Thursday, 25 February 2010

50th Post & Well Done the Road Warriors

Just finished watching the Road Warriors on the good old Loggie Corps & its work in Afghanistan on ITV. Sand ...Sand ....and more SAND... goodness knows how those trucks kept going. Tonights was the best episode for the personal reason that my best mate at University & Hazels bro featured being welcomed back by his girlfriend at RAF Brize Norton.....well done Major Rob....'great bit of cheese'.............the welcome home apparently was a bit false as the film company had to have '2 takes' to get it in the can.

Well thats a good way to 'reach the half century' of blog entries!!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Trucks 'N' Tracks Folkestone 27th & 28th February 2010

A rather good local show, not too crowded but usually some nice armour parked outside the Lees Cliffe Hall like last years German heavies. Inside the Hall is usually packed with traders with a wargame on the main stage & competition models in the basement. In fact this year it would make a good weekend to visit Kent as this event is on the same weekend as the cavalier wargames show at Tonbridge leisure centre, pictures on the blog from last year and a superb local wargames show with good games and ample traders to supply most of your wargaming needs! So Saturday Tank model show sunday wargames show...bargain!  Last years Trucks n Tracks photos below

I'm back

Well due to a huge demand (cheers Geordie!) I'm posting again. After October very busy work schedule, Starting a Youth Cafe Trust for which I had succesfully bid for £335,000 from the Big Lotto, Dodgy eyes....yes that 40's something effect 15mm was getting a bit tricky, reading glasses plus macular degeneration scare, (upshot after Moorfields eye hosp ...some inflamtion episode cocking up eyesight a trifle,should be ok for a decade or 2...but just in case we'll take photos!) and getting mixed up with a campaign in canterbury to prevent the demolition of the only community hall in the centre of the city.....particularly interested as its the 'old drill hall of the 4th & 5th Buffs', plus the East Kent Mounted Rifles and Duke of Connaughts Own TA RA WW2 unit. I will post on this subject soon & enlist all my blogging friends to support us in our endevours to save it and perhaps take it off the City Councils hands. Particularly interesting photo's from the Blitz.

I was going to post sooner but my Bleeping computer had over christmas gone kaput....a nasty attack by bugs etc which freeware had not prevented led me to 'Norton' the system...this got most things working apart from Internet Explorer ...however 'Motzrela Filofax'seemed to work ok......apart from posting and adding photo's on Blogger. At whits end but finally have it sorted.

Modelling and painting little soldiers....not featured much due to watering eyes....but plastic kits seem a possibilty again will post pics of Humber Armoured Car....and various 'things with wings' on the go. HMS Belfast visit photo's will add here and some flying stuff on my  Aviation blog.

Finally for now RIP Bob Doe the 3rd highest scoring ace in the B of B with 14 victories who died at the weekend a superb gentleman who was very proud but humble about their achievements in that summer of 1940. At a book signing I attended 5 years ago he signed a copy of his autobiography 'Bob Doe Fighter Pilot' ' David, Happy Flying, B Doe' a treasured possession on my library shelf.