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Xtian29

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2009, 10:28:54 AM »

Hello

Have you seen that the first image is the one of the Japanese destroyer DD153 Yugiri  O0  What's a pity the HMS Ark Royal or a Duke class frigate would have been a better choice  :embarrassed:

A+ Xtian

PS : Today is 14th of July the French National day ... when we remember having cut heads to kings and royalist .... shocking  ;D  

PS 2 : about Neanderthals, we still have some in France, and one of them was famous in England, because he used to play rugby with the Sale Sharks

 
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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2009, 10:34:03 AM »

.....and WOW, what a party we had here in our little village! My head still hurts 12 hours later.

however, to my shame, I still make a mess of singing the "Marseillaise"!

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2009, 04:32:31 PM »

Most of you have gone well off track.
Yes I am British, but from England in Britain.
You know the place, the largest contributor to the UK budget but the only part NOT to have its own Parliament.
The Scots, Irish and Welsh have a certain amount of control over their affairs, why can't England.
Why should Scots, Irish and Welsh MP's vote on English affairs while we cant on theirs.
Yes the old West Lothian Question.
I have spent time in Scotland and Wales and the first thing mentioned was where I came from, followed by some quite insulting remarks from a minority.
So what did I do I returned to England, my preference.
I am English, will always be English, and PROUD OF IT.


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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2009, 04:49:38 PM »

I am a Scot, and damn proud of it, but I am also British, and damn proud of THAT too!

I married an English lass, so clearly have no problem with the English....far from it!

If you are English, then yes.....stand up and be proud of it 'cos this would be a poorer world without the contribution the English have made!

(Granted there may be a vocal section of the Scottish people who would disagree with me, but I usually ignore them!)
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« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2009, 04:55:50 PM »

I was born in Scotland, have English parents and am fiercly proud to be a Scot ,fiercly proud of my ENGLISH heritage AND fiercly proud to be British.... :-))
So.... you guy`s stand up for yourselves..... but..... please don`t let this thread degenerate into a petty nationalistic squabble {:-{
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Colin H

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2009, 05:21:01 PM »

I am English and very proud of that fact. However being ex army I have a different point of view. Our four British nations always squabbled when they got together we were allowed to we are Irish, Welsh, Scots English British.

But God help any " b-gg-r " from another country who picked a fight for then all the nations of Britain would come together and kick some serious a--e.

Then enemy defeated we would go back to our little squabble.

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2009, 05:27:20 PM »

Hello

From outside and maybe neutral position I like this Eric sentence  :-))

If you are English, then yes.....stand up and be proud of it 'cos this would be a poorer world without the contribution the English have made!

But I'm not and in rugby English are my "favorite enemies"  {-)

I've some difficulties to understand why in the United Kingdom nations like Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales have control over there affairs with parliament or national assemblies and why not England ?

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2009, 06:43:41 PM »

Xtian,

You are not on your own there. Every Englishman wonders the same thing!!!
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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2009, 09:42:50 PM »

We, the English, have to put up with a BRITISH National Anthem, whilst the other home nations have their own, why are we not allowed our own? Granted I'm British, but from a personal point of view I am English first and foremost. I too have spent time in Scotland and Wales, and enjoyed doing so, but England still comes first to me (even when in the crowd at Murrayfield, for a Scotland / England match!) I spent 25 years in the RN, defending ALL our shores, and I believe I have the right to call myself an Englishman.

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2009, 12:15:22 AM »

But I'm not and in rugby English are my "favourite enemies"  

Ours, too, xtian. And in cricket as well.  O0

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2009, 11:53:22 PM »

Bring me my bow of burning gold.....
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2009, 10:16:31 AM »

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Bring me my bow of burning gold.....

Getting a bit past it for the arrows of desire then?  ok2
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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2009, 12:17:21 AM »

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Bring me my bow of burning gold.....

Getting a bit past it for the arrows of desire then?  ok2

What about the "Chariot of Fire"?  :D

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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2009, 08:03:54 PM »

What about the "Chariot of Fire"?  :D

More like "Wheelbarrow of Glowing Embers" nowadays with me  <:( <:(

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Colin Bishop

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2009, 09:01:27 PM »

I just hope the clouds unfold for my visit to Portsmouth Dockyard tomorrow....

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2009, 09:37:20 PM »

Hello

... for my visit to Portsmouth Dockyard tomorrow....

I've made many port of call at Portsmouth but never time available to visit the HMS Victory. It's really a regret for me and I have to do it.

About HMS Victory, Trafalgar and Nelson (don't forget I'm French) One think I've not forget was to have a pi.. on Nelson statue situated on Grand Parade Street (in fact only the pedestal ... I'm not equiped with Fire Fighting  :embarrassed:)  I don't know if it's really a tradition but I know many French navy officer who's done this to !

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Colin Bishop

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2009, 09:51:15 PM »

At Portsmouth the boardwalk along the naval buildings is made from the timbers of captured French men of war. Visitors are asked to treat it with respect as a historical monument. Maybe French naval personnel take a different view?

I did enjoy visiting France last week as I always do. Our two nations should be friends.

Colin
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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2009, 10:13:35 PM »

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Our two nations should be friends
And one day, it could happen.  Just needs goodwill and understanding on both sides.
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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2009, 10:51:33 PM »

Chariot of fire? That'll be the Royal Enfield then.
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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2009, 11:51:19 PM »

Hello

One of my Grand Oncle (brother to my Grand Mother) used to serve the Royal Navy during the WW2 as he was in UK prior the french capitulation and was thinking at that time that serving with British was the best solution to defeat Nazi.

A little bit later two other of my Grand Oncles, after 18th june De Gaulle appeal used to serve the FNFL (Force Navale Franšaise Libre - Free French Navy) and based in UK. One aboard of MTB on the Channel and one aboard of North Atlantic convoy protection based at Greenock.  In my family we are close friend to British (even English)  But having a pi .. "Censored " on the pedestal of Nelson statue is a tradition  :embarrassed:

I have to say that one time during a port of call at Portsmouth aboard of a French naval ship the commanding officer refused to fly any courtesy flag as he have some of his relatives dead during Mers El Kebir attack ...  

History is different from people to other even for people of the same country.

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2009, 12:50:41 AM »

Mers el Kebir was indeed a great tragedy.

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Re: Rise up all you English.
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2009, 10:20:27 PM »

My neighbour's always on about England for the English, I tell him we don't want you Brummies in Lancashire....get back to the bl00dy south :police: >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
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