#1: Various age differences... Author: Changnoi, Location: Milwaukee, USAPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:53 pm What is the age difference between Mike and Bad Bill Ozanne? Which is older?
What is the age difference between all of the various Ozanne children and the Maynard triplets?
Is any reason given why the Ozannes go on a round-the-world voyage? Does it have anything to do with Mr Ozanne's job--isn't he a banker?--or is it just for fun, but they want Nella and Vanna to go along so Mrs Ozanne won't be lonely?
Chang Ozanne (married to Bad Bill)
#2: Re: Various age differences... Author: patmac, Location: Yorkshire EnglandPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:24 pm
Chang Ozanne (married to Bad Bill)
There's a drabble in there somewhere!
#3: Author: Kat, Location: Kingston-upon-Thames/SwanseaPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:58 pm Bad Bill is definitely older, but I don't know by how much, sorry!
Can't help with the rest either
#4: Author: catherine, Location: Newcastle upon TynePosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:15 pm Mike is the oldest, by a couple of years, I think. The twins are slightly older than Nancy and Julie and the age gap between them and the triplets is about seven or eight years, I think.
I'd worked it that Bill was around when Nan went to stay with Janie, and that couldn't have been too many years after Jo and Co. left for Armishire, and therefore been between Steve and Chas being born....
#6: Re: Various age differences... Author: JayB, Location: SE EnglandPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:23 pm
Mr Ozanne's job--isn't he a banker
I believe he's a lawyer - then he's appointed Recorder (magistrate) at Armiford (in Goes To It.) That's why the Chesters and Lucys also move to Armiford when they have to leave Guernsey in spring 1940 so all the girls very conveniently can keep on at the School.
#7: Author: Lottie, Location: Humphrey's CornerPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:03 pm Mike Ozanne is five years older than Vanna and Nella and 'Bad' Bill is two years younger than Mike. I think Vanna and Nella are about the same age as Bride Bettany and Primula Venables. Julie Lucy is a few months youger than the Ozanne twins, and I think Nancy Chester must be a bit younger still. Those six take Flora and Fiona under their wings when they start at school, and they all appear to be about the same age then. Julie is six when Nan Blakeney goes to stay with the Lucys, so I think she will be about seven when the Maynard triplets are born.
#8: Author: Changnoi, Location: Milwaukee, USAPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:52 am So...if the triplets are born in 1939 (that's the 'conventional' date, right?):
Vanna and Nella Ozanne: born in 1932
Bad Bill Ozanne (as he was christened): born in 1929
Mike Ozanne: born in 1927
I know there's some mention of Bad Bill and Mike doing National Service as a reason why they couldn't go on the voyage around the world. Where did one have to go to do National Service? My understanding was that it was eighteen months' same-as-the-army; did you go to Germany to stabilize or did you stay in England or did it all depend?
#9: Author: jennifer, Location: TaiwanPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:20 am Nancy, Julie, Vanna and Nella, are all in the same form, along with Bride, Primula and Flora and Fiona. Their relative ages change at intervals, but Flora and Fiona are definitely a bit older, and I think Vanna and Nella are older than Nancy and Julie.
The above are mainly about 16/17 when the triplets are 9/10, so a 7 or 8 year age difference at that point.
#10: Author: patmac, Location: Yorkshire EnglandPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:04 am National Service ran from 1945 - 1963. The National Servicemen served in the Army, RAF or Navy and I *think* it varied from 18 months to 2 years at various times.
#11: Author: Lesley, Location: Allhallows, KentPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:31 am The last people to be called up for National Service had to be born on or before October 1st 1939 - I know because my Dad - DOB 8th October 1939 - didn't qualify. He was actually quite annoyed about it - he was very good at both football and cricket and had planned to join the RAF - they had already got him in all their national sports teams and he'd have spent the two years just playing sports!
#12: Author: JayB, Location: SE EnglandPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:57 am My uncle-by-marriage did his National Service somewhere in the Middle East - Egypt, I think.
I remember my Mum saying that a lot of the boys she knew grew several inches on National Service. I suppose it was due to the exercise, and probably as long as rationing was on they got more to eat than civilians.