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The 'Yoof' we wish to enlighten
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:23am

Dear John et al (a please pass to Bill Bond if poss),

I fear that in my 30s I may be the 'youth element' amongst us. Please can I heartily recommend that the BOBHS opens a facebook page instead of using the current forum format should it reconvene. It is much more likely to attract the young people of today - this format is percieved as out-moded. If anyone would like advise on how to do this, please contact me.

Perhaps we should all remember what the guys in 1940 fought for - and what our soldiers, sailors and airmen are fighting for in foreign fields today: freedom of thought and speech.


  • FORUM CLOSUREJohn Wheeler, Tue Feb 22 3:09am
    All, I have been instructed by Mr. Bill Bond to close the forum on the Battle of Britain Historical Society - at least for now. While Mark has summed up and given reason, I think there are several... more
    • Just a minute!Paul Dunn, Wed Feb 23 3:05am
      Just a bloody moment. It seems that decisions have been made about the future of this site without consultation which is somewhat ironic given its success that is based on a wide interest and input.... more
      • New Style New Ideas.PIp. , Wed Feb 23 2:38pm
        Hi Paul How's things. Just to set your mind at rest. There is NO way any of us would run away and pull the plug solely because of a few dickish insults and remarks. Hell we are made of sterner stuff... more
    • FACEBOOKKizzy, Tue Feb 22 4:50pm
      As this forum will not be running in the short and/or long-term, may I suggest that you join facebook and 'find' me on there: search for "Kizzy Rowland" - amazingly I am the only one on facebbok!... more
      • FacebookPaul Dunn, Wed Feb 23 3:27pm
        Kizzy - following your suggestion, I have sent a friend request.
    • Re: FORUM CLOSUREMark Andrew, Tue Feb 22 11:19am
      Thanks for putting up a full explanation I hope we can find a way forward, the world is changing through 'social networking ' as we now see in the Middle East. I feel my BOB brother would not want... more
    • The 'Yoof' we wish to enlighten — Kizzy, Tue Feb 22 9:23am
      • Kizzy contact detailsPaul Davies, Tue Feb 22 1:21pm
        Hi Kizzy If this comes off could you let me know please, that is if I am welcome? My email is Thanks for all your help this year and all that you do, in Honour of The Few. Best... more
      • FacebookJohn Wheeler, Tue Feb 22 12:13pm
        An excellent idea Kizzy - thanks!
        • For Pip, a tribute.Paul "Battle of Britain fan" Davies, Tue Feb 22 1:17pm
          Pip, Can I just say a big thank you for supporting financially,and otherwise this wonderful forum. Without it I woul;d be less some marvellous friends. Without it I would not have met great men who... more
      • FacebookNick Peacock MA, Tue Feb 22 10:23am
        Hi Kizzy sounds a great idea, I have a Facebook page already so would not mind, minding a NEW BOBHS Facebook page if everyone here wants a temporary forum to natter in! Depends what others want and... more
        • for Nick PeacockKizzy, Tue Feb 22 8:27pm
          Nick Please can you find me on facebook - there are lots of Nick Peacocks!! Cheers Kiz
          • FacebookNick Peacock MA, Wed Feb 23 9:42am
            LOOK for Craig Peacock on Facebook I'm the handsome one! Haha!
        • Re: FacebookMark Andrew, Tue Feb 22 11:08am
          Nick I also have a Facebook for Yorkshiremen of The Battle of Britain please email me Mark
      • Face BookFace Book, Tue Feb 22 9:54am
        A sure fire way to grab today's lot Kizzy, I agree. Terrific little Face Book site here. p.
        • Re: Face BookMark Andrew, Tue Feb 22 11:26am
          That is one of the many interesting sites on Facebook that link to the period. I have one!/pages/Battle-of-Britain-from-Yorkshire/100711066660337 another I use is... more
    • Re: FORUM CLOSUREJohn Larder, Tue Feb 22 8:47am
      As a long term ex-member I think in some ways the forum has reflected the Society's attitude which in the past has included personal attacks on Stephen Bungay and Alfred Price amongst others, because ... more
      • Two of England`s finest authorsPaul Davies, Tue Feb 22 1:28pm
        Two of the finest Authors on the subject that I know of. I have praised their works many times. The finest ending to a book on the subject belongs to Stephen Bungay: The last sentence in the book... more
    • Goodbye and thank you Paul Davies F.R.C.T.A, Tue Feb 22 8:43am
      Goodbye John and thank you for all of your work. It has been an wonderful two years on here and I will miss the people, the events, the news and the information and stories here. It is indeed the end ... more
      • Goodbye Zoraida, Pip, Jon, Jonathan, CarolePaul Davies, Tue Feb 22 8:48am
        Goodbye Zoraida It has been fum. Goodbye to you all and to Carole (Marchand) Ventura it has ben an honour knowing you. Pip Thank you so very much for all that you have done. Best wishes to all on... more
    • Forum's futureJonathan , Tue Feb 22 7:08am
      I'm sorry to hear the forum may be closing down. I would like to second Rob's proposal. If we cannot continue as part of the BOB Historical Society, I think continuing our forum on Facebook, or as an ... more
    • Facebook pageRob, Tue Feb 22 5:57am
      Hi John Why don't you open a Facebook page, It's easy & free and would keep the forum open ? It's a shame to loose this kind of History, it's just an Idea. Cheers Rob...
      • Re: Facebook pageMark Andrew, Wed Feb 23 11:25am
        Thanks A test site is up and running
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