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Brunas's ID Longshots...


Quickbeam

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You don't half seem to be in a bit of a race to reach No1000 of a late Brumbob, what with 8 longshot postings this week.

Or is it just that everyone (but not me) is so much better at solving them now?

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Bing.alau

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I've still got a few of the old silver threepenny bits around the house. I may even have a few of the old twelve sided ones too.

I have also still got my original first day's pay from when I joined up in 1947 consisting of four one shilling pieces. (We were paid in the recruiting office after attesting that we would serve the king and all his successors etc.) The youngsters of today may be interested to know that for a week's pay we got 28 shillings which equates to less than £1.50 in today's money.

Brumas and Macscouse were paid in groats and may still not have parted with them. They are even tighter than me.

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SillBill

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Bing.alau

28 shillings! WOW! I got 10 shillings a week from the RAF as a conscript and that equates to exactly 50p.

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Aitchbee

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Brumas won't mind, have a listen:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOE4mMcyG68

thanks jb.

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Brumas

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Aitchbee I listened to that and really enjoyed it, thanks.

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Brumas

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Bing.alau that was 3 shillings and 11 pence too much! and what king was it, Harold? ;o}

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john bunyan

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The pay was the same at 4/- when I joined in 1955! It went up to 5/- a day when you became a first class marine in a few months, and I got to the dizzy heights of a 2/Lt and coined it in at 10/6 a day... Luxury!

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Brumas

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Can't win, too many Royals on parade ;o}

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rdave13

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Jock1e, lol. You've mixed your 'p' and 'd'. Still - you were generous to join the Salvation Army.

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rdave13

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Brumas, you're not supposed to win as you're the ID Longshots master and referee. :)

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Brumas

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rdave13 Hmphh, yes, must remember my position!!

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