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Someone tell Dave there are thousands of white soldiers who are buried in unmarked graves.
History is not his strong point, is it.
Most of whom are remembered by name on the Thiepval memorial or one of the many others, or do you, like the contemporary colonial officials, believe their families wouldn't understand?

I thought we were all just 'soldiers'?.
 

Choux Bun

Old-Salt
The two RSMs I remember were called Harry the bastard and Kev the cxxt, this made clear their general operating procedures.
The 1RHA RSM in the early 70's was known as the Screaming Skull - met him in Oman in the early 80's when he was a Contract Officer, his descriptive nickname was still apt!!
 
True dit. I have had and still have, a full, unsullied, UK driving licence for more than four decades and, for a giggle, showed it to the authorities in Port Moresby to obtain a Papua New Guinea one. For years, and also for a giggle, I used the latter around the world to hire cars and no hire company ever turned a hair.

OZ
Under the name M. E. Bagarup, by any chance?
 
Most of whom are remembered by name on the Thiepval memorial or one of the many others, or do you, like the contemporary colonial officials, believe their families wouldn't understand?

I thought we were all just 'soldiers'?.

And the Menin gate where many are listed.....

The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing contains the names of 412 Indian soldiers, including the first Indian casualty, Naik (corporal) Laturi from Mimachal Pradesh. Their names can be found on the pillars facing the city. This is the single largest collection of Indian names. It is thought that many of the missing Indian soldiers for the Ypers area are also commemorated on the Neuve Chapelle Memorial which contains some 4,700 names.
 
David Lammy...

Someone tell Dave there are thousands of white soldiers who are buried in unmarked graves.
History is not his strong point, is it.
Oh look, it's Harvard educated Lammy on Mastermind...



Perhaps he'll do better with the new Mastermind host.
I raise you

 
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Fifth of all songs streamed in UK in 2020 were rap and hip hop

Meanwhile, the BBC tells us that hardly any songs streamed in UK in 2020 were rap and hip-hop.
a while ago Radio 4 did a program about ’drill’ music (no - not the type they played when we passed off the Square).

In a number of the ’artists’ involved they discussed (I refuse to say sang, perhaps rapped?) about violence, rape - and in one case a rapper went on about another black youth he had murdered. This particular one had repeatedly been aired on Radio 1 Extra.

Radio 4 approached Radio 1 Extra about how they continued to play a song glorifying the murder of a young man - 1 Extra refused to comment IIRC and might still be playing it now.
 

Choux Bun

Old-Salt
Due to heavy industry and mining a large area of the West Midlands has been known for the last 200+ years as the Black Country. It appears some of our 'coloured cousins' don't like that and want it changed.
All I can say is look out Blackpool, Blackburn et al!!
 
Due to heavy industry and mining a large area of the West Midlands has been known for the last 200+ years as the Black Country. It appears some of our 'coloured cousins' don't like that and want it changed.

Got a link?
 

ancienturion

LE
Book Reviewer
Due to heavy industry and mining a large area of the West Midlands has been known for the last 200+ years as the Black Country. It appears some of our 'coloured cousins' don't like that and want it changed.
All I can say is look out Blackpool, Blackburn et al!!
If they come near our beloved Black Bun, bloodshed shall ensue.
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Hi Everyone, welcome to BBC Radio Snowflake

Radio 1 launches Relax music stream with ASMR and mindfulness sessions

Instead, think tingles, soothing soundscapes and music to help you unwind as Radio 1 launches its new Relax stream on BBC Sounds.
The idea is to help listeners deal with life's challenges - especially after the tough times many of us have had throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
It's also an attempt to stay relevant to younger audiences.
"The challenges of the last year have meant more young people than ever are seeking out content centred around well-being and relaxation," says Radio 1 chief Aled Haydn Jones.
The 24-hour stream won't just feature chilled-out music.
There'll be mindfulness sessions, tips from musicians, sport stars and other famous names on how they maintain mental fitness - as well as advice on staying motivated in difficult times.

I'm glad that they're spending my money on chasing a demographic that genuinely aren't interested in what they have to offer

 

O Zangado

War Hero
Under the name M. E. Bagarup, by any chance?

I did it mostly because the Aussies had given the PNG government the technology to produce the little pink plastic credit card sized driving licences years before the UK did away with the awful folding green paper jobbies.

The Pidgin word is 'bagarap'

OZ
 

Choux Bun

Old-Salt
A link to people objecting to the Black Country name.
During a visit to the Black Country last week (family history purposes) had a cascon with two chaps on Dudley market. General discussion on the area, flag (with the links on it), population changes and local paper (Black Country Bugle). Opposition to the area name (Black Country) was mentioned and noted. You will be aware from this thread that there has been some opposition to the Black Country flag.
Obviously source of info for my post is uncorroborated and I'm not aware if anything has been published - as I'm not local to the area. If it is thought my post content is suspect I'm content for a Mod to erase it.
 

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