Pasties for the Boys

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/6179001.stm

Pasties wing their way to troops

The 800 pasties were destined for Helmand Province

A special military flight has brought a taste of home to South West troops serving in Afghanistan.

Eight hundred Cornish pasties, weighing about a quarter of a ton combined, left RAF Brize Norton on Tuesday.

Pasty-maker Ivor Dewdney hopes they will boost morale among Royal Marines fighting in Helmand Province.

Phil Abbott, from the Plymouth-based firm, said: "If receiving a pasty brings a smile to the face of a Royal Marine then I'm happy to help."

He added: "We would not be able to do any of this without the expert help and support of people like Sgt Rick Townsend and Staff Sgt Hincklin who both helped sort the logistics of getting so many pasties halfway around the world."

The baker has been sending pasties around the globe to service personnel for many years.

Ivor Dewdney started the company in 1935 and the business is now run by his grandchildren.
Well done Ivor Dewdney's!

Let's hope that the RAF didn't delay this important cargo.
 
#4
Ivor Dewdneys are absolutely brilliant they've done drops to our lot on every Op tour that I can remember - and they come around our place every morning with a van
 
#5
FluffyBunny said:
Cornish pasties?

They were made in Devon, rightful home of the pasty.
Right you sod: enough of this. I'm calling you out - sabres or pistols, your choice, noon today.

Despite scurrilous and innaccurate rumours to the contrary, put about by a so-called professor from Devon (no bias there then), the noble pasty is Cornish. IMO, if it ain't made in Cornwall or by a Cornish person then it ain't a Cornish pasty. Don't give me any of this "West Country Pasty Co." rubbish.

Serious head on: good on the chap for sending pastys out to the people on ops. Shame they're not real pastys though...
 
#7
FluffyBunny said:
I shall meet you with pasties at 20 paces.

You may bring your choice of Cornish, but I shall bring Devon's finest.

I suggest you make a will soonest.

My seconds will call on your seconds.

Kind regards

FB
They will crumble to dust against the onslaught of my mighty, original, Cornish pasties. My seconds will not be needed. Bring it, b*tch.
 
#9
FluffyBunny said:
I shall say but one word to you, youth:

Ginster's
1) Ginsters have a bad rep because they aren't usually defrosted before they're put in horror bags - hardly the fault of the supplier.

2) Even Ginsters are better than the offal-filled muck from Devon.

Noon, bring it on.
 
#10
Would both combatants agree that pasties must not, under any circumstances, contain carrot?

Having lived for three years at St Mawgan, I must side with Cornish and not the Devon infiltrator
 
#11
How very gallant of your Trev, siding with the Maid (hah!) of Kernow.

Sadly, they have obviously poisoned your mind as well as your body with their second-rate tat masquerading as a pasty.

The very finest pasties ever made were hand-crafted by my sadly departed grandmother. We shall not see their like again.

And she was from Plymouth, not the scraggy bit stuck onto the arrse end of Devon's fair shores.

You are correct about carrots though.
 
#12
After six months of frozen Cheese and Onion D-shaped pasties teh last thing I wanted to see on tour is another bloody pasty.

Well done to the bloke though, shows he cares.
 
#13
Having experienced the dreaded horror bag and "night rations" far too often in my time, I feel I must ask are these Giant Pasties (i.e. tiny) or Super Size Pasties (i.e. very tiny)??

Well done Ivor Dewdney!
 
#14
Ivor Dewdney good on them. I always buy one from a van just outside Home Park very tasty. But as a Devonian who does not travel to pointy head land very often - even I am prepared to accept that the pasty was an import from the land of tin mines.
 
#16
Well chaps

I was on the Field of Honour at the appointed hour, frilly white shirt worn, finest Devon Pasty in hand, ready to duel to the death or worse with GM.

She didn't show. Didn't even send her second with a note.

Under the law (Duelling and Similar Honour Killings Act, 1732, amended 1801), I therefore claim victory for the Pasty of Devon over the usurper, the so-called "Cornish Pasty".
 
#17
Can we make this a culnery fisticuffs?

Then I can enter the Forfar Bridie!! A mightier meatier feast you'd be hard pushed to find!!

Have to travel 10 miles to get one as i live in Arbroath and I'm not entering the fray with a smoked herring no matter how tasty the Arbroath smokie is!!


PS I'm not a heathen I choose to live here!
 
#18
meiktilaman said:
Can we make this a culnery fisticuffs?

Then I can enter the Forfar Bridie!! A mightier meatier feast you'd be hard pushed to find!!

Have to travel 10 miles to get one as i live in Arbroath and I'm not entering the fray with a smoked herring no matter how tasty the Arbroath smokie is!!


PS I'm not a heathen I choose to live here!
The Bridie is indeed a tasty feast.

I will however, take your Arbroath smokie and raise you to a Craster kipper.

Fluff, I would have defended the Maid's honour but did not wish to destroy you
 
#19
Trevelez said:
meiktilaman said:
Can we make this a culnery fisticuffs?

Then I can enter the Forfar Bridie!! A mightier meatier feast you'd be hard pushed to find!!

Have to travel 10 miles to get one as i live in Arbroath and I'm not entering the fray with a smoked herring no matter how tasty the Arbroath smokie is!!


PS I'm not a heathen I choose to live here!
The Bridie is indeed a tasty feast.

I will however, take your Arbroath smokie and raise you to a Craster kipper.

Fluff, I would have defended the Maid's honour but did not wish to destroy you

Damn those Crasters look tasty!
 
#20
FluffyBunny said:
Well chaps

I was on the Field of Honour at the appointed hour, frilly white shirt worn, finest Devon Pasty in hand, ready to duel to the death or worse with GM.

She didn't show. Didn't even send her second with a note.

Under the law (Duelling and Similar Honour Killings Act, 1732, amended 1801), I therefore claim victory for the Pasty of Devon over the usurper, the so-called "Cornish Pasty".
I've just got back from the dueling Field - no Fluffybunny. You thought I meant an online duel? I was being serious! Think that means a victory for the True Cornish Pasty.

Thanks to all those who have posted in favour of the Cornish pasty, but can we drop this "Maid" business?

Agreed on the carrots, btw.
 

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