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Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:05 pm

John Macdouall Stuart played a prominent role in overlanding (i.e. talking the Australian telegraph overland from North to South).Probably wrong, as I have invented the "O" though not what he did.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:20 pm

Not him, this was in the UK.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:08 am

O more usually referred to as OO.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:40 pm

Unlike recent questions, this is not recent events, although it was around this time of year.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:48 pm

Briefly hoped it might be the Open at the Old, but can't find any suitable players. Not an organiser?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:28 pm

No sport involved, sorry.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:50 am

JMS had a son PKS who represented Scotland in an entirely different field.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:54 am

Is everyone out on the hills or something?

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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:17 pm

Those are clues to the names of the beaches for the D-Day landings. James Martin Stagg was the Met Office officer who persuaded Eisenhower to delay landing for a day. Never heard of him until you gave those clues. HIs son, Peter Kidner Stagg is an ex Scotland rugby player and crowd-funded a memorial to his father in his home town of Dalkeith. Phew. O and O is Overlord and Omaha (I think) I had tried googling James M.S.....without success, and Peter K, S ditto. I even tried combinations of boys names and think I did try James Martin S, but only got things like James Martimn STicky Toffee pudding. That was a hard one.

"Out on the hills?" Was wandering round Fife on Sunday https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3930168707100474&set=pcb.10158475349956680
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:35 pm

OO is Operation Overlord. The picture clues are the D-Day beaches Gold, Juno, Sword, the city of Omaha, Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah in 'Point Blank', and a picture of the old Met Office in Bracknell.

There was a programme about the D-Day landings on telly when I thought up the question, and Stagg was mentioned.

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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:57 pm

Why is BR the odd one out?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:41 pm

It wouldn't be the odd one out but for a certain occurrence in the late fifteenth century.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Tinto63 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:44 pm

Is this Berwick Rangers playing in Scottish League football?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:32 pm

It is. I thought someone would have leaped on it yesterday.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Tinto63 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:20 pm

Thanks Sgurr, thought that was worth a try. I see Berwick Rangers now play in the Lowland League.

Now try this one: what links RR and WM?
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