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armc40

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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #75 on: June 05, 2012, 10:12:51 AM »

I met the Queen once in 1957 in Barnsley, but she pretended to not notice me waving at her...shy I think ! <:(
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2012, 02:39:54 PM »

I've been under Tower Bridge with both bascules fully open!  O0
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2012, 04:01:46 PM »

I've been under Tower Bridge with both bascules fully open!  O0

I know...I lifted 'em for you !
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2012, 10:54:31 PM »

I've been under Tower Bridge with both bascules fully open!  O0

Careful now - you could get moderated for that kind of thing.
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2012, 11:04:39 PM »

Does being under and climbing the Harbour bridge count

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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #80 on: June 05, 2012, 11:12:08 PM »

I've been under Tower Bridge with both bascules fully open!  O0

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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #81 on: June 05, 2012, 11:15:05 PM »

Martin,  go on,  Card Dave Please >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( {-) {-) {-) {-) go on get the big blue pen out ,all those posts and no blue pen. O0 O0 O0 O0 O0


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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #82 on: June 05, 2012, 11:57:36 PM »

WRONG!!!
I have had the pleasure of Martin's blue felt tip
..... and the had magic post removal pixies too.

not as often as some ornery critters though  ;D

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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #83 on: June 08, 2012, 07:58:23 AM »

And you don't deserve it do you Dave ?, not half eh. Mick B.
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #84 on: June 08, 2012, 01:52:05 PM »

I have met Martin what a great guy he brings me more happiness then knowing or meeting any V.I.P  as i spend hours on here and its all down to Martin and his team of helpers a huge thank you to you all.
                                         Regards Howard.
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #85 on: June 08, 2012, 02:00:15 PM »

I met Martin's wife at Wicksteed a very nice lady but she was too busy serving tea to chat .
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #86 on: June 08, 2012, 04:00:20 PM »

I'm right up there with Howard - on thanking Martin :-))
Lets also remember that there are an awful lot of nice helpful people here too who sometimes go quite unappreciated.
I've met just a few Mayhem members up to now, and what nice chaps they have all been too.

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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #87 on: June 08, 2012, 04:36:14 PM »

 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
I have met Martin what a great guy he brings me more happiness then knowing or meeting any V.I.P  as i spend hours on here and its all down to Martin and his team of helpers a huge thank you to you all.
                                         Regards Howard.
:-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #88 on: June 08, 2012, 10:43:54 PM »

:-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

It's a little bit too far for me to travel,  O0 O0 but I agree,  :-)) :-))
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #89 on: June 14, 2012, 04:29:11 PM »

Earlier Polaris mentioned Barnes Wallace and his hatred of the things he had to invent for the war.

Well, in 1968 Barnes Wallace's camaraman came to our college and showed us his film collection of the bouncing bomb experiments, which may have been "unofficial" copies since they were not censored in anyway and showed all the details that were not made public until 20 years later.

One of the more famous shots he took was when the bouncing bomb broke up and came up the shingle beach and narrowly missed him - I did ask him whether he thought of moving quickly out of the way of the bomb - he replied that the thought had never crossed his mind and that he was just concentrating on doing his job for Mr Wallace.

The other films he showed were the anti-shipping mini-bouncing bomb tests taken in a Scottish loch against some old captured Italian warships.

Remarkably, he had colour footage of Barnes Wallace's post-war life saving work on anti-icing systems for fishing vessels. The system consisted of pneumatic panels and tubes that were fitted to critical parts of the fishing vessel that would expand under air pressure to break off the ice to prevent capsizing; a lot of fishermen were losing their lives because of the ice. I've metioned the existence of this colour footage to the Barnes Wallace Museum staff at Brooklands and they said it was the first that they had heard of it!

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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #90 on: June 21, 2012, 10:41:17 PM »

In my younger days I had the Pleasure to play music with the late Roy castle, and have also Met The Queen and Prince Phillip(when I was a Sea Cadet) as well as Frank Bruno, Harry Rednapp, and Jim Davidson. Oh and I nearly forgot the infamous Phil Locke   {-)
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #91 on: June 22, 2012, 06:16:56 PM »

John Savident used to be my Scout Master when I was 12-13 in Ashton-u-Lyne late 50s.          Ralf Reader in the Gang Show in Manchester.           Princess Margret and Dennis Healey MOD and Stewart Grainger making a film on the Artillery firing range when I was posted to Hong Kong in 1964-66, he paid for cases of San Mig. beer for all the lads.          And the Duke of Edinburgh had a couple of words with me,  the second word was "off ".
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #92 on: June 30, 2012, 02:42:11 PM »


Dear All,

Well... and please don't think I am being 'sickly sweet'... because this could be easily missinterpreted.

I can't think of a better bunch and number of people in one place than I have met any other place elsewhere: viz., Mayhem. A few (& one most partic.), and they all well know who they are but I will not say, make Mayhem what it is... for me anyway.

So, ultimately, though I have met all sorts, at the end of the day, it is those who help you who are the most important people who you will ever meet.

Regards, Bernard
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #93 on: June 30, 2012, 06:50:36 PM »

aaaww...you spoil us Mister Ambassador !
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #94 on: June 30, 2012, 07:11:09 PM »


Dear Armc,

Absolutely not so... you know, I can't remember how long I have been a Member, but it must be five years anyway (I stand to be corrected!).

What I have said is fact. I know I haven't been 'easy' a couple of times, but there has been reason. Those who know me know the why's and wherefore's in the latter, and, furthermore, know that I will always readily admit when I am wrong - but when right I will always stand my ground - without fail. For a few months between late 09 and early 10, I was a bit 'out of order' shall we say, and, whilst no excuses, there was reason all the same. It was an unexpected/very sudden/& not pleasant learning curve not experienced before... but time always being the healer, one continues to learn the grand scheme of things.

Regards, Bernard
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #95 on: July 01, 2012, 11:59:04 AM »

Ermmmmm, yeh, ok.
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« Reply #96 on: July 01, 2012, 12:20:41 PM »

YYSW

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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #97 on: July 01, 2012, 02:27:05 PM »

...a few weeks ago we went to pick up the step daughter at Toronto Airport and met Mike Holmes, Mr Fix It from Canada.



..that's him and the missus.
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #98 on: July 01, 2012, 03:15:15 PM »

heres a pic of me and ... the one and only ... chesney hawkes !!!!
 :-)) :-)) :-))


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« Reply #99 on: July 01, 2012, 08:54:58 PM »

He appears to have melted your Halo Ian  {-)
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