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    Hi all,

    I am sorry for this off topic post but I would like to ask for help some native speakers.

    I am drawing a map of the UK with some RAF bases used by Czechoslovak Squadrons for planned exhibition in UK
    But my map is without Orkneys and Shetlands. I would like to metion also bases there and I would like to name the list as "Bases out of map:" or would be better "Bases off the map:" or something else?

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    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Pavel, I would suggest you write 'Bases off the map in Orkney and Shetland'. Note that the use of the plural 'Orkneys and Shetlands' is incorrect, even though they are often written (and spoken) like that, usually by ignorant English people!
    Dave

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    Hi Dave, many thansk for your prmopt reply.
    What about this:

    Bases off the map:
    Skeabrae, Orkney Islands
    Sumburgh, Shetland Islands

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Yes, that sounds good, Pavel. They are also sometimes known as Orkney Isles and Shetland Isles, rather than Islands. I mention that before anyone else does!
    Na Zdravi
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    Thanks Dave:)
    I am aware about Isles will choose one:)

    Vse nejlepsi v novem roce:)

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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