, 19:01   #101 (permalink)
 
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Half-height half-blind half-cripple, pickled in brandy.

Sounds about right.
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Old 13th May 2017, 19:02   #102 (permalink)
 
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Old 13th May 2017, 19:54   #103 (permalink)
 
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Old 14th May 2017, 11:48   #104 (permalink)
 
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Old 14th May 2017, 13:16   #105 (permalink)
 
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Old 14th May 2017, 13:21   #106 (permalink)
 
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If it doesn't say that you can, then you can't. RAF.

If it doesn't say that you can't, then you can. Navy.

Den, (ex RAF, but did some time with the fish heads)
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Old 14th May 2017, 15:33   #107 (permalink)
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If it doesn't say that you can, then you can't. RAF.

To which you can say "It is safer and easier to say No, than to say Yes"

And the corollary,

"If you bypass the CoC and approach the big cheese he will say yes."
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Old 14th May 2017, 15:50   #108 (permalink)
 
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If it doesn't say that you can, then you can't. RAF.

If it doesn't say that you can't, then you can. Navy.

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Old 14th May 2017, 16:07   #109 (permalink)
 
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There is a perfectly sensible and obvious answer to the problem . . . . . but for the moment it escapes me.

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Old 14th May 2017, 19:22   #110 (permalink)
 
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A woman's mind is God's biggest mess.
I'm gonna go test that one on the missus....let you know.

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Friendly fire isn't.
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Old 14th May 2017, 20:27   #111 (permalink)
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Old 15th May 2017, 16:02   #112 (permalink)
 
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Old 15th May 2017, 16:16   #113 (permalink)
 
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If it moves, salute it; if it doesn't move paint it.

Then there is the most frightening sight in the world to a Pongo: an officer with a map.

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Old 15th May 2017, 16:18   #114 (permalink)
 
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Quite right, Pontius. A similar one is:

A boy is as good as a man.

Two boys are as good as half a man.

And three boys are no use to anyone at all.
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Old 15th May 2017, 16:21   #115 (permalink)
 
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Old 15th May 2017, 17:38   #116 (permalink)
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If we can't fix it then it's not broken!!!!!!!!
If it works before British Gas services it they will repair it and return again and again.
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Old 15th May 2017, 18:00   #117 (permalink)
 
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Half-height half-blind half-cripple, pickled in brandy.

You've obviously met one or more of my flight commanders from my time in the RAF (1959-73)
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Old 15th May 2017, 18:04   #118 (permalink)
 
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Old 15th May 2017, 18:31   #119 (permalink)
 
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