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412) Ben Franklin 
Location:
Perth
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Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:07 Write a comment Send E-mail

Couldn't stand the suspense...I had to break the silence here !!

Fred Harper, Bribie Island Send E-mail Monday, 22 August 2016 15:27
You just beat me, Ben.

Ben Send E-mail Monday, 22 August 2016 17:24
Just checking the system's up and running..good 2 c u back on deck Fred !!

Royce Bell Send E-mail Wednesday, 24 August 2016 21:39
Me too! Guess the habit of "radio checks" doesn't go away.

PETER BAGGOTT Send E-mail Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:16
vvv vvv vvv vvv ryryryryryryryryryryry

PETER BAGGOTT Send E-mail Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:17
vvv vvv vvv vvv ryryryryryryryryryryry

Kev Ruwoldt Send E-mail Monday, 29 August 2016 02:27
vvv vvv vvv vhp/2/3/4/5/6/7

Ben Send E-mail Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:23
Just as well you printed it Ruwie...no-one could ever read your drop mate !!

Keghead Send E-mail Saturday, 3 September 2016 17:16
3 au 4 au 5 au 6 au 7 au 8 au PHB
BBB BBB BBB .. That's what we got when Ruwie put the tape in 'backwards!!!
411) Bill Aylott  Male
Location:
Kippa Ring QLD
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 23:55 Write a comment Send E-mail

What & who was Octavia, gone missing?

PETER BAGGOTTT Send E-mail Saturday, 23 July 2016 16:53
Part time wife of Mark Anthony,and i think she drank in the back bar of the Tatler?

Bill Aylott Send E-mail Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:31
An old flame, had a few at the Tats now I recall
410) peter baggott  Male
Location:
currumbin
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 21:55 Write a comment Send E-mail

Found a wrens/wrans naval officers hat,tricon type black sidesm with white top.insignia blue branches? surrounding crown and anchor,name inside Swan C.S.manuf vero and everitt. u k .can anyone help in locating owner and vintage of the issue..poss WW2 or thereabouts??? happy days to all

Scoops Send E-mail Thursday, 21 July 2016 23:44
Hi Peter - suggest you google in wrns hat images and you will bring up some photos/images, click on the "more images for wrns hats" under the images that first come up and you will be able to see your hat there. Click on the image of the one you think it is and it will give you a run down on the hat. All the best
409) Gary Guidotti  Male
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Wednesday, 13 July 2016 21:09 Write a comment Send E-mail

Looking forward to the RANCBA functions being held in September 2016
408) peter baggott  Male
Location:
currumbin
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Sunday, 19 June 2016 20:31 Write a comment Send E-mail

bon voyage shorts to you and hellen....don,t forget to scrubb your seabag and pack the white socks...give my love to the captain .... ship ahoy... from pierre
407) Garry Slattery  Male
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 21:59 Write a comment Send E-mail

can anyone enlighten me how Com Super is treated by the ATO every year Im told something different I queried one assessment and got a bill for an extra $500and advice would be appreciated TIA

Steve "Phantom" Walker Send E-mail Thursday, 16 June 2016 14:48
I payed extra Tax on Dfrdb because was working att. seemed to cover everything
406) David MacLean 
Location:
Inglewood WA
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Sunday, 12 June 2016 02:15 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hey Swampy - the Dockers are on the way back - ignore the knockers Cobber.

Doug Send E-mail Monday, 13 June 2016 21:17
Right on Dave. We peaked too early last year, Rosco has been playing doggo so far, giving young blokes a go and making a run for the 8 now

Ben Send E-mail Tuesday, 14 June 2016 01:09
Doug, you are the supreme optimist mate !!
405) Ben Franklin 
Location:
Perth
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Sunday, 1 May 2016 05:01 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hey Swampy..I hear we've created AFL history as the only team to be minor premiers and then zip6 the next year !! Should be some silverware for that mate.. roll eyes (sarcastic)

Doug Send E-mail Tuesday, 3 May 2016 18:22
Last time they won a game was August last year, the wheels fell off in July. I thought we'd get the points v Carlton, now I'm looking forward to the Bombers game for first points. We should get first draft picks next year, which was probably Rosco's plan all along.

Bones Lehmann Send E-mail Wednesday, 11 May 2016 22:15
As there is nothing to say...I will say nothing

Ben Franklin Send E-mail Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:59
Well said Bones...Cruel people are saying the only difference btwn the Dockers and a square is that a square has 4 points !!...Not nice..

Doug Send E-mail Monday, 16 May 2016 16:23
You think Freo can get through the season pointless?

Ben Send E-mail Monday, 16 May 2016 23:59
Reckon they're in for a completely pointless season Doug, altho Ross can probably take some positives out of it !!

