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July 5, 2020

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July 5, 2020

I do not post here very often-and that is a fact- but....272 members...c'mon.

July 5, 2020

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July 5, 2020

Nice to see your post Mick . I know it’s not FB but if it’s to do with anything you fancy put it on . I realise we are missing Dave F ,but as you stated 272 could blather about their time now or back in the day . With this feckin Virus the reunion in Chester is possibly going to be cancelled.There is also guys like Ken Pritchard (RIP) who wouldn’t have been there ,keeping in touch with mates who served together in their youth ,crackin jokes etc or just having a moan on today’s politics/football etc does help .Keep safe Mick hope we’ll meet in the future.

July 14, 2020

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July 14, 2020

Here’s one that doesn’t happen that often, what you may ask .....getting money back from a credit card charge .Yes guys I got my money back from MasterCard,last December I got a great deal on a hotel room in Orlando for September this years 2 weeks visit to Disney with my granddaughter,€368 was the charge 14 nights in a hotel a couple of miles from the Magic Kingdom etc. We’ve already stayed there last year ,same time etc for €500 ,so get it while the price is right eh, put it on the card and save the money right,then this feckin virus comes when we were in Goa . We all know what has happened to international flights ,well travel in general that ain’t happening. I e-mailed the hotel as we’ve got our Disney holiday now for 2021 and could we do the same with room we booked ,they said YES . Then I contacted Agoda asking could we do it with the charge ,they informed me if I cancelled this year I’d lose my money even with a 3 month info ,so I went to my bank,sent all the info and e-mails etc ,and this morning I got my money back ,needless to say AGODA won’t see my business again .

July 14, 2020

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July 14, 2020

Bob, I'd never heard of AGODA , but a quick Google & Wiki search reveals they're not the best travel company to deal with. Based in Singapore, there's been numerous complaints regarding their failure to refund customers when it's due - you're well out of it with them Bob, use the money you got back with someone else ! John (JKW)

July 14, 2020

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July 14, 2020

For the UK I normally use Booking.com for the Chester reunion,Agoda  were used last year in USA but there was no virus ,but point taken ,thanks

July 20, 2020

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July 20, 2020

Just say it was a bad weekend for Manchester football,both teams lost to London outfits,and I’m not happy with that either.

July 21, 2020

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July 21, 2020

Hi Bob I've just read the reply to my post ( 5th July....sorry for the delay) when you mentioned that the reunion "might" be cancelled  my (BIG) ears pricked up (Not a member I'm afraid) if you hear anything please post it on here. Mick.    

July 21, 2020

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July 21, 2020

Mick ,Dick Hill the organiser so he will put in on FB hopefully.

July 23, 2020

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July 23, 2020

Sorry Bob, not on FB either ! ( Bad experience .....years ago) so if you could mention anything you might hear or see then please let me know if you can ? Mick.

July 23, 2020

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July 23, 2020

Roger Mick ,Freddy might be informed too

July 23, 2020

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July 23, 2020

Mick, Like you , I'm not on Facebook, (or Twitter, or Instagram or.........), but do use WhatsApp a lot. I don't like the others mentioned, which are wide open to abuse IMO & so I keep well clear ! John (JKW)

July 26, 2020

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July 26, 2020

Bob.......Freddy ?

July 26, 2020

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July 26, 2020

Mick he’s the mastermind who took over this site after Smudge passed and got us all posting again .

July 26, 2020

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July 26, 2020

Mick,  Freddy is Freddy Peall, former 3DG officer in Detmold (B Sqn), who, as Bob said, took on the site after it's founder Smudge passed away. Along with his son (the supreme technical minded one !), Freddy got the site up & running again, and to both of them we owe a huge debt of gratitude. I personally felt the Old Comrades Branch in Chester would / should  have got involved, but they appear to exclusively use Facebook as their means of communicating & never contribute on here, although the Secretary Pete Farley, does send out the occasional email.  Anyway, that's who "Freddy" is, the saviour of the site ! John (JKW)

July 27, 2020

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July 27, 2020

I had no idea. I have of course seen Fred's picture and know the name, but because I was a "NIG" in Detmold ( 1 Troop A Sqn) never knew him. Please accept my apology if you see this Freddy - which of course you will - as I don't think we've ever been introduced ? ......Thanks Bob and of course you John for the explanation and to you Freddy ( is it Fred or Freddy/Freddie) for saving this wonderful website. Again my apologies to all. Mick (Alan Stockton).  


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