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by Foureyes
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45277

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

If you choose to re-post something from a third party then you are taking responsibility for it.
DM
by Foureyes
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45277

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

I am sure that sentinenej thinks that he is very amusing, but having been in the Army for 32 years the vast majority of those remarks just do not ring true. For a start the heading is 'military;' which implies Army, so all those referring to ships, submarines, flying, etc can be disregarded. Secondl...
by Foureyes
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 1371

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

I have now completed my research into the Flying Bomb and sent copies to the Museum and the Library to whom any further queries should be addressed. However, I would like to thank all those Old Blues who helped me with memories and information. I have now moved on.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 86
Views: 13656

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

In the early 1950s there were two sergeants. I can picture them both, but am somewhat hazy on the details of their duties. Sergeant Fielder was a somewhat taciturn character who, with his wife, ran the post office and also acted as a sort-of major domo for the Head Master on ceremonial occasions. He...
by Foureyes
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English Exceptionalism
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: English Exceptionalism

I note that rockfreak seems to be under the impression that he speaks for England - note his use of 'our' and 'we.' Well, he doesn't. He is entitled to his own views, as is any individual in this country that he so often derides, but that does not entitle him to generalise to include the whole natio...
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English Exceptionalism
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: English Exceptionalism

There really seems to be no limit to the subjects that 'rockfreak' dislikes, with England, the English and Christ's Hospital leading the field. Of course, the English have caricatures of foreigners, but so, too, does every nation that I can think of. I worked in Glasgow for three very happy years, b...
by Foureyes
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 1371

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

Thank you. Yes - it is an excellent article - especially as it says that I am correct! :oops: Curiously, the old lady's diary introduces a new factor, which is damage to the railway station - I have never come across that before. The inescapable fact is that if the V-1 had landed 200 yards short of ...
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 82
Views: 12221

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

I am not clear what point Hibsman is trying to make, as all that appears on my screen is a repetition of earlier posts by other contributors, without any additional and original comment by Hibsman himself. Did he press a key too soon - as we all have done from time-to-time?
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4806

Re: Black Lives Matter

"My local council is abandoning a lot of recycling but when asked, refused to give us any information as to what is no longer being recycled. Obviously we, those who pay their wages, are incompetent or two stupid to be given such information" Do you not have a local councillor and/or MP who can tak...
by Foureyes
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4806

Re: Black Lives Matter

A huge subject concerns the Dalits (Untouchables) in Indian culture!!! Just as bad today as it was a hundred, perhaps even a thousand years ago.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4806

Re: Black Lives Matter

There are all sorts of prejudices, even within apparently cohesive communities. I was once asked by a Jewish friend to write a biography of a person well-known in his community. I did a lot of preliminary research, including a very long visit to the man himself, who was very interesting and likeable...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 1371

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

I have a copy of the Kriegstagebuch (war diary) of FlakRegt 155(W), which was the launcher regiment for the V-1. I can assure you that the rogue missiles (known to the Germans as Kreißläufer ) which were launched from the Pas de Calais sites and ended up near Paris, etc, were aimed at London. It is ...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3388

Re: GRACE

There is a charming (and true!) story about a particular Grecians' dance in the 1950s which was held, at their invitation, at a local girls' boarding school towards the end of the Summer Term. The C.H. party duly arrived, accompanied by a master to ensure that well went well. The master was the youn...
by Foureyes
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 1371

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

". ..had an element of randomness (understood to be part of the terror effect )" The randomness certainly added to the terror effect, but that was not the German's intention. Hitler's direction was to terrorise the population of central London and all V-1s had their guidance system set to impact at ...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 1371

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

Brian,
Many thanks for the correction on names, which is very helpful.
I see that you arrived in 1944, presumably in September? This was obviously after the V-1 incident and you were very young at the time, but can you remember any gossip about the bomb?
Thanks again,
David