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18 (Bomber) Sqn Question

Old 12th Sep 2021, 10:33
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18 (Bomber) Sqn Question

Does anyone know if there is an 18 Sqn Association/website or such like please? I have just found some old photos from a party in the Officers Mess when I was on 18 at Gutersloh and I would love to love to share them. Many thanks.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 10:45
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Well that took about 10 seconds of searching….

https://www.b-1bomberassociation.org/
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Well that took about 10 seconds of searching….

https://www.b-1bomberassociation.org/
Should have gone to specsavers ORAC
18(B) Squadron Association
Also 10 secs searching
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
Should have gone to specsavers ORAC
18(B) Squadron Association
Also 10 secs searching
The email address listed is, I'm pretty sure, defunct.

However, they do have an active Facebook page.
If you search for 18 squadron on Facebook, there's a public group (non-association) and an association specific group as well.
well. Worth messaging as a simple request to join the association group won't get you in unless you're an association member I believe.
https://m.facebook.com/groups/150089...eferrer=search

NB if you're not on Facebook the postal address listed in the above post should be good.
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Well that took about 10 seconds of searching….

https://www.b-1bomberassociation.org/
thank you for your sarcastic response ORAC. I have already tried that avenue and the email address is defunct. Anymore useless tips?
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thank you for your sarcastic response ORAC. I have already tried that avenue and the email address is defunct. Anymore useless tips?
well his smart arsed fail made me laugh
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well his smart arsed fail made me laugh
Her smart-arsed fail. Jus' sayin'.

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Originally Posted by charliegolf View Post
Her smart-arsed fail. Jus' sayin'.

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So what's the answer to the conundrum of knowing the right 'preferred pronouns' to use?

Refer to absolutely everyone as they/them?

Sounds a bit clunky.
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Woke has further complicated the old problem, never resolved to my satisfaction at a good grammar school nor subsequently: there are contexts where "his/her" or "he/she" feel necessary, but even more clunky [but more accurate] than "they", the latter I take to being plural, not singular.

I wonder what is taught today?

My children, now all old enough to be retired, scold me for "Wales's" for example, preferring "Wales'."

Having written that, I totally accept than language and spelling change with time. "Color" was often used in Victorian English, as in Color-serjeant, for many years.
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
I wonder what is taught today?

My children, now all old enough to be retired, scold me for "Wales's" for example, preferring "Wales'."
This is an example of where an "English Academy" in the Academie Francaise mould might not be so bad. The answer is clearly Wales's, as a moment's consideration of pronunciation confirms, and all major style guides except AP agree. Yet in a few minutes of searching educational sites aimed at young people, including the BBC's, all I see is Wales'. I'd sooner have a highbrow elite pontificating for decades on potential language changes than have a bunch of unseen educators determining them on the basis of what's easy for students...
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