±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6645

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 265
Total: 265
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Photo Gallery
05: Community Forums
06: Photo Gallery
07: Member Screenshots
08: News
09: Your Account
10: Community Forums
11: Member Screenshots
12: Community Forums
13: Photo Gallery
14: Community Forums
15: Photo Gallery
16: Photo Gallery
17: Home
18: Member Screenshots
19: Community Forums
20: Photo Gallery
21: Photo Gallery
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Photo Gallery
26: Community Forums
27: Home
28: News
29: Photo Gallery
30: Downloads
31: Member Screenshots
32: CPGlang
33: Home
34: CPGlang
35: Member Screenshots
36: Home
37: News
38: Home
39: Home
40: Home
41: Community Forums
42: News
43: Home
44: Community Forums
45: Photo Gallery
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Home
49: Community Forums
50: CPGlang
51: Home
52: Home
53: News
54: Downloads
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Downloads
59: Home
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Home
63: Photo Gallery
64: Photo Gallery
65: Community Forums
66: Photo Gallery
67: Home
68: Member Screenshots
69: Community Forums
70: Photo Gallery
71: Member Screenshots
72: CPGlang
73: Photo Gallery
74: Home
75: Home
76: CPGlang
77: CPGlang
78: Community Forums
79: Home
80: Downloads
81: Member Screenshots
82: Community Forums
83: Home
84: Community Forums
85: Photo Gallery
86: Community Forums
87: Home
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Home
93: Home
94: Community Forums
95: Home
96: Photo Gallery
97: Photo Gallery
98: CPGlang
99: Community Forums
100: Photo Gallery
101: News
102: Community Forums
103: Downloads
104: Photo Gallery
105: Community Forums
106: Member Screenshots
107: Home
108: Your Account
109: Community Forums
110: Home
111: Downloads
112: Photo Gallery
113: Home
114: Downloads
115: Community Forums
116: CPGlang
117: Home
118: Community Forums
119: Home
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Photo Gallery
123: Home
124: Photo Gallery
125: Photo Gallery
126: Community Forums
127: Community Forums
128: Home
129: Photo Gallery
130: CPGlang
131: Home
132: Community Forums
133: Community Forums
134: Member Screenshots
135: Community Forums
136: Home
137: Community Forums
138: Home
139: Home
140: Photo Gallery
141: Home
142: Community Forums
143: Community Forums
144: Photo Gallery
145: Home
146: Community Forums
147: Home
148: Photo Gallery
149: Community Forums
150: Downloads
151: Photo Gallery
152: Community Forums
153: Community Forums
154: Member Screenshots
155: Photo Gallery
156: Community Forums
157: Photo Gallery
158: Community Forums
159: Community Forums
160: Tell a Friend
161: Member Screenshots
162: Community Forums
163: Community Forums
164: News
165: Member Screenshots
166: Community Forums
167: Home
168: Photo Gallery
169: Home
170: Member Screenshots
171: Community Forums
172: Home
173: Tell a Friend
174: Home
175: Community Forums
176: Home
177: Member Screenshots
178: Community Forums
179: Downloads
180: News
181: Photo Gallery
182: Community Forums
183: Home
184: Community Forums
185: Community Forums
186: Community Forums
187: Downloads
188: Photo Gallery
189: CPGlang
190: Community Forums
191: Community Forums
192: Home
193: Community Forums
194: Member Screenshots
195: News Archive
196: Downloads
197: Photo Gallery
198: Community Forums
199: Community Forums
200: Home
201: Community Forums
202: Photo Gallery
203: Community Forums
204: Home
205: Member Screenshots
206: Downloads
207: Photo Gallery
208: Home
209: Member Screenshots
210: Photo Gallery
211: CPGlang
212: Home
213: Photo Gallery
214: Community Forums
215: Home
216: Community Forums
217: Downloads
218: Photo Gallery
219: Member Screenshots
220: Photo Gallery
221: Photo Gallery
222: Statistics
223: Home
224: Downloads
225: Photo Gallery
226: Home
227: Photo Gallery
228: Community Forums
229: Community Forums
230: Member Screenshots
231: Community Forums
232: Community Forums
233: CPGlang
234: Member Screenshots
235: Community Forums
236: Home
237: Community Forums
238: Community Forums
239: News
240: Photo Gallery
241: Photo Gallery
242: Photo Gallery
243: News
244: News
245: Photo Gallery
246: Member Screenshots
247: Community Forums
248: Member Screenshots
249: News
250: Community Forums
251: Community Forums
252: Home
253: Community Forums
254: CPGlang
255: Community Forums
256: Home
257: Community Forums
258: Community Forums
259: Home
260: Community Forums
261: Photo Gallery
262: Community Forums
263: Member Screenshots
264: CPGlang
265: Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Air raid sirens in Britian
A public forum for the EURO Squadron!
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  EURO Squadron!

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
EURO_John316
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 24, 2006
Posts: 63

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:20 am
Post subject: Air raid sirens in Britian

~S~ Guys I saw a picture of some of those big ge electric sirens from world war 2 do those still work.

