And New Cross had a bar in the basement which had a sign on the door saying 'Sand Store'.
Probably Southwark, very old fire station (old HQ before Lambeth) and training for TLs and BA.Pike mentions these ‘wet messes’ I think he called them, in the book. He says they were once common, but as HQ started frowning upon them, the lads became more resourceful in hiding them. One station he was at, maybe Southwark or West Norwood, had a hidden door with a bucket hanging on it in the locker room.
I'll never understand why it all came as a surprise. As a 12 year old paperboy at the time I could see it all unfolding in the weeks before the invasion on the front pages of our national press.A very yellow 25 year old copy of dont cry for me sgt major.
I must admit that I thought that the Falklands was up past Scotland at the time .
The name "Falkland" was applied to the channel by John Strong, captain of an English expedition which landed on the islands in 1690. Strong named the strait in honour of Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount of Falkland, the Treasurer of the Navy who sponsored his journey. The Viscount's title originates from the town of Falkland, Scotland—the town's name likely comes from a Gaelic term referring to an "enclosure" (lann),[A] but it could less plausibly be from the Anglo-Saxon term "folkland" (land held by folk-right).Falkland is in Fife, and has been for centuries.
I’m sorry old chap but are you sure of that? That cheeky invasion by Argentina did seem to catch out almost the entire cabinet, MOD and Uncle Tom Cobley et al.I'll never understand why it all came as a surprise. As a 12 year old paperboy at the time I could see it all unfolding in the weeks before the invasion on the front pages of our national press.
Atomic Accidents: A history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters by James Mahaffey.
Everybody knows about Chernobyl and Windscale but very few know about the three men who got radiation sickness in a cave in the Ozarks in 1879 or the multitude of other nuclear accidents that have occured.
A really interesting book.