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 Post subject: Britain
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:15 pm 
Britain....Yes....Great Britain....United Kingdom ...
Jog my memory,brother.
Is it not this the same country whose Government advertised in the major world newspapers as follows:
"LOOKING for Top Notch Sport Shooters to represent Britain in the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games"
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 Post subject: Re: Britain
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:29 pm 
: Is it not this the same country whose Government advertised in the major world newspapers as follows:
: "LOOKING for Top Notch Sport Shooters to represent Britain in the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games"
No
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 Post subject: Re: Britain
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:08 pm 
: Britain....Yes....Great Britain....United Kingdom ...
: Jog my memory,brother.
: Is it not this the same country whose Government advertised in the major world newspapers as follows:
: "LOOKING for Top Notch Sport Shooters to represent Britain in the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games"
: Quillermo Espinos
Which planet are you on? Anyway, you can't represent GBR at the Commonwealth Games - it doesn't have a team!

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 Post subject: Re: Britain
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:31 am 
: Britain....Yes....Great Britain....United Kingdom ...
: Jog my memory,brother.
Britain - geographically the British Isles includes the islands of Britain, Ireland, Isle of Man, Inner and Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland Islands.
Politically - The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (ie England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) does NOT include the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands ( which are in the English Channel off the north coast of France. These are Crown Dependant territories which have internal self-government but are represented abroad by th U.K. They also can still shoot cartridge pistols.
The island of Ireland is divided into Eire (Southern Ireland) and Northern Ireland (Ulster or the Six Counties). The ineresting thing is that in Northern Ireland cartridge pistols are allowed (incidently part of the UK) and in Eire they are effectively banned in that in about 1970 (the start of the latest 'Troubles')they were all taken in for ballistic fingerprinting by the Guarda (Police) and never given back! No compensation at all. Rumours have it that some of the guns found their way into the hands of Eire's other armies.
Incidently a resident of Ulster can represent Eire in the Olympics and a resident of Eire can represent Ulster in the Commonwealth Games. I kid you not it has happened.
Regards

Ian Hodgson - Isle of Man (Middle of the Irish Sea)
: Is it not this the same country whose Government advertised in the major world newspapers as follows:
: "LOOKING for Top Notch Sport Shooters to represent Britain in the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games"
: Quillermo Espinosa

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