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Mar. 1, Welsh people across the globe celebrate St. David's Day. Many Welsh people wear one or both of the national emblems of Wales on their lapel on this day to celebrate: the daffodil (a generic Welsh symbol which is in season during March) or the leek (St. David's personal symbol). The other Welsh symbol, Y Ddraig Goch (the Red Dragon, Wales' national flag), will be flown on many more buildings than usual.  Feel free to send British Billy any questions about British life and culture, and when he isn’t sleeping or hunting, he’ll try and put a few thoughts together to help you out.
British Billy celebrates St. David's Day
I know to be considered a saint, you must possess many noble qualities, commit fearless deeds and have at least one miracle to your name. I have many attributes, but I doubt saintliness will ever be one of them. However, even without me, Britain has more than enough saints to help her along.Most of my American friends are very familiar with St.
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Airfield driving tips
As we all know from numerous briefings and computer-based training, safety is the U.S. Air Force's number one priority in every workplace, especially if that workplace is on the airfield.With constant aircraft activity and the presence of maintainers and pilots, safety must always be in the minds of airfield drivers."The main factors that can
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Gina Burton, Lakenheath Fitness & Sports Center Fitness instructor, leads the Cardio Kickboxing class Feb. 16. The class is one of 26 the center holds each week for servicemembers and families to get in shape in a team environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Dobrydney) 'Alterior' Motives: Adopting a mindset for a fitter future
(Editor's note: This is the third of a three-part series on healthy habits.)When I was in basic training, exercise was a ritual that never seemed to change; push-ups, crunches, laps around the track; and the occasional Indian run. I can still hear the cry of "last trainee up!"Fitness is no less important once we leave basic training, but memories
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2011
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Airman 1st Class Lydia Faux is not a real Airman, but the problems she writes about are ones that all Airmen may face at some point in their careers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tiffany M. Deuel) Airman 1st Class Lydia Faux 4: saving money
(Editor's note: All characters appearing in this work, aside from Fran Sizer, are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.)Problems are not always visible to the naked eye. With my last stories, smokers and fire safety hazards were hard to miss, yet a financially irresponsible Airman can easily go
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Action Line: Could DOD civilians live on base?
QUERY:I was driving through the housing area outside of the base footprint; I believe it is called either Lords Walk or Anglo Housing. I noticed many vacant houses. The base spends a lot of money maintaining these empty units because the military have the option of living off base when they arrive.Some want to live off base because they work on the
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2011
Billy the Cat (aka British Billy) lives in Elveden, a local village about ten miles from RAF Lakenheath. Billy has been around a bit. He came from a rescue centre and prefers not to dwell on the past. He is proud of his country and its heritage and counts his friends and family as hailing from all corners of the British Isles. He is proud to be a “moggy”. Many of his American friends and admirers ask Billy about the things puzzling them about life and culture in the U.K., and if he doesn’t know the answer, he has ways and means of finding out. Feel free to send him any questions, and when he isn’t sleeping or hunting, he’ll try and put a few thoughts together to help you out. Valentine Billy
Like many males, I am not romantic by nature, preferring not to wear my heart on my fur. I can appear indifferent at times, prone to rub up against anyone who'll feed me. We Brits may not always be very demonstrative, but even our famous stiff upper lips can quiver passionately as Valentine's Day quickens our hearts. The origins of St. Valentine's
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Action Line: Liberty Club Violations
COMPLAINT: I recently paid a visit to the Liberty Club on both a Friday and Saturday night. I was somewhat disturbed by what I observed.Firstly, there were smokers everywhere. Some only just outside the door & some only just inside the door. There were numerous bodies and vehicles parked outside at the rear of the Liberty Club. I believe the lane
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Action Line: Music on the bus
COMPLAINT: I am hearing my children sing on a daily basis songs with inappropriate lyrics thanks to the wonderful Bus 38 (and probably other buses). I brought this concern to the Lakenheath Intermediate School principal last year and she told the bus safety office and it changed for a while. Stations like 99.3 FM are not appropriate for kids.
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ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Senior Airman Travis Ringer, 48th Force Support Squadron fitness and sports specialist, demonstrates how to do a squat in an office, Jan. 19. Exercises such as this are an easy way to get in at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Dobrydney) ‘Alterior’ Motives: Fitting in fitness
(Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series on healthy habits.)As much as I enjoy living here in England and working for the 48th Fighter Wing, there are times when I think about my previous assignment.At my last base, I still lived in the dormitory, and my schedule made it very easy to work out. The running track and fitness center
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British Billy this week explains some of the traditions surrounding the Scottish celebration of Burns Night. Robert Burns is regarded as the national poet of Scotland,and his birth is remembered each year with the Burns Night supper on Jan. 25, which includes the eating of haggis.
Feel free to send Billy any questions you have about life in the U.K., and when he isn’t sleeping or hunting, he’ll try and put a few thoughts together to help you out.
British Billy celebrates Burns Night
A little adventure is good for the soul, in my opinion. Live a little, push the boundaries, and move out of your comfort zone. Eat haggis. Haggis, probably the most traditional of Scottish dishes, can be eaten at any time, but is central to the Burns Night Supper. Burns Night is celebrated every year on Jan. 25, the birthday of the 18th century
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