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  1. thecelticbard

    Song Connection

    I believe to my Soul - Ray Charles
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    Song Connection

    Fire and Rain - James Taylor
  3. thecelticbard

    Song Connection

    Bird of Paradise - Charlie Parker
  4. thecelticbard

    Song Connection

    Them have no Heart = Reggae.
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    Song Connection

    Paradise City - Guns and Roses
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    Related Brickleys in the British Army?

    Prior to 1719, there were two types of Chelsea Pensioner, one living in and the others sort of semi retired soldiers. In 1719, due to the Jacobean Rebellion, there was a need to form additional regiments to cover the normal garrison duties thereby allowing the fit fighting regiments to tackle...
  7. thecelticbard

    We Are Living a Significant part of History right now

    Being the cynic I am, where I live there has been a massive increase in the number of people passing the house. I have seen more dog-walkers, joggers, cyclists and couples exercising their right to go out for a walk in 7 weeks that in the previous 4 and half years. WHAT DID THEY DO BEFORE? None...
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    COVID-19 check up

    Yesterday I received the news that my Club in London will be re-opening for members next month. Attached to that news was the list of precautions the management are putting in place to protect members, their guests and ALL of the staff, listing each department so that there is no doubt as to...
  9. thecelticbard

    COVID-19 check up

    Sadly, across the world, this event has become a 'political' minefield. Me, I support one and all that is putting positive actions in to find the way out. As this year is the 80th Anniversary of the Dunkirk Evacuation, I do not see much "Dunkirk Spirit" being mentioned, how times have changed.
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    COVID-19 check up

    From the programme "The Weakest Link", the question was 'Who was the Prime Minister during WWII?' The reply:- "Margaret Thatcher!" Even Anne Robinson's eyes displayed the sheer lunacy of the reply. My late wife's comment:- "How do they get on the show?"
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    COVID-19 check up

    Like your quote on history! I've lost count of the times I've said that you cannot apply 21st century thinking in to the events of 19th/20th Centuries.
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    COVID-19 check up

    My club in London (Victory Services Club) closed to the members immediately, but remained open for key workers, like military people (up to about 50 or so)who were drafted in to Government, Hospitals etc. A team of staff volunteered to live in to cater for them by supplying all their meals...
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    COVID-19 check up

    Where I live there is a Charity for us older people that has numerous groups creating activities so that people meet and enjoy. However, because there used to be a Computer Company in the area virtually everyone that has anything to do with the organisation are besotted with new packages. In...
  14. thecelticbard

    COVID-19 check up

    As someone that has always been pedantic about accurate spelling - it was inbred as a clerk in the Regiment - neither I nor any of my colleagues would ever criticise publicly the failings of one of the team. The last guy I mentored in the Regiment stayed in, did the full service and ended up as...
  15. thecelticbard

    COVID-19 check up

    In Cheshire, where I live, the number of cases reported is over 1000 BUT no information as to those that did not make it. My neighbours and I are all in the same age group and have acted sensibly, (my good friends thinks that's a first), but we think that time has not dragged as we thought. For...
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    William Parker 1918

    Hi. Information on Service details for soldiers whose service ended BEFORE January 1921 can be obtained from the National Archives at Kew. Their address is available on their website. For soldiers whose service ended AFTER January 1921 can be obtained from:- Army Personnel Centre; Support...
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    William Parker 1918

    I'll do the medal first:- Two General Service Medals cover Cyprus. The one that you're interested in is listed as 1962, with The Queen on the front and 'Campaign Service' on the reverse. Those that had that, their Army No, Rank, Name and Unit is inscribed on the rim. The ribbon for this medal is...
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    William Parker 1918

    The General Service Medal was only ever issued when people served in areas of conflict. I served in Germany and there was no medal or bar to attach to a medal for those years. A little later, I shall dig out the details that indicate the dates that one had to qualify for the GSM that I have...
  19. thecelticbard

    John Davies born 1887 in Blaenllechau

    Hello, I've been away from this site for some time, mainly because I'm lumbered with Evans/Davies surnames. My Davies is definitely not connected as there is no John Davies at all. However, I was born and brought up in Blaenllechau, know the streets like the back of my hand, although I left a...
  20. thecelticbard

    Wally moments.

    Glad to see nothing has changed!
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