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And now for something from left field !!
May 19, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
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And now for something from left field !!

May 19, 2017

Bob, I reckon I'd be a bit worried what I might find if I delved into my family tree - after all, I had an uncle nicked for impersonating a senior RAF officer in London during WW2, a cousin jailed for shooting his wife's boyfriend (!) with a shotgun and finding a grenade, knife & pistol in his car boot, so a plea of " no intention" wasn't really allowed ! I honestly believed if the authorities knew of all this I'd have had my application to become aPrison Officer rejected - no one asked so I didn't mention any of it ! Come to think of it, maybe the Army would have had 2nd thoughts in accepting me too ! John (JKW)

May 21, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1205
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May 21, 2017

Got some good news today from my nephew his lad Luke who I might have posted before on his problems on finding work on Merseyside through him having an honour degree in electronic engineering. I had spoke to Luke a couple of times about the military as a) a career b) escape Merseyside. Luke picked the Navy,infact he wanted to work on nuke subs as an engineering officer, after failing the selection last year he still decided to enlist . Now after the powers that be have had a look at him in training etc and after he finishes sub training next year ( 50 weeks training in total) he is being fast tracked to a commission. His dad has seen the difference that the Navy have made to him and if his grandfather my older brother was alive he'd be a proud man . This means that the Navy has another Riley serving ,previously we had my grandfather in WW1 and my father WW2 ,yep I was a navy brat .

May 24, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
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May 24, 2017

Bob, Bejaysus, not another Roiiley???? I also send him my compliments, he is servingĀ  this great country of ours, in the SENIOR service.... Tom

May 24, 2017

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Posts: 1205
And now for something from left field !!

May 24, 2017

Thanks Tom just as long as he's not a deckhand on a submarine,boom boom

May 24, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
And now for something from left field !!

May 24, 2017

SOMEBODY has to drop the anchor, or pull it up Bob!!!


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