Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
I jumped out of a plane once, I was 20I had more to lose
Weren't you thrown off a plane for being drunk?
No! Never where did you dream that one up
It was just a pleasing image. A joke! Don't turn into Ursula!
I don't think there is any danger of you doing so, John, but should you ever find yourself at a crossroads please don't turn into Tom. He is a dead end.U
More of " route principale" me thinks
You like Culs de Sac, don't you Johny?
Oh, ok - Périphérique would be more accurate. U could be considered as the Road to Hell, sans handcart.
Sans sense of humour, sans anything...
A sense of humour is EVERYTHING! old bean
Oh, hell no!No jumping out of a perfectly good plane for me!
I don't mind the jumping, it's hitting the ground which I don't want.
It's not the fall, it's the sudden stop.
WOW .... Verdan has got a lot of bottle !!!! Good for him. Makes doing a bit of housework look pretty lame !!! I need to get a life !!! XXXX
Verdun . Bloody spellcheck !! XXXX
A few years ago we gave an elderly German WW2 bomber pilot a tour of Bath in a light aircraft. It crashed on landing!
When I read this in the paper I did for a second wonder if to put it on my bucket list for my next birthday - then decided perhaps not.
My friend it for charity and his chute failed on the first jump. He remembered the emergency one just in time.
I just use an inflated lorry inner tube around my waist, and bounce when I hit the ground.
Do you still need one?
I wonder if Mr Hayes' family or doctor gave his jump the thumbs up? Former President George Bush senior did a similar jump a few years ago. (I will let others supply a punch line.)
I think they all did. There were about 4 or 5 generations of family jumping with him.
Many men are named Verdun here who lost Father's at Verdun in 1916 in WW1. My father lost his father at Ypres and was named Jack. I am glad the Verdun here lived so long and did the sky dive.x
As in, 'I'm alright Jack'? No, I doubt it. My father was old enough to pretend to help load the anti-aircraft guns on the Embankment when he was a London kid. He would be 110 years old now if he hadn't gone and kicked the bucket.
I think there must have been a Royal Anglian regiment at Verdun. My father was Jack after his father. He would have been 101 this year if he was still alive but he kicked the bucket at 50.
That is obviously far too young. Do you have clear memories of him as a dad?
Yes,very clear, but only through the eyes of a child. I was 16.