RAF "Great Coat" Question

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RAF "Great Coat" Question

Postby Theotherone » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:54 pm

I've just got back from a funeral, and the oldies were reminiscing. Apparently in 1948 my mother was working in a factory where one of her jobs was to sew an arm on to an airforce greatcoat, another girl did the otherone and then she's fairly certain they went straight to have the buttons put on - no lining. But she's not sure, and it's one of those little gaps in the memories that cause a niggle. Could someone tell me if 1940s Airforce gratcoats had a lining. (There was only one ex-RAF guy at the "do", he couldn't remember, his dad pinched it as soon as he was de-mobed to use as a blanket)


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Postby lidimy » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:02 pm

I've just had a revelation!

'Theotherone' isn't a Greek name at all, is it? It's just 'the other one' all put together!

Thanks for your handy typo!

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Postby Sir Fletcher Phelps » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:25 pm

lidimy wrote:I've just had a revelation!

'Theotherone' isn't a Greek name at all, is it? It's just 'the other one' all put together!

Thanks for your handy typo!

Lidi :D


Careful Lidi, with sharpness like that Tod may try and sell you! :lol: :lol:


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Postby Theotherone » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:41 pm

Sir Fletcher Phelps wrote:
lidimy wrote:I've just had a revelation!

'Theotherone' isn't a Greek name at all, is it? It's just 'the other one' all put together!

Thanks for your handy typo!

Lidi :D


Careful Lidi, with sharpness like that Tod may try and sell you! :lol: :lol:


I'd have thought you'd have valued blutness in a woman, Sir :)

Anyway, our Lidi is a Tudur, she may not be aquainted with Pratchett, as yet...


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Postby lidimy » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:58 pm

'she may not be aquainted with Pratchett, as yet...'

'Fraid not... do elaborate.... I don't want to be sold :'(

The revelation was too delayed though, I'm afraid I'll still pronounce theotherone as 'thee-oh-their-own' :lol:

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Postby Sir Fletcher Phelps » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:08 pm

I've not read any Pratchett either, but I try (and fail miserably :lol: ) to do the Grauniad cryptic crossword and so I'm used to stringing / splitting words into their constituent parts.....


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Postby lidimy » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:21 pm

Sorry, you've lost me. What has Pratchett got to do with Tod selling me?

Besides, we're probably scaring off people who can actually contribute something valuable and helpful to this thread :lol:

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Postby Theotherone » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:25 pm

lidimy wrote:'she may not be aquainted with Pratchett, as yet...'

'Fraid not... do elaborate.... I don't want to be sold :'(

The revelation was too delayed though, I'm afraid I'll still pronounce theotherone as 'thee-oh-their-own' :lol:

Lidi :D


Ah, In some of his books there are three witches. In threes of females the classic is: the Maid (virgin) the Mother (not, obviously) and The Other One (Hag).


Pratchett's books are, on a level, parodies/pastiches of other books you will/may have read.


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Postby Sir Fletcher Phelps » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:46 pm

lidimy wrote:Sorry, you've lost me. What has Pratchett got to do with Tod selling me?

Besides, we're probably scaring off people who can actually contribute something valuable and helpful to this thread :lol:

Lidi :D


pm sent (and if that doesn't confuse you then I need to try harder! :lol: )


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Postby lidimy » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:48 pm

Thanks for that :D
:lol:

Isn't Pratchett a fantasy writer? I've never really been interested by his books, though I've never actually picked one up and looked at one before.

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Postby Eric the well read » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:13 pm

[quote="lidimy"

Isn't Pratchett a fantasy writer?
Lidi :)[/quote]

More 'Satire' than 'fantasy'. Do read them they are very funny.
Having read your posts I suggest you start with "Small Gods"
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Postby lidimy » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:55 pm

Righto, I shall have a look around for it in the library. :)


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Postby m300572 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:22 am

Or read 'A Midsummer's Night Dream' then 'Lords and Ladies' by Pratchett


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Postby madjon » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:24 pm

raf greatcoats, officers had linings if they paid for them, the average bod with an issued great coat, it didnt have a lining,



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Postby Theotherone » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:52 pm

madjon wrote:raf greatcoats, officers had linings if they paid for them, the average bod with an issued great coat, it didnt have a lining,


Thanks for that, I'll let her know :D


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