William is Two: A Thomas the Train Birthday Party!

William is Two: A Thomas the Train Birthday Party!

24th December 2018OffByRiseNews

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No one listens to me now. They think I’m a silly little engine and order me about. Percy is a green saddle tank engine who was brought to Sodor to help run the railway during the big engines’ strike. He is one of the youngest engines and is quite cheeky, often looking to trick or tease other engines, sometimes getting him into trouble. Percy was most likely built by the Avonside Engine Company sometime around the 1900’s and has gone through a subsequent rebuild in the period before he was sold second-hand to the North Western Railway by a factory on the Mainland.

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He is said to have been found to contain Hunslet parts, among others, according to workers at Crovan’s Gate. Fat Controller decided that the railway needed another tank engine. Percy was still a cheeky engine and often liked to play jokes on Gordon and James, but one day the other engines got their revenge when Percy failed to recognise a “backing signal. After this, Percy was subject to bullying from the big engines until Duck arrived and helped Percy to put the big engines in their place, although Percy still received a reprimand from the Fat Controller for it.

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With Duck’s arrival, Percy was sent to Thomas’ Branch Line to help build Knapford Harbour and has stayed there ever since as a goods engine. He met a self-centred white helicopter named Harold who said that railways were “slow and out-of-date,” so he decided, to race him, of which he won. Despite being really useful, Percy was prone to having accidents, sometimes for acting naughty, and others for carelessness. He was naughty when he asked the trucks to push him past a danger notice, only to end up in the water until he could be lifted out and taken to the works by Henry. One winter, the cold was severely getting to Percy, so he tried to think about warm things.

As a result, his workday led to Percy obsessing over scarves and seeing everyone around him wearing them. Henry remarked on the silliness of an engine wanting a scarf, but Percy bit back with a comment about Henry’s funnel size. The cold did not affect Percy’s cheekiness however, as he planned on startling the coaches by coming in quietly. In Tale of the Brave, Thomas told Percy about some mysterious footprints that he saw at the China Clay Pits. Percy convinced himself that it was be footprints of a monster that was roaming Sodor. In the eighteenth season, Percy was starting to miss Gator and tried to forget him by working hard and not think about him. When he had to deliver trucks full of precious sculptures and paintings for a special exhibition, he did not stop to be coupled and the Troublesome Trucks went rolling to the Old Mine.


He thought about Gator and his advice of how to be brave. Percy goes into the mine and rescues the trucks. In the nineteenth season, he was to take the Mayor of Sodor to the Search and Rescue Centre to present a new alarm bell to celebrate their one thousandth rescue. In the twentieth season, he had the job of taking the Christmas Mail to Vicarstown for Hiro to take to the Mainland and onwards to the North Pole. Harold offered to help, but Percy refused, determined complete the job on his own.

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In The Great Race, Percy took Thomas’ place in the shunting competition of The Great Railway Show after Thomas had an accident and was left on Sodor. However, Thomas managed to make it to the Mainland after all and Percy dropped out of the competition so his best friend could compete, and because he did not want to compete in the first place. In the twenty-first season, Percy became confused because of the new P. Because of this, he ended up taking a delivery of pigs to Lord Callan at Callan Castle. In the film, Percy overheard Mr. Later, he arrived at Knapford with his Mail Train, he told Thomas about Mr.

Conductor and conclude that he travels on Sodor to the magic railroad. Percy is a rather cheeky, but kind engine, and generally behaves well, except when he is getting into mishaps from being over-eager. He loves teasing the others, especially the bigger engines, such as Gordon and James, but is always brought down to earth in due course by anyone who gives him the moral to learn, especially the Fat Controller. As the television series has progressed, Percy has been dumbed-down in order to teach viewers difficult words: he would say “dingy-fried” where anyone else would say “dignified,” “demonstration” into “dimer-station,” “railway inspector” into “railway inspectacles,” “new-fangled nonsense” into “new-funneled nuisance”, “action” into “act-on”, or “V. He is also shown to make mistakes, but then fix them upon realising what he has done before further damage is caused. Percy is incredibly accident-prone and has many accidents, sometimes due to his own silliness or his tricks backfiring. He holds the dubious record of the most accidents in one season – five, in the second season – crashing into some buffers, falling into the sea, being pushed onto a brake van, colliding with a cart, and being hit by a falling crate of treacle.

