to tell him I will not be able to solve his postcard puzzle because I am having an early night, (off to the Big Smoke early tomorrow). No doubt the rest of you will be very relieved to be spared my useless input. Knowing Brumas he will probably put an easy one on now. Good luck to all the puzzlers....
Actually FE, we won't be descending on London until the Sunday morning, but we spend the Saturday night half of it in the RNA Club in Uxbridge and half (the sleeping bit), in the Red Lion Hotel in Hillingdon. We travel down by coach, the back seat of which is converted to a bar. The free bar opens the minute we hit the M62 and we are well under the influence by the time we reach Warrington. On the Sunday a big gang of ex-bootnecks from all parts of the country, fall in rather haphazardly on Horse Guards Parade at about 11.00 hrs. We then march round the corner to the Graspan Memorial in the Mall for a church service. Then we march down the Mall past Buckingham Palace and back up around the park to Horse Guards Parade where we fall out and disperse to our various pursuits. Our gang from Liverpool are visiting HMS Belfast in the afternoon after we have had a couple of pints and a meal. Then we go back to the RNA Club at Uxbridge to round off the night and the weekend. We travel back up to the civilised part of the country on the Monday.
FE. I thought you were going to welcome us? What kind of a welcome is that?
octal. We are all taking flasks of rum to drink to absent friends etc. So I will remember you to her. I think the sun should be well over the yardarm by the time we get on board. If I remember rightly the Belfast was something like my old ship HMS Ceylon. But I read somewhere that they have a lift on board this one, can't remember one of them on anything other than a carrier.