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80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Started by: TerryW (4790)

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Thank You.

Started: 15th Sep 2020 at 15:42

Posted by: tonker (21865) 

Remember this when you are complaining about Polish workers pinching our jobs!

Replied: 15th Sep 2020 at 18:59

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Agreed Tonker. The Poles had some of the best fighter pilots as did many from the British empire who volunteered.

Many treated very badly after the war and not recognised for their efforts and sacrifice, fact is we would have lost the battle without them as we were running out of pilots.

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 06:47

Posted by: grimshaw (2272) 

Not often i agree with you t w but i was at conigsby the other day watching arrivals and departures of various aircraft and chatted to some members of a polish family who expressed similar views .
A relation of a member of the family had made the ultimate sacrifice in the Battle of Britain .

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 13:10

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5322)

I like Polish people

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 13:11

Posted by: grimshaw (2272) 

The family who i spoke with seemed real nice .
Certainly proud that a relative had served in the R A F in the war .

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 13:18

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Grimshaw. You don't always have to agree with me or anyone else on here, we are humans and have very funny ways and ideas that don't suit everyone. Thanks for your reply.

I have met several Polish people myself whose grandparents had served and died in WWII their pride was also immense.

God Bless them all.

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 13:35

Posted by: tuddy (1086)

303 squadron shot down the most enemy aircraft during The Battle of Britain, 303 were a Polish squadron. It's time they did something about these Poles, coming over here and winning our wars for us!

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 18:22

Posted by: grimshaw (2272) 

t w .
I am very much aware that i am not obliged to agree with anyone on any subject but thank you for reminding me .
I do concur re the polish pilots and aircrew .
If you ever find yourself down conigsby way i am sure you would find watching the aircraft most enjoyable .

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 19:59

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

I like Mr sheen, he is Polish,
But back to the Topic, well done to Terry for this Thread, we all own a very big debt of gratitude for the guys and gals in the ground support for the time they bought us, they paid with their lives for England to have time to build our defenses to fight the nazi invasion

Salute

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 20:18

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

I agree Tom and I am glad Terry has reminded us all of the significance of today. We should never forget the sacrifices made by foreign nationals who fought alongside British servicemen during the last war.........including the 2.5M Muslims particularly the 40,000 of them who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Eternal thanks to them all and their surviving families.

What do you say Terry?

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 21:11

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

I'd say that, that was a sh1t stirring comment sledge, why bring in something like that, ?

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 21:19

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

I am not shit stirring in the slightest Tom but if you care to ask Terry I am sure he will be able to tell you why I brought the subject up.

Nuff said

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 21:41

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

This thread is about the, Battle of Britain , The poles got involved because England had not enuff ( as you spell it) pilots, The poles came to help, no benefits were offered, they came to help a common cause, As far as I know, And i could be wrong, There were no Muslims involved with the Battle of Britain,

was there ?

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 21:51
Last edited by tomplum: 16th Sep 2020 at 21:51:57

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

Well, was there ?

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 22:01

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

hey ?

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 22:03

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5322)

Roobarb

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 22:21

Posted by: tonker (21865) 

"The poles got involved because England had not enuff ( as you spell it) pilots, The poles came to help, no benefits were offered, they came to help a common cause,"

Errrrr, the Poles were 'involved' before we were. It was US who went to help THEM!

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 22:37

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5322)

Boorarb

Replied: 16th Sep 2020 at 22:55

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

The Nazis were walking all over Eastern Europe and had been for years and the might of the German army had took All Europe and now it was Our turn, hitler set his mind to Britain, this is why it was called.
The Battle of Britain. Which is what this thread is about, To commemorate the pilots who flew the channel to intercept the German bombers who were Bombing us every day to weaken our defenses ,

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 08:54

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

Tell you what Tom.....If it makes you happier lets leave the subject for a few weeks and when it gets closer to November the 8th then we can talk about ALL the foreign nationals who have fought for Great Britain and lost their lives since WW1, not just those involved in the battle of Britain.

Then we can honour them all then pay respect to their surviving families.

Its a date

.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 09:12

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

Ok then Sledge if it makes you happy lets combine it with Ramadam,
After all, We are all humans aint we?
Apologies to Terry for sledge trying to spoil another splendid thread to honour OUR brave servicemen and women,So we never forget,

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 09:46

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

Anytime Tom, we all know Terry deserves the utmost respect in here. I am sure when the time comes he will be taking a knee for ALL those this country has lost in conflict.......even the one he thinks and indeed wants us to believe are nothing but child abusers, rapists, murders and terrorists.

