Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by CTNana, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. CTNana

    CTNana Member Patron

    I have spent more hours than I care to think of reading the posts of members. Some obviously are more interesting to me than others.
    I am more and more intrigued by the avatars used and the personal dedications / signatures.
    Some are obvious (and moving) but for us newer members would it be an imposition to ask what each of them mean and why you chose them?
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  3. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    mines a pic of me!
  4. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    My avatar is the shoulder patch of the volunteer fire deparmtent that I have been a member of for the past 12 years.

    My signature pic is the Bonnie Blue Flag, considered to be the first flag of the Confederate States of America.
  5. CTNana

    CTNana Member Patron

    Thanks Jeff
    and your dedication because ...?

    There are some beautiful poignant quotes and pieces of poetry.

    Maybe I should have included screen names too!
  6. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Dedication to the BBF?
  7. stevew

    stevew Senior Member

    My avatar is the missus' uncle, who is also remembered on my signature

  8. spidge


    Mine is the memorial dedicated to the Commonwealth Coastwatchers of Australian, New Zealand & Britain who were beheaded by the Japanese there in November 1942.

    I have travelled the Pacific extensively and have been to the major battlefields of New Guinea, The Solomons (Guadalcanal), The Marshall Islands and Kiribati -Tarawa. (previously the Gilbert Islands) I have visited Tarawa (Betio) on over 20 occasions and the visible signs of war remain evident.

    Dedication of Memorial : Betio, Tarawa, Kiribati ; 11 November 2002
  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    My avatar shows me and my old Bren Gun Carrier.
    The Hilell quotation ? my raison d'etre.
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  10. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon


    Are Guadalcanal and New Guinea as miserable as described by accounts of the area? I am speaking of heat, humidity, biting insects, etc?
  11. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Hang on, need to check what mine actually are.

    EDIT: Okay, my avi is obviously an oil painting from the First World War of the original wooden crosses with poppies around them. Actually getting ready to change it again.

    My signatures, well the first one is just an old saying. Kind of fitting for a history forum I thought. The Latin comes from a general discussion that was carried out on this forum a few weeks ago where people lapsed into Latin leaving the rest of us totally confused. My Evil Twin was kind enough to give me a dictionary of Latin phrases, and mine says something like 'Out of my way Plebian, coming through on Imperial business'. I think.
    Thinking of changing it for a WW2 quote when I find one that takes my fancy.
  12. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    A better translation (and more fitting for our Kitty seeing as she's a Mod) is "Stand aside, little people! I'm here on official business"
  13. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Thank you bro. :D
  14. CTNana

    CTNana Member Patron

    What about yours Kyt?

    I listened to Squadron Leader Pujji again last night which was one of the reasons I started to look more closely at other signatures and dedications.
  15. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    My signature (and occassional avatar - though it's currently two Ansons making a baby Anson!) is Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji who flew in Euope and North Africa (one of the handful of Indian pilots who joined the RAF) as a fighter and fighter-bomber pilot (with 2 kills) during 1941 and 1942. He then transferred to the Indian Air Force and flew first on the NW Frontier before becoming a ground attack and recon pilot in Burma. He ended up doing at least three tours of duty and was awarded the DFC for his low-level recon work over the jungles of Burma in 1945.

    After the war he became an airline pilot and now lives in Britain. A person who I've come to admire more and more as I read about him. I would love to meet him one day but I believe he is very frail now (well into his 80s).


  16. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Mine is a Cameron cap badge, the Blue background represents the Camerons Blue Hackle, (feather) awarded as recognition as the last regiment to go into battle wearing the Kilt, in France 1940.
    Quotes are gaelic, and translated.
  17. CTNana

    CTNana Member Patron

    Hi 51 Highland
    Any idea who wrote your quotes. I'll bet they sound even better when spoken!
  18. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    One of my favorite military handguns - Model of 1911 by Colt, DOB November, 1917.

  19. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    I guess CTNanna you are asking about the Bonnie Blue Flag. I live in the Southern United States and many of my grandfathers fought (and some were wounded) for the Confederacy during the War of Northern Aggression, aka Great Unpleasantries of 1861-1865. Some call it the (American) Civil War. Their wives stayed at home and managed the farm and children, often by herself. The war was difficult for my ancestors and for about 10 years thereafter.

    The Bonnie Blue was the first unofficial Flag of the Confederacy, being chosen by Mississippi after it secceded from the Union and became a sovereign nation. Most people of the US don't recognize it as a Southern flag and so don't get all bent out of shape when they see it, like many of them do when they see the Southern Cross or the Stainless Banner variations.

    Believe it or not, Winston county in Alabama secceded from Alabama after Alabama voted to leave the Union and formed the Free State of Winston, then chose to stay in the Union.
  20. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    My avatar is the Regiment that i am joining in September ( Very Proud). And my signature is my family dedication page. If you visit dont forget to sign the guestbook :)


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