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Roger in France

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Re: The RFA at work
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2007, 06:09:00 am »

"in his cups".... an archaic expression of class distinction.... a gentleman was never "drunk" he was said to be "in his cups".

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Colin Bishop

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Re: The RFA at work
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2007, 08:15:46 am »

Just like "Workmen sweat, Gentlemen perspire and Ladies glow".
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Re: The RFA at work
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2007, 09:18:43 am »

Yes - in the "good old days", airmen trashing the NAAFI = vandalism; aircrew trashing the Officers' Mess = youthful horseplay!

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Bryan Young

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Re: The RFA at work
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2007, 06:18:32 pm »

Keep going with the alliterations (even if just for tigertiger!)...who knows, Martin may even have to open up yet another site!
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Re: The RFA at work
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2007, 08:30:39 am »

That's the first time I've heard of allowing a bathroom in the Free Surface calculations !!
One of the few jobs I hated on there was supervising the closing of the crew bar when I was duty orofice. Watching the ceremonial locking of the bar, accompanied by various smart-"bottom" remarks from the back, knowing full well that as soon as I had gone, out would come a duplicate key and everything carry on as usual. Then the lip service call to the PO's bar and then back to midships, where the officer's bar was very securely battened down for the night - no duplicate keys there !!

MikeK

I see the censor has struck and the crowd were in fact making smart"bottom" remarks  :D Sounds quite prim ! I wonder if the more American expression will work, here goes - smartass remarks. Now to post and go back in a while to see if the fairies have visited !!

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Re: The RFA at work
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2007, 07:35:02 pm »

Bryan,
DONT even mention CSB  :)

Bob
Tell us about your experience of it..hic...
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Re: The RFA at work
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2007, 07:42:29 pm »

Bryan,
I wish I could, one totally lost weekend.
Just the aftermath stories. Which of course are just exagerations (I hope).
Well I was just a baby engineer with no watches to keep and the whole wekend off.

Bob
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