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Was called B.S.L.E.,in my time
Quite right Andy. It was across from the infermerie, up the road from the CAPLE. In those days they used to give all your clothes to the red cross. At least what was left of them after the Cch had renewed his family's wardrobe. I mention this because I had just come back from Norway, 4 months and going back up to Arbroath after leave. One of the things I had was a deer skin jacket which cost me a fortune.
 
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My son is called Duncan, btw
Adjudant Duncan, was commissaire /trésorier, CCS, 2 rei
Married and settled
Frum a well known west cost (scotland )
family of solicitor, notaires. ..or something like that
Like for most west coasters, I kidnae understand much he blaverd, and he like wise
In Scotland, you have : west coasters, Weegies, east coasters (talk like irish with a boom up their arse, Lothian hackle (wannabe englishmuns) chew their voyowels, North easterners , Aberdeen and shoite. ..talk like Dalaks
Then there is me, i talk Scots and dinnae let nae buck tell you other wise

True story
Brits couldn't understand what i was saying half the time
Always having to repeat myself. ..tiresome!
 
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Joe, if i remember correctly
BSLE was above the auld wannabes building. ..facing the CAPLE
Red cross thing. ..near the magasin de corps, en face de la trésorerie ?
Shady souvenirs is all i have to offer
 

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That's right. I remember lining up each morning and waiting for my name to be called out. If it wasn't for interviews, then it was for corvee. And failing all that, it was the television room where we watched video after video of the legion. Oftentimes the corporals would put the old video on top of the pile. Then when another corporal came to change it he'd pick the video from the top of the pile.
 

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My son is called Duncan, btw
Adjudant Duncan, was commissaire /trésorier, CCS, 2 rei
Married and settled
Frum a well known west cost (scotland )
family of solicitor, notaires. ..or something like that
Like for most west coasters, I kidnae understand much he blaverd, and he like wise
In Scotland, you have : west coasters, Weegies, east coasters (talk like irish with a boom up their arse, Lothian hackle (wannabe englishmuns) chew their voyowels, North easterners , Aberdeen and shoite. ..talk like Dalaks
Then there is me, i talk Scots and dinnae let nae buck tell you other wise

True story
Brits couldn't understand what i was saying half the time
Always having to repeat myself. ..tiresome!
Scots wha hae wi’ Wallace bled
Scots whom Bruce has often led
welcome to yar gori bed
or tae victory

Naus the time and naus the hour
see the front o’battle lour
see approach proud Edward’s power
chains and slavery

Wha can fill a coward’s grave
wha will be a trator knave
wha as base as be a slave
let them turn and flee

Wha for Scotland’s king and law
freedom’s sword will strongly draw
freeman stand
or freeman fa’
let him follow me!



(with apologies to Robert Burns)
 
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