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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I've been there and have family from there. How did you get to, what was one of the most remote places to reach on Planet Earth?
    You've got sainty in you, lovely people and had a few parties with them on Falklands, Ascension and Sainty, got there on board HMS Southampton. The most remote place was South Georgia, stunning scenery, nice museum, loony BAS people, told off by the ships Capt for sneaking booze to the duty crew - ironically i paid a fine to the ships fund which mainly goes on booze

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    NPT busted.
    He's taking a while to come back. I'm sure he's not googling

    Although I think NPT was in the army
    There were only two ways to get to St. Helena before, (one was a 15 day cruise on the RMS St. Helena, from Portsmouth I think it was, it could be Cardiff because I did pick up a package from it there decades later) or a flight on an RAF cargo plane from Briars Norton, so you had to be in the Army to fly.
    But there was no airport then and you had to land in Ascencion Island and then time it right to get on the RMS St. Helena and then spend two or 3 days on that to get there.

    Him putting Ascension Island on his list though makes it appear that he has been there and I'd guess he was in the Falklands War, probably in the cookhouse

    Be interesting to hear his tale

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    Oh here he is


    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    HMS Southampton
    Just googled that.

    The HMS Southampton stopped at St Helena in 1872.

    That was a fukkin slave ship

    Where did you stay and visit there?

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    I hadn't ever thought to count before.

    57 visited.
    Lived in 6.

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    Seems as the bullshitters can sense one another.
    Birds of a feather.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Him putting Ascension Island on his list though makes it appear that he has been there and I'd guess he was in the Falklands War, probably in the cookhouse
    Be interesting to hear his tale
    Ha ha - Willy is itching to get one over, the silly little man has me on auto red, must have upset him.

    Not in the Falkland War thank goodness, that was Jackie i think.

    RMS was the Falkland Island Replenishment ship or FIRS. I was due to go on it as it did UK, St H, ASI, FI and SA then back but plans got changes and i blagged a berth on soton who's Lynx pilot i knew.

    ASI was a great time for me as my dad who served in the Navy stopped there in 38-39 and had pictures of himself dotted around the island - inc HMS Hoods original guns (WWI) up on the hill. For a small place its got some history - was one of the overshoot runways for the space shuttle too.

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    Sorry...it was 1832


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    The HMS Southampton stopped at St Helena in 1872.
    it was also a type 42, same engines as concorde and when they fire them puppies up the bow rises out like a speed boat.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Southampton_(D90)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    For a small place its got some history -
    It has. A former penal colony where Napoleon was exiled and died, also a key island to drop off sick slaves on their journey from Africa to the Caribbean.

    It was a lucrative trade back then for my Grandad

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    Oh, there is a member who has been to St Helena from this forum, Lost and Found, on his Yacht.
    I'd like to see his Country count

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    I hadn't ever thought to count before.

    57 visited.
    Lived in 6.
    Damn!

    You and NPT have got me beat.

    Have you been to sub saharan Africa? I used to live in Egypt...

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    Honest graft back then, i was talking about ASI though.

    In 2004 (i think) the flight from Brize got switched to Air Excel or something like that, i was on ASI (again) when they had to fly out an STD doctor from the UK. It transpired that the ninebobbers they had as cabin attendants were fooking riddled, they had previously had one case in 6 years but within something like 2 months of this bunch flying they had 35 cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    a ha - Willy is itching to get one over, the silly little man has me on auto red, must have upset him.
    Dream on, I DGAF

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    ^ course you don't wee man, that's why you pop one over once you've reloaded, give yourself a decade and you can get as regular as Leo the other repo clown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Damn!

    You and NPT have got me beat.

    Have you been to sub saharan Africa? I used to live in Egypt...
    Visited Cairo a couple of times for work and Sharm and Tunisia on holiday. Sorry not to have taken the opportunity then for a short side trip to Libya. Further south than that in Africa I have not been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    ^ course you don't wee man, that's why you pop one over once you've reloaded, give yourself a decade and you can get as regular as Leo the other repo clown.

    can we not, eh?

    Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Visited Cairo a couple of times for work and Sharm and Tunisia on holiday. Sorry not to have taken the opportunity then for a short side trip to Libya. Further south than that in Africa I have not been.
    I used to live in Cairo! About 300 metres from the Nile in Agouza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    it was also a type 42, same engines as concorde and when they fire them puppies up the bow rises out like a speed boat.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Southampton_(D90)
    Was that with reheat?

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    Gas Turbines Troy, Olympus, marine variant - is that OK so yes not exactly the same.. sheesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    I used to live in Egypt...
    Hmmm.







    Luigi's 1 Year in the M.E. Travel Thread Fantastico.


    The plot sickens.


    I reckon Dilll's bang on.

    HalleLujah.

    How come nobody put 2 and 2 together before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    I used to live in Cairo! About 300 metres from the Nile in Agouza.
    I lived in Zamalek for a while, about 300m from the Nile. I also lived downtown for a while, about 100m from Tahrir Square.

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    Back on topic as some people seem to be getting excited on trying to catch people out.


    Another question?


    Where would you most like to go, just one or top three and they can be a revisit.


    Me:


    New Zealand - oddly a place i have never got to despite making it to Oz (with work 3 times admittedly, never privately), it just always seemed to take too much time and i couldn't spend enough time there - one i am saving for retirement and a few months there.


    Himalayas - not a country but a monster trek - i'd love to start in Pakistan and walk to Assam - a true dream, maybe a hop or two as i'm a bit creaky these days but the majesty of the mountains is something you never forget.


    USA - again but a proper road trip and taking in national parks i never made like California (sequoias and bristlecones) and Yellowstone + other parks. I have a thing about trees and nature but this will take 3-4 months, time i have never had whilst working (i turned down a posting to Washington in 2002 Doh).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Back on topic as some people seem to be getting excited on trying to catch people out.
    Wheres all my family history and posts disappeared to?
    Mate, you can't claim being in Baghdad whilst really you were in your dad's bag

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    How much does a rentboy make over there?
    Is it like Tunisia where I took the ex wife and was offered two camels?

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    ^^Ladies and Gentlemen, Eamonn Andrews will be back presently once he's found a version of google that is more current than 1890.

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