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dannyboy
Posted on: Sep 12 2017, 10:17 AM


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QUOTE (Phil_D11102 @ Sep 11 2017, 11:16 AM) *
25 years ago, LTCol Neveux handed over the "keys" to the base back to the RAF Commander. This ended some 50 years of an American "presence" dating back to the build of the D-Day.

Over the past week the Greenham Trust have been celebrating their 20th anniversary with a series of events in Newbury and on the base.

While the events have been slanted towards those outside the fence, the publicity today still hovers around them. We know that the history of the base occurred inside the fence.

During the week I have heard some very stupid comments from those outside the gates, that while they were non-violence, they weren't non action. The reason why they first started cutting the fences is to let the deer trapped inside the base out.
They also said they were being imaginative when "marking" the vehicles being deployed that were supposedly able to slip into the country side unnoticed. When stated that these actions put lives at danger, there was no answer. When asked about was driving cars into convoys again putting lives at risk, again, no answer.

At another event there was a comment made about it being not true that women sitting down in front of moving vehicles holding babies and children. Again there was not comment even though a photo was put up on the screen showing a mother sat down holding a baby in front of a car.

I think the biggest joke of the week was a speaker who apparently works with the UN nuclear proliferation treaties calling the USAF soldiers, squaddies, and calling the hardened shelters silos. It goes to show that their experts don't know their ***** from a hole in the ground. FYI, I did ask this expert did they know the difference between a missile silo and a shelter, and she said it didn't matter, as it was only a technical term. Nice to know that people don't know the technical terms for the fields they work in.

Lastly, I was to be interviewed on the radio this morning on BBC Radio Berkshire. This has been cancelled due to a water issue in Reading. Again, push to the side.

Anyway, it's been 25 years since we left RAF Greenham Common, and since then the threat to the world has not diminished, as seen as the events since the 11th of Sept 2001.
I missed being stationed at the base, as it was one of my best assignments. I do have the pleasure to still be living in the Newbury area, as it is a great place to live and raise a family.
To my brothers and sisters who have served at RAF Greenham Common over the past 75 years, God Bless you all. We done a great job, and be proud of what we accomplished.



Wasn't it 100 years of Greenham Common? Not 50 years of RAF Greenham Common.
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Posted on: Aug 13 2017, 12:41 PM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 13 2017, 09:52 AM) *
The thing is, one runs out of things to moan about.



nah, it is just the same old record on here...
  Forum: Newbury News · Post Preview: #116928 · Replies: 68 · Views: 8,064

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Posted on: Aug 12 2017, 01:22 PM


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Once upon a time this was quite a good forum.

No longer....

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Posted on: Jun 16 2017, 11:02 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 16 2017, 05:16 PM) *
No, that all went over 20 years ago!!



Don't remember seeing it removed....
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Posted on: Jun 16 2017, 12:25 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 11 2017, 07:16 PM) *
Not empty no, but much of it is.
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Oh and all the exchange, transmission, ADSL and cellular network equipment needs powering!



Most of it was empty 20 years back. Is the **** ********* still in the basement, or is that still classified information?
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Posted on: Apr 15 2017, 10:14 AM


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QUOTE (Cognosco @ Apr 15 2017, 08:23 AM) *
Oh yea of little faith? All the thousands of customers that are going to flock to the New Vicky Park cafe, even in winter, will surely trudge up to Greenham afterwards for another wedge and a brew to see two of Newbury's main attractions won't they? Yes Swift Half has invested Greenham precept payers wisely that is why there are no complaints from them obviously? rolleyes.gif



Obviously.

  Forum: Newbury News · Post Preview: #114505 · Replies: 23 · Views: 4,180

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Posted on: Apr 14 2017, 11:51 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Apr 13 2017, 09:29 PM) *
In my view the council have lied by omission in the statement; also known as spin. All completely unnecessary.

No way would I vote Lib Dem, nor Tory for that matter, while we have the people like those in the council at the moment. I just don't understand how these people can keep making such 'schoolboy' errors!

I can only think it was an attempt to cool the nerves of those who are stakeholders and suppliers of the project; however, this seems a rather foolish thing to do bearing in mind the information is publicly available, thus, only increasing the possibility of distrust in the council.



Because in the great scheme of things it does not matter. JSH is back where he was - and no doubt it will be trebles all round.