He is a good lad that Terry.......one of the best

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 10:22

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

I think taking a knee is an excellent choice, here is an example of the British army taking a knee in a show of respect to the advancing enemy

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 12:36
Last edited by tomplum: 17th Sep 2020 at 12:37:19

Posted by: Brasstoff (102)

Good example Tom. It was a fair fight though, the whities had rifles and the blackies had sticks.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 12:55

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

I won't be taking a knee for anyone unless it's HRH Elizabeth II. I will however honour all the persons from the commonwealth countries involved no matter of creed or colour.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 13:15
Last edited by TerryW: 17th Sep 2020 at 13:17:03

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Tomplum I think our not so learned friend is remarking on my Muslim comments and trying to goad me.

However me being the clever dickie I am will inform him of the tens of thousands of Muslims recruited into the SS and Wehrmacht by the Nazis many Muslim leaders backed Adolf and his anti semitic views, which they still have today. Hitler even wavered his rule for them on ritual slaughter which he had banned because of shechita. The first non German division was the Muslim The 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar made up of mostly Bosnian Muslims who were ethnic bosniaks they had a worse reputation than the Nazi SS.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 13:45

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Brasstoff. In fact the Zulus had more guns than the British at that time, crap ones I admit. But they had and used at least 1,000 Martini Henry rifles at Rorke's Drift taken from the dead at Isandlwana.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 13:55

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

"I will however honour all the persons from the commonwealth countries involved no matter of creed or colour."

You didnt mention religion Terry.....never mind eh, I am sure it was just an oversight

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 13:59

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

"Errrrr, the Poles were 'involved' before we were. It was US who went to help THEM!"

Indeed that is right, Tonks. But what is being said is that these fighter pilots and other men who escaped their countries occupation by the Nazis came here and volunteered to fight in our air force and army.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:02

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Oh dear. Creed, a system of religious belief; a faith.

As I said our not so learned friend. Never mind eh, I am sure it was just an outburst of your stupidity.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:11

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

So religion isn't an issue to you then Terry.......glad we got that sorted

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:13

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Anyway back to the topic subject.

We should all thank our lucky stars that these young lads did whatever was necessary and never forget their sacrifice. Not forgetting the female members and ground crews.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:14

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

You see Terry......

Given this comment you made yesterday

"As for Allah, he doesn't worry about what I post he's far to buy instructing the rape of boys and killing Christians to his followers."

I was wondering, what's your take on all the Muslims presently serving in our armed forces are they actually on this mission from Allah instead of defending us and our country.......whats your thoughts?

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:21

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

Come on terry, tells us what you think


Theres a good lad

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:24

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

And I remember Our not so learned friend boasting of his university degree that he gained, oh dear me, just what do they teech at these Establishment i wonder ?

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:25

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

It all depends on the religions excuse for it's terrorism I include my own religion too.

Religion of all nations has put itself up for ridicule, I have no problem or morals when extracting the urine out of whichever religion is news at the time or is on the knock for cash for whatever reasons.

Like I said Creed, a system of religious belief; a faith. Learn to walk before you run, eh. Makes one look rather silly don't you think.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:25

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

So......you are saying Allah isn't actually telling our Muslim service men and women to go out rape kids and murder christians then?

No need to be evasive, a simple Y/N will do

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:29

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

Was the claim just a joke Terry?

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:30

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1611)

But we had micheal Caine ,Stanley baker ,Ivor emmanuelle and Dave out of minder

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:45

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Okay. I think you have done enough to tarnish this thread about one of the most pivotal moments in British history and the men and women involved.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:48

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

What it just a joke Terry?
One of those off the cuff remarks?

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:49

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

" I think you have done enough to tarnish this thread"

Given the amount of squirming you are doing that comment comes as no surprise

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:50

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

If I start another separate thread will you answer the questions?



