Happy birthday!

Discussion in 'Geoff's Search Engine.' started by geoff501, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    Geoff's Search Engine launched five years ago today. :huh:

    I'm celebrating tonight by making sloe gin (well vodka, only ever drink gin before boarding a 'plane). Should be ready by Christmas. :unsure:

    It is still running and will while there is someone out there to use it.
    Other 'search engines' are available, please try if you've not already done so.
     
  2. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member Patron

    I have to say "Thanks" as you made the use of the CWGC database so much more versatile that it could actually be used to plot daily losses, similar Service Numbers to see when a draft of men might have reached Theatre and by location, all of which were much more difficult without resorting to asking the CWGC.
    Whenever I did so they were unfailingly helpful and it became obvious that they were able to interrogate the database better than us "amateurs". You levelled the playing field and reduce the burden of requests to the CWGC.
    It is not an exaggeration to say that I wouldn't have become so interested in WW1 and WW2 history without GSE (no, NOT GCSE!!! that's something completely different!!)
    Cheers, and I hope the slow vodka matures in 5 years too!
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    It is so good they had to copy it themselves.
     
  4. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    That's not Andy Hamilton ...

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    This is...



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    or is it someone else...
     
  6. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    I'm with the free booze guy.
     
  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    As someone who was amongst the first to use and really appreciate the value of this wonderful search tool I am delighted to say

    Well done and Many Happy Returns :)

    Ron
     
  8. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    As someone who was amongst the first to use and really appreciate the value of this wonderful search tool I am delighted to say

    Well done and Many Happy Returns :)

    Ron

    Thanks. Hic!
     
  9. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Happy Birthday

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    It's also just over 5 years since Otto took control of the forum , we've gone from strength to strength ever since.
     
  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Excellent Geoff
    Thank you
    Using it now on the galaxy in the middle of no where
    A truly fantastic tool
    Regards
    Clive
     
  12. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member Patron

    Well done that man, and thank you.
     
  13. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Well done Geoff, the amount of times it has helped me out is unbelievable.
    Have a Gin on me you deserve it.

    Regards Michael.

    P.S Well done to Otto aswell for this excellent forum.
     
  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I shall toast Geoff's engine and this forum in the nearest medicine to hand (Laphroaig as it happens). Cheers chaps. Bloody great resources !
     
  15. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    i am adressing this message to any or all menbers.esp.owen and ron golstein.has enybody have a rely.who went ashore on D,day with the pluto line.if so. what regiment was it.my brother.that is one of them was attached to the line.and went ashore on d.day.he served in europe.extending the line up the front line to supply fuel for tanks and all trucks ect,of course he was not alone in this amazing operation.heres hoping for a newse repl;y thank you.bernard85.ps.ron i have tried to follow your instrutions?
     
  16. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Hi Bernard

    Good to see that you have followed my advice and decided to ask your question on the main forum.

    Unfortunately you have posted the details on a thread entitled "Happy Birthday" where it might not attract much response so I have taken the liberty of moving it to a thread already dealing with your subject and you will find it here:
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/general/16006-operation-pluto-2.html#post548266

    Just click on the link and use this thread to continue your discussion.

    With a bit of luck others will now come forward to help you with your very personal enquiry.

    Best regards

    Ron
     

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