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    10 Miler 2014 write-up

    Well, another great Airborne weekend over.

    Sadly, not as many walkers as the previous year (some could not get out of bed from the night before) but the weather was ideal.

    Our thanks go out to Gaz Grant, Nige Hinchin and the RQMS of 4 Med for the scoff and hot drinks 2/3rds the way around and for Gary Sturge for guiding everyone around (and having the odd route change). Lastly, my thanks to Nev who provides the safety vehicle.

    We ended up as always at the Garrison Cemetery to pay our respects and raise a small glass to those no longer with us. The total number of walkers was 127.

    The evening was, as usual, very well attended and both the Traf and The Queen’s had equal numbers until about 2100 when the Traf became packed again and the antics (cabaret) began. It was a late night and it was still going strong when I left – there was even another session today!

    Your committee who attended were myself, Gary Sturge (Deputy Chairman Elect) and Eric Holmes (Webmaster).

    My thanks to Eric, and his good lady Debra, for preparing the Port and Roses at the Cemetery.

    It was yet another successful event and I look forward to seeing everyone at Fandance over 22-23 May 2015.

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    Re: 10 Miler 2014 write-up

    I would also like to thank Phil Probets for his efforts in overseeing another very successful BAFC Weekend!
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    Well done all.
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Re: 10 Miler 2014 write-up

    Well done to all. ...... Unfortunately I was at our East Anglian Branch PRA annual lunch.

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    Thanks all a good W/E.

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    Yes a good W/E except from 19.00hrs when the music was turned up so f*****g loud, we had to go somewhere else to drink and chat.
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    I don.t know John, wot can ya do? Kids these days!

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    Well done all,I was undergoing restriction of privileges at Mick's!

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    Re: 10 Miler 2014 write-up

    glad it was a good weekend

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    Re: 10 Miler 2014 write-up

    Hi Guys, just got back from Suffolk where I went after the 10 Miler, will post some pics of it when Time permits. John accept my apologies mate for missing you on Saturday night at the Traff, but when we were there in the Afternoon we had to take Paul Blissett up to the A&E as his finger had become infected due to him poking about with a needle trying to get a splinter out. Did offer to chop it off for him but he said he didn't want to lose another one . No sense of humour!
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    Re: 10 Miler 2014 write-up

    DSCF1140.jpg Flagstaff ! DSCF1139.jpg DSCF1143.jpg DSCF1144.jpg Long Valley !DSCF1145.jpg Who's eaten all the pies then ?DSCF1146.jpgBasingstoke Canal !DSCF1151.jpg Aldershot Military Cemetery !DSCF1150.jpg We will remember them !
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    Re: 10 Miler 2014 write-up

    Kanaka ! Dave, remember we talked about Ted Dent, who's grave this is, you said he was the drill pig when you knew him, When I joined the MOD Plod at Farnborough in 1973 Ted was the clothing storeman, great bloke, who introduced me to the Aldershot Branch of the PRA ! Anybody else know him ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob9739 View Post
    John accept my apologies mate for missing you on Saturday night at the Traff, but when we were there in the Afternoon we had to take Paul Blissett up to the A&E as his finger had become infected due to him poking about with a needle trying to get a splinter out. Did offer to chop it off for him but he said he didn't want to lose another one . No sense of humour!
    No worries Bob, we were in the traff Sat afternoon, but left at 19.00 hrs due to not been able to think, let alone speak due to the music blaring out.
    But that,s not for me and others I was with. Anyway may see you in Brecon if not once again on my travels .
    Hows Paul's Finger? How come he didn't remember to burn the needle first?
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    Re: 10 Miler 2014 write-up

    Brill pics Bob.

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    Re: 10 Miler 2014 write-up

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD View Post
    No worries Bob, we were in the traff Sat afternoon, but left at 19.00 hrs due to not been able to think, let alone speak due to the music blaring out.
    But that,s not for me and others I was with. Anyway may see you in Brecon if not once again on my travels .
    Hows Paul's Finger? How come he didn't remember to burn the needle first?
    john, I think he was hoping to get the part of ET when they do a remake of it, they had a prod about in it decided there was nothing in it and gave him a course of antibiotics so hopefully all will be well. Know what you mean about loud music mate, my idea of these occasions is getting together for a catch up. Not to be drowned out and suffer lug damage by some bugger I don't really want to listen to !
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob9739 View Post
    john, I think he was hoping to get the part of ET when they do a remake of it, they had a prod about in it decided there was nothing in it and gave him a course of antibiotics so hopefully all will be well. Know what you mean about loud music mate, my idea of these occasions is getting together for a catch up. Not to be drowned out and suffer lug damage by some bugger I don't really want to listen to !
    Bob, glad to know we were not the only one's to think that.
    The thing is everyone was shouting to hear each other, then one of the women serving behind the bar, turned up the volume to the music,
    so then everyone shouted even louder, but it was just a big f******g noise, and I shall not be doing that again thats for sure.
    I was in mind to form our own reunion, at another destination, and already have some who are interested in going.
    It will probably be the Abingdon or Brize reunion.
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    Re: 10 Miler 2014 write-up

    Could not make Aldershot this year but with John and others with the loud music. These reunions are great for a chat and catch up and is spoilt by he F...king loud music. If there is to be music lets have it at a decent level.

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    I'm sorry the music was so loud - not under my control I'm afraid. The younger ones amongst us do like their music loud - especially ACDC

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    No prob's Phil, I realised it wasn't the club, but one of the more mature serving ladies.
    I actually saw her turn the music up.
    But as I said earlier, it was my and a couple of others choice to move away from the extreme
    noise.
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