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by Foureyes
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: US "friendly fire"
Replies: 40
Views: 3854

Any friendly fire incident is to be deplored, but let's not forget that the British record isn't too hot. # A British Army Gazelle was shot down by a Royal Navy missile during the Falklands War, with the loss of three men, including two of my own Corps, one of whom was Major Mike Forge. # In the Mal...
by Foureyes
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 660224

On the assumption that Kerren meant "lyre":

Dulcimer

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by Foureyes
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 660224

phone
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by Foureyes
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 165835

This is true. I once worked for a general named John Noel Thomas, an officer in the Royal Engineers. He was awarded a knighthood in the Birthday Honours and the following morning, within minutes of arriving in the office, he was most surprised to receive a telephone call from Prince Phillip, whom he...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Handbags at dawn
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Makes me think of John Smallcock who disliked his name so much that he changed it. To Robert Smallcock.
At least he was better off than his brother Ivor.

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by Foureyes
Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 660224

Tickner (Mrs)
by Foureyes
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Aussie Old Blue
Replies: 18
Views: 2988

COMMONWEALTH FORCES

There is no question of Brits joining Commonwealth forces, or vice versa, being regarded as "mercenaries" since all serve the same Queen. Large numbers of Commonwealth citizens joined the British (as opposed to their own forces) in World War Two and served with great distinction. Their presence was ...
by Foureyes
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: An embarrassing and slightly stupid question...
Replies: 60
Views: 5643

NEW HOUSE NAME

I would name a new house after Etta Harris, who attended CH Hertford in the late 1890s. On leaving, Etta went to university and then became a Latin teacher in a large day school in West Hartlepool. On 16 December 1914 at 8.10am three German warships started a bombardment of West Hartlepool, a barbar...
by Foureyes
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: An embarrassing and slightly stupid question...
Replies: 60
Views: 5643

BARNES WALLIS

cstegerlewis said, apropos Barnes Wallis, that: "He wasn't 'famous' until the 1940's." That is incorrect. He was very famous in the early 1930s as the designer of R-100, the finest and most successful British airship ever built - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-100 among many other sites. It was ...
by Foureyes
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Aussie Old Blue
Replies: 18
Views: 2988

AUSSIE OLD BLUE

Greg, I happened to note your messages on the Forum. You might like to make contact by e-mail with Roger Wickins on "rrog1213@bigpond.net.au" who keeps a friendly eye on Oz-based Old Blues and even organises trips in the bay which, apparently, involve free-flowing beer. Incidentally, I knew 3RAR whe...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: SECOND CHA MANAGER RESIGNS!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8784

ADDRESSES

Julian,
If other people could learn to explain complex computer matters so clearly and succinctly the world would be a far happier place. Many thanks - "alles klar" as Pongo Littelfield taught us to say.
:shock: plus :D
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: SECOND CHA MANAGER RESIGNS!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8784

LATEST NEWSLETTER

Can anyone explain this, please? I received my copy of the CHA Newsletter at 0139 on 1st August - no problem there. However, I note that in the address box it is labelled as "From. zm@christs-hospital.org.uk" and "To: zm@christs-hospital.org.uk" with my name/address appearing nowhere. I am NOT compl...
by Foureyes
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: SECOND CHA MANAGER RESIGNS!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8784

CHA NEWSLETTER

Concerning receipt of the newsletter today when there is nobody in the office. There is something very odd about the transmission of the Newsletter, which is related to the computer system used at CH and in the Counting House. My understanding is that in the past when Zoe/Wendy tried to send the new...
by Foureyes
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: SECOND CHA MANAGER RESIGNS!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8784

However I have little doubt that the Advisory Committee will rally round, man the fort, fight the good fight to the last man or woman, leave no stone unturned, get DRW Memorial Service invites out to all the CH Hertford girls who who knew her but didn't receive them and try to ensure that the place...
by Foureyes
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: SECOND CHA MANAGER RESIGNS!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8784

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

"Wth Zoe gone to pastures sure to be greener and Wendy away (I hope it is not sick leave) isn't Sam Rider around to run the office (or has he gone also?)? Given his responsibilities I would have thought that he would have a keen interest in ensuring that anything being circulated to OBs including t...