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techguy
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And back to you in the studio, Mr. Chumley-Warner.  Smiley
Do you mean the elimination of local dialect and accents Gary?
Not sure that people in places like Yorkshire would agree with that as I think the accusation was always that the Home Counties accent sounded patronising but yes some of the informality should stop.
Was once round a mate's house and he had Sky News on, there was a weather forecast and the presenter said there was a bit of a storm over the Irish Sea "but noone cares about that"

Midnight_Caller
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I am from Yorkshire, and yes I ment the elimination of local dialect and accents, plus the informality should stop as well.
We should have the BBC speak in Queens English only.
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We should have the BBC speak in Queens English only.

Oh Well......nostalgia again.......
When I was younger, we always called it 'King's english'  Embarrassed.........
Anybody remember what K.R.&A.C.I. stood for    you have to be quite old to know!!
techguy
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Yep I give up what did they mean.
pierre_pierre
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I found it many times with google, but nowhere  did it say what it meant.  Seems to be mainly pre WW2 and refer to Military court cases
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King's Regulations & Air Council Instructions.
Eighth result on Google - you're slipping pierre.  Cheesy
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It seems to be an idiosyncrasy of google, I have two laptops, SWMBO and me, both XP sp3, both firefox 3.04  - gve different results to the same search.  my eighth using UK only is 
[PDF]
Forestry and water quality
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
portance of the different processes producing aci- ... Bull, K.R.& Hall, J.R.. 1986. Aluminium in the Rivers Esk and Dud- ...
nora.nerc.ac.uk/4801/1/2502.pdf - Similar pages
and in another this lot
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air member | air council | marshal sir | 1931 | 1099 | Flight Archive
Officers qualified in engineering and torpedo will be giventhe symbol E (T) under the same provisions as apply to other specialist officers (K.R. & A.C.I., ...
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1936 | 1180 | Flight Archive
506B of K.R. & A.C.I., which reads as follows: — " 1. Airmen specially enlisted for training as pilots will be classified as leading aircraftmen while under ...
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1936 | 0775 | Flight Archive
AIRMEN'S MESSING Attention is drawn to K.R. & A.C.I., para. 1729, and to the more detailed regulations in A.P. 112, Chapter VII, para. ...
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air force | duties branch | armament school | 1934 | 1328 | Flight ...
2141, K.R. & A.C.I., will no longer apply to assessments. R.US.I. ESSAY The subject of the gold medal essay of the Royal United Service Institution for 1935 ...
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King's Regulations & Air Council Instructions.

Yes, that is correct.
Sorry if it's not very interesting to most of you, but it was a very important book of rules and regulations for the armed forces in WW2.
I was not old enough to be in WW2 but I was an Army Cadet at my school in the 40's.
Full marks to 4candles for his ingenuity in using GOOGLE.
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Heloman
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It was the "C" that put me off the scent, "community".
It was  "QR&AI" or "KR&AI"  that was my bible for many years, where the A refers to Admiralty.  The "C" only applied to the Junior Service, not the armed forces in general  Smiley
Second in importance was APN76, but I don't think even Google would find that. It is "Regulations For The Fleet Air Arm"!
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It seems to be an idiosyncrasy of google, I have two laptops, SWMBO and me, both XP sp3, both firefox 3.04  - gve different results to the same search.  my eighth using UK only is 
[PDF]
Forestry and water quality
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
portance of the different processes producing aci- ... Bull, K.R.& Hall, J.R.. 1986. Aluminium in the Rivers Esk and Dud- ...
nora.nerc.ac.uk/4801/1/2502.pdf - Similar pages

Very odd, pierre, I hadn't noticed that - but then there's only one PC online here. BTW I was using KR&ACI as a search term - no spaces - and UK only.
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
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@Harold
I am sure you believe you are correct, but I have my doubts about your reference to "C" as only for Junior Service.
The books I referred to  were definitely titled King's Regulations and Air Craft Instructions....I was recruited as a National Serviceman into the Royal Air Force in 1950.
I wonder if anyone else on this Forum has an input?
I also think that my friend Alan ,formerly of The Fleet Air Arm, may not be too happy with them being called "second in importance"......but I just know that you are only joking!!  Wink  Wink
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Heloman
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KR&ACI is Kings Regulations and Air Council Instructions, which were applicable to the RAF (the Junior Service)
KR&AI  is Kings Regulations and Admiralty Instructions (the Senior Service).
The Fleet Air Arm is a branch of the Royal Navy. "APN" is short for Admiralty Publication Number.
I would be happy for confirmation from elsewhere, but I'm sure of my facts after being subject to their guidance for nearly 30 years
Wink
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OK Harold
I bow to your Senior Service knowledge , and of course your "senior Service" (as in "get some service in, lad!")
245 knife,fork and spoon.,  Sir!  Cool
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A phrase that bugs me is "off of" ...  Andy Williams sings "Can't take my eye off of yew-oo"".  Huh

No he doesn't. He sings "o-o-few".
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kWtLK7XP-Bk
John Barrowman was criticised on the BBC boards for singing "off of you" to that song at the weekend.
Heloman
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I bow to your Senior Service knowledge

Good thinking, even though you didn't know my Service Number or rank.
007****, Commander.
Honestly!
Smiley