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Using Rank on Retirement

Old 5th Mar 2021, 06:16
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Originally Posted by spekesoftly
A couple of the current Weather ladies - Sara Blizzard and Nina Ridge.
I forecast the latter causes a lot of high pressure....

I.C. Gale was one of the Met forecasters at Odiham.

During my time at Shawbury there was an rotary wing instructor on CFSH with the surname Helliwell.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 06:26
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There was a dentist in Henley called Mr Puller
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 06:35
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I knew a policeman named Ninnall, His daughter was named Eve.
They lived in a house on Letsby Avenue.


Hat, coat.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 06:46
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I worked with one of three people who shared their profession but not their employer. They got together to write a paper - their surnames, French, Irish and Cornish. Surely they could have picked up a Scott along the way.

Also, while studying, one of our references was a paper by to people who had studied together from high school, and after attaining PhDs in the same discipline, wrote a paper together. Their names were Box and Cox.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 13:17
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I served with an officer in Hong Kong called Major Sergeant. His post was down ranked to Warrant Officer and he was not amused when I commented that Major Sergeant was doing a Sergeant Major's job.

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Old 5th Mar 2021, 13:30
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a married couple [true, I dined with them]

Miss Short, Mr Kerley

inevitable, a match made in Heaven.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 17:30
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In late70s-early 80s.
BA's Manager Forward Planning [ true ] was Mr Ron Muddle [ also true ] .

rgds condor .
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 18:26
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Originally Posted by condor17
In late70s-early 80s.
BA's Manager Forward Planning [ true ] was Mr Ron Muddle [ also true ] .

rgds condor .
My dentist when I was a child was called Mr Payne
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 22:50
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You will be telling me that there was once an Air Vice-Marshal Marshall next
Originally Posted by Ken Scott
Not ‘once’ but ‘is’, apparently. AOC 1 Gp I believe.
Just to confuse the issue, there is also a Rear Admiral Marshall!

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Old 6th Mar 2021, 00:39
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There was a guy at I think Odi or Brize called Bob Vere, his father was called Percy by his parents because he took so long to conceive if my memory is correct.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 08:22
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Then there was Bill and Moya Lear's daughter that they named Shanda. True!
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I always thought that Ian Dick's parents had a sense of humour when they gave him the initials "ICH".
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I used to know a P. Eyles when I was at Sek Kong.
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Just to confuse the issue, there is also a Rear Admiral Marshall!
The USN had a Rear Admiral Rea, although he was then promoted to Vice Admiral which wasn’t quite so amusing.
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Originally Posted by Ken Scott
The USN had a Rear Admiral Rea, although he was then promoted to Vice Admiral which wasn’t quite so amusing.
Good job he was not a lower rank in the Royal Artillery
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 17:15
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Who could forget Cardinal Sin................
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 20:31
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My dentist when I was a child was called Mr Payne
Mine was called Cheetham. He lived up to his name by drilling teeth that didn’t need filling and he was later struck off.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 20:50
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Worked briefly with a lady named Lisa Dean, whose family owned a trucking company. Her name was often spoonerised.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 21:37
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A friend worked with a Miss Cant and Mrs Punt - inadvertent Spoonerisms were a constant worry...
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Few people will be aware that the Marks Brothers had a sister - “Onya”
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