_________________
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Shades
Forum Tree-Rat

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 6475
Location: 3rd Branch up, 'Ye Olde Oak', Green Wood.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:50 am
Post subject: Re: Air raid sirens in Britian

Yep.
You can still see some of 'em in situ, in and around London.
Don't know 'bout the rest of the country but there's still some here.
Every once in a while they test 'em.
Interesting sound for me.
Scares the heck outta all the Sunday-Shopper-Grannies though.


_________________
Skwerl's place.

Com-Central's cutest, fluffiest, twitchiest, tail.
CPU > Intel i9-9900k (o/c 4.9GHz); COOLING > BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4;
MOBO > ASUS PRIME Z390-A; RAM > 2x32GB Corsair LPX 2666MHz;
GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
PSU > 650W be quiet Straight Power 11 - 80+ Gold;
CASE > BeQuiet! SILENT BASE 601; OS > Windows 11 Home Advanced (64-bit).
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
EURO_Talus
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 01, 2006
Posts: 93
Location: HMP Wandsworth, Wandsworth, SW18 3HS
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:10 pm
Post subject: Re: Air raid sirens in Britian

I just had dinner with my 91 year-old sister-in-law's Mom who was an ambulance driver in London during the Blitz (scumbags). She still got all tensed-up talking about it and she is cool as ice, otherwise.

Just remember Regensburg, and Dresden and you'll feel alright, the sons of bitches.

_________________
"Let's put a smile on that face!"
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Shades
Forum Tree-Rat

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 6475
Location: 3rd Branch up, 'Ye Olde Oak', Green Wood.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:28 pm
Post subject: Re: Air raid sirens in Britian

Wait!
Your sister-in-law is 91?
Or her Mom?

_________________
Skwerl's place.

Com-Central's cutest, fluffiest, twitchiest, tail.
CPU > Intel i9-9900k (o/c 4.9GHz); COOLING > BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4;
MOBO > ASUS PRIME Z390-A; RAM > 2x32GB Corsair LPX 2666MHz;
GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
PSU > 650W be quiet Straight Power 11 - 80+ Gold;
CASE > BeQuiet! SILENT BASE 601; OS > Windows 11 Home Advanced (64-bit).
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
wheelsup_cavu
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 29, 2010
Posts: 949
Location: Corona, California
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:04 pm
Post subject: Re: Air raid sirens in Britian

I remember some communities having Air raid sirens in Illinois in the 1970's. They could be heard for miles and were used for tornado warnings. I haven't been back to Illinois in years so I don't know if they still have them around?
Always scared trhe heck out of me when they tested one.


Wheels

_________________
Cheers Smile
Wheelsup_cavu

Planes of Fame Air Museum | March Field Air Museum | Palm Springs Air Museum
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
HF_SlowHand
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Aug 27, 2005
Posts: 767
Location: Meeechigan
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:06 am
Post subject: Re: Air raid sirens in Britian

We didn't have the sirens but we had the search lights - whenever there was a circus, fair etc they would crank up the engines and fire them up - you could see them for miles and miles . . .

_________________
I deny everything
I lie about everything
And everything I deny
Is a lie!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 7015
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:58 am
Post subject: Re: Air raid sirens in Britian

- wheelsup_cavu
I remember some communities having Air raid sirens in Illinois in the 1970's. They could be heard for miles and were used for tornado warnings. I haven't been back to Illinois in years so I don't know if they still have them around?
Always scared trhe heck out of me when they tested one.


Wheels


Yep Wheels, I have one in my town and it goes off every day at noon for 5 seconds. I guess some people need to be reminded it's time to eat... ( Not me however...lol )
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Shades
Forum Tree-Rat

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 6475
Location: 3rd Branch up, 'Ye Olde Oak', Green Wood.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:55 pm
Post subject: Re: Air raid sirens in Britian

- Shadow_Bshwackr
I have one in my town and it goes off every day at noon for 5 seconds. I guess some people need to be reminded it's time to eat... ( Not me however...lol )

Oh sure.
And I suppose it has nothing to do with a recent petition from concerned Shepherds in your neighbourhood...!
Razz

_________________
Skwerl's place.

Com-Central's cutest, fluffiest, twitchiest, tail.
CPU > Intel i9-9900k (o/c 4.9GHz); COOLING > BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4;
MOBO > ASUS PRIME Z390-A; RAM > 2x32GB Corsair LPX 2666MHz;
GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
PSU > 650W be quiet Straight Power 11 - 80+ Gold;
CASE > BeQuiet! SILENT BASE 601; OS > Windows 11 Home Advanced (64-bit).
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
wheelsup_cavu
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 29, 2010
Posts: 949
Location: Corona, California
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:04 am
Post subject: Re: Air raid sirens in Britian

- Shadow_Bshwackr

Yep Wheels, I have one in my town and it goes off every day at noon for 5 seconds. I guess some people need to be reminded it's time to eat... ( Not me however...lol )


That's actually pretty cool that they are still being used.
You could get used to it if they did it every day. It's the once every 6 months or so that will catch you off guard. It seemed just about the time you had completely forgot about them is when the next test happened.

I don't need an alarm to know when it is time to eat either.


Wheels

_________________
Cheers Smile
Wheelsup_cavu

Planes of Fame Air Museum | March Field Air Museum | Palm Springs Air Museum
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  EURO Squadron!
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum