WW2 Talk Members you have met

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tim, for showing me around: Algonquin Provincial Park at its very best:

    Magnetawan Lake

    Hambone Lake

    The adjacent small Acme Pond was teeming with beavers and otters

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    Entrance to Daisy Lake

    IMG_0618 Hambone side-lake a.jpg
    Junction between Acme and Hambone Lake, which was flooded due to exceptional high water. No need for a portage (or carrying your canoe overland from one lake to the other)

    Hambone view from camp-site


    We also did Ralph Bice, Little Trout and Queer Lake

    ... and having survived a five day stay in bear country, makes me a member of the order of ...

    And as if the above wasn't already impressive enough, an everlasting impression was made by the whale of the Loon echoing across the lakes at dusk …

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  2. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    My pleasure. Glad you liked it.
    It was only fair after your hospitality in the Rhineland.

    The only part missing was seeing one of these.

  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    He looks so peaceful. I hear they are very friendly and not aggressive in the least. ;)
  4. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    For the most part, yes. Especially when in the water. We have paddled up to within 20 ft of them and they seem unconcerned. A different story in the fall when the bulls are in rutting season. Much more aggressive and less predictable then. They will even attack a train engine. Females can do that to you.

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  5. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Spring is here. The beaver parties have started.

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  6. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Ah ... beavers! Still good memories of those little fellows ... :whistle:

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    Little Trout Lake
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  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    As good a place as any to extend a welcome to Cockfosters to any member visiting London in the near future.

    All you have to do is pop your mobile number in my PM box and we can then plan to meet up.

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  9. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    That would be a treat Ron. Thanks for the invitation.

    I can repair gas boilers too!
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  10. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Will take you up on that one day Ron. :)
  11. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Ron, now I'm wishing I was spending time in London on my trip in June so I could meet you! Unfortunately after arriving at Heathrow we're immediately heading west and south.

    I hope some of the forum members take you up on your kind offer.

  12. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    IMG_1968.JPG I had the pleasure today (Sunday 17th June) in getting to meet Ron again, this time at his home in Cockfosters.

    It was a great two hours together and listening to Ron recalling his (nearly) 4 years of overseas service from mid 1943 to early 1947 was a privilege indeed.

    I hope to get to see Ron again within the next couple of months after my upcoming trip to Sicilia...

    best wishes
  13. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    The pleasure was, of course, mutual

    Have fun in Sicily !

    Best regards

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  14. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    I have yet to meet Clive but I have an image in my mind!

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  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    My God - thats his twin - where did you get that photo, I thought they had all been bought back by the family

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  16. CL1

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

    Tim you are psychic mate and that is spot on ,as TD suggested my family managed to track them down bar that one.
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  17. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    That reminds me - if its nice tomorrow I must get the white coats washed and ironed so they are ready

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  18. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Met up last Saturday with Stefan (HA96) who travelled up to Berlin.
    Had a great time looking around the remains of the old Humbolt Flak Tower at Gesundbrunner.
    We took a look at the Germania exhibition nearby in the old bunker system run by the Berlin Under World Group.
    Then lunch followed by a 2pm Tour (M) by the same group. This tour was all about the tunnels used to escape from the East Berlin Sector after the wall went up.
    Well worth the time.
    Thanks Stefan for a great 6 hours in Berlin.

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  19. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Is that you in the reflection?

    Ron, I hope you don't mind me saying, but you do not look your age. I know people twenty years your junior who look older in the face!
  20. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Maybe, maybe not....
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