Sunday, 29 December 2002

Visit to Hurn Airport - RAF section of CCF

Between 1952-53
 
On our return trip some of the lads composed the following words to the tune of The British Grenadiers.  Can anyone fill in the gap?
 
We have an ancient Seafire
It has a list to port
with one wing up and the other wing down
it gives us cause for sport
And when the visiting officer
saw our superb machine
Whizzo, bango what a jolly fine show
treat her with vaseline
 
We visited Hurn Airport
one Friday afternoon
we thought a Stratocruiser
would take us to the moon
but all we got was a Tiger Moth and
the damn thing wouldn't go
Whizzo, bango what a jolly poor show
we hope things will improve
 
The pride of all our section
it is our wooden hut
......................................
...................................... but
we cannot get inside it
'cos CANY keeps the key
Whizzo, Bango what a jolly poor show
.........................................
 
This is recalled by Terry Perkins (my Dad).  Does anyone out there have any recollections of the trip.  My father recalls that we flew in an Avro X1X (Anson).
 
Thanks
 
Lisette

Visit to Hurn Airport - RAF section of CCF

Between 1952-53
 
On our return trip some of the lads composed the following words to the tune of The British Grenadiers.  Can anyone fill in the gap?
 
We have an ancient Seafire
It has a list to port
with one wing up and the other wing down
it gives us cause for sport
And when the visiting officer
saw our superb machine
Whizzo, bango what a jolly fine show
treat her with vaseline
 
We visited Hurn Airport
one Friday afternoon
we thought a Stratocruiser
would take us to the moon
but all we got was a Tiger Moth and
the damn thing wouldn't go
Whizzo, bango what a jolly poor show
we hope things will improve
 
The pride of all our section
it is our wooden hut
......................................
...................................... but
we cannot get inside it
'cos CANY keeps the key
Whizzo, Bango what a jolly poor show
.........................................
 
This is recalled by Terry Perkins (my Dad).  Does anyone out there have any recollections of the trip.  My father recalls that we flew in an Avro X1X (Anson).
 
Thanks
 
Lisette

Monday, 23 December 2002

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone, and a prosperous New Year.
 
And a special thanks to the site's Onlie Begetter, Jim, with wishes for a hale and hearty 2003.
 
Chris
(who's exchanging the flatlands of Bedfordshire for the equally flat Vale of York for Christmas and is nostalgic for the rolling hills of Hampshire)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone, and a prosperous New Year.
 
And a special thanks to the site's Onlie Begetter, Jim, with wishes for a hale and hearty 2003.
 
Chris
(who's exchanging the flatlands of Bedfordshire for the equally flat Vale of York for Christmas and is nostalgic for the rolling hills of Hampshire)

Wednesday, 11 December 2002

Merry Christmas, and other things!

Dear Nostalgia Corner member,

I’d like to wish you all a happy Christmas and invite you to visit the site if you haven’t done so lately. There has been a steady if slow stream of contributions from members and lately a new feature has been added, the obituaries of some of the masters -- George Pierce, John Cooksey, Harold Perkins and Paul Woodhouse, taken from a recent edition of ‘The Symondian’. I’d be pleased to have feedback on the new pages and if anyone has similar material to contribute then please feel free to add it.

I recently had an aneurysm repair operation which was wholly successful so I am able to be more active. Three cheers for the NHS. And here I would like to thank Chris Cooper for helping out and volunteering to co-manage the site.

Very best wishes,

Jim Wishart     

Merry Christmas, and other things!

Dear Nostalgia Corner member,

I’d like to wish you all a happy Christmas and invite you to visit the site if you haven’t done so lately. There has been a steady if slow stream of contributions from members and lately a new feature has been added, the obituaries of some of the masters -- George Pierce, John Cooksey, Harold Perkins and Paul Woodhouse, taken from a recent edition of ‘The Symondian’. I’d be pleased to have feedback on the new pages and if anyone has similar material to contribute then please feel free to add it.

I recently had an aneurysm repair operation which was wholly successful so I am able to be more active. Three cheers for the NHS. And here I would like to thank Chris Cooper for helping out and volunteering to co-manage the site.

Very best wishes,

Jim Wishart     

Monday, 2 December 2002

Who was I?

Since I've just visited FriendsReunited, I'll take the opportunity to copy this plaintive little extract from my own biographical note there:
 
... I have a certain difficulty about remembering my own name. Or rather, which of my names I used at school. My full Christian names are 'Christopher Robin', about which I was reticent, for obvious reasons. In early life I was known as 'Robin'. At some point I switched to 'Chris', but I'm not sure exactly when - possibly in the sixth form, possibly when I left school. So I'm not sure under what name I'll be remembered by others from Peter Symonds. But then, I seem to recall that we mostly used surnames...
 
I wonder if that'll jog anyone's memory about me?
 
And I wonder if anyone else has the same weird  problem - not knowing what they were called?

Who was I?

Since I've just visited FriendsReunited, I'll take the opportunity to copy this plaintive little extract from my own biographical note there:
 
... I have a certain difficulty about remembering my own name. Or rather, which of my names I used at school. My full Christian names are 'Christopher Robin', about which I was reticent, for obvious reasons. In early life I was known as 'Robin'. At some point I switched to 'Chris', but I'm not sure exactly when - possibly in the sixth form, possibly when I left school. So I'm not sure under what name I'll be remembered by others from Peter Symonds. But then, I seem to recall that we mostly used surnames...
 
I wonder if that'll jog anyone's memory about me?
 
And I wonder if anyone else has the same weird  problem - not knowing what they were called?

FriendsReunited

I don't why I've only just noticed them, but I see that FriendsReunited has quite a few PS school photos.
 
Not quite enough, though - I'm not in any of 'em ...

FriendsReunited

I don't why I've only just noticed them, but I see that FriendsReunited has quite a few PS school photos.
 
Not quite enough, though - I'm not in any of 'em ...