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Section Officer Harvey R.I.P. - Susannah York (merged)

Old 16th Jan 2011, 22:17
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Well said Phil
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Old 16th Jan 2011, 23:36
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K Flap,
I don't like nukes very much and I flew with them and was a special weapons instructor and trainer. Whilst I don't support CND I respect the views of those who do..peacefully.(No time for the professional agitator or their hangers on)
Ms York was not in that category and whilst she doesn't qualify for a military flypast, she will always be remembered as the girl next door with a supressed attitude which would always make the young aspiring stud believe he had a chance.
I'm old and I think she was great, youngsters need only to listen to her to realise that many of today's "stars" are little more than chavs, neds or simply tarts.
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Old 16th Jan 2011, 23:44
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Support for Servicemen is not inconsistent with opposition to nuclear weapons

Absolutely right, Sven, and not just from civilians. In the early days of Polaris, several submarine commanding officers of Commander's rank either declined SSBN command, or took early retirement, rather than have their finger on the nuclear trigger.

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Old 17th Jan 2011, 02:12
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...Another one down from my old School
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 09:30
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The flypast is a nice idea, but anything involving public expenditure just ain't going to happen. I tried to get a single 617 Tornado to overfly a reunion of over 600 V Force aircrew and groundcrew a few years back but MOD vetoed it on expense grounds (617 were up for it, naturally). In the event BoB MF swung by on their way from another display, but I guess it's too early in the year for them, which is a pity.
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 09:49
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Marr College, Troon

Thank you, althenic, for confirming something which seems to be little known, her teenage years at Marr College. She was 'recent history' in Troon, and just becoming famous when I lived there from 1961-1964. The swimming pool incident must've been prior to that, at her previous school, I suppose.

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Old 21st Jan 2011, 09:24
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Don't you yell at me Mr Warwick ! . . . . oops, sorry !

a lovely lady indeed !
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Old 22nd Jan 2011, 20:33
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Another opportunity to watch the lovely Section Officer in BoB at 1100 monday 24th on More4.
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 19:22
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Smile Channel 5 now...

Another oppurtunity to see her

or on at 20:55 on channel 5+1

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Old 6th Oct 2012, 19:28
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And she's just about to send Beag's blood pressure through the roof as I type.

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Old 6th Oct 2012, 20:54
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I settled down to watch BoB this evening when at about 21:18 SWMBO asked me to put the kettle on. As I missed a few seconds of the film I don't suppose anyone might be able to post a picture covering the missing few frames? Beagle?
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 06:03
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The movie has been available on DVD for about 8 years now......
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 08:44
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... and Blu-ray for more than 3 years.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 10:02
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The film was for "Edited for violence and language" according to the Radio Times, so Christopher Plummers on fire and hands burning went, as did the good afternoon my arse you boch barsteward..........

Ironic isn't it, they will show real people getting blown up and hit on Docusoaps from Afghanistan, but edit a bloody war film....

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Old 7th Oct 2012, 10:05
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It's a control thing, they can probably get to "films" but not docos.

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Old 7th Oct 2012, 16:17
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BEagle, Nutloose ...

I thought you both might be interested in the pic below. It was sent to me some time back when researching RAF Manston's history. I guess the date of the pic would be mid/late 60's when the Battle of Britain film was being made (noting the film release date was Sep 1969). I went to school in Dover in the 60's and can still vividly remember the aerial scenes being enacted in the skies over East Kent !

You might also be interested to know that the Jackdaw Inn featured in the film is still going strong ...

In fact I can still remember getting absolutely Bat Faced at the Jackdaw in the company of this Gentlemen Flt. Lt. R.M.D. (Sam) Hall DFC ... who sadly is no longer with us ... and was one of the "few". He was also my Air Cadet CO when I was in short trousers ... but he had decided there was only one way to celebrate my commission ! To this day I still don't know how I got home ... and on which day ! He was a great individual.

Best regards ...

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Old 7th Oct 2012, 16:23
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And over Cambridgeshire - as a young fg off in uniform was given unrestricted access to the flight line at Duxford. Alawys have a giggle at the point when they leave the house to go back to the war, and there is a Friedland door chime bell push and an up-an-over garage door!
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 16:25
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Er, what's all this stuff about special weapons all of a sudden? I thought the whole idea about beating an enemy was to have bigger guns and bombs than he had. Never been a bomber pilot, but everyone always told me bigger bombs were better and scarier than little ones.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 16:57
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"Don't you yell at me, Mr Warwick!"

Great Lady, then and in recent times

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Old 8th Oct 2012, 10:20
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How sad! Another bright light goes out.

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