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by Bill Bentley
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: well well
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: well well

It won't be long before we shall have to call arseholes: rectal orifices. It follows that if they are dribbling rectal orifices they will be talking crap ;). This is happening on your watch guys, you have been too nice, made a perfect world and your children are rebelling. Tearing down statues of on...
by Bill Bentley
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Messages of Condolence
Topic: Olive Clements
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Olive Clements

Sorry to hear of your loss John,
our sincere condolences send
Bill Bentley & family.
by Bill Bentley
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Happy New Year

The old year is gone and good riddance ! Wipe off the rust and sharpen your swords, be ready for what comes, there are no pretty promises in the pipeline. Tis better to fight for what is wise and right than to be crushed unseen, unheard. Think not only of yourself, think bigger, think beyond your ow...
by Bill Bentley
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Merry Christmas 2021

Happy to join all of you 'old and bold' slapping one another on the back, keep it up ! Merry Xmas and a safe and healthy New Year to one and all - HAWKS, everywhere. It has indeed been an odd couple of years that we are about to shed off. Let's hope that 2022 sees an end to the insanity. I'm with Pi...
by Bill Bentley
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: lancashire day
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: lancashire day

Glad to join you in a toast to Lancashire John. It was a 'Maltas Y Cervezas De Murcia' a very good local beer, sold in litre bottles for 1,19 €. I suspect it's subsidised to combat dehydration and because the water is not nearly as sweet as in the homeland ;). Although born in Manchester, when asked...
by Bill Bentley
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 2657

Re: fuel

Mick, I am much younger, honestly ! It was almost 10 years after the war before I saw the light of day :roll:. Nevertheless up North, and I recall seeing them in London in the '70's, the old Victorian terraced houses, I believe, are still lived in to this day. Some years ago I went to find houses li...
by Bill Bentley
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: JNR SSM Bill on FB.
Replies: 6
Views: 2386

Re: JNR SSM Bill on FB.

Wow Pinky, you really are going through the files. Are you sure you were not in the Int Corps with Arnie :lol:. The Very first name on the list, Andy Baxter was a good friend of mine. Ex J/RSM and a very fine fellow. From the B&R's he went to the Pathfinders, who's role it was to parachute in be...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 2657

Re: fuel

There sure was something 'realistic' about those days. I was born in a Victorian mid-terrase, in Gorton, which was knocked down in the early 60's. An outside loo, and air-raid-shelter in the yard and just enough room for the dolly-tub in between. 1 gas lamp in each of the two downstairs rooms, 1 col...
by Bill Bentley
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 2657

Re: fuel

Typical, the North / South divide even stretches to fuel consumption. I recall, as a kid, the parents used to still talk about rationing and how they used to swap soap coupons for 'other coupons' with the Londoners, who had 'hard water' and so needed more soap than we northerners, who had 'soft wate...
by Bill Bentley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 2657

Re: fuel

John, at this rate all that I can suggest is: move to Spain ! You might remember that back in the 60's lots of old people did exactly that for the same reason: It was cheaper to spend winter in Spain than to pay the heating bills at home. A fully equipped holiday home can be had 'out of season' for ...