The 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

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How well do you know your Bingo Calls?

There is one for every number between 1 and 90, and they are here if you wish to consult the derivations. Doctors orders for 9 probably has a forgotten derivation, look it up if you like
https://blog.meccabingo.com/bingo-calls-complete-list/

70 – Three score and ten
71 – Bang on the drum
72 – Six dozen
73 – Queen bee
74 – Hit the floor
75 – Strive and strive
76 – Trombones
77 – Sunset strip
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Time for another two wheeler I fancy, not one that would thrill me but a derivative from the R75 I posted earlier, the BMW R75/5:
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doctle wrote:
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Always been rather fond of those threepenny bits! :-**

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Surely 15/-?

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15/- = 75 new pence
6s 3d = 75 old pennies

Don't think we have had department 75 yet
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There is some confusion about the time the Surrender in Berlin was signed. Some sources say it was signed at 21.20 hours local time, some say that it was signed after midnight and then backdated to align with the previously signed Rheims document. It also seems that the UK was still on Double BST at the time but it is not clear what time Germany was using as the Germans had been adjusting times in their occupied territories all through the war. This time discrepancy is further confused by the fact that the agreement was for hostilities to cease at 23.01 on 8th May yet Churchill announced they would cease at 00.01 on the 9th May. Thus I am not sure of the exact time 75 years ago that the document was completed. However I am sure where it was signed in Berlin (the search for which yielded the matchbox car earlier on :-D) and I can at least post a picture of the room and give you a link to discover the details for yourselves:
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When was the last time you heard about a Blue Peter lifeboat ? The more observant viewers of this forum would say "Only a few days ago. You're not going to post it up again, are you ? :roll: "
Blue Peter Lifeboat - Littledick'am Gazette
Blue Peter Lifeboat - Littledick'am Gazette
Atlantic Class 75 Lifeboat.
https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/ ... at-1257101
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The countdown has begun if no-one posts while I am typing this then only 7 remining posts to achieve the target of 75 posts (at least I presume).

Not quite in scraping the barrel mode yet, but I really don't think much of the 75th best selling single as reported by the official uk chart

70 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE 1 1973
71 GANGNAM STYLE PSY 1 2012
72 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND 2 2014
73 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE 1 2014
74 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO FEATURING LAUREN BENNETT AND GOONROCK 1 2011
75 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FEATURING RIHANNA 2 2010
76 IT'S NOW OR NEVER ELVIS PRESLEY 1 1960
77 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL 2 1987
78 GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME TOM JONES 1 1966
79 BLUE MONDAY NEW ORDER 3 (1988 Remix) 1983

Still its a 75!

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The Uk Official Chart only goes down to 60 albums on the biggest sellers of all time, so have to pop across to the USA.

..and at 75 groan.....Milli Vanilli
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Another aircraft missing this morning: The Curtiss H75
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PS Another spooky, this is my post number 1945 8-)
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And what about the helichoppers ? They fly as well, you know ! :lol:

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The Sikorsky S-75 was a proof-of-concept all-composite helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft used all-composite materials to replace metal to provide greater strength, lighter weight, lower manufacturing costs, and reduce maintenance costs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_S-75

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What about the No 75 valve (vacuum tube)? A double diode-triode. 6.3v heater at 0.3A on a 6-Pin-Base U6A.

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mickthemaverick wrote:
08 May 2020, 20:26
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PS Another spooky, this is my post number 1945 8-)
:-D
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Ill edit the countdown if another post appears

What connects Leith with Gourock via Edinburgh, Glasgow and the ferry between Gourock and Dunoon.

National Cycle Route 75 of course

National Cycle Network Route 75
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Staying with electronics. I give you the OC75 germanium transistor.

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Fantastic effort chaps we've done it in time to see the Queen's speech. Thankyou and well done everyone:
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