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Old 1st Oct 2018, 14:01
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Blacksheep: Sorry to hear that re your Father in Law. We were often called upon to get up the sharp end. It was very common to see NCO technicians acting as tank commanders in those armoured regiments with their own Signals detachments.
The toughest period I had was a solid 21 days as part of an IS platoon (my own fault for volunteering!). While we were not out every waking hour, we were on constant standby, ready to go at literally a minute's notice. This meant wearing the kit 24 hours a day, even sleeping with boots on and rifle at the cuddle! You don't sleep well like that and at the end of the 21 days every man jack of us was the walking definition of "Chin strapped"!
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 17:22
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Have 12 days off now. Have decided to wander off the the Cotswalds and dine at "The Pudding Club" - two small savoury courses, followed by a parade of seven British puddings. Love a Sticky Toffee pudding, me

Wander through a castle or two as well. Then perhaps a two or three day city break somewhere. No real plans....
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 17:31
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dine at "The Pudding Club"
Ooooohhhh normally a long waiting list for the Pudding Club - you got "pull" then?

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Old 1st Oct 2018, 18:58
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After burying a friend last week who had died of a brain tumour and lung cancer (never drank or smoked, poor lad) I just spent last night at the ICU with another friend (in induced coma) on his last gasps with lung cancer. Horrible way to go. His wife makes decision today on when to turn off the ventilator.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 20:49
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Ooh Ascend Charlie, that's brutal. Hope you're holding up ok.

As Checkers has said, on hols. Will need to hit the gym to absorb all that tucker.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 21:13
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Thanks for your help RBG, we (read all trabbists here) really need to make the Skipper feel proud and keep the spirit of this thread marching on with the same enthusiasm that has kept it buoyant over the years. Where are the die hard, dyed in the wool contributors? Its made spectacular reading and an endless source of useful and useless information and must surely be one of the all time greats of the interweb.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 22:16
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Originally Posted by Juliet Sierra Papa View Post
Thanks for your help RBG, we (read all trabbists here) really need to make the Skipper feel proud and keep the spirit of this thread marching on with the same enthusiasm that has kept it buoyant over the years. Where are the die hard, dyed in the wool contributors? Its made spectacular reading and an endless source of useful and useless information and must surely be one of the all time greats of the interweb.
In that vein then..

Today I learned that the expression 'mad as a hatter' quite possibly refers to the use of Mercury in the manufacture of felt and the cumulative side effects on the unfortunate milliner.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 00:28
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Some can now sleep more soundly knowing that bullet proof kid's back packs are now widely available at places like walmart and office depot.

(Tests showed them stopping .22s and .45s. Round from the AR-15 went through the panel like it was butter......and the three books behind it.)
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 09:25
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At the weekend I got pulled.
You need to know the number: 60103

HAIKU

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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 09:52
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Awful situation, Ascend Charlie. I can't imagine having to make that decision.

Just had a look at the Pudding Club's website, Checkers ... that Chocolate Indulgence Break sounds deadly!!!

Juliet Sierra Papa ... you are right. This must be one of the longest-running threads ever seen on the intertubes. It saddens me that so many have departed with hardly a backward glance ... the lure of something different perhaps? I remember when we could fill ten pages a day with chat, trivia and banter but we will do our best to keep the ship afloat until the skipper is back on his foot again.

I didn't know that, boguing ... it would make sense though!
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 11:10
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Awful situation, Ascend Charlie. "I can't imagine having to make that decision".

I had to make that decision with my mother. After a long talk with the consultant in ICU we were told her vital signs were flat lining, and basically the machines were keeping her alive. My father, brother and sister were all present and we had to decide whether to have the machines switched off. A lot of heart searching. We all thought she wouldn't want to be kept in that state. We were all with her when they were switched off. Sad and emotional evening,
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 12:39
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... the lure of something different perhaps?
Perhaps. In my own case my period of absence was due to being told in no uncertain terms by the Mods that my presence was unwanted and to go elsewhere. I continued to lurk and eventually wandered back, but in other peoples' cases they just never returned. (Some may even have been banned). I believe it was an attempt to remove the Trabbists from PPRuNe after it went commercial. Whatever, it was quite effective in reducing the content of this thread, so I suppose from the site owners' point of view their campaign was successful.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 13:30
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This thread, and many others, were quite lively until the site changed ownership. Then began a campaign of quite heavy-handed moderation and bans galore, often in a very underhanded way, affecting the more colorful and frequent posters. To be sure, some did proffer somewhat non-PC views, but mostly in a banter sort of way. The heaviest moderation parted from one specific moderator who seemed to take an intense dislike to any opinions not agreeing with his.

Those banned have mostly took up residence in an alternate site set up specifically for the purpose which after a slow start seems to be gaining momentum.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 14:10
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I take it that you have a Chuff Chart pinned to the side of your locker!
A good old forces saying. Not got a locker but a frosted glass divide. Red marker pen suffices. BTW 30 now lol.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 17:08
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Are you going to stay over there in your retirement or come back to the UK.

I used to enjoy reading about your efforts to train people of various abilities.

I may have missed it, but did you get your eye and leg fixed up?
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 17:19
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Just dragged Checkers to the gym.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 18:28
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Did you bribe, threaten or cajole, Reddo?

He'll thank you for it.

Perhaps. In my own case my period of absence was due to being told in no uncertain terms by the Mods that my presence was unwanted and to go elsewhere. I continued to lurk and eventually wandered back, but in other peoples' cases they just never returned. (Some may even have been banned). I believe it was an attempt to remove the Trabbists from PPRuNe after it went commercial. Whatever, it was quite effective in reducing the content of this thread, so I suppose from the site owners' point of view their campaign was successful.
Such a shame. I can't remember anyone posting anything outrageous on this thread - it's always been a gently mad, meandering sort of ship to step aboard. Talking of which, anyone seen the stowaway recently?
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 19:33
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Nigel is off to warm and humid parts..... to chase warm and ...........

All the best Nigel.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 19:34
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There was no need. He knew I was right.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 19:49
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Nigel is off to warm and humid parts..... to chase warm and ...........

All the best Nigel.
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fleigle of course you are correct. Living in the country, no pollution hardly any traffic.

Eye OK left knee wear a brace now and right knee failing. Try cortisone again tomorrow, even if it doesn't help cures the skin problems from diabetes. Amazon delivering lots of stuff now. Just hope I can fit it all in. Bought loads of veggie seeds. Fortunately not Perth (lol Bluey) where they think Hostas are a weed.
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