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A little Chuckle for Today...... 1 month 1 week ago #75672

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Working on re-typing (again) the Strathcona's Horse Daily Routine Orders, having to translate them from Lotus which was the first format that I did them in and changing to Windows..... Came across the following and I thought it might give you a chuckle......

Thank God families did not see these orders,,,,,,

Mike

R.O. 482-02-05-1900

The following order is published for the information of the acting paymaster vis :-

The following punishments and fines relating to pay sheets were inflicted from the 11th to 30th April inclusive.

Regt. No. 7, Pte. Kempster, H., - Fine - 3 Days Pay
Regt. No. 23, Pte. Hawthorn, W. - Fine - 10 Days Imprisonment
Regt. No. 84, Pte. Campbell, M.G. - Fine - 35 Days Imprisonment
Regt. No. 162, Pte. Wilson, F. - Fine - 3 Days Pay
Regt. No. 275, Pte. Fanning, W. - Fined - 2s/6d
Regt. No. 281, Pte. Harper, W.H. - Fine - 7 Days Cells
Regt. No. 293, Pte. Hambly, G. - Fine - 14 Days Imprisonment
Regt. No. 303, Pte. Morgan, H.E. - Fine - 14 Days Imprisonment
Regt. No. 408, Pte. Mallalue, J.H. - Fined - 2s/6d
Regt. No. 438, Pte. Cross, J.R. - Fined - 14 Days Imprisonment
Regt. No. 482, Pte. McKeage, F.E. - Fined - 7 Days Cells

The following N.C.O.'s and Men who were in the hospital suffering from venereal disease from the 12th to 30th April inclusive will have the number of days opposite their respective names deducted from their pay.

Regt. No. 271, Sgt. Grabble, 13 Days Pay
Regt. No. 239, Cpl. Purvies, 11 Days Pay
Regt. No. 89, Cpl. Stainer, 5 Days Pay
Regt. No. 202, Pte. Hardy, 12 Days Pay
Regt. No. 330, Pte. Hirsch, 14 Days Pay
Regt. No. 444, Pte. Downes, 6 Days Pay
Regt. No. 486, Pte. Playfair, 6 Days Pay
Regt. No. 287, Pte. Dawson, 4 Days Pay
Regt. No. 85, Pte. Carpenter, 2 Days Pay
Regt. No. 328, Pte. Grogan, 8 Days Pay

This order is in accordance with the Queen's Regulations para 477 "Fines for Drunkenness" also para 469 "Detention in Hospital caused by Neglect."
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A little Chuckle for Today...... 1 month 1 week ago #75673

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Mike,

If you have the files in Lotus format, I may be able to convert them for you. Would you like to email one to me?

Best wishes
David
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djb wrote: Mike,

If you have the files in Lotus format, I may be able to convert them for you. Would you like to email one to me?

Best wishes
David


Thank You David......

I appreciate your offer of help but this is my Lock Down Project and is keeping me busy instead of watching TV..... I tried a couple of free conversion programs that I found on line but they only partially worked ..... Also sorting through my collection to see what I am going to sell.... Had my first vaccine shot yesterday and now have to wait 4 months for the next.....

Thanks again David and after I am finished would you like a copy for the forum though......

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Thanks, Mike, and I hope you don't have an reaction to the vaccine in the next few days.
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A little Chuckle for Today...... 1 month 1 week ago #75695

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Hi Mike,
Had my first jab four days ago. I would advise a couple of days with no plan for the day and a good stock of paracetamol /aspro.... Just in case!!

With reference to your "sickness due to neglect" list, the surname Playfair made me smile!!

Will you be selling your "not keeping" items from your collection on e-bay?

Cheers
Steve

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A little snippet of somewhat-related history from the 1940s which may amuse:
Today, most people in the UK firmly believe "you can't drink alcohol if you are on antibiotics". Now, this is untrue for almost all antibiotics - e.g. penicillin and its derivatives don't interact with alcohol at all [the exceptions being seldom-prescribed metronidazole and derivatives]. But the penicillin-no-alcohol myth was created to deter soldiers who had received scarce doses of penicillin for VD from going out on the town, drinking, and getting another infection.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
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