All our yesterdays...

The Crewroom for non-FS related stuff, fun and general chat.

Moderators: The Ministry, Guru's

airboatr
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Posts: 6283
Joined: 25 Oct 2007, 07:17

Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by airboatr » 18 Apr 2015, 16:45

Oxford dictionary suggest the 15th century word tire comes from attire or tie.

both were/are spelt (spelled) with a, what.... a "y" ? Noooo an "I"

Here endith the lesson....

.... and now, if you'll excuse me, i have a little cobb web cleaning of my own i wish to do..
Image

Airspeed
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Posts: 5883
Joined: 14 Sep 2011, 03:46
Location: Central Victorian Goldfields, Australia
Contact:

Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by Airspeed » 25 Apr 2015, 10:14

Today, 25th April, is ANZAC Day.
They have been introducing different Appeal badges over the years.
This year, being the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, there are several new designs, including the Flying Corps side cap.
At first glance, it's hard to decipher what it is. I would have preferred an aeroplane, but beggars can't be choosers.

DaveB
The Ministry
Posts: 30457
Joined: 17 Jun 2004, 20:46
Location: Pelsall, West Mids, UK
Contact:

Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by DaveB » 25 Apr 2015, 10:18

Shame that.. you shouldn't have to decipher what something is 8)

Have a good ANZAC day anyway Mike and all you guys south of the border :thumbsup:

ATB
DaveB B)smk
ImageImage
Old sailors never die.. they just smell that way!

GHD
Concorde
Concorde
Posts: 1335
Joined: 17 Sep 2004, 14:04
Location: Harton Village, UK

Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by GHD » 26 May 2015, 08:58

Another piece of nostalgia posted by the other Mike on the VFR forum:

http://www.ecasttv.co.nz/program_detail ... =undefined
George

Image

Airspeed
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Posts: 5883
Joined: 14 Sep 2011, 03:46
Location: Central Victorian Goldfields, Australia
Contact:

Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by Airspeed » 26 May 2015, 11:55

MikeW, thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
George, Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:

DelP
The Gurus
Posts: 2243
Joined: 16 Aug 2004, 21:40
Location: Under EGCC 23R approach....

Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by DelP » 14 Apr 2016, 00:16

Great Uncle George, Leeds Rifles, with his mates in France , May 1916. In 3 months, 100 years ago, they were at the Somme.
Image
'My Auntie Mabel told me I'd make a great soldier, though I don't know how 30 years working in a biscuit factory had qualified her to make that judgement.....' Eddie Nugent

Airborne Signals

Airspeed
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Posts: 5883
Joined: 14 Sep 2011, 03:46
Location: Central Victorian Goldfields, Australia
Contact:

Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by Airspeed » 14 Apr 2016, 03:27

Thanks, Derek.
How's the spotting equipment, eh?
Must say that I always feel sad, knowing that all the folks in old photos are gone.
Still, they look happy at the time. :)

DogTailRed2
VC10
VC10
Posts: 558
Joined: 24 May 2008, 07:52

Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by DogTailRed2 » 19 Apr 2016, 18:24

Can't remember if I've posted these before, old brain box fading. But anyway...

This was Dad
Image
We believe he signed up at 14. Served aboard HMS Anson during WW2.

Walking down the high street in Falmouth with mates.
Image

Don't know much about his service life except that he served in the Pacific.
He was a GRUE operator which was a guns direction finding thing of sorts :dunno:

Never really knew him but always remember him.

DaveB
The Ministry
Posts: 30457
Joined: 17 Jun 2004, 20:46
Location: Pelsall, West Mids, UK
Contact:

Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by DaveB » 19 Apr 2016, 18:43

Nice shots DTR2 ;)

Not sure if he'd have joined up at 14 mate.. the earliest I know of is 15. Entrants of this age would have gone to HMS Ganges(Ipswich)/HMS St George(Shotley). HMS Raleigh opened in 1940 and was used for (primarily) 20+ year-old conscripts. Pity he wasn't a bit older.. Raleigh isn't far from Falmouth in the grand scale of things :)
ATB
Dave B)smk
ImageImage
Old sailors never die.. they just smell that way!

DogTailRed2
VC10
VC10
Posts: 558
Joined: 24 May 2008, 07:52

Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by DogTailRed2 » 19 Apr 2016, 18:46

DaveB wrote:Nice shots DTR2 ;)

Not sure if he'd have joined up at 14 mate.. the earliest I know of is 15. Entrants of this age would have gone to HMS Ganges(Ipswich)/HMS St George(Shotley). HMS Raleigh opened in 1940 and was used for (primarily) 20+ year-old conscripts. Pity he wasn't a bit older.. Raleigh isn't far from Falmouth in the grand scale of things :)
ATB
Dave B)smk
We really don't know but suspect he may have lied about his age to avoid going down the mines?

Post Reply