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RAF Officer's sword

Old 11th Jun 2019, 17:53
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Congrats TTN. How time flies!

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Old 11th Jun 2019, 20:38
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You kept that secret from your local friends? Congratulations anyway!
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 22:46
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Congratulations, TTN. We also celebrated or 50th recently. Time flies, it only seems like 60.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 09:45
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Thanks chaps. I think Mrs TTN is more deserving of congratulations, not to mention a medal for putting up with me all these years.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 10:43
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You could, of course, organise another V Force reunion at Newark Air Museum/Golf Club and we could all then personally congratulate you and Mrs TTN !
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 10:31
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Nice thought, but sadly over the four reunions we organised up to 2014 there was a steady but relentless decline in numbers attending as people inevitably fell off the twig or old age and infirmity made the journey too much. NAM was organising smaller scale "tribute to the V Force " reunions up to 2018, but I dont think there are any plans for one this year.
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 16:03
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
Thanks chaps. I think Mrs TTN is more deserving of congratulations, not to mention a medal for putting up with me all these years.
Get some time in, and remember that the first 50 years are the hardest - Congratulations to you and felicitations to your bride!

Originally Posted by Boy_From_Brazil View Post
My son borrowed a dozen precious swords from the RAF for his wedding sword party. The sword party stood outside the church in a light rain shower but not all the guys ensured the swords were thoroughly dry when they were sheathed. Before he left on his honeymoon the next day, he entrusted one of his RAF buddies to return the swords to the stores. Unbelievably, his friend forgot about the swords in his car boot for two weeks! When my son returned, he found them all covered in a thick layer of aggressive rust! It took almost 2 days of hard graft to return them to their previously pristine state. I am sure he had other things in his mind!
With which I completely sympathise. Duchess_Driver will understand when I relate that I was talked into allowing a medical officer into borrowing my Wilkinson sword for his wedding and, when it was returned after his honeymoon, it came back complete with cake crumbs and had to go back to Wilkinsons for refurbishment - at his expense....

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Old 13th Jun 2019, 21:13
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
Nice thought, but sadly over the four reunions we organised up to 2014 there was a steady but relentless decline in numbers attending as people inevitably fell off the twig or old age and infirmity made the journey too much.
Nevertheless, a sincere thanks to you and Don C etc, for doing all the organising logistics etc !
Thanks again !
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 22:38
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Thanks for your kind comments NRU74. We all enjoyed it and must mention that the real hard work was put in by the volunteers at Newark Air Museum.
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