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Geoff Winnington-Ball

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It was brought up on another thread that we here at Tanknet have a truly international readership. WE know it, but it's time for all to to speak up...










Mine first post. Pipe up so people here know who they're dealing with!


Edit to add TANKNET WORLD TOUR link....

Tank-Net World


<font size=1>[Edited by Geoff Winnington-Ball (16 Oct 2003).]



[Edited by MODERATOR (15 Nov 2003).]

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