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Checking on a potential 'Mitty'

Old 19th Sep 2016, 10:06
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Congratulations to you and Mrs TTN. From experience, we're great grandparents, Nanny is the preferred title among the womenfolk.
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Old 19th Sep 2016, 10:07
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TTN, are you signed up for primary and primary star servicing and CCS skills?
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Old 19th Sep 2016, 14:48
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They are a bit out of date P-N- undoubtedly I'll need a refresher. Mrs TTN is a retired midwife so a bit more current than me. Nan/nanny was pretty standard when I lived up North goudie. In Scotland I seem to remember a granny was something you put on the chimney pot to catch the wind and improve the draught!
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Old 19th Sep 2016, 15:20
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In Scotland I seem to remember a granny was something you put on the chimney pot to catch the wind and improve the draught! - TTN

Absolutely correct, but here's an Englishman with a draught up his kilt, "walting" as a Scotsman - in order to avoid thread creep you understand

https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/sear...anny+off+a+bus

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Old 19th Sep 2016, 17:27
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav
My favourite was one chap I met on a course when I was a Rockape, who rejoiced under the title of Second Lieutenant The Master of Rollo. "Call me Rollo, old chap" was how he introduced himself.
That would be the last one of this lot

(Mentioned only because I also came across a similarly-named individual whilst at RCB. The PS rather annoyingly kept referring to him as 'the tall Etonian'. We felt this put the rest of us at a disadvantage!).
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Old 19th Sep 2016, 20:12
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sniffing a walt

still seeking a way of sniffing out a potential walt without wrongly accusing him.

Someone must know a way
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 15:05
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I guess the question is "does it matter"? If there is no financial or other legal issue then just park him under "suspicous" in your mind and see what time brings...............
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 15:22
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Congratulations TTN - from a fellow member of 1157 D/F when Ian (Iain?) was also a member - not seen him in probably 30 years though! Please pass on my good wishes
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 18:15
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Thanks Nick - check your PMs
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 21:21
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Congratulations TTN
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 23:14
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Congratulations, TTN. What is your preferred form of address by Walter? I suggested "Sir", but finished up as Pop.
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 09:56
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Well Walter's father calls me dad and his mother ma, so I guess we will be granddad and grandma, but who knows?

Thanks again for congratulations. I'm getting guilty about starting this thread drift, but I guess its no worse than the arcane discussion on RAF personal numbers!
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 16:24
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If I'd know how much fun grandchildren were, I would have had them first!
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 18:09
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I have 2 grand-brats, who are both absolutely lovely. Despite the distance between Jersey and N Yorkshire, and infrequent contact, their affection still amazes me!

But it is complicated ... there were 7 (yes, seven) potential 'grandparents' at my son's wedding, due to a bit of recycling by the older generation, and the Reception Dinner seating plan was inevitably a bit of a challenge for the young ones!

I am thus "Grandpa Jersey", and my beloved of 36 years is just <insert name here>. How the kids manage two sets of Yorkshire grandparents, and my former wife, I have no idea!
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 19:50
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France to Copenhagen is a challenge too. When that son (from first marriage) and D I L were married 10 years ago, there were 8 parents/step parents. The real parents were on the top (round) table. each separated by one from their "ex", the second timers were banished to another table. When the photos came out there was gap like a missing tooth - bride's mother had in the meantime sacked her then boyfriend and had him photoshopped/airbrushed out of the pictures!
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 14:20
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Someone told me he makes more money from retouching wedding photo's than he does from actually taking them, because over the years he gets requests to remove xyz from the shots as they fall out of favour.

He said it used to be difficult to do well in Photoshop and was labour intensive until he hit on a brilliant idea, he now takes a shot of the background before moving the punters into the frame, thus he simply needs to cut a section from his background shot and paste it over the rogue guests as required and he still gets paid handsomely for doing it.

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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 14:41
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 15:03
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Enough of this nonsense, is the guy a fraud or not?
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 15:56
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Avtur,

In the case I had (this Thread: Page 3, #45), certainly ! He was not challenged, but must of got wind of the enquiries and has not been heard of since.

The amazing thing is the complete naivety of Press and TV reporters in taking at face value any old cock-and-bull story that comes into the office, without the simplest commonsense checks.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 16:55
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I suggested to my colleague to contact RAF Disclosures at RAF Cranwell who were not interested and suggest that my colleague called the police. - Been There...

Now that Danny has brought us nicely back on track after some very enjoyable numerical and grand-parental diversions, I must say that I remain somewhat surprised that RAF Disclosures were less than helpful, particularly in view of the mention that "it is a rather delicate position the said person is applying for". If the situation remains unsatisfactorily resolved, I would certainly consider returning to the charge at an elevated level. When I was in the Naval Secretary's Office, we were always glad to run a check - in the rare event that someone possibly wished to masquerade as an NO!

On a facetious level, you could always say how nice it would be to see a photograph of the individual concerned in his Wing Commander's uniform and see firstly his reaction, and then evaluate any more evidence that emerged, such as wings or medal ribbons. If all else fails, ask him if he ever flew "solo" with Tracey Curtis-Taylor.....

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