Although their friendship has been turbulent at times, Thomas is generally portrayed as Percy’s best friend, he is also good friends with Toby as well. Since the second season, Percy has had a small rivalry with Harold, stemming from their race. However, they are always willing to help each other when in trouble. He also had held a grudge from the big engines about their tricking him into misinterpreting a signal, but silenced this with some help from Duck.

This shows that, when nonsense goes too far, Percy will not stand for it and seek help to settle the matter for good, even if he faces a reprimanding from Sir Topham Hatt for it. Percy is an 0-4-0 saddle tank believed to have been built originally by the Avonside Engine Company of Bristol but prior to being purchased second or third hand by Sir Topham Hatt he acquired components from Hunslet of Leeds and other builders. Percy is painted in the North Western Railway’s green livery with red and yellow lining and the number “6” painted on his bunker sides in yellow. In the Railway Series, he carries two builder’s plates, one on either side of his cab. Henry Gets it Wrong, Heave Ho Thomas! Season 15 – Percy’s New Friends, Edward the Hero, James to the Rescue, Happy Hiro, Up, Up and Away!

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1992 – Thomas and the U. Season 10 – Who Will Percy See? Which Diesel Engine with Which Steam Engine? Season 10 – How are Thomas and Percy Different?

Which Engine Should go to Which Building? Welcome to the Island of Sodor Logan! Assorted Photographs This section of our website contains photographs that cannot be grouped together elsewhere. I attach a few photos from my Dad’s army album. Please feel free to publish them on the Regimental website.

Grimsby Chums: I see that you are asking for photos or memoires of any former members. I attach a photo of my late great uncle 21646, Private John Thomas Baker of the above battalion who died, aged 24, on 6 August 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He lived the Steam Whistle, Holbeach Fen, Lincolnshire. This photograph was sent to us before 18th February 2013. Unfortunately, I have mislaid the information about who sent in the photograph and what it is of. I think the date of the photo is around 1880 – 1890. These photos were in a pile I got after my grandmother died a few years ago.

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They can be identified as the Lincolnshire regiment and I would assume from around the first world war. No details on them apart from the one with the two names on. Rudkin was an relative of mine but we have previously been told there are no records of him. Bayonet Fighting Award 1927 – Pte. Photographs of this medalion were sent to us by Kev Brown. The recipient was Private P Polkey of 1st Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment.

Unfortunately we do not know anything else about Pte. As usual – if you can help with more information, or if you have seen an award like this before, please do make contact. Can you help with information about Anthony Flanaghan? Yesterday we remembered the liberation of our village in the south of the Netherlands in 1944. Among the soldiers that got killed in action was a boy of 25 years old, who still is buried in our local cemetery. I attach a picture of his grave.

Our village was liberated by the Canadians but this boy from the English regiment for unclear reasons was here with them. It seems more complicated to find out that he was Irish. Little apparently is known about this soldier who used the name F. Kelly but officially was Anthony Flanaghan – born in Tuam, Eire. This last data is engraved in the large stone in the second picture. Do you have more information about this young man, who gave his life for us. Perhaps we can trace his family if any?

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Thank you for your message and photographs. Unfortunately our Branch do not have the resources to engage in individual research of this type. If you agree, we could publish the photographs on our web site, with your email address, and invite readers to contact you if they have information about this man. Would you like us to do that? Thank you so much for your response. Your suggestion will help I believe. I look forward to some news.

Nieuw Ginneken Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ulvenehout. The 4th was a Territorial Army Battalion before War was declared. The maps weren’t all that accurate because since they’d been printed many of the trees had been felled, so patrols faced difficulties as there were now clearings and tracks in the forests which were not shown. It was hard to move silently because dry sticks crackled when the men walked over them. A small reconnaissance patrol led by Lieutenant Stanion ran into trouble when it was ambushed by some Germans. On Monday the 23rd October, the 6th and 27th Canadian Armoured Regiments and a Belgian detachment were placed under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Barclay DSO and together with the Lincolns became known as ‘Impforce’. It was on this day that ‘C’ Company found a German who was laying anti-tank mines.


