Thursday, 29 January 2009

It's Time again to reflect on our past,and ponder the future.

Well here we go again.the last post which I shall try to remember disappeared forever on writing the last paragraph, so much for blogger save,
try as I May to retrieve said post I remained calm except for a few Japanese swearwords. Trying to recall what was written previously is near
impossible but I shall give it a go, but cut it short.

My visit to the Vascular doc on Tuesday was Ok, my next visit on April 28 may include a prep for more surgery soon after, thereby stuffing up
our proposed visit to the UK this coming summer, however,being alive is important if one has to travel.
Last night we watched A rerun of an old movie 'Zulu' about the battle at Rorkes Drift in 1879 ? 65 years before the end of WW2, which brings
to mind the end of WW2 64 years ago, and particularly today Jan 29 which is etched in my mind for all time.

The interview with the Clark committee - a bunch of federal bureaucrats with limited knowledge of any subject matter, related to whether us
the Brits were entitled to the medical benefits gold card. but it was never going to be, this bunch of dolts were given instructions by all
pollies not to give in to our demands. They asked "Did we have any Aircraft Carriers in our fleet The British Pacific Fleet?" In reply
a complete list of all ships was produced. this produced a stand off, and later a refusal but no reason given.

During one of our sorties with the Japanese on Jan 24 1945 the British Pacific Fleet Air arm destroyed the oil refineries at Palembang in
Sumatra, during this attack we lost over 40 aircraft shot down, some pilots were rescued after ditching, however nine crew shot down but
baled out over jap territory were captured the beaten and brutalised and made to stand in the hot sun for hours. four days later these
mostly 19 & 20 year olds were taken to a beach and beheaded, their bodies broken and thrown into the sea. today is the anniversary of this
ghastly atrocity.

10 October 2005
THE BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET 1944 - 1946, Known as the FORGOTTEN FLEET.

FLEET STRENGTH AT THE TIME OF THE JAPANESE SURRENDER

BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET AND /BRITISH EAST INDIES FLEET
Battleships, 40,000 ton 4. / 2, one French
Fleet Aircraft Carriers 5.
Escort Aircraft Carriers 12. / 16
Heavy & light Cruisers .
6 to 8,000 Tons 10, 2 NZ,1 Canadian. / 13, 1 Dutch
Destroyers 40, 6 on loan to RAN. / 45, 1 dutch 2 French
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The above ships formed the fighting force, except the 6 RAN destroyers on No Angry Shot Duties escorting Supply Ships and 'Bringing up the Mail' The "GOLD CARD MEN'*****

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Frigates & Sloops 31./ 59, 5 R Indian Navy
Submarines 29. /14
Minesweepers 33./ 31, 15 R INDIAN NAVY
Landing ships - 21.
Maintenance/Repair ships 15. /21.
Fleet Oil Tankers 22.
Hospital Ships 6.
Ammunition & Store Ships 43.

TOTALS 245 Ships in all./ 222 Ships in all.
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RN AIR STATIONS 3 BPF/ 8 EAST Indies

BTW Check out the ***** The OZ gold card men.

On returning to the U/K ten months after the war in Europe had ceased; on a freezing cold day in March 1946. Our ship the former Flagship of the BPF the Battleship HMS King George V, failed to raise any interest from the public after being away nearly two years. That is the reason we are called "The Forgotten fleets"

The OZ navy. Well a three month trip to swing around a buoy up the Gulf for three months, gets you the gold card a frigging gong and pension for life. I must have been born too soon.

10 comments:

ben romero said...

Old Guys Don't Care


As we age, we tend to end up seeing more of the medical establishment. For example, my regular family doctor referred me to a female urologist. I saw her yesterday and she is gorgeous. She's beautiful and unbelievably sexy. But she told me that I have to stop masturbating.

When I asked her why, she said, .........."Because I'm trying to examine you."

Graeme said...

1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A set of jump leads walk into a bar. The bartender says, 'I'll serve you, but don't start anything.'

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm, and
says: 'A beer please, and one for the road.'
6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other:
'Does this taste funny to you.

7. 'Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home..'
'That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome.'
'Is it common ?'
'Well, It's Not Unusual.'

