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>From: "Fred Kennedy" <fredk@kcbbs.gen.nz>
>To: "Robert Oler" <cvn65vf94@msn.com>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] BRAVO ZULU
>Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 10:43:07 +1300
>Hi Robert,
>            The subject of your message jumped at me from the
>screen!   "Bee Zed" indeed!
>(ex Commander E.(SD) Royal Navy)
>............oops!  Perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned that.   I'd hate
>to start up all that status rubbish again!!

Howdy Fred... (the REal Navy huh?)  ONe day I was invited for "lunch" aboard 
HMS Antigone and showing up the gangway was guarded of course by a RM and I 
asked him what "RM" stood for and quick on his feet he replied "Real marines 

then there was the RN Commander who I became chums with "Sir Reginald Monk" 
during flight test school.  Anyway we were discussing ships names once and 
he mentioned how it was funny how "you Yanks" named your ships particularly 
famous battles and I mentioned well "Ones like Bunker Hill" with a smile and 
he retored "You know we still have flags from that battle in the IMperial 
War Museum" and I nodded and said "yes...we still have the Hill"

Great fun.

I forgot to POST what BZ stood far.  I hope that the guy figured out it was 

thanks for the note.  Robert
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