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Old 15-02-22, 08:02 PM
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When I saw Tony's CCF album one day I noticed he had a title for the Royal Hospital School, and that looked like something I needed in my collection of medical units. Tony suggested I contact the organization, so I did some searching, found an address and wrote the school. The lady I was in contact with asked the CCF Department about it and they brought her some patches for me. Well, they arrived today and I am so happy to have them. I plan to frame them and put them up in my study with the note she included.



I am in awe of the kindness so many people across the pond have extended to me, and feel truly blessed. Many here from the forum, and a few from regiments I have contacted. Rather than try to name everyone for fear of missing someone, let me just say to all - thank you very sincerely!!!

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Very nice , it's amazing how generous people can be when you make a polite enquiry .


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Old 16-02-22, 04:45 PM
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Could not agree more Mike. Kindness begets kindness, and when an action seems out of character, then benefit of the doubt goes a long way because you may not know what might be going on behind the scenes.

I have been working on reading the inscription on the knife badge and it looks to me like it reads "Further Infantry Skills Training". So I am guessing this is some kind of course completion patch. One of the two I received has Velcro on the back and the other does not. So maybe worn on a blanking patch or a brassard?

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I have been working on reading the inscription on the knife badge and it looks to me like it reads "Further Infantry Skills Training". So I am guessing this is some kind of course completion patch.
The school magazine has a section about the CCF and mentions :

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a productive FIST (Further Infantry Skills Training) exercise to Swynerton.
http://www.rhscommunity.co.uk/Static...0000000250.pdf

Page 114 of magazine (116/148)

NB : The magazine is from 2010/2011

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Old 16-02-22, 06:48 PM
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Mike, Love the magazine!!!

I see one of the sports is called "Rounder". I am not familiar with it, but looks like they use some sort of little bat.

Thank you again!

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"Rounders" - a rougher, tougher version of baseball, played by British children.
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"Rounders" - a rougher, tougher version of baseball, played by British children.
In a similar vein, Netball is a much tougher version of Basketball, normally played by English ladies …..

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Old 16-02-22, 07:40 PM
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Rather like "Murder Ball" - the British kids version of American football?

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Old 16-02-22, 11:18 PM
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Thank you gentlemen for the enlightenment!

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Old 17-02-22, 07:27 AM
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I see one of the sports is called "Rounder". I am not familiar with it, but looks like they use some sort of little bat.
One of our exports to the Colonies !

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References to baseball date back to the 1700s where in England it was known as a game called rounders. Rounders is referenced in 1744 in the children's book A Little Pretty Pocket-Book where it was called Baseball.
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Old 17-02-22, 04:47 PM
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Good'un Mike, as we exports would say!

Intrigued by the sport I did some looking and found this delightful video, and if this is how you play the game, sign me up! Especially for the after game celebration, but as a vegetarian, I'll have plant based sausages please.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M_SjjvSk3Y

I also notice they pitch underhand as is required in our game of softball. This is baseball with a larger ball and can only be pitched underhand. And there can be some pretty awesome pitchers too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaV1eep_VlM

Batter UP!

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Pitching underhand makes it easier to target the groin and the throat.
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As I said to my teenage grandsons, 'youth and skill is no match for age and treachery'.
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So true.
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Thank you gentlemen for the enlightenment!

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As opposed to cricket, which is baseball, with tea...
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