A SAILOR Of all the worlds dwellers a sailor has perhaps the most widely discussed character of them all. He is one of a uniform classification and appearance, yet possesses a unique opinion of his own. He is ruled by QR’s( Queens Regulations) and AFO’s ( Admiralty Fleet Orders) A sailor can be any colour […]
Odds & Sods
Here is something for history buffs: There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London , which used to have a gallows adjacent to it. Prisoners were taken to the gallows, (after a fair trial of course) to be hung. The horse drawn dray, carting the prisoner, was accompanied by an armed guard, who would […]
These ten glorious insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words. 1. The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, “If you were my husband I’d give you poison.” He said, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.” 2. A member of Parliament to Disraeli: […]
Harry H Corbett served in HMS Devonshire 1944-45 as a Royal Marine. He is fondly recalled for his role in “Steptoe and Son” as Harold Albert Kitchener Steptoe, a Rag & Bone man residing at Oil Drum Lane. His daughter, actress Sussanah Corbett has now put his life to words: “Harry H Corbett – The Front Legs […]
Brian Hanrahan, who died on December 20 aged 61, was a long-serving and much-respected foreign correspondent for the BBC and became a familiar face to television viewers during the Falklands war in 1982.
A few pics of the lads at their best.