Ben Send E-mail Monday, 30 May 2016 19:15
Heard a buzz the Dockers are changing their name to the Nortons...as in, nought n ten !!..Improved corporate image or some such thing Doug...

Bones Lehmann Send E-mail Thursday, 2 June 2016 23:18
I think its all pointless doug
404) Doug Marsh 
Location:
Brisbane
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:40 Write a comment Send E-mail

I play social cards with non-naval people. We were playing 500, no trumps were trumps when different views on how to play the Bird came up. My view is that if you haven't played the Bird on a suit then you cannot introduce the Bird later and call it the suit you didn't play it on before. Other people said you could play it on any suit when you liked. Any thoughts on the subject????

Bill Aylott Send E-mail Thursday, 21 April 2016 23:32
Play them Jong, It will sink them smile

Bill Aylott Send E-mail Thursday, 21 April 2016 23:32
Play them Jong, It will sink them smile

PETER BAGGOTT Send E-mail Friday, 22 April 2016 18:28
I,m glad you made s suggestion BILL.i WAS WORRIED THAT DOUG WOULD BE DOCKED TEN BOB FOR SLOW PLAY,,,,

Royce Bell Send E-mail Wednesday, 4 May 2016 02:52
Doug, Google "500 playing rules" and take your pick
403) Ben Franklin 
Location:
Perth
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Monday, 11 April 2016 17:01 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hey Doug..We're climbing the ladder without even winning a game...WHAT A TEAM !!

Doug Send E-mail Tuesday, 12 April 2016 23:31
Other than Carlton, Brisbane and Essendon, I can't see where we're going to get the points, and Rosco just got a new 3 year contract

Scoops Send E-mail Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:48
Think you had better revise your list Doug
402) peter baggott  Male
Location:
currumbin
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Thursday, 7 April 2016 22:21 Write a comment Send E-mail

sad to see passing of Blue Bergin.IN 1961 he and three other ran sparkers wintered at mawson base. the only time ever that 4 navy types served together down south, namely.. blue,,, keith .blue . macdonald..red ryder and dave keysar..sadly all now deceased...four wonderful blokes ,,,
401) Doug Marsh  Male
Location:
Brisbane
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Saturday, 2 April 2016 17:12 Write a comment Send E-mail

I came across this on the net, some may find it interesting [www.businessinsider.com.au]
400) Ben Franklin 
Location:
Perth
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Friday, 1 April 2016 23:01 Write a comment Send E-mail

Just reading on the Navy History dit re a bloke who went troppo on the Hawk during the Indon rubbish and let a few rounds go from a submachine gun when he'd had a few ashore. I think Rod Beckinsale was a sparker onboard...wonder what ever happened to the offender ? I think he was an LEM and discharged psycho !!

Rod Beckinsale Send E-mail Friday, 2 September 2016 16:27
Hey Ben. Haven't browsed here for a long time, but today I came across your dit re the Hawk. Yes, I was in the wireless office while the mad bugger tried to shoot me through the wheelhouse deck (W/T office deckhead!). Most of the gear copped a bullet or two but I was lucky. Anyway, the offender was given a medical discharge and amazingly almost 50 years later I ran into him in Hervey Bay. He didn't want to talk ... wonder why? Good to see you're still around mate, and hope you're travelling well.
399) Doug Marsh 
Location:
Brisbane
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Saturday, 19 March 2016 15:55 Write a comment Send E-mail

The Australian footie season starts next Thursday 24 March, I'm predicting the Tigers by at least a lazy 45 points

Doug (non footie tipster) Marsh Send E-mail Friday, 25 March 2016 04:08
Good grief, Carlton are 2nd on the ladder. I eat humble pie and fall on my sword

Ben Franklin Send E-mail Monday, 28 March 2016 05:44
Hey Doug,we're last on the ladder...never mind, Ross has a pln...and the only way from here is UP !!

Doug Send E-mail Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:26
Bottom of the ladder, can only improve from there. Looks like their form slump from last year has carried over.

Bones Lehmann Send E-mail Wednesday, 30 March 2016 21:38
embarrassment Just a mere flesh wound doug and ben...(I hope)

Scoops Send E-mail Sunday, 3 April 2016 03:18
Think that the mere flesh wound just became a major hospital case

Kev Ruwoldt Send E-mail Sunday, 3 April 2016 13:28
I SEE THE SUNS HAD NO PROBLEMO SEEING THROUGH THE PURPLE HAZE ... never mind Bennie!!!!! lol

Doug Marsh Send E-mail Tuesday, 5 April 2016 14:26
Hands up anyone who picked the Cats over GWS, if GWS were racehorses, you would take a urine sample. After 2 rounds of footie, I'm ranking 44237 out of 48000 odd in The West's tipping contest
398) Laurie (Spike) Jones  Male
Location:
Langwarrin, Vic
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Saturday, 5 March 2016 02:45 Write a comment Send E-mail

Cant wait for the Footy season to start, Carn the Saints

peter baggott Send E-mail Saturday, 5 March 2016 16:24
you must have gone to kogarah marist brothers also.. st george forever......

