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3 days 1 hour ago - 3 days 1 hour ago #53136 by Rory
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A brief foray into the Eastern Cape hinterland yielded this little group in a small hamlet by the name of Cookhouse.

The rank on the QSA is especially appealing - it's to a Farrier Corporal by the name of J. De Bloe (an unusual name indeed) of the Bedford D.M.T.

The accompanying pair - also his - are named to Pte. J.J. De Bloe of the 9th S.A.H.




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2 days 23 hours ago #53137 by Brett Hendey
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You have tested the waters in the hinterland of the Eastern Cape! I have no doubt that there will be many more such profitable excursions!
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2 days 23 hours ago #53138 by Rory
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Let's hope so Brett

I had literally just turned off the main road into Cookhouse (if you blink you'll miss it) and there was immediately to my left a small cafe where I espied a lady paying for her purchases. As she exited the shop I called her over to my car window and "popped the question" - to which she responded in the affirmative giving me directions to her house a short distance away.

The rest is history!

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2 days 16 hours ago #53143 by QSAMIKE
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Everybody look out, Rory has some new hunting grounds.......

All I can say is I am envious and good luck........

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21 hours 10 minutes ago #53204 by Frank Kelley
Frank Kelley replied the topic: De Bloe of the Bedford D.M.T.
Very nice, I think Cookhouse is a few miles west of Bedford is it not, below that wretched range of big hills?


Rory wrote: A brief foray into the Eastern Cape hinterland yielded this little group in a small hamlet by the name of Cookhouse.

The rank on the QSA is especially appealing - it's to a Farrier Corporal by the name of J. De Bloe (an unusual name indeed) of the Bedford D.M.T.

The accompanying pair - also his - are named to Pte. J.J. De Bloe of the 9th S.A.H.




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19 hours 52 minutes ago - 19 hours 51 minutes ago #53205 by Rory
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Your geography serves you well Frank - Cookhouse is indeed where you have state it to be. It's the turnoff to Somerset East which is my next port of call business-wise.

It's accessible from Fort Beaufort via Adelaide and then Bedford.

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