I think not

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 14:53

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

No further comment Terry?.......thats not like you

I can take or leave the Muslims as easily as I can take or leave you and all your hangers on Terry, there is good and bad in every one. What I do find difficult to ignore though is watching you slowly dig a big hole for yourself, seeing you dive in headfirst and then not laughing my lungs inside out when you hit the bottom before desperately trying to change the subject while you attempt to climb out..........and you have just done it all over
again

That ego of yours.......when will you ever learn

Tsk tsk tsk

Yet again I have given you another good spanking and yet again
teased you into revealing yet another side of your very questionable character..........and to be honest it was the easiest one yet

Good lad indeed

Wait till Baz sees this

Sorry about going off topic, but in saying that you do it yourself to others enough times without making apologies so I feel its quite justified. You can have it back now

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 15:12
Last edited by Stardelta: 17th Sep 2020 at 17:20:22

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Thank you to all the members who respectfully posted on this thread. I can only apologies for the one without any decency who sort to sully the thread as a point scoring exercise.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 15:19

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 15:20

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

Never mind us Terry.............but on the subject of decency and respect are you going to apologise to all the Muslim service personnel around the world who are within their right to take offence at the comment you made?




I wont hold my breath

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 15:22
Last edited by Stardelta: 17th Sep 2020 at 15:58:49

Posted by: Brasstoff (102)

...they had and used at least 1,000 Martini Henry rifles at Rorke's Drift taken from the dead at Isandlwana.

Good info there Terry. I wasn't trying to wreck the thread, just making it a little more light hearted.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 15:42

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

I know, Brasstoff and no offence was taken . I just like being a clever Dick with my knowledge.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 18:31

Posted by: firefox (2165)

"Posted by: Stardelta (7846)

Never mind us Terry.............but on the subject of decency and respect are you going to apologise to all the Muslim service personnel around the world who are within their right to take offence at the comment you made?




I wont hold my breath"

please do.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 19:25
Last edited by firefox: 18th Sep 2020 at 05:46:33

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

are you going to apologise to all the Muslim service personnel around the world who are within their right to take offence at the comment you made?


I don't think ALL Muslims would be offended, and defo not these

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 20:08

Posted by: whacker (931)

From Tomplum: "To commemorate the pilots who flew the channel to intercept the German bombers who were Bombing us every day to weaken our defenses."

Yes, indeed. Nor should we forget that King Edward VIII, who married an American prostitute named Simpson, and shared her with von Ribbentrop, Nazi Germany's Foreign Minister, was told by Ribbentrop that the bombing of England was not having the desired effect... the English would not surrender...and would Eddie please tell him what to do. Indeed he could. "You must keep on bombing them, only harder, " said his ex-majesty. Eddie and his ho were living comfortably in the Bahamas at the time. The documents of this exchange were made public a few years back.

But I don't want to end on a sour note. A tiny anecdote. In 1949 I worked for the DeHavilland Aircraft Company at Hawarden, just outside Chester. The test pilots (they were working on the Comet then) were former Battle of Britain pilot and I swear, as they walked through the factory in their flying gear, I thought they were ten feet tall. To this day I see them that way, towering over everyone, marvelous, wonderful, incredible heroic men.

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 23:04
Last edited by whacker: 17th Sep 2020 at 23:06:08

Posted by: grimshaw (2272) 

Top post whacker .

Replied: 17th Sep 2020 at 23:10

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

King Edward VIII was treacherous, he was anti semitic and really hated the reds, he told people he would put Eden and the rest of the politicians up against a wall. This was told by Windsor to his Spanish friend Don Javier Bermejillo, what he actually said about bombing was if one bombed England effectively this could bring peace because he wanted peace at any price, this was told to Franco who told the Krauts and the bombing of Britain started on 10 July. All this is in the Spanish archives.

Replied: 18th Sep 2020 at 06:56

Posted by: grimshaw (2272) 

To reprise the Polish content of the thread .
One of the top strikers in Europe is polish .
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich ..

Just saying like .

Replied: 18th Sep 2020 at 20:19

Posted by: tonker (21865) 

"Are you a Pole Vaulter"?

"No. I'm a Yugoslav. But how do you know my name"?

Replied: 18th Sep 2020 at 21:34

Posted by: tomplum (6505) 

I heard it as,
are you a pole vaulter

Nine, I am a German and my name is not Valter,

funnier I think,

Replied: 18th Sep 2020 at 22:09

Posted by: tuddy (1086)

I worked with a few Polish men over the years, some good grafters amongst them. Some of their life stories were harsh to say the least.

Replied: 18th Sep 2020 at 22:32

 

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