They made him take them all up again before they brought him in. The Germans were withdrawing towards Breda and now that the Lincolns had replenished their stores and equipment they were being brought into action again. Lieutenant-Colonel Barclay was busy organising his ‘Impforce’. Lieutenant-Colonel White and his 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment took over command of ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ Companies of the Lincolns in a section which was called ‘Whiteforce’ whilst ‘D’ Company was placed in ‘Gorforce’ with Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon’s 27th Canadian Armoured Regiment. Whiteforce’ set off towards Breda, nine miles away, on Saturday the 28th October, leaving ‘Gorforce’ in reserve on the Belgian-Dutch frontier in the Baarle Nassau area.

The Lincolns enjoyed riding on the Canadians’ Sherman tanks and fairly good progress was made along the cratered road. Whiteforce’ was using a minor road instead of the more obvious better road, the tanks making short work of the relatively few pockets of Germans they met here and there along the way. In the morning, ‘Whiteforce’ advanced a couple of miles and took two hundred prisoners and a fully-working 88mm gun. A’ Squadron of the 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment had a ‘pheasant drive’ to flush a wood east of Ulvenhout. On the 30th October, ‘B’ and ‘C’ Companies, together with the Sherman tanks, swept a forest at Mastbosch whilst ‘A’ Company of the Lincolns was transferred to ‘Gorforce’ at Roskam.

Riding on tanks, they took part in an unusual move to close a gap through which the Germans were escaping. What made the move remarkable was that it was not only made through a forest—not good tank country—but also at night. Contact was made with the Polish Division on the right and an American unit on the left. Over a hundred and eighty prisoners were taken together with many machine-guns and countless rifles and small arms. The Lincolns enjoyed a few days rest in the beautiful surroundings of the Chateau Bouvigny on the outskirts of Breda. The trees in the nearby forests were a wonderful colour in the late autumn sun.

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But it was not all rest, for Lieutenant-Colonel Barclay—whose mind was always on the alert—assembled the men to go through the lessons which could be learned from the most recent actions whilst they were still fresh in everyone’s minds. On Thursday the 2nd November, a ceremonial parade was held in Breda. Dutch and Allied flags were to be seen everywhere and the whole population of the town lined the streets and cheered wildly as the troops marched by. A Canadian army band which had somehow appeared from nowhere played as the troops marched past Brigadier Bingham who took the salute. It was back to business the following day, when the Lincolns rejoined 146 Brigade at Roosendaal.

When they arrived they were placed under two hours notice to move, but they were stood down and had a day’s rest and a shower in the mobile bath unit instead. On the 5th November the battalion was ordered to support the KOYLI in taking the village of Klundert, but they were later redirected to the Tonnekreek area when it was learned that the KOYLI had entered the village unopposed. Update 3: 18 Dec 2014: From Dr. Coming from the area I’ve read it with great, great interest. I wonder if they own it already. Your help is very much appreciated.

There were various sources of information which I put together for the story, but principally I relied on the battalion’s war diary which every unit kept on a day-to-day basis. These diaries are kept at the National Archive at Kew in London. The battalion also started producing a newsletter at about this time and I possibly used bits from that as well. It is a pity that I don’t have details of how the casualties occurred. I have made contact with a 2nd cousin of Anthony Flanagan and she has a letter he wrote home to his family.

She is going forward me a copy after Christmas. Update 6: 18 Dec 2014: From Dr. Our local village museum is at this moment commemorating 70 years of WW2 liberation with a small exhibition. It is running till April next year.

The society and villagers would be happy if we can include ‘news’ from our soldier and his background in the museum collection. Before I dispose of this locally in Devon, I thought it worth a try to see if it might be of interest to the successor Regiment and Google gave me your contact as the most likely to know who I should ask. Any suggestions will be most welcome. It is very exciting to see this piece of table silver.