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24-6-2018 7:46 am  #1


SCARY! Anyone heard anything?

Back from a baccy run to A'kerke yesterday and have a load of stuff to do this sabbath morn I'll just reproduce an email I sent to Dick Puddlecote this morning -excuse the early morning spelling mistakes but does anyone know anything about this:

Hi Dick, back from Belgium safely, my swag and virtue intact. However something occurred on the journey I wanted to ask you about-if you've perhaps heard anything? I'll ask on the N2D forum about it as well later (once my eyes can focus). I don't normally listen to my travelling companions conversations, not being a Norfolker and having no interest in football nor impregnating my daughter (not that I have one). However one of them said something that made my ears prick. Apparently , qouth he, a 'few weeks' ago French Border Police/Customs boarded one of the coaches after it had been to Adinkerke 'guns waving' ('bollocks' methinks,their guns would have been holstered-typical Norfolk hyperbole) and demanded that every passenger with more than 1kilo of tobacco pay 'French duty' on each pouch @ 30 Euros (which sounds strange again then tobacco only costs about 15 euros a pouch in France last time I looked). Apparently one 'old lady'(again: that means in Norfolk any woman no longer a 'gal' so she might have been 16 +) was so incensed she got herself arrested and taken off the coach. People tried telling the Douaniers that they had already paid EU duty on the tobacco in Belgium but were told 'We have new rules in France now'. Those who didn't want to pay would have had their tobacco confiscated however after the incident with the old lady the DOuaniers relented and let them all off with a warning about 'next time'. You heard anything on the grapevine? Regards TBD (ps I'm lazy so I'll probably repost this entire email on the N2D forum).https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif


 

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24-6-2018 11:34 pm  #2


Re: SCARY! Anyone heard anything?

TBD

Dunno about that but a coach was impounded outside Real T for not having correct paperwork until a 1000 euro bond was paid. Warrior sent me this photo which occurred on Saturday. Bear in mind though that this in Belgium not France, but maybe a joint op to harass coaches.

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25-6-2018 4:55 am  #3


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We drove pass that scene! Infact our driver was very keen for us to spend as little time in REAL as possible "I want to get the fuck out of here before that copper comes ".

EDit* hold on that means i was in REAL the same time as Warrior! Bloody hell, he could have made himself known to me, I'd have loved to shake his hand.

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25-6-2018 7:49 am  #4


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I was in when Belguim just scored their 3rd goal, was chatting to peter,then had a coffee and watched the coach and copper for a while.


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25-6-2018 7:53 am  #5


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Did you notice the white "Angies Tours" coach parked out front? That was us. I was the scruffy guy in the camo jacket and camo cap and loud voice cos I'm deafish.


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25-6-2018 2:13 pm  #6


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No sorry, didnt notice a lot really, just kept an eye on the copper and then went on my way ha ha.


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25-6-2018 2:14 pm  #7


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probably wouldn't have seen you anyway.........................if you had camo gear on ha ha.
 


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25-6-2018 2:21 pm  #8


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warrior wrote:

probably wouldn't have seen you anyway.........................if you had camo gear on ha ha.
 

Because German Army 'Flecktarn' is designed, traditionally, to blend in with small Belgian towns...

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26-6-2018 7:57 am  #9


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oh yeah, i forgot about the cup ha ha
 


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