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17th Nov 2018, 23:38
Replies: 17
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Posted By langleybaston

It happens to civvies too. About 20 years ago...

It happens to civvies too.
About 20 years ago I had two beautiful suits built by a little tailor in the Dales [two because one seemed so reasonably priced].
Each was worn about twice a year, then...
14th Nov 2018, 21:34
13th Nov 2018, 16:09
Replies: 112
Views: 7,462
Posted By langleybaston

A good reputation endureth for ever. RIP

A good reputation endureth for ever.

RIP
11th Nov 2018, 23:37
Replies: 132
Views: 16,976
Posted By langleybaston

This would be Sir Nicholas William Peter Clegg ...

This would be Sir Nicholas William Peter Clegg
of "I agree with Nick" blessed memory.

To be fair, to cast him as a SH1T hardly makes him unique. Name me a current UK politician who commands...
11th Nov 2018, 23:20
Replies: 19
Views: 4,030
Posted By langleybaston

So every time I go for a slash I am handling ...

So every time I go for a slash I am handling something "resembling an obscene image "?
OK, todgers are not necessarily aesthetically pleasing to all, but obscene?
Spare me!
11th Nov 2018, 22:48
Replies: 36
Views: 4,308
Posted By langleybaston

Little Baston church in very south Lincs seats...

Little Baston church in very south Lincs seats 200 at a pinch. Thus 350+ was a trifle cosy. Medals on many right breasts, a MBE BEM LSG group caught my eye, a Single bell tolled before service [me],...
11th Nov 2018, 22:26
Replies: 48
Views: 10,217
Posted By langleybaston

Afterwards I queried the W/V with the MetO, only...

Afterwards I queried the W/V with the MetO, only to be told that the peak gusts had been well outside the limit! Thank for telling us, chaps... If in doubt, get the tower to pass constant W/V values...
10th Nov 2018, 21:40
Replies: 40
Views: 6,308
Posted By langleybaston

ORANGE. ORANGE OMQs at Rheindahlen c....

ORANGE.
ORANGE

OMQs at Rheindahlen c. 1976.

Carpets.
Loose covers for chairs easy.
Curtains.

And when one went on a safari supper round the patch
8th Nov 2018, 17:21
Replies: 48
Views: 10,217
Posted By langleybaston

I retired voluntarily in 1996 so I don't know...

I retired voluntarily in 1996 so I don't know what "the vision" is, but if it is about embedding Met staff within their customers' structures, I am all for it.
Such a policy was being quietly and...
7th Nov 2018, 23:24
Replies: 57
Views: 11,195
Posted By langleybaston

Thank you, I believe you are correct ..... I...

Thank you, I believe you are correct ..... I thought the tail device was a pussy cat.
Clearly the promise of a sherbet deranged me.
7th Nov 2018, 22:41
Replies: 40
Views: 6,308
Posted By langleybaston

[QUOTE=VintageEngineer;10304673]One of the first...

[QUOTE=VintageEngineer;10304673]One of the first things I bought was a fan heater. It came in very useful year after year when heating was switched off at the official season change dates regardless...
7th Nov 2018, 22:00
Replies: 57
Views: 11,195
Posted By langleybaston

This is surely a shot of 74 squadron, were they...

This is surely a shot of 74 squadron, were they ever at Gutersloh? My boys were 19 and 92. Perhaps it was a huge detachment or exchange?
Either way, orgasmic shot
Time for a sherbet
7th Nov 2018, 16:00
Replies: 48
Views: 10,217
Posted By langleybaston

from the official Met Office Annual Report this...

from the official Met Office Annual Report this year:

Significant governance and control issues
As a result of a report from a whistle-blower, management undertook both internal and independent...
6th Nov 2018, 20:52
Replies: 38
Views: 3,044
Posted By langleybaston

After you sir.

After you sir.
6th Nov 2018, 18:42
Replies: 38
Views: 3,044
Posted By langleybaston

Not forgetting our formidable friends from Nepal....

Not forgetting our formidable friends from Nepal.
Why not expand the Brigade? We reject large numbers of Gurkhas who would run rings round much of British yoof
2nd Nov 2018, 16:02
Replies: 36
Views: 4,308
Posted By langleybaston

I will not be celebrating Victory Langley The...

I will not be celebrating Victory Langley
The thought occurs that, were there no costly victories in 1918 and 1945, we might be corresponding in German.
31st Oct 2018, 16:34
Replies: 36
Views: 4,308
Posted By langleybaston

My display is 1: 200 ................ get a lot...

My display is 1: 200 ................ get a lot on a standard table!
29th Oct 2018, 22:12
Replies: 36
Views: 4,308
Posted By langleybaston

Armistice 100/ Victory 100

What are folk going to be doing on THE DAY please?
For my part, I shall be on the end of a bell rope doing the celebratory ring; the band to which I belong is performing immediately after the Church...
29th Oct 2018, 22:01
Replies: 76
Views: 15,061
Posted By langleybaston

I had a coloncy thing a couple of years ago, ...

I had a coloncy thing a couple of years ago,
Pain in the ar^e it was.
28th Oct 2018, 21:09
Replies: 9
Views: 3,104
Posted By langleybaston

If you can remember you weren't there.

If you can remember you weren't there.
24th Oct 2018, 14:55
Replies: 57
Views: 11,195
Posted By langleybaston

Re. said Harrier pilots, whilst at JHQ I...

Re. said Harrier pilots, whilst at JHQ I overheard a description of a teenager "he is ignorant and arrogant enough to be a .............
Join the dots.
19th Oct 2018, 17:06
Replies: 14
Views: 4,390
Posted By langleybaston

I just loved Kruschev Jr. Helped me to top up...

I just loved Kruschev Jr.
Helped me to top up my Merkat accent.
17th Oct 2018, 17:13
Replies: 110
Views: 13,794
Posted By langleybaston

My take on this is that we were indeed at war...

My take on this is that we were indeed at war during the many acts of treason; hot war until 1945, cold until the Wall came down.
We were certainly hanging or shooting spies during the hot war, but...
16th Oct 2018, 10:59
Replies: 110
Views: 13,794
Posted By langleybaston

Hanging them as a knee jerk was very attractive,...

Hanging them as a knee jerk was very attractive, Philby alone was directly responsible for many murders. However, keeping them alive with a very long sentence in a British top security jail [remember...
15th Oct 2018, 21:26
Replies: 110
Views: 13,794
Posted By langleybaston

I have just finished the Philby bio by MacIntyre....

I have just finished the Philby bio by MacIntyre.
Astonishing to present day thinking that Philby, Burgess and Maclean were all, in effect, presumed innocent until found guilty despite giving off...
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