Monthly Archives: June 2015

Patrick Macnee (6th February 1922 – 25th June 2015), RIP

Patrick Macnee | Patrick Macnee.

I am sad to learn of the death of Patrick Macnee; one of my heroes; RIP.

Avengers star Patrick Macnee dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33279566
Patrick Macnee (6th February 1922 – 25th June 2015).

http://www.patrickmacnee.com has a short history of his life.

John Steed’s Flat is a fansite about the fictional character John Steed from the British TV series THE AVENGERS which ran from 1961 – 1969 and from 1976 – 1977 as THE NEW AVENGERS. John Steed was portrayed by actor Patrick Macnee (1922 – 2015) who created an iconic character in TV history – http://www.johnsteedsflat.com

Patrick Macnee as John Steed in the Avengers, Escape in Time, 1967.

Patrick Macnee as John Steed in the Avengers, Escape in Time, 1967.

Gareth Hunt (as Gambit), Joanna Lumley (as Purdey) and Patrick Macnee (as Steed) in the New Avengers, 1976-1977

Gareth Hunt (as Gambit), Joanna Lumley (as Purdey) and Patrick Macnee (as Steed) in the New Avengers, 1976-1977.

Patrick Macnee in A View to a Kill playing Sir Godfrey Tibbett and posing as his chauffeur, 1985. Interestingly Honor Blackman played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger; Diana Rigg played Teresa di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty's Secret Service; and Jonanna Lumley also played in a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (in which she had two lines as a British girl among the villainous Ernst Stavro Blofeld's "Angels of Death").

Patrick Macnee in A View to a Kill playing Sir Godfrey Tibbett and posing as his chauffeur, 1985. Interestingly Honor Blackman played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger; Diana Rigg played Teresa di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service; and Jonanna Lumley also played in a Bond girl in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (in which she had two lines as a British girl among the villainous Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s “Angels of Death”).

Photograph of Patrick Macnee from http://www.patrickmacnee.com

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Bacofoil – made in Britain

About us – Bacofoil.

“Owned by Telford-based Wrap Film Systems since 2009, Bacofoil is proud to be manufactured right here in the UK. In fact, we are the only Non-Stick foil made in Britain, heritage we love to shout about.”

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Please choose British made tin foil and clingfilm – like Bacofoil mentioned above.  Check the packaging.

Mess tin and mess tin set, quality mess tins, British made mess tin as supplied to the MOD.

Mess tin and mess tin set, quality mess tins, British made mess tin as supplied to the MOD.

“These Mess Tins are manufactured by TOC (Tools of Coventry) Ltd. TOC Ltd supply products to the Ministry of Defence; they are reputedly the best and are often still recommended by expeditionary groups and outdoor people.

Ideal for campers, scout group’s, cadets, Duke of Edinburgh Awards or anyone who simply enjoys outdoor cooking!”

There’s a great video review of mess tins generally below.

Size:  Large 60mm x 135mm x 180mm, Small 56mm x 128mm x 165mm. Supplied as a pair of tins, one nests inside the other.

Weight:  0.375kgs

Weight Pair:  390 gms

Specification:  1mm Food Grade Alloy

Handle:  5mm. Strong handles properly manufactured to original Military design.

Material:  Aluminium.

Care instructions;  Wash in soapy water before use and after each use – dry thoroughly before storing.

Used for cooking, boiling or to simply eat out of when camping, walking, trekking, and on expeditions; just like the military.

“Still one of the best methods of cooking and eating”. . .these “Mess Tins are built for life not just for one trip …”.

Brand new – made in Coventry, England. Genuine British Army issue direct from MOD supplier TOC Ltd. TOC Ltd is based in Coventry, England and has been supplying these mess tins and other equipment to the Ministry of Defence for over 30 years. Great value for money made in England mess tins.

http://www.messtin.co.uk

TOC Ltd also have a Cycle Frame Building & Finishing service under the name tocycle (clever use of their name here). Renovation, Re-spray and Frame Finishing Services. Bespoke Cycle frames built in the UK with the benefits of batch production prices and lead times – http://www.tocycle.co.uk

Genuine Britisg Army Mess Tin set. Made in England.

Genuine Britisg Army Mess Tin set. Made in England.

Mess Tin Set. Made in England.

Mess Tin Set. Made in England.

Mess Tin set. Made in the UK.

Mess Tin set. Made in the UK.

British made Mess Tin Set.

British made Mess Tin Set. Photograph by author.