Personally, I'm waiting for the CT to be finished. I can then buy it at a knock down price, fully refurbished with tax payer cash - shortly after the cafe & museum closes due to financial unviability.
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Posted on: Feb 28 2017, 11:29 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Feb 28 2017, 10:00 PM) *
Not a great deal of money and I note its the NY Times. Daily Mail. New York Times. CNN. Washington Post. Fox.. All have a slant on how to report the "news". So Trump may have a point. Its a tricky one. I want a free press. But how "free" are journalists from the "narrative" of the newspaper they submit columns to?



The Truth Is Out There
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Posted on: Feb 28 2017, 08:18 PM


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QUOTE (Cognosco @ Feb 28 2017, 05:45 PM) *
Oh I do despair! You once stated you were not associated with any of our local authorities but by your reply it shows the complete lack of understanding of irony so superbly suitable me thinks! rolleyes.gif



hit a nerve eh?
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Posted on: Feb 28 2017, 08:18 PM


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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Feb 28 2017, 07:18 PM) *
Why so hot under the collar - is the ermine itching?



you think that was hot?
  Forum: Newbury News · Post Preview: #114167 · Replies: 81 · Views: 16,835

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Posted on: Feb 28 2017, 03:14 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Feb 28 2017, 02:46 PM) *
At the bottom of your mental barrel yet? Good tip when in bottom of hole only idiot keeps digging. Confucius



If you can keep digging, how do you know you are at the bottom?
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Posted on: Feb 28 2017, 03:13 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Feb 28 2017, 03:05 PM) *
Do you mean as nice as the people who think flagpoles and dressing up are more important than services for disabled kids?



just as nice. maybe Cossie is one.
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Posted on: Feb 28 2017, 02:03 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Feb 28 2017, 01:16 PM) *

and these -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-18...ord-attack.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-17...conviction.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/s...000/2527805.stm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-...t-10377695.html
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Posted on: Feb 28 2017, 10:02 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Feb 27 2017, 04:11 PM) *
Just another day in the life of your average peaceful country folk. Oh wait!

https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.telegraph....hilippines/amp/

Coming to a town near you.



Fanatics killing strangers - already here

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/j...-west-yorkshire
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Posted on: Feb 28 2017, 09:54 AM


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QUOTE (Cognosco @ Feb 26 2017, 04:08 PM) *
Don't forget the nice new splash pad and it's bacteria filled water! That may be used by the homeless etc for having a thorough wash! See care in the community is what our ermine robed council are about. Don't know why everyone keeps mocking them? We are spreading false news no doubt sad!



What a lovely post.

You must be a really nice person.

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Posted on: Feb 22 2017, 12:08 AM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Feb 21 2017, 03:58 PM) *
I'm not sure that this latest fad actually works. Just because the majority are thick, it doesn't make you intelligent.



In the kingdom of the blind...
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Posted on: Feb 21 2017, 02:05 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Feb 20 2017, 09:35 PM) *
What they should get is what works,you wouldn't ask your mates down the pub to operate on you, or would you?



you wouldn't ask your mates down the pub to operate on you, or would you?


Exactly what happened last year...
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Posted on: Feb 20 2017, 07:40 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Feb 20 2017, 06:09 PM) *
And people will say? Speed cameras!



So what if they do - if that is what the people want, then that is what they should get.
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Posted on: Feb 7 2017, 12:21 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Feb 7 2017, 07:33 AM) *
Crazy I know but banning guns in the USA is akin to banning cars in the UK. Its part of the DNA of Americans. Cars in the UK kill lots of people. It could be argued they should be banned.



Too much food is a killer. Ban food.
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Posted on: Feb 7 2017, 12:20 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Feb 7 2017, 09:25 AM) *
Have eyes, but cannot see, ears but cannot hear.



Aye, a tried & tested answer...
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Posted on: Feb 7 2017, 09:04 AM


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When do we start rounding up the teachers? Better get those artists & luvies too. Can't be too careful...

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Posted on: Feb 3 2017, 02:30 PM


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probably the same place the social media outcry was over football clubs & child abuse.

Even the tabloids seem to have dropped that one.
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Posted on: Feb 2 2017, 10:20 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Feb 2 2017, 09:19 AM) *
I think Brexit means we will rely even more on the lords, especially with the Monster Raving Tories in charge.

we're doomed.
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Posted on: Jan 24 2017, 06:49 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jan 22 2017, 10:17 PM) *
Otherwise they wouldn't be driving round London in Ferraris losing millions at casinos owning thousands of race horses and paying for the highest class hookers that money can buy. Just saying.....😕



It ain't all its cracked up to be.
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Posted on: Jan 14 2017, 04:00 PM


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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Jan 13 2017, 07:42 PM) *
And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer.



Ah Hans Gruber....
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