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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Za Rodinu, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Almost missed this one Lesley, must have been the beard in the post below.

    Nice photo, and very impressive to not only post yourself, but to have a WW2 veteran in the pic also! Cheers and thanks for sharing.
     
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  2. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    In a tank?! Impressive.
     
  3. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Right...beard contest...begin....Where's Opanapointer...He has us all beat..
     
  6. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Which one is you mate...
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Matey...if it had not been for that request and me turning up in Kenilworth that Saturday...I wouldn't have just had 10 brilliant days away and met someone from my past who is very much the future now....all say arrrrr....The forum also does matchmaking it seems..I'm sending those mags at weekend too matey..
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    View attachment 19080 When I was a bit ill....As you can see...my choice in females at that time left a lot to be desired...
     

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    She looks like a friendly bitch anyways.
     
  10. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    That one was a nice little girly....She's emigrated now. Gone to be a Froggie. The other King Charles aint missing her one bit...she thinks she's a greyhound from Birmingham...
     
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    Thanks Otto. He is on our sister site and served in the Green Howards.
    We met earlier this year in February and promised each other we would meet up for a chat every few months or so. Lovely unassuming man (as it seems to be with Veterans), and as fit as a fiddle. I think he looks good for 93. Such a pleasure to know him.
    Hope you won't mind me mentioning his memoirs which are written down here:
    http://www.fightingthrough.co.uk/#/wilf-index-ww2-memoirs-book-st/4557245411

    Lesley
     
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    I'm the ugly one
     
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    Glad to be of assistance Pal! Fair enough : I got some excellent reading material and a few bragging memento's whilst you get, uh, a much deserved Holiday :) Yeah that's it, you get to go for a stroll hand in hand along the beach. In the meantime I'm attempting to decipher the code book on the meaning of Sheep. (I know there's a secret message in there somewhere)
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Which one...the Bhudda one? Thats pretty much true to life matey...
     
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    Biak Adjutant

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    "Every article entrusted to you must be used with good care".



    until it breaks then throw the damned thing away!
     
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    Urqh,

    You'd fit right in, in Alaska - Beard: check. Big hat: check. You'd probably have to mail the hat in advance, because if caught wearing it in some airports on the east coast it would be a Class 3 fashion violation. The TSA might even accuse you of being an Australian or a Texan, which can get pretty unpleasant. Don't let them question the dog separately because they'll offer him treats and immunity.
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    I'm off to Alaska then...I always knew I wasn't really a soft leftie...I'm more your Brit Kentuckyian...although the new lady is a real bona fida biker....Can I bring her with me and start an Alaskan Brit Chapter...I always knew I was a yank really...
     
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    Sure, you and your new lady can ride your bikes in the summer, which we call "July" around here.
     
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    Does it really last that long there?

    How far south of the Arctic Circle are you? How long is the daylight June 21 and how short is it on December 21?
     
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    It doesn't really get dark for a month around the summer solstice. The sun actually sets in the north and then rises again 4 hours later also in the north - it goes around the sky instead of east to west. But, since it's just below the horizon at 'night' it's really just a couple hours of twilight. Officially, daylight is something like 19 1/2 hours at this latitude, but it doesn't go far enough below the horizon to get dark. Summers are actually very pleasant here.

    In the winter - December - it rises in the south and goes a few degrees west and sets again. At noon, if you hold your hand out sideways at arms length, that's how high the sun rises in the sky. It's just an orb that peeks up over the southern horizon and then goes down again.

    Of course, this is southern Alaska. Up north, it's truly several months of total darkness in winter and several months of total sunlight in summer.
     

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