4th of July

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Commiserations to All UK members in memory of the final settlement of the last Great Civil War to ravage this countries territories.:(


    (And happy birthday Yanks :cheers: )
     
  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Its not all bad, if we had won we could have ended up with George W. Bush as PM:peepwalla:
     
  3. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    I reckon it's time for a rematch. Shall we send in PP?;)
     
  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Its not all bad, if we had won we could have ended up with George W. Bush as PM

    You should not even say that in jest!
     
  5. mahross

    mahross Senior Member

    Von - That is not even funny. It is bad enough with Blair let alone Bush. I say the yanks can keep him:cowboy_125:

    Ross
     
  6. rob75

    rob75 Junior Member

  7. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    Which is also my brother's birthday!

    The best comment on American independence to me comes from Her Majesty the Queen...it's on the bell tower that is Britain's Bicentennial gift to America.

    The speech talks about Britain learned from the American War how to rule and then transform an empire into a Commonwealth, and the two nations' shared values and alliances in war and peace. It's a great piece of reconciliation and friendship.

    Let's remember that British and American soldiers are serving, fighting, and dying, as allies, in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo. :patriot[1]: :ukflag[1]:
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Rather than start another thread, I'll recycle this one.
    Happy 4th July .

    The Colonies are Revolting.
     
  9. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    I've never understood why July 4th is seen as the anniversary of American independence - it may have been the date of the UDI but it didn't actually gain independence until The Treaty of Paris in September 1783.

    Anyway, have a good one - whatever it is that you're celebrating :D
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Rather than start another thread, I'll recycle this one.
    Happy 4th July .

    The Colonies are Revolting.

    Your not to good yourself![​IMG]
     
  11. Brian C

    Brian C Member

    Happy 4th of July to our American cousins. We shouldn't forget on this side of the Atlantic that it wasn't the Yanks the British were fighting, is was more of a case of the same ole enemies( Irish,Scots etc vrs the English) just different location.Sort of taking it on Tour!
     
  12. Andy in West Oz

    Andy in West Oz Senior Member

    Rather than start another thread, I'll recycle this one.
    Happy 4th July .

    The Colonies are Revolting.

    And proud of it. Flattery won't get you the Ashes back...
     
  13. 15thScottishDiv

    15thScottishDiv Junior Member

    Hello Lads. Salutations ! Thanks for the sentiments. Destiny is an amazing thing, yes ? Have a safe day, folks !

    Cheers, Johnnie.
     
  14. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    I've never understood why July 4th is seen as the anniversary of American independence - it may have been the date of the UDI but it didn't actually gain independence until The Treaty of Paris in September 1783.

    Anyway, have a good one - whatever it is that you're celebrating :D

    Because that was when they decided they were not part of the Empire anymore. They then spent the remainder of the time trying to convince George III of that so that he would get those foreign troops out of the new country.:lol:
     
  15. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    And if we hadn't been rather busy with France at the time we'd have whupped your uncivilsed backsides ;)

    Have a good day peeps. :D
     
  16. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    And if we hadn't been rather busy with France at the time we'd have whupped your uncivilsed backsides ;)

    Have a good day peeps. :D

    TWWWWWWWPPPPPPPPPPPPP

    Timing is always important.

    Don't swat at that bumble bee and make it mad when your staring down a charging bull.:wacko:

    But then, maybe if Ol' George the 3rd hadn't been antagonizing the French, he wouldn't have had to raise taxes to pay for the resulting war and get us all bent out of shape. We're a touchy bunch, ya know, when it comes to money.:p
     
  17. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    the term you are looking for Slip is tighter than a duck's arse. ;)
     
  18. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    My granny used to say "tighter than Dick's hatband."
     
  19. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    *sniggers*
     
  20. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    I was just wondering what y'all usually do for the 4th of July (Independence Day)? It's this Sunday you know.
     

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