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The White House RAF Coltishall

Old 16th Jan 2021, 22:27
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The White House RAF Coltishall

Go figure, the place now has a film studio with a full size replica of the Oval Office in it... I never knew.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-55469093
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Not bad but the carpets and colors change with every president. So a Nixon office does not fit for Obama or Reagan etc.
In LA they have a Nixon office at the Nixon library.

And another one at the Reagan Library.
https://www.reaganfoundation.org/lib...s/oval-office/
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The White House

I see they just changed the furniture in the Mess Ante Room. It was always five star glam at Coltishall.

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Aparrently they took over the old sim building Bob, as it has large rooms with attached offices. There is a link on the page
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Amazing. What a brilliant use for the old building.

Iím just remembering how I used to wander from the aircrew feeder down towards the sim on a lazy summers day. Never did I realise I was actually walking down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House.

Coltishall seems to be a Jack of all trades nowadays.

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and Buckingham Palace is in Church Fenton!
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Drove past there late summer, and there were loads of "not people from Norfolk" tabbing in the garden, from the hautbois main road. .20 years ago, I was walking around there with a SLR guarding the place . Unbelievable! It's a solar farm now..ffs....
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Originally Posted by Coltishall. loved it View Post
Drove past there late summer, and there were loads of "not people from Norfolk" tabbing in the garden, from the hautbois main road. .20 years ago, I was walking around there with a SLR guarding the place . Unbelievable! It's a solar farm now..ffs....
Surely 20 years ago you would have been walking round Coltishall with an SA80? Now 30 years ago!?

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Which is still an SLR in function as any automatic pistol can be described as an SLP


Buckingham Palace is in Church Fenton!
Wow, so there is..
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Which is still an SLR in function as any automatic pistol can be described as an SLP




Wow, so there is..
Thank you M'Lud, however, in common parlance an SLR is the standard reference to the L1A1 derivative of the Belgian FN. If I may bore the court further, 50 years ago it would have been a self-loading pickaxe handle.

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Which was much more useful as it doubled as a stool, all be it uncomfortable.
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I was escort on a charge, where somebody had been knocking conkers out of a tree, with an SLR back at Colt in the early 90's.

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I was escort on a charge, where somebody had been knocking conkers out of a tree, with an SLR back at Colt in the early 90's.
Swiping at them or shooting at them?

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I was escort on a charge, where somebody had been knocking conkers out of a tree, with an SLR back at Colt in the early 90's.
Surely not that old Chestnut ......

What did they award him? a one-er?


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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
Swiping at them or shooting at them?

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Obviously shooting, it makes a hole for the string!
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
Swiping at them or shooting at them?

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With an SLR camera?
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SLR... Walking about and hiding down at the Officers Mess boiler room on our one hour stag as the seats were set up and it was out of the way at 2 AM. NLG on the radio net "This is the voice of the Mysterons, we know you can hear us Earthman!" Followed by the Guard Commander retorting on the net "So can the RAF Police!" Colt, best camp ever.
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
Thank you M'Lud, however, in common parlance an SLR is the standard reference to the L1A1 derivative of the Belgian FN. If I may bore the court further, 50 years ago it would have been a self-loading pickaxe handle.

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Aparrently they took over the old sim building Bob, as it has large rooms with attached offices. There is a link on the page
It is the "Start of level One!" building. Those that know Colt well know that.
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Colt has 600 people employed in 120 various business renting 80% of the buildings that are not HMP Bure. The old guardroom is now a Hertiage Centre opening as soon as Covid allows it to be.
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