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Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
22-Oct-10 - 05:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: Margaret Thatcher's Birthday-13 Oct 1925
Subject: RE: BS: Margaret Thatcher's Birthday.
I have a photo. of her aboard a Hercules, and me as one of those preparing to jump.
I was doing that for 27 years, and no other politician ever showed any interest in what we were doing.
She was leader of opposition then.
Another time at RAF Northolt when she was PM. We had our containers and parachutes lined up when we were told to move it all because she was arriving.
We were a bit put out and grumbled.
She flew in from some conference and would have been looking forward to getting home, but on seeing us she stopped the car and had a word and a handshake with every man.