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by London Boy
Tue 30 Dec, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Open message to Whitey
Replies: 78
Views: 11152

Wise words HN.
by London Boy
Sat 27 Dec, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Military History
Topic: Green Envelope
Replies: 16
Views: 6697

Again, you're welcome. And it sounds like you've got some fascinating detetctive work ahead of you.
by London Boy
Fri 26 Dec, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: Green Envelope
Replies: 16
Views: 6697

Typed out could mean "logged off" i.e off duty and 00 is sometimes used as shorthand for midnight, so "off duty at m'night" However, I'm inclined to go along with your line of reasoning in that OO is an abb. for some sort of orders. So it could be operational orders, however it could also be orderli...
by London Boy
Fri 26 Dec, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: Green Envelope
Replies: 16
Views: 6697

What context is it written in? It's possible. Can't say I've come across it before though.

GO = general oders
SO = standing orders
DO = daily orders / daily operations
Op. plan = operational plan
OPS = operations
by London Boy
Thu 25 Dec, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Padres + P Coy
Replies: 11
Views: 4071

Re: Padres + P Coy

Out of interest, do the Padres in the paras have to pass P coy or just get their wings or none of the above ? with thanks :) i remember a padre a few yrs back who done most of the events - inc the milling! just to get a taste of what the blokes have to do. he also done his jumps. he said he didnt h...
by London Boy
Thu 25 Dec, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: Green Envelope
Replies: 16
Views: 6697

No, you're alright mate. Sorry, it's as much my mistake for misunderstanding and thinking your reply referred to WWI when you were clearly referring to WWII. :D The perils of on screen communication!
by London Boy
Thu 25 Dec, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Military History
Topic: Green Envelope
Replies: 16
Views: 6697

LB your post seems to be the most likely, perhaps the green envelope was issued because it was so late in the war? Thnak you all for your replies. J_M You're welcome. However, it isn't a case of being most likely. This is fact. That is what the green envleope was. Also I just checked one of my book...
by London Boy
Thu 25 Dec, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Military History
Topic: Green Envelope
Replies: 16
Views: 6697

Re: Green Envelope

Was just reading through my Grandfather's WW2 Diary and he mentions writing a letter to loved ones in a green envelope. Was wondering if there is significance in this, as in an "open if I die" sort of letter. Thank you for any help. I don't know about WWII, but I have studied the First World War in...
by London Boy
Thu 25 Dec, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: Merry Christmas, all.
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

God Jul (Good Yule) from Sweden and a Gott Nytt År (Good New Year) to you all. :x-mas: :x-mas:


No snow in Sweden either! :cry:
by London Boy
Tue 23 Dec, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Advertise Your Website & Services
Topic: new site
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Yea, I'll give it a go.
by London Boy
Tue 23 Dec, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Two sides of the VC.
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Thanks for that. I'd never heard of him before now.
by London Boy
Tue 23 Dec, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Tried to join the RAF
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Good for him and all the best to him mate.
by London Boy
Mon 22 Dec, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: Adverts ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2368

Be thankful that you've got some xmas spirit over there. I might as well be Timbuktu for the lack of xmas spirit over here in Sweden.
by London Boy
Mon 22 Dec, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: RAF General Discussion
Topic: RAF reg "first few weeks into training"
Replies: 13
Views: 5593

Keep going rookie rock you'll make it. Interesting to note what you say about swimming. In my day (late 70s -early 80s) there was no swimming at all and no requirement to be able to swim. Fact is I only learned to swim a year after I left the Regt in 82, when I joined the Met Police which did have a...
by London Boy
Fri 19 Dec, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: The festive season is upon us.
Replies: 28
Views: 6882

It makes a very festive desktop background! Indeed it does, thank you for the tip. It now adorns both my screens. Great resolution as well. I'd like to search on the artist, now it looks like it says Alan Seattle, but that can't be right can it? Seattle? Could it be Stattle? Looks like it could be ...