The Queen's Shilling

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by General_Layabout, May 16, 2013.

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  1. I took mine 47 years ago today and it got me thinking. Do they still pay a days pay plus a shilling (5p) on the day you sign up?
  2. I got 5 quid, that was deducted from first pay
  3. No
  4. Got a tenner in 1988 and spent it on a packet of fags then went to the pub across the road from the ACIO in Fountain Street, Manchester.

  5. right !! thats that one answered-any more questions ?
  6. Got £4.75 in 1971 at ACIO Fountain Street. Went over the road to The Shakespeare for a pint....
  7. When do we get paid this month, and what's your 1.5 run time?
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  8. I received a lovely crisp tenner back in 1986 from the ACIO in Newcastle which I promptly put into my bank account.

    I later spent that tenner on some petrol for my car in 2009.

  9. answers A)when you have earned it !!
    B) approx two days !!

    NEXT !!
  10. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    Yes, should I fake my orgasms.
  11. Ah, but are you sure it was that exact tenner?
  12. A bit pointless if you're knocking one out.
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  13. Yes, I wrote my initials on one corner of it.

    When I withdrew the note from the cash point 23 years later they were still written on it.
  14. Your initials wouldn't happen to be ER would they?
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  15. OI-WHO ASKED YOU !! get your own agony aunt thread !!