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Gaining An R.A.F Pilots Brevet In WW II

Old 7th Mar 2017, 06:46
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At Sharjah, as well as the salt tablets on the dining tables ISTR the eggs tasted awful. Apparently they were injected with iodine to keep them 'fresh'!
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Old 7th Mar 2017, 10:56
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goudie,

In India, we all slept on "charpoys" - a roughly hewn wooden frame with (loose) mortice joints was held together with a web of coconut fibre string. You cut the string off, knocked the joints apart and dunked them in 100 octane or kerosene, then assemble and re-string. Tension will hold the joints together, but it'll wobble a bit.

That got rid of the resident livestock (which nested in the joints), but the bedbugs always came back. We just had to learn to love them. When you squash them between finger and thumb, you get a nice "almond" smell and a drop of your blood.

Don't like the iodine idea (never heard of that one, sounds labour-intensive). Perhaps if you hard-boiled and curried them ......... ?

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Old 7th Mar 2017, 11:33
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Just like to mention that, over on "Private Flying", "Elderly Gent" has a fund of good stories (have a look after you've checked [don't we all ?] on that Naughty Girl Tracey).

Tried to poach him onto here (#5), but he ain't coming !

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This seems an apt point to share this item of news. Canadian town sorry for pink tap water - BBC News
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On Malta I remember fruit being a very strange colour when dunked in potassium permanganate so that our very young children didn't catch anything nasty ... we needn't have worried as they were happily eating prickly pears prepared for them by the rubbish collector!!!
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 15:21
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Reader123 and FantomZorbin,

In India, the "char" (chai)-wallahs used Potassium Permanganate to sterilise the wasng-up water ("pinky-pani").
...eating prickly pears prepared for them by the rubbish collector!!!...
I don't suppose they came to any harm.

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...eating prickly pears prepared for them by the rubbish collector!!!...
I don't suppose they came to any harm.

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And I would hazard a guess that they don't have any allergies either.
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You're right there and, in fairness, they are definitely NOT allergic to hard work!!


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I've just read a most concerning post on the Manning thread (#2) ie.
tea bars aren't allowed now!
How dare 'they' darken our crewroom doors with their twisted jobsworths ... where else can I get my Standard NATO fix?! Hrrumph!
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 12:15
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If tea bars aren't allowed now, I guess the Xmas bars must have gone a long time ago.
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 12:33
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FantomZorbin ahd Blacksheep,

Is Nothing Sacred Any More ?

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Thank Heaven our virtual crewroom is immune from such interference!

<puts kettle on>
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Thanks MPN, mine is black, no sugar, thanks
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Originally Posted by Wander00
Thanks MPN, mine is black, no sugar, thanks
Splash of Calvados in that? It is a bit cool, and after noon
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No Tea Swindle!

So what happens on detachments?
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What happens on detachments stays on detachments?
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One to bring tears to Danny's eyes...


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Sorry, Blacksheep - didn't catch it before the dreaded red cross supplanted it. .... Is it possible to put it up again, or tell me what it was all about ?

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Danny, the pic comes from a Facebook page I think. I'm not a subscriber so can only offer a link to it. If I'm right I think that Blacksheep's picture is at the extreme RHS and about half way down. Of course I could be wrong, but all the pics are good anyway!

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/4623930...b6485efb1a08bd

Oh, my mistake, it seems that I can at least post a link to the appropriate pic after all:-

https://www.flickr.com/photos/933036...in/photostream
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 17:00
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Chugalug,

Got a result with your second Link (Thanks), but only a pretty picture of some white canaries !

Don't think that that was quite what Blacksheep had in mind !

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Old 11th Mar 2017, 17:17
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Hi everyone -- try this one, it works for me
https://www.flickr.com/photos/933036...n/photostream/
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