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May 29, 2016

Joined: May 8, 2014
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Gone Posh !

May 29, 2016

John ,David it's good to get us posting ,OK the original post is now in the record books of the Internet ,but hearing that somebody else had his family name different than his name used by his friends . Yes you were trouble when your older relatives gave your christened name when addressing you , I have pet names for my granddaughters (which are their baptised names ,Catholics will understand) and only I use when in their company . And if you remember those days of service we had derogatory names for the other sqns in the regiment and senior ranks and ruperts ,he's one or two you can name them ......Gobby,Screw the nut,(sorry JKW ,) Block  jobs ......??????? McKinnons eh ?????

May 30, 2016

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 687
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May 30, 2016

Bob; you are so spot on. I talked to one of my my granddaughters about how in the Regiment I was always called Dave rather than David, she said "Oh no Gramps you don't even look like a Dave" whatever that means. She then tactfully broached the subject of how perhaps my aversion to people changing my name was slightly hypocritical in that I changed or shortened the names of my wife, my daughter and both granddaughters. So; Veronika became "Ron" Diana has always been "Diddy", Charlotte is always "Charlie" and "Rebecca" is either "Bex" or "Beaks" She has a point!!

May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

Last but not least David and Tom my wife has to go in for a new knee, her consultants nickname is SATNAV, his real name is Thomas Thomas, not hard to follow?

May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

Bob,     Gobby was Gobby Goldbourne (or John Tyson aka Johnny the Gob), Screw the nut = Jack Potts, Block Jobs = my namesake, the pipe smoking John Webster but deffo NOT me, he earned the title well before I came along ! How about "Wilbur" ?, "Reggie" ?, "NCL The Hon" ?, "Big Jack" ?, "Big Bunny" (& Little Bunny") ? All instantly recognisable I reckon - any more ? John (JKW)  

May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

Wilbur Gaskin (RIP), Reggie Roberts, Nicky Vyvian, Jack Hughes, Bunny Thubron, Dennis Thubron. What about, Chester, Butch, Ginge, Geordie, Chippy, Gogs?.


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