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Thread: Lease Lend 2017 ~ Karl arrives in UK

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    Sir,

    I am pleased to report the safe arrival of the Lend Lease participant for 2017 ~ Karl aka Jager...

    He was safely transferred to the vehicle and departure South bound commenced.

    After a while a request was made for food...

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    I know these American fellows are rather different sir, .....BUT

    We British gentlemen, partake of Bacon roll or Sausage roll for breakfast

    But a pasty !!

    We ventured on wards and arrived at the destination exactly on time.

    Our American colleague was first shown one of only three world war one vessels still existing
    an 'Iron Clad' which appears to have met with appreciation.

    We then progressed onto one of the two main attractions...

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    I warned our colleague of certain restrictions...

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    We then carried on further inside the Flagship...

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    and then we found the details of the ship

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    we ventured further into the vessel..

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    and the deck height didn't get any better

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    So having visited the wonderful flag ship we exited

    only to be spoilt with a view of the latest addition to the Royal Navy of today!

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    HMS Queen Elizabeth

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    We then had time to visit the Mary Rose before heading back to London
    for our over night stop....

    Sir,
    I hope that this report meets with your satisfaction.

    Today Ships..........

    Tomorrow Planes & Tanks !
    I feel the need....for speed!

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    Glad our fellow flyer is safe in the UK. Great photos and I am sure there will be more to come. Glad the tickets I bought went to a good person and you all have a great time.

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    Thumbs up

    Good to know he arrived safely & is in good hands.
    I noticed there was no sign of Tim visiting those ship but then they have "SAILS"!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Great photographs, Simon! It looks like you are both having a good time.

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    Welcome to the UK Karl. Sounds like Duxford might be next on the list - enjoy !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    So welcome in Europe, Karl. I like South England and I have the best guide Do not forget to return him back to the library to Guides Section


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    Welcome to England Karl.

    Simon - don't teach him any bad habits before Doncaster!
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Welcome Karl, see you at Doncaster in a few days,
    Im sure Simon et al will take the very best care of you

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    Don't worry Steve I taught Karl at Origins everything he needed to know.

    Friday seems so long away Karl. Have a great time until then. See you soon

    Neil
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Welcome Karl. See you Friday.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Great to see Karl has arrived safe and sound! Have fun as you see the sights with him, Simon - I know you'll have a wonderful time

    I look forward to more pictures of the festivities...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Welcome to the Old World, Karl. Have a monstrous fun on the Island! Do not forget to taste their beers and watch your right NOT LEFT crossing the streets. Do not be also surprised that it is a passenger who normally drives a car there.
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    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    Karl looks to be having a good time! I love a good pasty -- but that picture looks more like he is enjoying the traditional English "calzone"

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    Great to see that Karl made it over safe and sound. Pasty looked a bit dodgy according to SWMBO ( her being a Plymouth maid with Cornish grannie!!) but theres plenty of other local delicacies to tempt him with over the next week.

    Flying over on Thursday so as to there bright and breezy for Friday.
    Will try and sneak some Andouille across the Channel for you all.


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    See you and Mary at the hotel Paul. Aiming to be there no later than 1pm. Meeting Rob, Eileen and Karl at Hotel at 2pm so might be a trifle alte for your game. Please save me a seat.

    Mat printed for China 1938 too.

    Neil
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Would love to be with you just to walk on the deck of that ship were Nelson die.

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    A British SoL under stump masts -- so what else is new? :)

    (If one looks at after-action pics of British SoLs: They're afloat, but few of them have any masts left.)

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    Great to see Karl made it across the pond in one piece. I'm sure he'll appreciate all the different local beers you lead him to. Looking forward to the Doncaster report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    See you and Mary at the hotel Paul. Aiming to be there no later than 1pm. Meeting Rob, Eileen and Karl at Hotel at 2pm so might be a trifle alte for your game. Please save me a seat.

    Mat printed for China 1938 too.

    Neil
    Got your mobile number so will give you a text when I am at the Museum.
    bombs away


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Having a great time so far, and being treated like a staff officer
    Looking forward to the games.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Can't wait to see more pictures and I know you will have a great time. The great people in here always treat other well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Having a great time so far, and being treated like a staff officer
    Looking forward to the games.
    Karl
    What? You mean everywhere you go it smells on new Paint.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    I'm glad he made it safely to England.
    Excellent pictures of the Ironclad and a beautiful sight to see.
    Your new carrier looks great as well.
    Good luck and safe flying at the Con.

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    So Karl arrived in England?

    Time to start Sea Lion 2 tomorrow...

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    Better to come without bombs, Sven. Border police won't be happy about them...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    Better to come without bombs, Sven. Border police won't be happy about them...
    He will be more clever now, Daniel. No bombs, just Falchirmjaeger!
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    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    Better to come without bombs, Sven. Border police won't be happy about them...
    We don't HAVE any border police, just the English Channel................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    He will be more clever now, Daniel. No bombs, just Falchirmjaeger!
    With special weapon after last Prague Summer Con

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    We don't HAVE any border police, just the English Channel................
    Can I say this at Manchester Airport during control?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    With special weapon after last Prague Summer Con


    Can I say this at Manchester Airport during control?
    By all means give it a try......if you can find anybody to say it to!

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    Welcome Karl, glad to see your in good hands and seem to be having a great time. See you all tomorrow, just need to print a few hundred Bang cards, you never know we might run out!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    ....Can I say this at Manchester Airport during control?
    I wouldn't recommend saying the B word anywhere in Manchester let alone the airport !

    "He is wise who watches"



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