Armed Forces Day, Aberdeen

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Is this new? Haven't been in Aberdeen for almost 2 years now and still missing it (yes really)!
Went up late last October. Caught me by surprise. Very impressive piece of work, and the kneeling chap is holding an SLR.
 
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Went up late last October. Caught me by surprise. Very impressive piece of work, and the kneeling chap is holding an SLR.
I like it very much, but you just know that at 2 or 3am every friday/saturday/wednesday you are going to have idiot students clambering all over that!

Reckon it would be a great sight first thing in the morning at 5.30am when you trip out of G Casino and see it backlit by the sunrise!
 
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I like it very much, but you just know that at 2 or 3am every friday/saturday/wednesday you are going to have idiot students clambering all over that!

Reckon it would be a great sight first thing in the morning at 5.30am when you trip out of G Casino and see it backlit by the sunrise!
With the Sally Army Citadel and a cooncil tower-block as a backdrop?
 
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With the Sally Army Citadel and a cooncil tower-block as a backdrop?
Aye but trust me you don't notice those when you're hammered/partially blinded by the sun coming through the gap in the buildings! Have a picture somewhere.
 
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Aye but trust me you don't notice those when you're hammered/partially blinded by the sun coming through the gap in the buildings! Have a picture somewhere.
Sun? Aberdeen? Shom mishtake, Shirley?
 
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Sun? Aberdeen? Shom mishtake, Shirley?
No one in NI believes me, least of all my parents (it pished every time they visited) but compared to NI, Aberdeen is a hell of a lot drier and a hell of a lot sunnier. I don't think I ever wore my coat when I was there!

Sunniest city in the UK allegedly! (Not the warmest though)
 
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No one in NI believes me, least of all my parents (it pished every time they visited) but compared to NI, Aberdeen is a hell of a lot drier and a hell of a lot sunnier. I don't think I ever wore my coat when I was there!

Sunniest city in the UK allegedly! (Not the warmest though)
Nope..can't agree with you there..its been raining 40 days and 40 nights!!! We had a brief restbite for the parade, and then it rained again.

The site of the RSM standing at the Holburn Junction, arms aloft, parting the rainclouds and ordering the sky fairy to lay off with the rain for an hour was a sight to behold!..lol

As for the statue, yep..its a cracker, but it does seem to be located in a rather strange place and at a strange angle.
 
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No one in NI believes me, least of all my parents (it pished every time they visited) but compared to NI, Aberdeen is a hell of a lot drier and a hell of a lot sunnier. I don't think I ever wore my coat when I was there!

Sunniest city in the UK allegedly! (Not the warmest though)
Well its nae i'day!
 
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Nope..can't agree with you there..its been raining 40 days and 40 nights!!! We had a brief restbite for the parade, and then it rained again.

The site of the RSM standing at the Holburn Junction, arms aloft, parting the rainclouds and ordering the sky fairy to lay off with the rain for an hour was a sight to behold!..lol

As for the statue, yep..its a cracker, but it does seem to be located in a rather strange place and at a strange angle.
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Your "rain" is like a fine mist to us! :p

And a few days before just strolling around campus and these guys randomly appear - I can't remember why, it's 4scots though early summer 2010- freedom of Old Aberdeen?

See, dry in both photos! :)
 

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Massed bands of 120+ drummers and pipers, and my god what a noise we made!

We later went on to do a Beating the Retreat at the Gordon Barracks along with the AUOTC and the Robert Gordons School.

Great day and a great chance to swing the lamp and catch up with a few faces from the past, both distant and not so distant.

Armed Forces Day Parade - Aberdeen , Scotland 30-06-2012 - YouTube
Armed Forces Day Aberdeen 30th June 2012 - YouTube
Maybe I missed him - but no Peter Dow???
 
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Castlegate is affa bonny fan it’s nae filled with jakey’s....
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Can't deny it.

Mainly cos I can't understand a word of it! :)

Kidding - I do enjoy getting in from the rig and nipping in to Herbert Love's for a pouch of Black Cherry and spending a quiet half-hour sat sheltering from the rain watching the traffic on Union St.
 
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Maybe I missed him - but no Peter Dow???
I never saw him either..not seen him in a couple of years actually. Might have something to do with his website being reported to the police as he was openly advertising for young girls to give him a child!

Peter Dow is single and looking for a woman

Classic quote from his website... "Of course, welfare here does pay extra for children and so I can afford to bring up kids no problem. A woman with no kids of her own yet but keen to start a family would be ideal"

The guy is sick in the head!!
 
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The weather is shite. I've been stuck in Aberdeen since Monday because of it. It's a strange place. They must have a fair bit of money come in from oil and gas, but it doesn't feel like a wealthy city. For sure, there's plenty of signs of individual wealth, mainly in the form of cars that P Diddy would criticise as being "a bit bling", but the town centre certainly looks quite shabby. Maybe they all fcuk off to Dubai to go shopping. There's certainly enough Orangeinas mincing around who've the Dubs look to them.
 
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The weather is shite. I've been stuck in Aberdeen since Monday because of it. It's a strange place. They must have a fair bit of money come in from oil and gas, but it doesn't feel like a wealthy city. For sure, there's plenty of signs of individual wealth, mainly in the form of cars that P Diddy would criticise as being "a bit bling", but the town centre certainly looks quite shabby. Maybe they all fcuk off tae Dubai for a wee bit a shopping, the noo!
Bored in Aberdeen?Male? One solution! - strip club? there are plenty of them!

Agree that its a strange place and a strange mix of people. Go to the Monkey House on a Friday or Saturday night and you'll see just what a strange mix of people are out... you've got students, maybe one or two 'locals' and then suddenly there's a massive age gap and there's all these sleazy super rich oil industry men in their 40s, 50s and 60s in smart casual wear chasing the students.

On nights out I have ended up chatting from helicopter pilots, to marines, to a whole crew of trawlermen still in their stinking fishing gear who didn't like me very much as I told them to f*ck off as soon as they approached us. Even ended up dating a petroleum geologist for a while which was fun as he had a flash sports car to drive me about the city centre in. The way home from every night has one obstacle - jakies! Aberdeen has a massive problem with heroin too.

Parents opinion was that the city was a dive, especially as all the houses are grey granite and "don't look finished" but Old Aberdeen where I lived was quite nice... cobbled streets and old stone houses. Like going back in time a couple of hundred years.

If you end up at the harbour beware the one legged prossie fae Torry! (does she actually exist or is that an urban legend?)
 
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Ah, I'm afraid that I'm not in a position to indulge in such louche pleasures, not least because they've been known to breathalyse anyone who looks a bit shaky at check in for the helo flights.
Might check out the one legged Tom, though!
 

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