Anyone want to visit the National Army Museum?

Lucretia

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#1
Good morning.
This is not really a lonely heart, but I 'd like a knowledgeable companion for a visit to the National Army Museum. I frequently find myself in London, minuting long meetings, but they usually finish mid afternoon and then I make the most of my work-paid train ticket to visit somewhere. I went around the Imperial War Museum on my own a couple of weeks ago, and thought how much nicer it would be if I had someone with me who knew something about some of the exhibits.
I have no military connections, just a strong, recently acquired, interest in post WWII military history - sparked by some research I did. (been lurking here about a year)

As regards what you'd get from this afternoon out, and mindful of the trades description act, I can say that I am nearly 40, I am fat ( I can walk though!) and, especially with my hair tied back, I bear an unsettling resemblence to Mrs Potatohead. However I am intelligent and good company. And if you behave yourself I will buy you coffee and a bun.

I'm off to work now, where I can't look at this forum, so I'll just leave open this hole I've dug for myself, and let you all backfill it with nonsense during the day.

Thanks for reading.
 
B

Biscuits_AB

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#2
I'll do it. I am exceptionally knowledgeable. I can just see it now.....that's a tank. See that...that's another one. That's a gun. There's another tank and some soldiery type thingys. That's a helmet.....aren't you glad you came?
 
#4
Fat forty year old goth with a strong, recently acquired, interest in post WWII military history.

Hmmm.... p'raps not.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#8
Lucretia strikes me as a forthright, honest and upfront lady, a charming person with an interest in military matters and history. Too often we decry those that show no interest, so we should welcome those who do. Were I able to get away, I would be pleased to show this lady some old military artefacts, those from days gone by and no longer in use. Ngelected and ignored, in need of restoration, these museum pieces should be seen and loved.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#10
I like cakes too. Very keen on a cream split.
 
#11
Lucretia said:
And if you behave yourself I will buy you coffee and a bun.

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What will OFaH get if he doesn't behave himself?

(I really don't think I should have asked that at this time of the morning)
 

Lucretia

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#12
A goth! A goth! How dare you! How absolutely DARE you!
Ooooo. You come outside and call me that and I'll wash your mouth out with soap...

Goth indeed.



Never been so insulted.....






Add my digust at being called a goth *shudder* to my pique at seeing I get half the replies of the lad in Cyprus....

I'll give up and watch the football.
 
#13
If you're stuck, you could invite one of the nice gentlemen in red coats who live next door to accompany you. It'd probably make their day. You'd also have the advantage of being accompanied by someone who probably knows first-hand what the artefacts are.

Unless you pick someone who's ex-ACC, but they'd still make up some convincing stories. :)
 
#14
old_fat_and_hairy said:
Lucretia strikes me as a forthright, honest and upfront lady, a charming person with an interest in military matters and history. Too often we decry those that show no interest, so we should welcome those who do. Were I able to get away, I would be pleased to show this lady some old military artefacts, those from days gone by and no longer in use. Ngelected and ignored, in need of restoration, these museum pieces should be seen and loved.
Are you trying to seduce another lady with your life story, OFNH? :D

Litotes
 

Lucretia

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#15
OFAH I had to read that twice before the subtext got through.. I will have to raise my game for this forum I can see.

puttee - a nice idea. I didn't know they were allowed out.

sean - thanks.


Of course there are other exhibs in London worth a look. Also on my 'like to see' list is the current exhibtion of British Orientalist art at the Tate, the RA Summer show and, from July 24, the British Museum has an exhibition about Hadrian that looks very interesting.
And I shall, it would seem, be going around all of them on my own, with only an audio tour for company.
 
#16
Well, if you are in Manchester I would be delighted to show you round the Imperial (Anti)War Museum North.

msr
 
#17
old_fat_and_hairy said:
Lucretia strikes me as a forthright, honest and upfront lady, a charming person with an interest in military matters and history. Too often we decry those that show no interest, so we should welcome those who do.
Well said OFaH

Lucretia, I am not based in London, although if I were I would gladly try to assist. But I do wish you good luck in your quest, and an enjoyable trip to the NAM.

Its not a bad idea to consider one of the (younger and more lucid) pensioners next door, although he won't want tea and a bun in my experience, you are more likely to have to feed him beer!
 
#18
Lucretia said:
Add my digust at being called a goth *shudder* to my pique at seeing I get half the replies of the lad in Cyprus....

I'll give up and watch the football.
He's winning 50-16 at time of posting this, mind you MDN is now on his case, so you should count yourself lucky!
 
#19
Lucretia,

If I find myself going to London, I shall forewarn you and I would have to insist on buying the coffee and bun. After all, that's what gentlemen do best.
 
#20
putteesinmyhands said:
If you're stuck, you could invite one of the nice gentlemen in red coats who live next door to accompany you. It'd probably make their day. You'd also have the advantage of being accompanied by someone who probably knows first-hand what the artefacts are.

Unless you pick someone who's ex-ACC, but they'd still make up some convincing stories. :)
There we go again, bashing the chefs :x Why not pick on the clerks instead for a change ??
 

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