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    It's best to ask people to contact you by PM...

    It's best to ask people to contact you by PM (Private Message) otherwise, potentially, you could get the entire internet contact you by email if you display your personal email address publicly.
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    1919 "Autograph Book"

    I recently came across this autograph book which my late grandmother received as a 15th birthday present in August 1919. Looking through it some of the cartoon pictures/images that friends have drawn...
  3. It wouldn't hurt to contact the National Archives...

    It wouldn't hurt to contact the National Archives before your visit and say what you're looking for as it may save some time on the day.

    If you are a middle aged chap like me and the information...
  4. Fake?! What about people whose posts are almost entirely...

    What about people whose posts are almost entirely items for sale? Not necessarily a scam or any sort of wrong doing but it does seem that if you're joining a forum mainly to get free adds you're...
  5. Thread: Scammed

    by Flying10uk
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    That must have been because the person that you...

    That must have been because the person that you were sending the money to resides in another country to you.

    One of the good things with eBay is that when you buy something from another country...
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    It would be interesting to see inside the...

    It would be interesting to see inside the backpack, i.e. the arrangement the ammunition is stored in the backpack and fed into the feed-chute.
  7. Thread: Scammed

    by Flying10uk
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    "Friends & Family" is only supposed to be used...

    "Friends & Family" is only supposed to be used between people that you know and trust. There's no protection with it but there's no charge for the service either; you can't have it both ways...
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    Thanks for the replies chaps. The netting...

    Thanks for the replies chaps.

    The netting that I've got is the "Woodland" colour scheme. I'm not sure of the size because I've not unrolled it but I would guess that it's big enough to cover a...
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    Camouflage Netting Cleaning?

    How does one go about cleaning a a full-size nylon camouflage net, please? Does one "shove it all" in the washing machine and hope that it doesn't get entangled in the drum spinning at 900 rpm and...
  10. Thread: Mortality

    by Flying10uk
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    If you had a heart attack only 2 days ago and it...

    If you had a heart attack only 2 days ago and it definitely was a heart attack you need to concentrate 100% on your health right now and not worry about your collection. This is because when a person...
  11. Normally an item such as this is called a "bush",...

    Normally an item such as this is called a "bush", like a bearing or something to reduce a diameter or provide a harder surface. I can't think that it would be called anything else but there is...
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    Thanks for the information chaps.

    Thanks for the information chaps.
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    Barbed Wire Picket

    An item that has recently resurfaced and which I inherited from my father is this barbed wire picket. I don't know where it came from but it has been owned for as long as I can remember, although it...
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    Can you tell us about them please Jim?

    Can you tell us about them please Jim?
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    With UK National Service you could "Defer" your...

    With UK National Service you could "Defer" your "Call-UP" for certain reasons and under certain conditions. I'll see if I can reproduce the rules which are included in the notes in a larger scale pic...
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    They both fail the "hair touching the ears" test....

    They both fail the "hair touching the ears" test. They could just be 2 soldiers in need of a haircut or 2 re-enactors not realising how short soldiers hair is supposed to be.
  17. Thread: Plain Nasty

    by Flying10uk
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    One would hope that none were "left" in...

    One would hope that none were "left" in Afghanistan?
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    There was never any question of my father not...

    There was never any question of my father not responding to his "call up papers" and he was fully expecting to be accepted by the army. However it is quite understandable why the army didn't want a...
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    I would imagine that she finds it upsetting.

    I would imagine that she finds it upsetting.
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    National Service Call UP Papers 1952

    I'm not sure if anyone is interested to see these, some of my late father's National Service, Army, call up papers from 1952 which landed on the doormat when he was 18 years old, during the Korean...
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    Electrolysis to remove the rust?

    Electrolysis to remove the rust?
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    I'm not sure what you call it in South Africa but...

    I'm not sure what you call it in South Africa but in the UK and US military the person at the front of a patrol is said to be on "point duty". As you know the person at the front of a patrol is in...
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    I'm not currently sure. I may have the...

    I'm not currently sure. I may have the information but haven't found it yet.
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    Had enough and want to go home, I would imagine.

    Had enough and want to go home, I would imagine.
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    I would have described it, post 5, simply as a...

    I would have described it, post 5, simply as a "Dodge Weapons Carrier" and according to google the post war version is very similar.
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