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Old 19th Nov 2008, 15:25
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Look out, Major.... There's a

on your six!
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Old 19th Nov 2008, 15:36
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Oooo; you bitch!
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Old 19th Nov 2008, 15:50
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Interesting thread (ignoring all the tosh). I know someone that went to Gay Pride and realised that the lifestyle they wanted was not compatible with the Service. They left. To go the other way is interesting. I don't see why we should not recruit from all parts of society, just interesting that recruiting at what is a fairly flamboyant and in-your-face event might give people the wrong impression that every base will have a gay club.

In my experience (3 gay chums, 2 of which I would be happy to go to war with, one turned into a bit of a joke of his own making), those who get on with their jobs and are good at them are respected as such. Screaming queens tend to get frowned upon.

I don't see introducing your partner as provocation, depends how it is done. Do it the same way as everyone else is introducing wives/girlfriends (don't rush to the front) and if Mrs Staish takes offence then she is not worth knowing.

IMO.
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Old 19th Nov 2008, 16:05
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to ask if I should openly say that I am a stamp collector to my new work colleagues?
Is this a euphemism for some perversion that has yet to become generally recognised...

Unquestionably straight myself, but do know many of other persuasions. Those who are friends of mine are normal people: they do not stand out or wear their sexuality as a badge. The same goes for friends of mine who are straight as well.

In fact, those friends of mine who are not straight do more for the values of commitment, fidelity and partnership than a large number of straight people that I know. Consequently, aside from the religious point, I cannot for the life of me see any objection to gay marriage or civil partnership whatsoever.

Moving back to military life: those of you who think the military outdated in attitude to gays really have neither experienced life in some other businesses nor travelled widely enough outside the UK...
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Old 19th Nov 2008, 16:07
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Nicely put South Bound.
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Old 19th Nov 2008, 18:14
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The MiG-15 entered VVS service in early 1949, with the USSR announcing its existence to the West with 45 MiG-15s overflying Moscow during the May Day parade of that year. It was assigned the NATO codename of "Fagot", meaning a "bundle of wood for burning" -- not "Faggot", an insulting comment on its sexual orientation and a common misspelling of the codename






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Old 20th Nov 2008, 00:12
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Actually, P.N. according to my Concise OED, either spelling is acceptable and also applies to a dish of chopped, baked Liver. (peas 'n faggots)

reverting to the thread, when i was young, I was taught "discretion is the better part of valour"....entirely apposite.
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Old 20th Nov 2008, 03:16
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Sounds to me like your a bit of a philatelist.
Sounds to me like there's a bit too much licking involved...


Harumph!



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Old 20th Nov 2008, 04:03
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It sometimes helps to be 'Bent'!

Slight thread drift, Gemma Atkinson has just got engaged to Marcus Bent!

Nice Uniform!
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Old 20th Nov 2008, 05:12
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" im from uranus "
What an unfortunate choice of a "Nom du Plume" as pertains to this thread.
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Old 20th Nov 2008, 05:43
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Ermmmm. Yeah, see what you mean.

It didn't even cross my mind!!
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Old 20th Nov 2008, 06:32
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What's wrong with Stamp Collecting?

I was a stamp collector once, but my Boss gave me an exchange of Frank Views.

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Old 20th Nov 2008, 06:44
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Me too, but I had to give it up when I got posted.
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Old 20th Nov 2008, 09:45
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Excuuuuuuuuse me! Gaipilot, aren't you being a bit presumptious in assuming that the Station Commander will be a bloke and have a wife. Haven't you considered the possibility that your Station Commander might be a woman? She may, like you, be gay; possibly straight or even completely celibate in any direction and not give a tinker's cuss if you are straight, listing to port or spiral. What if your Station Commander is a bloke, gay and takes an instant dislike to you because he is deeply jealous of your life partner?
Behave like a %uckwit and people will treat you with the contempt you deserve - being a gay %uckwit won't make much difference.
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Old 20th Nov 2008, 10:07
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I wish the "Jaguar the mighty cat,discuss" thread would start again, i,m bored of this.

Gay or straight nobody likes a show off.

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Old 20th Nov 2008, 12:34
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I don't understand.

How can anyone be gay now-a-days. Not when there is JPA, the new imprest system, no descent dets and to top it all off you've got the credit crunch.

NO I am definitely not gay, in fact it would be safe to say I am definitely on a bit of a downer!
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Old 20th Nov 2008, 12:39
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I think that I am a lesbian trapped inside a man's body. I saw a video once and there was nothing that those girls were doing that I wouldn't have done.......
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I saw a video once and there was nothing that those girls were doing that I wouldn't have done.......
You cook and clean??? That's woman's work!!!
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Old 20th Nov 2008, 12:51
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While we are on the subject of sex, has the RAF decided that relations between officers and ORs are in fact normal? I recall a very severe CO RNEFTS at Leeming telling us that under no circumstances were we to "step out" with WAAF ORs.

Didn't stop Midshipman ****** from enjoying the simultaneous and highly intimate attention of two WAAF stewards at about 0500 after a course leaving bash
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Old 20th Nov 2008, 13:34
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While we are on the subject of sex, has the RAF decided that relations between officers and ORs are in fact normal?
They always have been "normal". The problem with them is that they are extremely inconvenient in so far as the "other half" that is the OR get's to see what a bunch of choppers some of their leaders are when they've had a shandy or two when they have to be allowed into the OM for a mess function.

I had a mate that a few here probably know that was stationed at Odiham with me. He met a very nice young lady who, unfortunately, was an officer nurse in Aldershot. In the end there was no choice but to throw one of the two perfectly good careers out of the window because of this little inconvenience. Sue chose to pitch her career... Sucked really...

Andy, if your about and reading this, PM me...
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