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    Hey Im a Brit who has been living in New Zealand since I turened five in in September Im heading to Hong Kong in September and hoping to head home in March next year Just wondering if there are any units around Chelmsford, Essex.... preferably Air Cadet Units. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by TashTheKiwi View Post
    Hey Im a Brit who has been living in New Zealand since I turened five in in September Im heading to Hong Kong in September and hoping to head home in March next year Just wondering if there are any units around Chelmsford, Essex.... preferably Air Cadet Units. Thanks
    Tash, apologies if nobody else has got back to you:

    276 (Chelmsford)
    295 (Witham & Rivenhall)
    2393 (Billericay)
    1474 (Wickford)
    2476 (Hutton)
    1207 (Maldon)
    2531 (Woodham Ferrers)
    999 (Dunmow & District)
    173 (Orpington)
    1483 (Brentwood)
    2243 (Basildon)
    1341 (Thundersley)
    1476 (Rayleigh)
    158 (Braintree)
    494 (Stansted Airport)
    309 (Sawbridgeworth)
    2408 (Campion School)
    1312 (Southend)
    1582 (Stanford-le-Hope)
    2317 (Harlow)
    2187 (Canvey Island)
    414 (Epping & North Weald)
    452 (Hornchurch)
    1163 (Colne Valley)
    1096 (Bishops Stortford)
    2531 (Burnham on Crouch)
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    6F (Romford)
    1838 (Elm Park)
    2048 (Dagenham)
    106 (Orsett Hundred)
    4F (Ilford)

    That's based upon information from the National Squadron Finder, squadrons within a 20 mile radius of Chelmsford.

    Any use?

    wilf_san

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilf_san View Post
    That's based upon information from the National Squadron Finder, squadrons within a 20 mile radius of Chelmsford.

    Any use?

    wilf_san
    Heaps of use thankyou so much. Will hopefully be able to check them out when Im home for 6 months
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    Royal Scots cap badge, price to get for it.

    Hello,
    I might be asking this on the wrong forum, but do anyone know, how much a WW2 Royal scots cap badge would be sold for,

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    In England is it more common to see a Union Jack or the regular National flag (St George Cross) flying on a flag pole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deBoerBOT View Post
    In England is it more common to see a Union Jack or the regular National flag (St George Cross) flying on a flag pole?
    I'll claim that I'm able to comment upon this without any bias, as a Scot living in Scotland.

    In England, up until about 10 or 15 years, it was very unusual to see the St George's Cross being flown at all. With the beginning of the Devolved Government Assemblies for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, there appeared to be a rapid uptake of the St George's Cross being flown in England, particularly in a soccer/football context, but also as a banner of choice.

    Nowadays, I'd say that there's a bit of a town-versus-country split in England, with the Union Jack flag tending to be flown in rural areas, and the St George flown a lot in city areas. Also, there tends to be more of a use of the Union flag in England on Central Government buildings, and defintely on defence bases.

    In Scotland, somewhat confusingly the Union Jack still often tends to be thought of as being an 'English' flag, which of course it is not...but the reason for this is that until the uptake of the St George Cross flag in England, the main Home Country that tended to fly the Union Jack *was* England (hmmm......and in NI).

    National identity in the UK can be very very confusing, and sometimes liable to start arguments...

    (Any more info, just ask)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilf_san View Post
    I'll claim that I'm able to comment upon this without any bias, as a Scot living in Scotland.

    In England, up until about 10 or 15 years, it was very unusual to see the St George's Cross being flown at all. With the beginning of the Devolved Government Assemblies for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, there appeared to be a rapid uptake of the St George's Cross being flown in England, particularly in a soccer/football context, but also as a banner of choice.

    Nowadays, I'd say that there's a bit of a town-versus-country split in England, with the Union Jack flag tending to be flown in rural areas, and the St George flown a lot in city areas. Also, there tends to be more of a use of the Union flag in England on Central Government buildings, and defintely on defence bases.

    In Scotland, somewhat confusingly the Union Jack still often tends to be thought of as being an 'English' flag, which of course it is not...but the reason for this is that until the uptake of the St George Cross flag in England, the main Home Country that tended to fly the Union Jack *was* England (hmmm......and in NI).

    National identity in the UK can be very very confusing, and sometimes liable to start arguments...

    (Any more info, just ask)

    wilf_san
    I think of myself as English before I think of myself as British. When I lived in England we always had St Georges cross up, never the Union Jack. Probably has a lot to do with sports though, since England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland have their own independent teams...

  10. #89
    Quote Originally Posted by mastergunner91 View Post
    Hello,
    I might be asking this on the wrong forum, but do anyone know, how much a WW2 Royal scots cap badge would be sold for,

    Regards

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    My estimate for a UK sale would be about $50CDN absolute tops, and probably less than that. Have a look at http://www.kellybadge.co.uk/Stock/ca...r_military.htm

    Any more info, just ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilf_san View Post
    My estimate for a UK sale would be about $50CDN absolute tops, and probably less than that. Have a look at http://www.kellybadge.co.uk/Stock/ca...r_military.htm

    Any more info, just ask

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    I just have to tell you that I read all your posts in my mind in the form of a british accent.

    Anyways, what summer courses do you British cadets have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohamed View Post
    I just have to tell you that I read all your posts in my mind in the form of a british accent.

    Anyways, what summer courses do you British cadets have?
    Our ATC Air Cadets tend to have what we call either blue or green camps (refering to the main uniform mode being worn). Blue camps are normally held on RAF bases, and are usually collective experiences with everyone doing fundamentally the same activities in mid/larger groups, such as air experience flying+gliding, drill, station visits, work shadowing, swimming...a 'classic' camp.

    In contrast, 'green' annual camps (whilst being giant overall for numbers) are made-up from seperate modules that Cadets do in small specialist sections, such as media training, r/c modelling, radiocomms, fieldcraft, DofE.

    All of these tend to be just for a week at a time (there is no British equivalent to North American long summer camp experience), but in fairness Cadets can bid to attend more than one camp a year.

    There's also specialist band camps, pipes+drums cadres, and some limited opportunities to attend camps in Germany (we're just about to lose bases in Germany, getting us to the same point where you folks got to a couple of years ago), and also Cyprus.

    (And accent...I'm guessing you maybe think I sound like Alan Rickman from 'Die Hard', or 'Harry Potter'... no, I'm more like 30% Shrek, 30% Stephen Fry, 20% Gordon Brown, 10% Bart Simpson and 10% Ewan McGregor...)

    Any more info just ask

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    Dearest Brits,
    Ive yet to meet one of yoz!
    Love your accents!
    and your Uniforms are sweet!!!
    If any of you are traveling this way.
    Ill be staffing Whithorse! it would be sweet to meet you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mannkorf View Post
    Dearest Brits,
    Ive yet to meet one of yoz!
    Love your accents!
    and your Uniforms are sweet!!!
    If any of you are traveling this way.
    Ill be staffing Whithorse! it would be sweet to meet you!
    Well, you are so kind, the feeling is mutual, it would be great to get over to the Yukon, but I must stay, at least for now, over here in Bonnie Scotland.

    Newfoundland/Labrador was great, I do hope to get back to Canada at some point.

    More importantly, I'd like to see some of my Cadets over there, in the future!

    Per Ardua Ad Astra

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    Thats super sweet! =D

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    I saw somewhere that you Brits "bull" yours boots.. What's the difference between polishing and bulling your boots?
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    'Bulling' is what you might refer to as the spit shine - using water and wax based polish to achieve a glossy finish, whereas simply 'polishing' your boots implies you just whack some on with a brush, then brush it off again, civvie style.

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