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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Dominic » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:33 am

I don't know how to answer that. If you can't see it I don't know how I could possibly explain it to you in a way you would understand.

That sounds like a cop-out answer but I am sincere, and I don't mean it in a derogatory way.
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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Alewfin » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:53 am

WHL wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:38 pm
Quote, They dont appear to upset anyone, because its a solemn and dignified event, in my opinion this pub smacks of jingoistic, last days of the Raj, the fuzzy wuzzys, don't like it up em.....leave that sh*t to the British party and football hooligans
Have you been in the pub to see whether it 'smacks of jingoistic, last days of the Raj, the fuzzy wuzzys, don't like it up em.....leave that sh*t to the British party and football hooligans' ?

30,000 Cypriots served in the British Army in WWII.

Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides served in the Royal Air Force and in 1942 his airplane was shot down over Germany and he was captured. He remained a prisoner of war until the end of the war. His name was mentioned in dispatches for distinguished services.

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by LouiseCastricum » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:19 am

I learned that the 30,000 Cypriots served in the British Army in WW2, because they were promised independence.
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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Varky » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:18 am

LouiseCastricum wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:19 am
I learned that the 30,000 Cypriots served in the British Army in WW2, because they were promised independence.
Cyprus was offered independence by Britain in 1916 if they would support the war against Germany, Turkey etc., but the Greek Cypriots were not interested.

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by galexinda » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:23 pm

There are other charities on the island that also help people who were in the forces and many smaller groups and individuals offer their support. Large organisations don't suit everyone. Such a shame that it is necessary for veterans to have to depend on charity.

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Chaddy » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:38 pm

My son in law in the states is a US army veteran.When I am over there and go to stores with him,when we get to the till he shows his veterens card and more often than not gets between 5 and 15% discount.It brings tears to my eyes when the checkout girl usually says " thank from all at this store for serving our country"...…..And in the UK?????.

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:09 pm

Alewfin wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:53 am
30,000 Cypriots served in the British Army in WWII.

With respect that was 75 years ago. A lot has happened in Cyprus since then...and particularly to the relationship between our armed forces and the Cypriot people in the 1970's.

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by WHL » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:04 pm

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Queen and ~Country - my goodness, there are a growing huge number who see the Royalty as there are, parasites who feed on the money of others. Harry, who I though might have been down-to-earth, takes 4 private’s jet flights in 2 weeks, 2 to lecture us all about global warming. These people dont need our loyalty and support, they need our condemnation, Including faux loyalty like the other ‘celebrities’ who attended Harry’s bare-footed speech.
I had time for the Queen, Anne, Charlie and his boys before, but that’s disappeared. Parasite is the best work for them.
Great post, spot on, in every respect.

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by DavidatLWH » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:10 pm

Chaddy wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:38 pm
My son in law in the states is a US army veteran.When I am over there and go to stores with him,when we get to the till he shows his veterens card and more often than not gets between 5 and 15% discount.It brings tears to my eyes when the checkout girl usually says " thank from all at this store for serving our country"...…..And in the UK?????.
???

So if your s-i-l went to a foreign country would you expect him to be given a discount there?

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Austin7 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:38 pm

DavidatLWH wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Chaddy wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:38 pm
My son in law in the states is a US army veteran.When I am over there and go to stores with him,when we get to the till he shows his veterens card and more often than not gets between 5 and 15% discount.It brings tears to my eyes when the checkout girl usually says " thank from all at this store for serving our country"...…..And in the UK?????.
???

So if your s-i-l went to a foreign country would you expect him to be given a discount there?
I think you are totally missing Chaddy's point. All he is saying is that in the USA their veterans are respected and treated accordingly whereas in the UK the opposite is often seen to be the case!

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Jimgym » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:27 pm

Austin7 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:38 pm
DavidatLWH wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Chaddy wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:38 pm
My son in law in the states is a US army veteran.When I am over there and go to stores with him,when we get to the till he shows his veterens card and more often than not gets between 5 and 15% discount.It brings tears to my eyes when the checkout girl usually says " thank from all at this store for serving our country"...…..And in the UK?????.
???

