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  1. Vox populi

    Fiona Mackenzie, from Leven, who works in a café near to where the incident occurred said: “I don’t know him myself."

    It's not just me, then . . .
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    Hmmm

    I wonder why the Radio Times didn't mention that . . .

    BFN
    David
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    Channel 4 Saturday night 1915GMT

    C4's documentary of the week is "The end of the line". It looks at unregulated fishing and the future of the industry. Should be worth a look and I'd expect lots of argum . . . sorry, discussions,to...
  4. All they have to do now

    is stop murdering pilot whales for entertainment and they can join the rest of us in the 21st century.
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    Probably not much help

    but Vigilantes is the Cleethorpes town motto.
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    Anyone from Oban?

    I wondered if Andy Reid was still fishing from Oban. I was at college with him in the 70s and haven't seen him since about 1991. I have heard that his brother, Brian, who used to own the Oban Inn,...
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    One of you out there knows

    Peter Stubbs runs the Edinphoto website. It started out as part of his personal interest in photography and photographers in Edinburgh but has developed into an all-encompassing nostalgia site and is...
  8. Deep thought

    As Davie says we're never short of tides but I wonder if they aren't sexy enough. Knowing the warming-pushers' love of their own publicity it must be nice for them to point across a...
  9. Foond oot!

    I read elsewhere that the reason for their repeated dodgy forecasting is that their modelling software was set up under the oversight of the then head of service. He was a global warming enthusiast...
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    RNPS website

    If your dad or grandad went from fishing to minesweeping during WW2, there will be something of interest for you at :

    http://www.harry-tates.org.uk/index.htm
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    The thread's rather old but

    I just had to mention the lady in our office who took both sachets . . .then came to work. She wasn't there long!
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    Season's greetings

    A Happy Christmas and a Guid New Year tae yin an' a'. Above all, a good trip and a safe return for all those of us who go to sea. We "armchair admirals" have you in our thoughts.
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    Thank you for the prompt reply - I'm reaching for...

    Thank you for the prompt reply - I'm reaching for my negative files!

    BFN
    David
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    Photo licence

    If you've got a valid paper licence you don't need to take part in the photo licence confidence trick. As far as I can see it was a backdoor way of slipping in identity cards . . .
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    The new competition

    Are there restrictions on the age of submissions? Anything worthwhile I have is 30 years old or more!

    BFN
    David
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    Admiralty MFVs update

    I've put two photographs - one of MFVs 1024, 1093 and 1094 and one of 1024's crew - in my Flickr album. The album is at :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcbain/

    If anyone has any useful...
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    Thank you for the quick reply. I had seen that...

    Thank you for the quick reply. I had seen that photograph and dismissed it, but looking more closely if you mentally subtract all the changes over the years it could well be the right one. Has anyone...
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    MFV1024 now Jacqueline?

    I've learned from a respondent on the RNPS forum that MFV1024 was decommissioned in 1957 to become the "Jacqueline" at Penzance. I've found a "Jacqueline", PZ192, reported "in a poor condition" at...
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    Admiralty MFVs

    My late father was proud of his service as an AB gunner in the RNPS, having served in MFV 1024 for three years. He mentioned, over the years, being on the Dover patrol - where they were miffed at...
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