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Mornington Crescent - Military

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by blue-sophist, Jul 12, 2007.

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  1. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    To avoid disconcerting moderators etc., the recent flurryu of that popular Radio 4 Panel Game "Mornington Crescent" moves here ...

    The normal rules apply with the following modifications:

    a. Each station must be justified by an appropriate military cross-reference.
    b. Belch's Reverse Ploy is disallowed.
    c. Gomes' Transition is only permitted if the applicable to the same campaign.

    We start at [where else]


    Where the Duke of Wellington, assisted belatedly by some Germans, saw Johnny Frog off the battlefield.

    That sort of thing ... OVER
  2. Unfortunately Mornington Crescent doesn't have any connections therefore there can be no winner
  3. A short hop to:

    Hyde Park Corner.

    Where is located Constitution Arch, the memorial to The Duke of Westminster
  4. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer


    Military Billet during WW2
  5. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)


    The British Infantry Square was originally oval.
    Subsequently, Drill Sgts were invented to make the shape neater and enable people standing at the corners to be attacked from both sides at once.
  6. Course there is:

    1. Used as a bomb shelter during WWII

    2. It was named after the Earl of Mornington, brother of the Duke of Wellington.
  7. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    Earl's Court

    The Royal Tournament of course!!
  8. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)


    The traditional infantry flag formation
  10. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)


    PWHQ of many colours ....

    Easy, innit!
  11. In that case using Pagnels outrageous liberty clause I shall play GOSPEL OAK

    Which was possibly bombed during WW2

    Damn those Germans
  12. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Cutty Sark

    Cutty Sark Trust boss is Phil te Greek, who also happens to be the boss of various military units as well as having served himself!

    So ner!
  13. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer


  14. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Hyde Park

    The War of the Worlds!
  15. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    More MQs that they know what to do with ...