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British military and tea

Post by South » 13 Apr 2019 19:11

https://blog.teabox.com/year-britain-bought-tea-world


Good afternoon all,

Per ...

A couple of good pictures, one displaying ration allowance. I did not see the gin or single malt Scotch bottles.

Note the "air raid sirens were a daily....I admit to having to look up the word; it means "funeral song".

Note terms "BV Commander", "Benghazi Burner".

Note slang term "Gunfire".

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On this side of pond, it's coffee with an additional requirement: a sound system. Need something better than a small radio.

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Time for an espresso.

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Re: British military and tea

Post by Aber » 14 Apr 2019 09:53

And if you weren't an Ally then your tea supply got cut:
On the verge of World War II, Irish citizens consumed more tea per head than anywhere else, apart from Britain. It came as a tremendous shock, therefore, when a very meagre tea ration was introduced in 1941. The British government, in that year, restricted exports to Ireland in an effort to punish the country for its neutrality. A tea ration was introduced in Ireland at one quarter the level it was provided to British citizens.
https://www.thejournal.ie/tea-rationing ... 0-Sep2016/

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British military and tea

Post by Barryfax » 11 Jul 2019 14:09

What kind of idiot returns to face murdercharges for an immigrant to the most PC country in the world?

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Post by Renner aus Schlesien » 12 Jul 2019 02:09

Barryfax wrote:
11 Jul 2019 14:09
What kind of idiot returns to face murdercharges for an immigrant to the most PC country in the world?
Barryfax. Hello again.
Your copy-pasting of various questions and answers seems to have few bounds.
Please note Jimbo Gomez's comment on this post from 2005 on another website.

LINK: http://www.thephora.net/forum/archive/i ... -6406.html

Strange that you used the exact same wording, punctuation, and grammar.
I just wanted to put it out there.

Have a nice day. That is, if you are an actual human, and not some sort of new reposting bot on our forum.

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Post by Felix C » 12 Jul 2019 14:45

I reported him and nothing came of it.

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Re: British military and tea

Post by LineDoggie » 14 Jul 2019 01:42

South wrote:
13 Apr 2019 19:11
https://blog.teabox.com/year-britain-bought-tea-world




Note slang term "Gunfire".

"Gunfire" is Black tea with Rum
"There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here".
Col. George Taylor, 16th Infantry Regiment, Omaha Beach

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Re: British military and tea

Post by Sheldrake » 14 Jul 2019 08:12

LineDoggie wrote:
14 Jul 2019 01:42
South wrote:
13 Apr 2019 19:11
https://blog.teabox.com/year-britain-bought-tea-world




Note slang term "Gunfire".

"Gunfire" is Black tea with Rum
Not in my regiment. NATO standard - white + 2 sugars plus rum or whisky. The Officers served it to the live in Gunners on Christmas day.
Gunfire is the old fire order for "Fire for Effect" (In my cold war days white no sugar was a Julie Andrews = white nun: Black no sugar occasionally a Whoopi Goldberg = Black nun.)

British Army WW2 composite ration tea came ready mixed with dried milk and sugar. https://reprorations.com/Britain%20WW2/WW2-Britain.htm
According the George Blackburn 4 RCA when boiling hot the this produced a strong sweat beverage, but when cooled developed an unpleasant skin. The trick to drink as the hottest bearable temperature.

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