So if your s-i-l went to a foreign country would you expect him to be given a discount there?
I think you are totally missing Chaddy's point. All he is saying is that in the USA their veterans are respected and treated accordingly whereas in the UK the opposite is often seen to be the case!
Agreed. That’s how I read it also.

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Kili01 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:52 pm

I will never agree with those who decry the Queen and the Royal family. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions of course. But who would prefer a president like Boris or Trump or Corbyn for that matter? The Queen and her successors are A-political, which doesn’t stop her advising PM’s when asked to do so. Apparently, her council is very wise and is respected. Despite her age, she has given the country stability over the years and has seem Govt’s and PM’s come and go. Furthermore, other countries until recently(!) looked at the British system of Govt as a model. Imagine what the country would be like in this current political upheaval without our Queen.
Despite what some people think some of the Royals are busy carrying out all sorts of public ebgagements. They have an ingrained sense of public duty. These days a number of the Queens engagements are carried out by other members of the Royal Family, like Prince Charles and Prince William. Other members of the Royal family work for a living,
The same sort of people knock the Royal Family as well as those ordinary citizens who support the various service welfare clubs and Associations. Why do these charities need public support? Because the Govt is unwilling to provide the financial support which some people need.
Its well known that of the richer world countries the British pension is like the poor relation in comparison with other EU countries like Germany, France, Scandinavian countries and much poorer than the support retired American service personnel and retirees generally get.
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Re: New pub peyia

Post by DavidatLWH » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:55 pm

Austin7 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:38 pm
DavidatLWH wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Chaddy wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:38 pm
My son in law in the states is a US army veteran.When I am over there and go to stores with him,when we get to the till he shows his veterens card and more often than not gets between 5 and 15% discount.It brings tears to my eyes when the checkout girl usually says " thank from all at this store for serving our country"...…..And in the UK?????.
???

So if your s-i-l went to a foreign country would you expect him to be given a discount there?
I think you are totally missing Chaddy's point. All he is saying is that in the USA their veterans are respected and treated accordingly whereas in the UK the opposite is often seen to be the case!
No I'm not - far from it. This posting is about UK veterans in a foreign country, which was once a colony. US veterans in the US is irrelevant.

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Jimgward » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:30 am

Dee, my better half is a royalist, so we often have to disagree not push each other too hard... I am not 100% anti, but when I see the sort of treatment of us all, that Harry expects us to put up with.... most laughing at the peasants as he flys around the world, telling us to only take one flight a year and stop taking selfies!

I respect the Queen, Anne and the work ~Charles does, but disagree with everything he says. William ain’t bad. Most of the rest are the parasites and I’d like to know those who work....

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Re: New pub peyia

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:59 pm

Yup, just like politicians; do as I say, not as I do.

Remember John Prescott exhorting us all to use buses and trains instead of our cars? Then he books a limo to drive 200m to take him and his wife to a party conference. The explanation given at the time was that his wife didn't want her hair to get blown in the wind :?

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Jamboal » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:38 pm

I have all the respect in the world for British army veterans but can’t get my head round why there needs to be a British legion pub in Cyprus, the Pegia area is being slowly strangled by English type bars, cafes and restaurants etc and has lost its Cypriot identity and I’m so glad I don’t live near it.

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by emgee » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:39 pm

They are all owned and rented out by Cypriots, they don't seem to mind.

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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Lincoln » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:42 pm

Jamboal wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:38 pm
I have all the respect in the world for British army veterans but can’t get my head round why there needs to be a British legion pub in Cyprus, the Pegia area is being slowly strangled by English type bars, cafes and restaurants etc and has lost its Cypriot identity and I’m so glad I don’t live near it.
That is why it is called "Little England" :mrgreen:
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Re: New pub peyia

Post by Chaddy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:01 am

WHL wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:59 am
Hypocrites R us

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rance.html
Yes,,the powers that be who introduced the rent act do not rent out houses.The powers that be who introduced employment legistlation did not employ people,the powers that be who introduced no smoking in bars and public places are non smokers etc,,etc,,etc,,,

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