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by Foureyes
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Korea veteran Sam Mercer dies at 91
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Korea veteran Sam Mercer dies at 91

He was certainly at C.H. but cannot have been very happy as he 'ran away.' Must have been a story there.
David
by Foureyes
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

Apologies. Made an error in previous post. Shipping line was ELDERS & FYFFES and NOT Elder Dempster. My mistake.
David
by Foureyes
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

"brother sailing first class" SS Ariguani carried 99 passengers, ALL First-Class, so there was no Second-Class or steerage option. He went out to Kingston aboard SS Carare , sailed from Bristol 1 July 1938. This was also an Elder Dempster vessel and a sister-ship of Ariguani , so also onl...
by Foureyes
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

Further to the above, Kit's twin brother Rev Aubrey Aitken (1911-1985) was a curate in Kingston at the time (1937-40), so presumably it was a family reunion!
David
by Foureyes
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

To fill in some of the details: Kit was born 2 August 1911 in Smallburgh, Norfolk. School unknown. University. Trinity College, Oxford. 'Good' degree in History. Joined C.H. staff 1934. Junior housemaster in Prep. Moved to Giggleswick school just before the war. Commissioned Royal Norfolk Regiment 1...
by Foureyes
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 4251

Re: Brexit

TO THE MODERATORS
Could you please look at this thread? It is listed under 'General Chat - CH Stuff' but now has nothing whatsoever to do with CH. Allied to that there is a thread on the non-CH site which seems to cover this subject. So, can you please transfer all this to the latter?
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UNDERGROUND BUNKER
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: UNDERGROUND BUNKER

Fascinating video. Thank you. I particularly like the shelves for the left elbows and spare ammunition.
David
by Foureyes
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UNDERGROUND BUNKER
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: UNDERGROUND BUNKER

sejintenej says: " Not a bunker but during my early days at CH the fields opposite Shelleys Wood had many vertical posts presumably to deter aircraft landings " Absolutely correct. That was slightly before my time, but records clearly state that such posts were placed in open spaces to det...
by Foureyes
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UNDERGROUND BUNKER
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: UNDERGROUND BUNKER

Brian,
Since posting my earlier reply I have checked the name of that small wood and you are absolutely spot-on - Sparrow Copse it is. Your memory is better than mine. Thanks again,
David
by Foureyes
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UNDERGROUND BUNKER
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: UNDERGROUND BUNKER

Brian, Thank you - that is a most helpful reply. I had not thought of the possible water-management explanation and will mention that possibility when I send the info to the Resistance Archive people. I cannot remember the precise location with any clarity (old age!) but suspect that if it was used ...
by Foureyes
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UNDERGROUND BUNKER
Replies: 10
Views: 620

UNDERGROUND BUNKER

I see that British Resistance Archive is asking for possible bunkers used by the 'Resistance Army.' I can recall seeing a possible candidate at C.H., but would welcome confirmation before I contact them. The place I remember was at approx 51 degrees 03 min North, 0 degrees 09 min West.In other words...
by Foureyes
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 261
Views: 59332

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Ahem! Did you mean paraprosdokians?
David :shock:
PS Shows I read it!
by Foureyes
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 31
Views: 5177

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

There has been some discussion on this site as to why Eric Littlefield was nicknamed 'Pongo', an appellation normally used by the RN and RAF to refer to men and women in the Army, when Eric was demonstrably RAF. There has been speculation that at sometime in his past he served with the Army, but thi...
by Foureyes
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 4251

Re: Brexit

rockfreak writes: "Many years out of journalism. I'd have picked that one up years ago, or a colleague would have picked it up and said "what the hell are you talking about?"

As one ex-journo to another, apology accepted. We've all been there!

David :shock:
by Foureyes
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 4251

Re: Brexit

Let me ask the Remainers a question. Suppose in 2-3 years time there is a second Referendum in Scotland on Scottish independence and the results are: For Independence - 52%, Against - 48%. Would you then argue that it should NOT be granted, for the reasons you have deployed for disregarding the UK-w...