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Sir Winston Churchill
« on: January 28, 2015, 01:50:29 PM »

Where were you  30-1-1965 when  Winston Churchill was buried.    I was at Salalah Oman

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Re: Churchill
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 02:01:36 PM »


I was in infant school.

BBC:
‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30981155
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 02:11:36 PM »

We were let out of school early to go home and watch it on TV. Mum and Dad had a new 3-piece suite delivered on the same day. Dad still had that suite (after three or four reupholsterings) when he died almost exactly forty years later. It was ten years ago today that we held his funeral. RIP Tom - one of the very best.
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 03:23:54 PM »

I was - 20 years and 5 months so not up to much I guess....  :}
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 04:21:16 PM »

  I was on a very cold building site learning the joys of concrete formwork (shuttering to us normal people) oh bliss.
        R.I.P. Winnie.
P.S. its a shame we don't have a PM  with the same backbone!
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 04:44:42 PM »

I was a route liner near Greenwich. In No 1s negative rifle. Just the bowed head when he went past.
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2015, 05:54:19 PM »

I was almost 20 and like Fastfaz, I too was on a cold building site working on shuttering for Wimpeys on a block of flats in Portsmouth, how fortunate we were to have had men of his calibre, at a time when we needed them, pity we don't have any today, perhaps we wouldn't be dictated to by Brussels.  %%
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2015, 06:26:01 PM »

I was nice and warm - Malacca Straits Patrol during the Indonesian Confrontation
on HMS Aisne - got back to UK about 2 months later
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 06:54:49 PM »

A future roll in the hay.

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Re: Churchill
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 08:10:27 PM »

During the day it is a dad who carried me

And in the evening, at about 10 am mom carried me

But I do not remember it
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2015, 08:20:32 PM »

It was a cold, bleak January Saturday, and I stood in the room behind me now watching the events on the television; every shop and business was closed until after the service and beyond.

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Re: Churchill
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2015, 09:07:06 PM »

Can't remember
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2015, 09:44:29 PM »

I wasnt even a twinkle in my Dads eye, let alone a drip............etc etc
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2015, 10:30:17 PM »

I should have been at the dentist but watched the funeral instead. Got my ears chewed when I called to make another appointment.  >>:-(
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2015, 11:23:48 PM »

Too young to remember. But this seems an apt comment


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Re: Churchill
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2015, 11:42:04 PM »

Was 15 months old, so was probably in my cot or pram.

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Re: Churchill
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2015, 04:39:45 AM »

I was a few days past my 28th birthday, had been married nearly 5 years and had 2 young sons, and I would have just gone back to work after the Christmas holidays. A lot has happened in the last 50 years, I'm much older and perhaps a little wiser, although some may disagree with that last comment %%


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Re: Churchill
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2015, 05:04:40 AM »

Well Peter.......with respect to the last comment point   {:-{

Whilst we have never met %) my experience in life is that unless a senior aged person suffers from a form of dementia ....the more years they amass under their name ....the wiser they seem

Now I am not suggesting simply multiplying ones age [over 65] by some magical exponent/component will offer a defined answer....... but attaining more years has taught me to ZIP my mouth & listen more  :-))

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Re: Churchill
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2015, 06:54:47 AM »

I watched the funeral on T/V.I must say that it was one of the saddest days of my life, the World could never repay him. Mick B.
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2015, 10:07:47 PM »

Now I am not suggesting simply multiplying ones age [over 65] by some magical exponent/component will offer a defined answer....... but attaining more years has taught me to ZIP my mouth & listen more 

Derek


Very good advice Derek O0


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Re: Churchill
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2015, 02:59:45 PM »



BBC: Sir Winston Churchill's funeral marked 50 years on
       http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31041370
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2017, 09:49:50 PM »

I was a 16 year old apprentice joiner going back to work in the lovely freezing cold outside winter weather years before the Health and safety Nazis took over. Boy could we do with such a leader right now! Especially with the way the EU is trying to blackmail us. Of course it's nothing to do with the shortfall of income they are going to have to find! or is that me being cynical.
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Re: Churchill
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2017, 09:49:32 AM »

I was a 19 year old engineering apprentice and watched it on our very small tv   Bill ...
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Re: Sir Winston Churchill
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2017, 12:44:16 PM »

28 years away from being a twinkle in my dad's eye.
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Re: Sir Winston Churchill
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2017, 12:50:29 PM »

RAF Episkopi - nine years into what became thirty seven years in the Royal Air Force. Started out at, must have been close to £110 a year, do just a (Large) bit better than that on my pension, mind you still have a good rant at the amount of tax I pay on it.  :police:
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