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The really really boring and useless الخ и т.д. עטק 等 ฯลฯ thread XVI

Old 2nd Nov 2010, 13:03
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Good day all. Wet and windy in Rotterdam.

Short flight 45mins........long taxi at Amsterdam 15mins so plane got there on time!

Woke up this morning with a ping pong ball lump on elbow, sore as hell. Have rung up Dr's in Thurs pm.

On November 2nd 1355 English invasion army under king Edward lands at Calais

Methinks we should do it again instead of handing over our forces to the Froggies to control. It will only end with a fisticuffs. Which as ever we shall win.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 13:11
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I never flew them, but some disjointed verse, that should not be forgotten, lingers in the Volkmemory:

"As I roll down the flight deck in my Martlett Mk IV,
My ears are attuned to the Cyclone's sweet roar!
Chuff clank! clank! Chuff clank! clank!
[Something, something,
Something, something]

Cracking show! I'm alive!
But I've still got to render my A.25"

Over now to someone older with wider experience and better memory.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 13:13
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All this doctor consulting,I think we are seeing a outbreak of valetudinarianism on trabby.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 13:19
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Couldn't agree more Mr D. High time for it.

Er, is it free, whatever it is?



A verse from the everlating A25 song Mr Davaar.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 13:26
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All this doctor consulting,I think we are seeing a outbreak of valetudinarianism on trabby.
Trouble is none of us are getting any younger. Tho waking up with a gert lump on yer elbow is hardly classed as " A sickly or weak person, especially one who is constantly and morbidly concerned with his or her health".
It was just there when I awoke.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 13:30
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Yer in the olden days we would have just heated the poker red hot in the coal fire cauterized the lump picked up our shovels and headed out the door to do our twenty hours down the pit.
We was arder in them days.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 13:33
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Sorry to hear that, MIDLGW - hopefully soon so you can get it over with?
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 13:52
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Thankfully not many pits around Rotterdam.
But how is it for a flat country there are so many tunnels on the railway line???

Bugger to get a ticket as well. Won't take visa debit cards, no notes just coins. Couldn't get a normal return ticket, go today come back tomorrow. Was offered choice of day return, weekend return and 5 day return. So ended up buying a single!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 13:54
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Just discovered that my left knee now has its own passport. A little plastic card giving its make and size, etc. What happens if one of us is refused entry? Does it get its own duty free allowance? What happens if some toe-rag puts a bomb in one and some feckwit politician decides it can't travel by air any more? We are not totally inseparable but separation would cause me a great deal of distress, not to mention the inconvenience of only being able to walk in circles. I was happier not knowing about the passport.

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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 14:24
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On a Tuesday I take the dogs out for an early walk as Mrs CP has a regular appointment that gets in the way of her doing it. Just after 7 this morning while out I heard what (to the untrained ear) sounded like a loud explosion, which was most likely this: Irlam gas explosion. Was pretty loud from about 6 miles away as the crow flies, so I'm glad I wasn't standing next to it!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 14:30
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A report of the report . . .
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 14:35
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No reports of anyone being killed in the explosion.
But I think that's the only good bit I've heard.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 14:58
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For Davaar. I understand the A25 Report usually began with the words, "Sirs, I have the honour to report .... "

The A25 Song

They say in the Air Force a landing's OK
If the pilot gets out and can still walk away,
But in the Fleet Air Arm the prospect is grim
If the landing's piss-poor and the pilot can't swim.

cho: Cracking show, I'm alive,
But I still have to render my A25.

I fly for a living and not just for fun,
I'm not very anxious to hack down a Hun,
And as for deck landings at night in the dark,
As I told Wings this morning,'Blow that for a lark.'

When the batsman gives "lower" I always go higher,
I drift o'er to starboard and prang my Seafire.
The boys in the "Goofers" all think that I'm green,
But I get a commission from Supermarine.

They gave me a Barra to beat up the Fleet,
I shot up the Rodney and Nelson a treat,
I forgot the high mast that sticks out from Formid,
And a seat in the "Goofers" was worth fifty quid.

