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    That's a hilariously story!!! You Brits were big...

    That's a hilariously story!!! You Brits were big with the eggs thing. The gyro horizon indicators on all your RAF aircraft were marked thusly:
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    An interesting bring back story comes near the...

    An interesting bring back story comes near the end of Little Ship, Big War: The Sage of DE343, by Ed Stafford. After Okinawa and the surrender, DE-343 USS William Warner Abercrombie was assigned...
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    The first thing I noticed was no unit badges. ...

    The first thing I noticed was no unit badges. The next was overseas caps. Then only one set of stripes.

    Bob
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    Marcel Duchamp does prone firing position. Bob

    Marcel Duchamp does prone firing position.

    Bob
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    "Fat Albert," the C-130 that accompanies the Blue...

    "Fat Albert," the C-130 that accompanies the Blue Angels.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/07/c130herculesfatalbert2paulbaker-1.jpg

    Bob
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    Of the military transport types I've flown in,...

    Of the military transport types I've flown in, the HerkyBird was the easiest to sleep in!

    Bob
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    Well here's a fun little "connection" thing that...

    Well here's a fun little "connection" thing that happened to me: I have been reading Winston Churchill's The Second World War in six volumes and was on Volume Six: The Hinge of Fate. As we...
  8. I remember that casualty and the mourning...

    I remember that casualty and the mourning afterwards. It is sad to find that the casualty lasted for over twenty-four hours. It reminds me of the Challenger disaster, where they kept silent the...
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    Double check - I disabled my Ad Blocker and no ad...

    Double check - I disabled my Ad Blocker and no ad appeared.

    Bob
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    Och, a little Scots pronunciation humor... "Go...

    Och, a little Scots pronunciation humor... "Go big or go home." Sorry - I forgot about our international community.

    Bob
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    Truly, you are a collector! The two I show above...

    Truly, you are a collector! The two I show above are all I have. My problem is that I am multi-disciplinary and tend to collect in all disciplines. For example, my house is covered in WWII history...
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    During WWII the Shorts Sunderland was built on...

    During WWII the Shorts Sunderland was built on the shores of Lake Windermere.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/07/Short_Sunderland_Mk_V_ExCC-1.jpg

    You can visit the place where...
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    I'm not sure you folks are aware but a few years...

    I'm not sure you folks are aware but a few years ago Atlas launched its Ultimate Tank Series of Diecast models in 1/72. They were discontinued but an Intrepid Internet Warrior can still find his...
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    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/07/b...

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/07/ban_apd001manley-1.jpg


    The Marine Raiders used converted WWI four-stack destroyers, brought out of mothballs and converted into APDs (fast...
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    Looking at the tank, I'm reminded of a hilarious...

    Looking at the tank, I'm reminded of a hilarious line from the movie A Bridge Too Far when the John Frost and the 1st Para arrive in downtown Arnhem:

    Lt. Col John Frost: "You know, something just...
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    Guy in the left in gloves. Would love to know...

    Guy in the left in gloves. Would love to know the hull numbers. A couple of Gleaves-class destroyers in that nest?


    Bob
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    Yep, hat is G.I. Joe with his Garand. I had one....

    Yep, hat is G.I. Joe with his Garand. I had one. I went to visit a friend in another town. This guys had probably twenty of them. He got bored with them and started gluing Estes rocket motors...
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    I still have my Farnborough-Measham Car Auction...

    I still have my Farnborough-Measham Car Auction Collection car transporter.

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    Obviously I was a collector....
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    I cruised the length of Lake Windermere. I wish...

    I cruised the length of Lake Windermere. I wish I had had more time there.

    Bob
  20. So, how are Geordies as sharpshooters, anyway? I...

    So, how are Geordies as sharpshooters, anyway? I ask because I come from an area that is known for its marksmen.

    Bob
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    Note that the "trainer" is about to run a model...

    Note that the "trainer" is about to run a model train with targets downrange! Moving target practice. How often did they have to replace cars?

    Bob
  22. Is the left one scoped? Bob

    Is the left one scoped?

    Bob
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    Present... Arms! Order... Arms! Bob

    Present... Arms!


    Order... Arms!


    Bob
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    An interesting flip side: My in-laws decided to...

    An interesting flip side: My in-laws decided to retire to theSouth, chased out of New Jersey by taxes and the cost of living. They asked my wife to accompany them on their house hunting trip in the...
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    Yeah, I'm a Southerner. Back in 1979, my great...

    Yeah, I'm a Southerner. Back in 1979, my great uncle called my fiance' "The best-looking little Yankee he'd ever seen." I'd also call call her the sweetest. Forty-one years now.

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