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Belfast Chat / Re: Harry Gregg dies
« Last post by syriana on Today at 05:39:23 PM »
I just found it so poignant that someone who met that situation with such courage on that day in 1958 was racked with guilt and full of self-deprecation. Sometimes the truly brave are the last to know it.

Nowadays all kinds of support and counselling would be available.  Harry spent the night after the crash alone in a Munich hotel where he arrived in the wet clothes he was wearing when he leapt onto the runway following the impact of the crashed aircraft.  When his luggage finally returned it arrived with a bill from the airline.
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Belfast Chat / Re: Harry Gregg dies
« Last post by CMcG on Today at 03:54:19 PM »
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As I have said many times before CMcG you never cease to amaze me with your talent and expertise in research and production of information.

Many thanks once again-it was for me a step back in time-and a privilege to read that.

jilly x


I just found it so poignant that someone who met that situation with such courage on that day in 1958 was racked with guilt and full of self-deprecation. Sometimes the truly brave are the last to know it.
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Belfast Chat / Re: Harry Gregg dies
« Last post by jillyfred on Today at 02:37:44 PM »






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As I have said many times before CMcG you never cease to amaze me with your talent and expertise in research and production of information.

Many thanks once again-it was for me a step back in time-and a privilege to read that.

jilly x
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Exiles / Re: Australia Day - How To Cook The Perfect Sausage
« Last post by Roadracer on Today at 02:29:37 PM »
Well there is a fair difference there, Supermarket BBQ $5/Kg and Rob's $22/Kg. To be honest I would rather pay the extra even to throw on the barbie  :)
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Belfast Chat / Re: Harry Gregg dies
« Last post by CMcG on Today at 12:15:44 PM »






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Belfast History and Memories / Re: McCooey
« Last post by city hall on Today at 11:48:55 AM »
Hi Lesley, if you go onto a website called Cain Sutton and search either by name or date of death you will find an entry for Daniel McCooey which includes a photo of him. He died on 20th May 1977, 3 weeks after being injured in an incident in Castle Street which is in Belfast city centre. If you can then get access to a book called Lost Lives(it is no longer in print but your local library may have a copy of it) the entry for Daniel makes reference to the book Green River and reproduces the poem written by his mother Roisin.

Regards.
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Belfast Chat / Re: Harry Gregg dies
« Last post by jillyfred on Today at 11:17:42 AM »
As a newbie waiting to commenting on this forum and Hello to All.
syriana, to me your post is spot on.
As the Gentleman himself said "I don't live with it all the time. I swear I don't live with it. When this crops up every so often, then I live with it."
Rip Sir.
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Welcome to the Forum Gen.

jilly
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Belfast Genealogy / JOHN KEYS
« Last post by Raystephenson on Today at 08:47:40 AM »
Can anyone find the obituary of the above named.

He died on 30 Nov 1987. Following a car accident in which 3 men died. One other name was (Fleming. Clogher in Co Tyrone. His birth was around 1934.

I would really appreciate all the help on this one. I have the headstone but noting further. 

Thanks everyone
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Exiles / Re: Australia Day - How To Cook The Perfect Sausage
« Last post by JohnKelly on Today at 07:15:27 AM »
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@JohnKelly
I had a look at his prices on the gourmet sausages and they a dearer than I expected, I am comparing to NI prices.

I've never bought nor never will buy sausages in NI and so the price comparison is neither here nor there.

In any case any snags we buy are for the BBQ and so we just buy from our local supermarket.

Cheers.
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Belfast Chat / Re: Harry Gregg dies
« Last post by Gen on Today at 04:23:52 AM »
Last week people were misusing the word “bravery” on social media claiming that a man was brave because he came out as gay in live TV. 

REAL bravery was displayed by Harry Gregg in the 1958 Munich air disaster.  He ignored a warning to keep clear of the crashed aircraft and entered the burning wreckage three times to drag out strangers and team mates saving lives.

I always thought that Harry’s heroic actions were never really sufficiently appreciated and recognised by the British public back then.
As a newbie waiting to commenting on this forum and Hello to All.
syriana, to me your post is spot on.
As the Gentleman himself said "I don't live with it all the time. I swear I don't live with it. When this crops up every so often, then I live with it."
Rip Sir.
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