Ben Franklin Send E-mail Sunday, 6 March 2016 23:14
I thought we only got advertisements on commercial TV !!!

peter baggott Send E-mail Monday, 7 March 2016 00:47
blimey. i thought i caused that,,,keghead use to wear a one piece....

Ben Franklin Send E-mail Monday, 7 March 2016 04:22
Saw Ruwie in the West not long back..He was interested in a mankini !!!
397) Beetle Baillie 
Location:
QLD
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Friday, 19 February 2016 21:46 Write a comment Send E-mail

Is it just my computer, or hasn't anything been posted anywhere on this guestbook site or the QSO section since the 17th January? Also, g'day to all those who I havn't seen or spoken to for yonks...

Ben Franklin Send E-mail Monday, 22 February 2016 17:24
U must have upset someone Beetle, 'cos no-one wants to answer you !!..Ck yr computer mate, cos this site and QSO have been active all thru...Rgds
396) Kev Ruwoldt  Male
Location:
Kippa-Ring Q
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Sunday, 14 February 2016 01:31 Write a comment Send E-mail

Received an email this morning with Collingwood's new away Jumper - Loved it,hands gripping cell bars with Centrelink Logo was TOPS!!!!!

Sue Hackett nee Halpin Send E-mail Friday, 26 February 2016 04:02
Hi Ruwie,

Have just read the story of your experiences through Cyclone Tracy. Wonderfully written, heart-wrenching tale - BZ I was very impressed and learnt a lot. Cheers. Sue

PETER BAGGOTTT Send E-mail Friday, 26 February 2016 22:14
tOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU SUE,ABOUT RUWIES' ACCOUNT OF TRACEY.HIS LUCID DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SOCIAL AND SECURITY PROBLEMS WERE VERY REVEALING. FIVE STAR WORK
395) Murray "Mick" Shepherd  Male
Location:
Brisbane
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Friday, 5 February 2016 21:20 Write a comment Send E-mail

Currently doing some volunteer work at the Qld maritime museum. They have the Diamantina original hull designation K377 hoisted on the flag deck. I was under the impression that this should be the ships international call sign as in say VKCU for the old Stalwart. Can someone please clarify and if I am correct let me know what Diamantina's call sign was. (Former POETC)

Dave Sutherland Send E-mail Monday, 8 February 2016 02:22
Diamantina's International Call Sign is VMFB. For further information, go along the menu bar to V/S Store, click to reveal drop down menu > Ships Callsigns. The most excellent resource is the work of Sandy McNab, who has spend years pulling it all together. (Ex- CPOSY)

Dave Sutherland Send E-mail Monday, 8 February 2016 03:06
Further to the above. A ship’s International call sign is generally flown when leaving or entering harbour. Given that the ‘Tina is a static display (in dry dock), I suggest what is flown would be determined locally. Any other reader may wish to add their comments

Murray Shepherd Send E-mail Tuesday, 9 February 2016 16:46
Thanks for the quick reply, much appreciated
394) Jackie Southorn (nee Jackson)  Female
Location:
Gold Coast
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Thursday, 4 February 2016 04:36 Write a comment Send E-mail

Haven't been on this site in donkeys years. Just wanted to say hi and see if there was anyone on that I knew from back in the late 60's early 70's. Then in the early to mid 80's. I was a SWRROT back then. Served in Singapore apr 71- feb 72.
393) Doug Marsh  Male
Location:
Brisbane
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 02:27 Write a comment Send E-mail

Who watched the Hird interview? Still so many questions to be asked and answered. Who okayed the injections?, who shredded the records?, why the off-site injections if he thought it was ok. Seemed to me that Hird is playing the victim card, (the AFL set him up) and trying to re-write history. The interviewer was pretty easy on him too, softly, softly.

Ben Franklin Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 January 2016 21:04
hey Doug...Who really cares ???

Doug Marsh Send E-mail Wednesday, 20 January 2016 22:14
I reckon Chicken Man, (the greatest crime fighter the world has known would) and the half million footie fans who think Hird, Dank, Charters, Alavi, Robson, etc have shamed the AFL and blotted the Bombers such that they will not live it down.
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