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Biggles' Mess (the renamed cafe!)

Hi - Come in, take a seat!

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Cuban809/11/2018 07:34:37
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Posted by eflightray on 08/11/2018 20:04:53:

Did anyone see the BBC prog - The First World War One from Above - shown last Sunday ?

It was a film shot in 1919 from an airship showing the devastation left by the war in France and Belgium.

Many of us have probably seen picture and films of towns and cities ruined, probably to the point where it seems almost natural and expected from a war.

But this film includes aerial shots to the open battle fields, trench lines etc.

To me the most shocking thing was the number of shell craters, thousands and thousands, almost no ground untouched. It really must have been pure hell.

I think the program is still available on the BBC iplayer, should anyone also want to be visually shocked at what they went through.

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Available on iPlayer now, Jeremy Paxman's four part series on WW1. Originally broadcast in 2014, I believe. Somehow missed it first time round - watched it all yesterday, really excellent and very well presented in a totally objective manner.

Daithi O Buitigh11/11/2018 14:07:48
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How's this for the lattest in quadcopters?

I wonder if you need a motor-bike license or an aircraft license?

ken anderson.16/11/2018 09:07:53
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Brexit-what happens when a big Yorkshire lad sits on one of the plastic garden chairs …..

ken anderson...ne..1.... Brexit dept.

ken anderson.27/11/2018 10:41:51
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wine warning...….

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ken anderson....drink dept.

Chris Walby27/11/2018 12:45:59
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DOB,

How's this for the lattest in quadcopters?

I wonder if you need a motor-bike license or an aircraft license?

More likely need a chainsaw licence if you go near a crowd with those blades...messy but effective.

ken anderson.04/01/2019 16:46:09
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this is worth 5 mins of your time to read and admire.

ken anderson...ne...1...admiration dept.

Gary Manuel04/01/2019 17:05:26
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Posted by ken anderson. on 04/01/2019 16:46:09:

this is worth 5 mins of your time to read and admire.

ken anderson...ne...1...admiration dept.

Saw him on the news earlier. I hope a fly-past is arranged while he is still living. It'll mean so much to him.

Gary Manuel22/01/2019 13:31:12
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Great news. An anniversary fly-past has been confirmed.

**LINK**

David Ashby - Moderator22/01/2019 18:50:39
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In memory of our great friend Dave Burton (BEB), the cafe has a new name, we think he'd have liked that.

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/01/2019 20:39:07

Percy Verance22/01/2019 20:03:55
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Biggles Mess? Purely my personal take on it, but something like the Biggles Barstool might just have a more apt ring to it?  As the sub heading states - come in and take a seat..........

When I initially read the Mess bit I wondered what might have happened........like there might be something needing cleaning up........

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 22/01/2019 20:10:25

Erfolg22/01/2019 20:09:06
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I do think that BEB bar stool has a nice convivial ring to it.

Ikura22/01/2019 20:30:52
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Posted by Percy Verance on 22/01/2019 20:03:55:

Biggles Mess? Purely my personal take on it, but something like the Biggles Barstool might just have a more apt ring to it? As the sub heading states - come in and take a seat..........

Agree with this Percy. It has a nice welcoming sound to it. Nice one.

Mods?............

David Ashby - Moderator22/01/2019 20:38:02
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Thanks for the thoughts folks. We knew we’d receive advice on this one but, just this once, that’s the way it’ll be. 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/01/2019 20:39:40

Martin Harris22/01/2019 20:42:51
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Having grown up on tales of Biggles and his chums in the officers' mess, I think it's very apt.

supertigrefan22/01/2019 20:49:05
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Maybe "The" Biggles Mess?

Richard Harris22/01/2019 21:15:26
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I will put this here if that's ok? This was taken at the Greenacres Fly-In back in 2012, Dave and his son (I think?). I'm unsure of the other shady characters

 

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Edited By Richard Harris on 22/01/2019 21:18:38

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