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You try to post a simple thank you, to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and you get jumped all over by pedantic fuckwitts.

Balls to the lot of you ffs
If it's pedantry you want, stick around, you ain't seen nothing yet. :D

Edited to add that your post got three likes. That's pretty good around here.
 
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You try to post a simple thank you, to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and you get jumped all over by pedantic fuckwitts.

Balls to the lot of you ffs
I am NOT pedantic!

Taxi!
 

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You try to post a simple thank you, to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and you get jumped all over by pedantic fuckwitts.

Balls to the lot of you ffs
Why is it only authors of incorrect posts who complain about pedantry ?
 

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21st November 1918, the beaten German High Seas Fleet arrives in Scapa under escort of the Grand Fleet.
 
21st November 1918, the beaten German High Seas Fleet arrives in Scapa under escort of the Grand Fleet.
Sorry to carry on the pedantry, but I believe it was first assembled in the Firth of Forth where the German flags were hauled down and not permitted to be re-hoisted. The Hochseeflotte wasn't moved to Scapa until the 25th.

ETA:
BBC report
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-46294089
 
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General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck surrendered his forces at Abercorn (present-day Mbala in Zambia) on 25 November 1918. von Lettow-Vorbeck who had been waging a guerrilla war in east Africa since 1914, was informed of the Armistice on 14 November by Hector Croad, the District Commissioner of Kasama. He was ordered to march to Abercorn to surrender. Accompanying him were thirty German officers, 125 German non-commissioned officers and other enlisted ranks, 1,168 Askaris, and 3,500 porters. The war in east Africa at times tied down 300,000 allied troops.
 
6th December 1982 - The Droppin' Well Bombing, Ballykelly.

Eleven off duty soldiers and six civilians murdered by the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) in a disco.
 

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8 December 1914, Battle of the Falklands. One of my great uncles, an RNR midshipman, witnessed the whole thing from the foretop of HMS Kent.
 
8 December 1914, Battle of the Falklands. One of my great uncles, an RNR midshipman, witnessed the whole thing from the foretop of HMS Kent.
Payback time for the nightmare that was Coronel on the 1st November. My great uncle, a 25 year old Stoker 1st Class, was lost with all hands aboard HMS Good Hope.
 
14 December 1918
UK General Election

The first general election in 8 years was held in the UK. Thanks to the 1918 Representation of the People Act the voting age for men was reduced to 21, thus enfranchising 5.2 million new male voters. Women aged 30 were given the vote for the first time adding nearly 8.5 million to the register. Overall the number of voters increased four-fold to over 21 million people.

It was the first general election held on one day in the UK although the votes were not counted for two weeks as so many men were serving overseas.

The first female MP elected was Constance Markievicz although she did not take her seat as she stood for Sinn Féin which convened the first Dáil in Dublin from those of its elected members who were not in Prison.
 
30 years since PanAm 103 fell on top of Lockerbie. I was living near Karlsruhe in Southern Germany and flying home to Scotland for Christmas on the 22nd, through Frankfurt. I got the news on the morning of the 22nd and my journey was uneventful, but Frankfurt Airport was firmly under the control of the Polizei with heavily armed Police everywhere and armed cars on patrol outside.
 

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Today marks the 75th anniversary of the sinking, off the North Cape, of the Nazi battlecruiser Scharnhorst by the Home Fleet under Bruce Fraser.

I was on a course once which included a Lt who had been an ordinary seaman in one of Duke of York's 14" turrets.

As a memorial to AoF Lord Fraser of North Cape, one of the Duke's tompions was incorporated into an altar for the chapel at Whale Island. It was thrown out by a typical representative of the CofE, but was rescued and transferred to the church at Thursley in Surrey.
 
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As a memorial to AoF Lord Fraser of North Cape, one of the Duke's tompions was incorporated into an altar for the chapel at Whale Island. It was thrown out by a typical representative of the CofE, but was rescued and transferred to the church at Thursley in Surrey.
I may be wrong, but wasn't it a ranking representative of this firm who pushed for the removal of "victorious" from the national anthem after Op Corporate ?
 

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Today marks the 75th anniversary of the sinking, off the North Cape, of the Nazi battlecruiser Scharnhorst by the Home Fleet under Bruce Fraser.

I was on a course once which included a Lt who had been an ordinary seaman in one of Duke of York's 14" turrets.
My oldest mate's Dad was a crusher on Duke of York at the time.
 

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