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by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?
Replies: 33
Views: 516

Re: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?

Slightly OT I know of two funerals - or at least the wake or memorial service afterwards where club members were encouraged to wear the cycling club jersey. That's a sort of uniform and evidently in both cases cycling was a huge part of the deceased's life. There shouldn't be a problem. I have been...
by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?
Replies: 33
Views: 516

Re: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?

brynpoeth wrote:
I remember reading Cunobelin stopped shaving 1976, now I know why :wink:




... I have trimmed it occasionally
by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?
Replies: 33
Views: 516

Re: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?

Still miss it! I joined up in September 1969 and left April 1996. I was rated CPO in December 1976, so I was a chief for nearly 20 years. That was the reason i left, the prospect of being a Chief Tech for the rest of my working life was not appealing. I have been lucky in that I have managed to mai...
by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 7:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 278
Views: 10234

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

So I assume that your comments about the Royals being a highly profitable tourist attraction were irony as well. Of all you've said on this thread I now have no idea what is irony and what is your assertion. Ian You will need to point that one out, the only comment I recollect (or comes up on searc...
by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinions on mainstream touring bikes?
Replies: 20
Views: 353

Re: Opinions on mainstream touring bikes?

Please explain. Should I be hanging my head in shame whilst riding one of my Surlys? https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?p=1145352#p1145352 is maybe the start of the longest discussion of it still on here. People also complain about the attitude of Thorn towards customers who question their p...
by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 278
Views: 10234

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

You stated - hence not taken as "irony". You clearly stated you were providing a direct answer! Ian As you wish............ So I assume that your comments about the Royals being a highly profitable tourist attraction were irony as well. Of all you've said on this thread I now have no idea...
by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 278
Views: 10234

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

Maybe both are true I thought using ones rank even when retired was allowed The informed answer is that you are allowed to wear your uniform and that rank or rate after you have left the Services regardless of the length of service, rank or rate you attained, or where you served (Campaign medals an...
by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 6:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 278
Views: 10234

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

HI all, I think that if one completes a full military service one may upon retirement use the rank as a courtesy title, but if someone has resigned their commission it is very poor practise. After 30 plus years it is well earned, But a couple of years after one has avoided the greasy pole that &quo...
by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 6:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?
Replies: 33
Views: 516

Re: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?

Full no 1s (see Mick F's pic in the other thread) Yep. Also, been to funerals in No1s too, latterly to my dad's funeral April 1990. Thinking about it, that was the last civil occasion that I wore uniform. Left the RN in 1996 and my uniform(s) have been in the loft ever since. I don't think I could ...
by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 6:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?
Replies: 33
Views: 516

Re: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?

Same year as me. I left under "Options for Change" I remember that. I'd signed on for 22years - CS1 - and then for 32years - CS2 - to come out at aged 50. I was a very senior CPO and Charge Chief (these days a WO2) and felt I'd done as much as I wanted. I had considered going for WO1 but ...
by Cunobelin
21 May 2018, 6:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?
Replies: 33
Views: 516

Re: Did you get married in clothes related to your work or other activity?

It would be absurd to wearwork-clothes to a wedding.Those that do this must place a rather too much importance on their occupation,and their own ego.Surely a marriage requires the two participants to relinquish their separate indivdual identities and forge a bond with their partner.it would reduce ...
by Cunobelin
20 May 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 278
Views: 10234

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

You stated - hence not taken as "irony". You clearly stated you were providing a direct answer! Ian As you wish............ So I assume that your comments about the Royals being a highly profitable tourist attraction were irony as well. Of all you've said on this thread I now have no idea...
by Cunobelin
20 May 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom Lollipop Hitch - improvement?
Replies: 37
Views: 5197

Re: Carry Freedom Lollipop Hitch - improvement?

...fitted but: the pillar is so much closer to the spokes that the lynch pin has enough side to side movement end up in them :( so, as smaller lynch pins seem non-existant, an alternative securing of the lolliopop is needed: am going to try an allen bolt windnut (and wire tie-wrap) separated from l...
by Cunobelin
20 May 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Team building: survival courses etc
Replies: 21
Views: 719

Re: Team building: survival courses etc

I remember attending something similar for recruitment. Everyone went for the ones that had pushed forward and been prominent. I noted a quieter one who had not "shined" in that way, but had just got on with it, had been the one that had helped others and ensured everyone was included. Whi...
by Cunobelin
20 May 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 20
Views: 262

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

I'm considering a recumbent trike. I find upright bikes painful at both ends and with seriously arthritic knees I'm not confident of putting my leg down when I stop as the knee is prone to collapsing. With knees they won't replace yet and a heart condition that needs exercise but not insanity, I'm ...