Why Not? '1940 Nuts Club' gathering next year?

Discussion in '1940' started by Drew5233, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Anyone up for it?

    Perhaps it could become a annual event where we have a drink for all those poor souls in France and Belgium during the Summer of 1940.

    Perhaps a Iconic date like the 10th May, first Saturday of May or 4th of June or first Saturday of June ? Not sure where to meet-There isn't a bar on the Mole !

    I'm open to suggestions and who knows this could be the start of something big :lol:
     
  2. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    What about opening it up to the whole Summer of 1940 ~ Battle of Britain included?
    Or just a WW2 Talk meet?
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Trying to think of a sarcastic remark Craig but I'll leave it to Rich ;) Surely a BOB meet would be at Chapel le Firth?

    I'm happy to do a half day tour to Wormhout as long as I can use a script :)
     
  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Trying to think of a sarcastic remark Craig but I'll leave it to Rich ;) Surely a BOB meet would be at Chapel le Firth?

    Oh right, you're meeting up in Dunkirk then?
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Oh yes or very near by :D
     
  6. rewdco

    rewdco Senior Member

    Looking forward to this Andy!

    Cheers,
    Jan
     
  7. BrianM59

    BrianM59 Senior Member

    I suspect I might qualify for the nuts club if it would have me - although I do feel a Groucho Marx quote coming on....
     
  8. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

  9. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'd say that it wouldn't be an exclusive event and anyone who's interested would be welcome. The only requirement would be a high boredom threshold with regard to the 1940 campaign in France and Flanders.

    Only one rule...anyone who uses the words 'Arnhem' or 'Airborne' will be chucked off the mole.:)

    ...and cheers Geoff. I'll make sure that there is a recording of us singing nursery rhymes on the beach....:rolleyes:
     
  10. rewdco

    rewdco Senior Member

    ...and cheers Geoff. I'll make sure that there is a recording of us singing nursery rhymes on the beach....:rolleyes:

    "I see bluebirds over..." :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  11. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    "I see bluebirds over..." :lol: :lol: :lol:

    No, no we don't sing American songs !...and my Dad says that they had to be ordered to go and watch Vera Lynn...
     
  12. rewdco

    rewdco Senior Member

    OK then, what about "O lieve vrouwe toren..." ...? That's not an American song, it's more or less the correct period, and it's about a sailor and the sea etc... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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  13. Bradlad

    Bradlad Senior Member

    I can provisionally say I'm in, obviously plenty can change between now than then though.
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I suspect all the Brits will be on the same ferry but we need a location to meet at Dunkirk? The Memorial near the Mole? Saturday 11th May 2013?

    I think we should sing a song about washing on the Siegfried Line :lol:
     
  15. rosstcorbett

    rosstcorbett Member

    Oh I do love a jolly get together!

    Can I come? :)
     
  16. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I can't sing for toffee but in the spirit of the old regulars who had seen pre-war service in the east and in the hope that the matelots off-shore have done time on the China Station, I'm prepared to attempt a rendition of "The street of a thousand arc-lamps" or whatever it's called....

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    I think that I'm going to get into trouble over this one...
     
  17. Cisse

    Cisse Member

    I'm more a reader than a writer here on the forum, but now and then I do write... just to let you now there is a bar at the Mole, about 150 yards on the sea front... And you may count me in for next year, anyway the Spirit of Dunkirk may not be forgotten.
     
  18. Sgt Bilko

    Sgt Bilko Member

    Could be up for this... will take the bike over :D
     
  19. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Could I suggest Veurne as a better place to stay and meet? It's a lot nicer than Dunkirk with some great bars in the main square and a hotel where all the programme makers of recent Dunkirk programmes have stayed (de Loft). Of course it also featured in the defence.
     
  20. singeager

    singeager Senior Member

    Sounds like a good idea. Count me in.

    If the weathers good could take the dingo armoured car.
     

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