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    What exactly is peened? The end of the screw...

    What exactly is peened? The end of the screw thread or the metal adjacent to the slot in the screw head?
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    It is surprising how many towns and villages in...

    It is surprising how many towns and villages in England have "quirky" traditions that have been going on for years. Like the Gloucester Cheese Rolling contest at Cooper's Hill, near Gloucester,...
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    X8 Trials rifle Bayonet

    Imperial L1A1 SLR & Military Accessories UK recently had a X8 trials X2 E1 bayonet come into stock. Basically I believe that it is a slightly shortened FN FAl bayonet with UK markings. Anthony, the...
  4. Have a chat with John at D. S. Solutions. He may...

    Have a chat with John at D. S. Solutions. He may be able to offer advice or "know a man who can"?
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    Does a non British subject who is/has served in...

    Does a non British subject who is/has served in the Uk armed forces have to pay 2,389 just to apply for British citizenship then?
  6. I'm assuming that it is a blind pocket, i.e. the...

    I'm assuming that it is a blind pocket, i.e. the aperture doesn't pass right through? If so, perhaps a rubber "foot" for a metal leg of some description or an anti-vibration rubber pad?
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    The Atherstone Ball Game

    I've heard of the "Gloucester Cheese Rolling Contest" and the "Tetbury Woolsack Races" but before today I'd never heard of the "Atherstone Ball Game". Apparently the ancient "game" is over 800 years...
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    Anyone wish to identify the carcass, please?

    Anyone wish to identify the carcass, please?
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    The problem at the moment seems to be that no one...

    The problem at the moment seems to be that no one seems too sure what the rules actually are or how they are applied.
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    The last time that I checked Ghanaians, Nepalese...

    The last time that I checked Ghanaians, Nepalese and Irish Republic citizens also served in the UK armed forces. The rules, relating to citizenship after service, should be just the same and just as...
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    The article doesn't really give enough...

    The article doesn't really give enough information to know exactly what has gone wrong in the cases to which it refers.

    More generally it would be interesting to know how many "non British"...
  12. Why risk your life pulling it out of the ground...

    Why risk your life pulling it out of the ground to find out?
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    Horsa Glider Wheel

    I noticed this rather unique "curio" for sale on eBay today, according to the vendor, a Horsa Glider nose wheel.

    It's slightly out of my price range as a "curio" or collectable but would be useful...
  14. I was very impressed with DHL recently when they...

    I was very impressed with DHL recently when they shipped several canteens from Japan to me in the UK because it only took them 3 days from Tokyo for the canteens arriving at my front door.

    I...
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    It's going to be a lot more than 95, I'm afraid, for a 2nd pattern.
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    Tom Hanks's Helmet

    I thought that this is quite "informative".

    TOM HANKS CAPTAIN MILLER SAVING PRIVATE RYAN M1 MOVIE HELMET UP FOR AUCTION??? - YouTube
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    eBayUK still has old school slotted wood screws...

    eBayUK still has old school slotted wood screws listed.

    Personally when I have seen old school slotted wood screws for sale, if they have been at a good price and I have thought that they may be...
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    Somewhere I did see a copy of a letter suggesting...

    Somewhere I did see a copy of a letter suggesting that a quantity of bare F/S blades were going to be or intending to be shipped out to India during WW2, if memory serves me correctly by Wilkinson.
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  19. There was a documentary recently about Buzz...

    There was a documentary recently about Buzz Beurling, a few weeks ago, here in the UK. My understand from the documentary was that he hadn't actually made it to Israel because the aircraft that he...
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    For 95 I think that you got a good deal, however one wants to label the knife.

    Some collectors mistakingly think that the (I) above the arrow denotes "India" or "made in India" which it doesn't....
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    It's not intended as a rude question but did you...

    It's not intended as a rude question but did you pay much for the knife?

    It may make you feel better to look at the prices of some of the decent quality "official-reproduction" F-S knives as they...
  22. Yes, I think that it is the "restricted access"...

    Yes, I think that it is the "restricted access" that is the reason that more has not been recovered from the Golan Heights.
  23. A saddler.

    A saddler.
  24. Proved that Centurion tanks could do exactly what...

    Proved that Centurion tanks could do exactly what they were designed to do, take-out German armour. They just did it 20+ years later than originally intended.

    I would have thought that any WW2...
  25. Syrian Army use of WW2 German Armoured Vehicles post WW2

    This video is quite interesting by Mike Fenton. One would hope that any remains of WW2 German vehicles that are still left abandoned in the Golan Heights will be rescued.

    Last German Panzer Battle...
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