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Themaadone
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Number of posts : 270
Localisation : Near London
Cap Badge : RAOC/RLC/AGC
Places Served : Bielefeld, Guetersloh, Viersen, Bracht, Falklands, Aldershot, Leconsfield, NI, Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2010-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   11/10/2010, 10:42

Thinking back, we received a 432 as command post vehicle for Bn HQ. I was one of the very very few signals trained bods (Class 2 A trade ASMT leccy drinking course) so myself and the RSI, a Lance Jack where sent on a tracked vehicle course which was great fun - and we could hide in the bugger most days.... ces checks and the likes of course.....
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wrinkles
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Number of posts : 62
Age : 74
Localisation : Birmingham, UK
Cap Badge : Mercian Brigade, 1st Bn Worc Rgt
Places Served : Uk, Honduras,Tripoli, BAOR, UK, Tobruk, Gibraltar, short stints in Canada, USA, Barbados & Dominica
Registration date : 2007-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   16/10/2010, 19:31

brum wrote:
wrinkles wrote:
How do you do that? Remember Reg. numbers. I never had a vehicle for long enough to get comfortable in it before some REME bloke would break it and I'd have to get another one. As for knowing the number, I would just try and remember where I parked it and then get the nearest one to that spot.
Mind you in BAOR as an under strength Regt becoming Mechanised Infantry we had more vehicles that you could shake a stick at. Even the cooks had a vehicle on their signature. At one time I had 3, a champ, a 1 ton Austin and a Humber 1 ton armoured (Pig).
We spent days just driving around the training areas trying to use up the petrol ration. Treasure hunts and rally's took precedence over digging holes and shooting things

What were the circumstances that left your regt so under strength Wrinkles?

From the vehs you mention this would be early sixties, too early for the WFR amalgamation so about the time NS ended, would that have caused it ?

It was the early 60's. We were so under strength due to the sudden disappearance of the National Service chaps, who despite having had an extra 6 months tagged on to their two year stint were only very slowly replaced. At one time the regiment numbered less than 200. If I recall the depot (Mercian brigade) commandeered 3 drafts, Made them all Worcestershire Regt and sent them all to us. The Staffs & Cheshires never forgave us for nicking all their recruits.
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Tony Miller
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Number of posts : 76
Age : 68
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Bielefeld,Osnabruck,Leibenau,Munsterlager
Registration date : 2010-10-03

PostSubject: Memory   16/10/2010, 19:42

Hi lads,

Well I started this thread and only one remembers their vehicle Reg. I still remembermy cell number in Ripon Barracks. Now thats a good memory. Am waiting! Sleep
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   16/10/2010, 21:10

wrinkles wrote:
brum wrote:
wrinkles wrote:
How do you do that? Remember Reg. numbers. I never had a vehicle for long enough to get comfortable in it before some REME bloke would break it and I'd have to get another one. As for knowing the number, I would just try and remember where I parked it and then get the nearest one to that spot.
Mind you in BAOR as an under strength Regt becoming Mechanised Infantry we had more vehicles that you could shake a stick at. Even the cooks had a vehicle on their signature. At one time I had 3, a champ, a 1 ton Austin and a Humber 1 ton armoured (Pig).
We spent days just driving around the training areas trying to use up the petrol ration. Treasure hunts and rally's took precedence over digging holes and shooting things

What were the circumstances that left your regt so under strength Wrinkles?

From the vehs you mention this would be early sixties, too early for the WFR amalgamation so about the time NS ended, would that have caused it ?

It was the early 60's. We were so under strength due to the sudden disappearance of the National Service chaps, who despite having had an extra 6 months tagged on to their two year stint were only very slowly replaced. At one time the regiment numbered less than 200. If I recall the depot (Mercian brigade) commandeered 3 drafts, Made them all Worcestershire Regt and sent them all to us. The Staffs & Cheshires never forgave us for nicking all their recruits.

I'm amazed at the state your regiment was in Wrinkles, that looks like the casualty returns from The Somme (no pun intended).
I was around in those days but can't remember our regiment's situation being that dire !
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   16/10/2010, 21:17

Tony Miller wrote:
Hi lads,

Well I started this thread and only one remembers their vehicle Reg. I still remembermy cell number in Ripon Barracks. Now thats a good memory. Am waiting! Sleep

My first veh no. is unforgettable because it was a bloody big Saracen Command Post and I was 20 years old.