I thought I was coming in high enough but
I was fifty feet up when the batsman gave "cut",
And loud in my earphones the sweet angels sang:
"'Float, float, foat, float, float, float, float, float, float, float,
PRANG!"

When you come o'er the round-down and see Wings' frown
You can safely assume that your hook isn't down.
A dirty great barrier looms up in front,
And you hear Wings shout, "Switch off your engine, you fool!"

The Wings of St Merryn in a "Reliant" one day
Set out for Trelliga for tea for to stay,
But as he got there his engine cut out,
And now all you hear is Wings' painful shout:

I swing down the deck in my Martlet Mark Four,
Loud in my ear-'oles the Cyclone's smooth roar:
"Chuff-clank-clank, chuff-clank-clank, chuff-clank-clank-clink!'
Away wing on pom-pom, away life in Drink

I flew over Jay-pan in my F.O. 2
Taking some pictures, admiring the view,
When up came the flack and I turned round about,
And that's why I sit in my dinghy and shout:

I came back to England and much to my wrath
They gave me some dual in an old Tiger Moth,
Which does fifty-five knots or something fantastic,
Which is bloody good-o on some string and elastic.

One night in the 'Wardroom a subby named Bash,
An awkward young bastard with a ginger moustache,
Said, "Chaps I must drown all my sorrows in gin,
I've been twelve hours ashore and I can't get it in."

I sat in the starter awaiting the kick,
Amusing myself by rotating the stick.
Down came the green flag, the plane gave a cough,
"Gor Blimey," said 'Wings'," he has tossed himself off."

Now in the Luftwaffe they never complain
Since Goering invented the pilotless plane.
They sit in the crew room and sing all the day,
And this is the song that they sing so they say:

The moral of this story is easy to see,
A Fleet Air Arm pilot you never should be,
But stay on the shore and get two rings or three
And go out every night on the piss down at Lee.

Cracking show, I'm alive,
But I still have to render my A25.

Note: is customary for the rhyme set up for the end of verse six to remain
unfulfilled, presumably because singers have discovered that a
bigger laugh ensues when a milder epithet is substituted for
the obvious one.-CT
The A25 is the accident report form, lengthy, detailed and
agonizing. RG

From Grey Funnel Lines, Tawney
RG
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 15:01
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GM FIRE SERVICE REQUES EDIS OF A RADIUS ON 50/100 MTRS FOLLOWING LARGE GAS EXPLOSION 3 HOUSES DEMOLISHED PERSONS TRAPPED IN HOUSE
From our logs of the Irlam explosion, supplies were disconeected to 95 houses and are still off until we can disconnect the ones involved




(EDIS = Emergency Disconnection)
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 15:31
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"Sirs, I have the honour to report .... "
In that service one has the honour to do almost anything. The A.25 I submitted was for property much smaller and less valuable than an aircraft, but I think the opening formula was as above. What else, of course? Thank you for the full text (well, full as at a certain date, always renewing).
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 15:33
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"I have the Honour, Sir, of remaining your obedient Servant."
Was always the Final straw as far as I was concerned.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 15:52
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Just as one was donning one's cloak hat and sword to seek out some buns at the corner shop it commenced to rain heavily,tiz easy to understand how some become paranoid,of course the worst case scenario would have been if it commenced to rain heavily as one was halfway there or back.
Still one can live without buns for a few hours.

Good interview with Ralph Nader on Russia Today,one has a increasing fondness for this channel,strange though how most of the peeps employed by said news channel speak with American accents.
If people wish to learn English as a second language they should do the decent thing and speak with a English accent
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 16:08
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How about "Struggle" for a JR pup? Pick her up and point her somewhere she doesn't want to go if you'd like to see the relevance of the name.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 16:19
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Posey?? hmmm not sure for JR of either sex.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 16:24
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My mate's JR was called Nipper. Very apt name.
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