8. Two cows are standing next to each other in a field.
Daisy says to Dolly, 'I was artificially inseminated this morning.'
'I don't believe you,' says Dolly.
'It's true; no bull!' exclaims Daisy.

9. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.

10. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

11. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day, but I couldn't find any.

12. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, 'Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs ! The doctor replied, 'I know you can't - I've cut off your arms !

13. I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a mussel.

14. What do you call a fish with no eyes ? A fsh.

15. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says, 'Dam !'

16. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were a bit cold, so they lit a fire in the craft.
It sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

17. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel, and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories.
After about an hour, the manager came out of the office, and asked them to disperse.
'But why,' they asked, as they moved off.'Because,' he said, 'I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer.'

18. A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption.
One of them goes to a family in Egypt, and is named 'Ahmal.'
The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him 'Juan.'
Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother.
Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal.
Her husband responds, 'They're twins ! If you've seen Juan, you've
seen Ahmal.'

19. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet.
He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath.
This made him (Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good) .....
A super-calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

20 And finally, there was the person who sent twenty different puns to his friends, with the hope that at least ten of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

Debbie UK said...

-------Original Message-------

From: Marsh Christine
Date: 27/01/2009 07:17:22
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Subject: FW: Your Yearly Dementia Test







Your Yearly Dementia Test



It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test.


Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we
grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it,
you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss
of intelligence.

Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not.
The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you've made
your answer.

OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.

1. What do you put in a toaster?

Answer: 'bread.' If you said 'toast,' give up now and do something
else.
Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2.

2. Say 'silk' five times. Now spell 'silk.' What do cows drink?

Answer: Cows drink water. If you said 'milk,' don't attempt the next
question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content
yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such as Auto World.
However, if you said 'water', proceed to question 3.

3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from
blue brick s and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black
house is made from black bricks , what is a green house made from?

Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said 'green bricks,'

why are you still reading these???

If you said 'glass,' go on to Question 4.


4. It's twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over
Germany (If you will recall, Germany at the time was politically
divided into West Germany and East Germany .) Anyway, during the
flight, two engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining
engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure.
Unfortunately the engine fails before he can do so and the plane
fatally crashes smack in the middle of 'no man's land' between East
Germany and West Germany . Where would you bury the survivors? East
Germany , West Germany , or no man's land'?
Answer: You don't bury survivors.
If you said ANYTHING else, you must stop. If you said, 'You don't bury
survivors', proceed to the next question.

5. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to
Milford Haven in Wales . In London , 17 people get on the bus. In
Reading , six people get off the bus and nine people get on. In
Swindon, two people get off and four get on . In Cardiff , 11 people
get off and 16 people get on . In Swansea , three people get off and
five people get on. In Carmathen, six people get off and three get on.
You then arrive at Milford Haven.

What was the name of the bus driver?

Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!
Don't you remember your own name? It was YOU!!

Now pass this along to all your friends and hope they do better than
you.

PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!

wally said...

Vesty, how many neutral countries were there in europe in WW2.

Keshi said...

Vesty hey did u ever read my Aus Day post? :)

**our proposed visit to the UK this coming summer, however,being alive is important if one has to travel.

LOL ur funny!

Keep well mate. TC!

Keshi.

Aggie said...

A very sad anniversary I'm sure Vest.
I hope all the Doc appointments and surgeries go well.
It would be nice to pop back to England for a year round summer.
You keep in good health this year and we thank you all for your efforts in the war ... efforts not forgotten over here!

Vest said...

Wally: try Google for these questions in the future.

Answer. There were five and a chunk of Turkish held territory in occupied Greece.
Others being Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Portugal and (Southern Ireland republic, Eire).

Jimmy said...

our proposed visit to the UK this coming summer,

mumbai?
feb 21

Vest said...

Our #2 Son Tony has announced that our granddaughter his daughter Kylie, has given birth to twins, Grace and Brandan?.
Rosemary and I now have five Sons, seven Granddaughters, one Grandson, three Grt Granddaughter and one Grt Grandson.

Jimmy said...

how do u guys keep track of bdays?

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