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Old 1st Oct 2017, 15:06
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Dougie M
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: M4 Corridor
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I have good reason to remember The Waltzing Matilda bar in Cameron Road Hong Kong. A certain Welsh Nav was O.C. Airport Unit at Kai Tak and he invited me and my family to visit. A long indulgence flight courtesy of B.Cal got us there in time for him to say that his bro. and family had already arrived unexpectedly and there was no room. We were put up in the VIP suite at the Grand Hotel for the duration. The South Atlantic broke out and the inscrutable Chinese refused my Access card for payment because we would lose the war. Drowning our sorrows in the "Wally Mat" I espied a Herc crew then another every hour or so. One Co who had American Express paid off our bill in dorra and I then noticed Mrs.M was quite pixilated by the amount of B & Cs bought. The departure the next day was self help and conversation restored by Dubai. I never got grief for subsequent kokkinelli hangovers.
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