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Old 30 December 2009, 16:25   #21
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Seriously - which company used the hulls of the big flying boats (thats my Grandad flew) & floats from the float planes as boat hulls ?
They called them 66 Squadron and you can Stand up Straight when you read it.
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Old 30 December 2009, 16:30   #22
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They called them 66 Squadron and you can Stand up Straight when you read it.
Nope - no idea- very confused now .......
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Old 30 December 2009, 16:35   #23
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Nope - no idea- very confused now .......
Sorry to confuse, I (for the briefest moment) thought you were taking the piss. I'm strangely touchy when it comes to the Antecedent's contribution to your not speaking German as a mothertongue.

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I see ! - no worries - the (for want of a better word-) commonwealth countries globally contribution is very understated . Grandfather on one side was coastal command - the other side was shot down in WW1 and survived - ended up as Air Vice Marshall.

Still - I'm sure there was a company that used the hulls & floats as boat hulls - the steps giving them great speed. Just with I could remember who it was !
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Grandfather on one side was coastal command .
That's interesting, mine spent a short time in "Coastal" toward the end of the war. He was even cheekier than me
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I'm strangely touchy when it comes to the Antecedent's contribution to your not speaking German as a mothertongue.
Appreciated.
Unfortunately, not all of your fellow islanders were alledgedly adverse to a change of 'mothertongue'.
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Unfortunately, not all of your fellow islanders were alledgedly adverse to a change of 'mothertongue'.
Indeed, but he patently wasn't one of them. His name is engraved on the Battle of Britain Memorial on Victoria Embankment. You'll find him here: http://www.bbm.org.uk/pilots-c.htm , F/Sgt M. Cameron. Not bad for an Irish farm boy.

As regards the other islanders, many of them had just laid down arms in the fight for their own mothertongue and wouldn't have been well disposed to assist the old enemy. However many thousands did just that, voluntarily, and many died as a result. Their memory has not been well served here either, Mollers.
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No hard feelings down sarf, I'll be seeing the new year in with a mad redhead from

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No hard feelings, I'll be seeing the new year in with a mad redhead from

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One of the Skibbereen Faireys with a GRP bottom, I hope....
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