Some numbers are indelible mate. If I ever forgot my army number, for example, I would never be able to draw money from a cashpoint again !
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handler 69
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Age : 48
Localisation : Launceston Tasmania
Cap Badge : RACT
Places Served : Army Reserve TA
Registration date : 2010-09-11

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   18/10/2010, 21:27

Well lads I get my vehicle today!
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Teabag
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Number of posts : 960
Age : 67
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   19/10/2010, 11:36

handler 69 wrote:
Well lads I get my vehicle today!

Mobility car? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   19/10/2010, 11:42

Nah....Wheeled Zimmer Laughing
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Localisation : Launceston Tasmania
Cap Badge : RACT
Places Served : Army Reserve TA
Registration date : 2010-09-11

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   20/10/2010, 00:09

HA bleedin HA!
The Fox has arrived and my house looks like an army disposal store, I have tents, Fox parts, RARDEN cannon and sundry kit from arsehole to breakfast time Razz She who must be obeyed has decreed that ALL must be away by the time she gets home from work! Laughing

Iam not under the thumb or hen pecked Embarassed
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Tony Miller
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Number of posts : 76
Age : 68
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Bielefeld,Osnabruck,Leibenau,Munsterlager
Registration date : 2010-10-03

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   20/10/2010, 08:49

Motability is better than a Hearse Very Happy
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jim
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   20/10/2010, 10:17

Photo's wanted. Thanks
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Localisation : Launceston Tasmania
Cap Badge : RACT
Places Served : Army Reserve TA
Registration date : 2010-09-11

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   20/10/2010, 11:27

Fox in a box with room for heap of Chinese immigrants[img][/img]
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Number of posts : 160
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Localisation : Launceston Tasmania
Cap Badge : RACT
Places Served : Army Reserve TA
Registration date : 2010-09-11

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   20/10/2010, 11:31

Have the pics on my photo buket
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   20/10/2010, 11:47

Thanks mate.Smile
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steve jones
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Number of posts : 210
Age : 65
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   25/10/2010, 00:16

Hi Dusty, i was in the LAD at rippon and so i fixed those bloody staff cars. You also had morris 1000's and hillman cob vans. BSA 350's, triumph 500's and one or two very old BSA 500 singles, as well as your 3 tonner. i loved the place, it was my first posting, i suppose about 1970 to 74
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Tony Miller
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Number of posts : 76
Age : 68
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Bielefeld,Osnabruck,Leibenau,Munsterlager
Registration date : 2010-10-03

PostSubject: Ripon Bks   26/10/2010, 11:54

Hi Steve,

Guess we served there at the same time. I was there 68-71 and worked in the servicing Bay. Cant remember many from he Wksps but I think Sgt Head? was one. Can see there faces but not the names. Its an age thing Very Happy
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pjollop
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Number of posts : 1
Localisation : Derby
Cap Badge : Rct
Places Served : Bielefeld
Registration date : 2011-07-17

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   17/7/2011, 13:10

I was at 14 sqn (B troop) from 1963 till 1969. Name is Peter Gore (sometimes known as PJ) was a driver, also worked as a clerk in 14 sqn admin. Was a member of the pop group Jonny Preston and the Demons also (later) Fosters mugwumph laundry. Later (68 or 69) was a DJ in the new (as it was then) Waggoners club in the attic of the block.




Tony Miller wrote:
Hi,
Like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Served in BAOR for many of my 22 years with RCT. Was known as Dusty. Left in 89 as a WO1. Love to hear from anyone who remembers me Very Happy
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   20/7/2011, 21:30

Steve,

Wouldn't mind one of those 500 Triumph M/C's. Got a 1964 Tiger 90 with a 500 engine in the garageto tinker with. Don't ride much these days - too many hotheads on the road for my liking.

Jimsigs1

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steve jones
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Number of posts : 210
Age : 65
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

PostSubject: Re: Newbie   21/7/2011, 00:31

your right Dusty, Don Head was around then. i have a picture of the LAD crew, but cant figure out how to upload it. i was great place for a young lad i must say. WRAC, brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   28/10/2012, 18:38

Hi, Yep. 10 Regt was a boxing reg. I was in 14 sqn RCT 1990 - 1992 and was in B troop. we had the BSV`s and A troop were the handbags. I worked in the gym as a PTI for a while, as well as in B troop. us pads lived in Oerlinghausen. Smile I dont remember any reg of the wagons, but do have memories of the freezing water in the outdoor swimming pool.
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