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The lighter side / Re: Jack Dit`s
« on: April 15, 2008, 10:45:47 AM »
I have much to thank Aggie Weston for.  Whilst working in CinC Pompey's office prior to joing the Vic we were on L & RA (had to find our own lodgings and victual ouselves) and nearly always had our dinner in Aggies, Queen St near the Trafalgar Club and was it the Park Hotel between the two?  The performers from the theatre opposite used to frequent that place. 
Round the corner (Commercial Road?) was the Royal Theatre where I saw Winifred Atwell on the Joanna.  The theatres were very popular in the 50s and 60s.

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Naval History / Re: Guess the ship.
« on: April 13, 2008, 10:09:48 PM »
Sounds like Commander Crabbe, the diver trhat went missing after the Russian ships with Krushcof and Bulgarin visited.

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Naval History / Re: Guess the ship.
« on: April 11, 2008, 03:18:21 PM »
James I do not know the ship but do you know the relevance and history of the pennant?   ??? ???

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Naval History / Re: Guess the ship.
« on: April 10, 2008, 09:55:32 PM »
HMS Hero  From the TV series "Warship"  Found it in the Phoebe Association Memories Mike D  8)

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Today's Navy / Re: Royal Navy 2008
« on: April 07, 2008, 12:31:20 PM »
Excellent photo Dave, must go up that tower next time in Pompey. Hardly recognise the Dockyard now, think I can just  make out the Victory.  All the best,  Mike D :) :) :)

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A run ashore / Re: Subic Bay
« on: April 06, 2008, 01:22:14 PM »
Hope they have found cures by now.

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The lighter side / Speeding Ticket
« on: April 04, 2008, 11:31:23 PM »
 

 

 

 

 


 
An older lady gets pulled over for speeding...
 

Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding.

Older Woman: Oh, I see.

Officer: Can I see your license please?

Older Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one.

Officer: Don't have one?

Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.

Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

Older Woman: I can't do that.

Officer: Why not?

Older Woman: I stole this car.

Officer: Stole it?

Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Officer: You what?

Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see

The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Older woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

Older Woman: Murdered the owner?

Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?

Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.
The officer is quite stunned.

Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer.

The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2: Thank you ma'am, one of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Older Woman: Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too!!!!


Don't Mess With Old Ladies
 

If you want to brighten someone's day, pass this on to someone you know.


I just did!

 
 
 

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Naval History / Re: Guess the ship.
« on: April 04, 2008, 09:20:28 PM »
Page 16 of Flat Top 2/1 :) ;D :-X

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The lighter side / Improvements in Written English
« on: April 04, 2008, 08:19:52 AM »

The European Commission on Languages has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.


As part of the negotiations, the British G overnment conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".
In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.
The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.


In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w"with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi TU understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.
 ::) ::) ::) :'( :'(

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Faces / Welcome to New Website
« on: April 03, 2008, 11:07:46 PM »
Welcome everyone to our brand new website and brand new opperators.  Please be patient if things do not go smoothly for a little while and please feel free to point out problems so that they may be put right.  It is hoped that the site will be expanded greatly within a few days so keep checking and even maybe proposing something we could do to benefit our visitors to this site.
Good Luck to you all,  MikeD ;)

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