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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: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 11:56

Hi lads,

Now I know there are a few RMP lads on this site but never mind. The question is did you ever exchange BFG coupons for tyres, spotlights etc? Evil or Very Mad
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alan8376
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Number of posts : 387
Age : 69
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 12:17

No, not tyres, but did get a set of spanners They are still serving my well, even now!

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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: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 13:31

Spanners...Never. They were free from the REME Wksps.....During lunch hour Twisted Evil
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2990
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 14:04

Tony Miller wrote:
Hi lads,

Now I know there are a few RMP lads on this site but never mind. The question is did you ever exchange BFG coupons for tyres, spotlights etc? Evil or Very Mad



How very dare you........ Wink Wink
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alan8376
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Number of posts : 387
Age : 69
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 14:37

One thing missing from REME tool kits in those days were Metric Spanners and sockets. How else could one repair without problems were continental cars?

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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: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 16:11

Dear god, spanners?

The very thought makes me shudder, that's what you REME guys were for.
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steve jones
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Number of posts : 210
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Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 19:21

yes, for a very nice pair of sunglasses at the BP station at wankum. i was delivering a scammel from bielefeld to antwerp and bringing an AEC back. just onto the autobhan at bielefeld the clutch went, so we crashed the gearbox all the way there. the sun was just coming up when we got to wankum. trying to get the scammel under the canopy with no clutch, and then trying to get the thing to "stall' in first gear was great fun. so me and the recce mech treated ourselves to a pair of sunglasses each.
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PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 20:11

alan8376 wrote:
One thing missing from REME tool kits in those days were Metric Spanners and sockets. How else could one repair without problems were continental cars?


RATIO used to sell some cheap metric tools, which would quickly disappear if you left your tool box open..........during lunch time.
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Teabag
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Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 20:19

Or to expand it, did you trade booze or fags for goods with Germans?

Not that I ever did that of course!
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Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 20:43

Teabag wrote:
Or to expand it, did you trade booze or fags for goods with Germans?

Not that I ever did that of course!



How very dare you......... Wink Wink
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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: Mnnnnn   3/11/2010, 22:22

Were you the Recce Mech at Ripon Barracks. Twisted Evil
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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: No names no pack drill   3/11/2010, 22:29

No, but I did supply the odd 200fags or bottle of whisky for work done by the mojos (they were crafty little workers dont you know).
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jim
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Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
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Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   4/11/2010, 11:27

I've given ciggies to German workmen for jobs done.
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PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   4/11/2010, 13:01

I can remember sitting in the bar of the Hotel Corfe in Bad salzuflen.when every tabl,e bar one (mine)had a packet of Rex ciggies on it..Selling at a Mark per packet the 40 percent mark up was very acceptable
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Number of posts : 1291
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Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   5/11/2010, 11:43

My god, Rex ciggies. Smile Anyone remember the du maurier ones in an open flat top case. Smile
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2990
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   5/11/2010, 12:27

In those days I smoked Kensitas which, if you remember, came with Coupons, 10 in a packet of 20. I built up quite a collection over 5 years (200 fags per week) and when I was posted back to the UK I redeemed them for a Magazine Rack - that's what you call a freebie!! Cool Cool
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Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   5/11/2010, 14:25

Shelldrake wrote:
In those days I smoked Kensitas which, if you remember, came with Coupons, 10 in a packet of 20. I built up quite a collection over 5 years (200 fags per week) and when I was posted back to the UK I redeemed them for a Magazine Rack - that's what you call a freebie!! Cool Cool

I just kept mine on my SLR or SMG with spares in pouches.

Wonder if squaddies are still hardened smokers these days? Virtually everyone did when I was in.
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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: No names no pack drill   5/11/2010, 16:08

Not so much anymore - you still get loads of fags however the NHS/Medical Services are promoting healthier lifestyles and generally soldiers have become more aware of fitness and health as the information is more readily available.

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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: No names no pack drill   6/11/2010, 10:24

Well lads so much for this topic. Guess I was the only honest guy in BAOR
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Number of posts : 2990
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   6/11/2010, 11:11

Looks like it Tony. You've probably got your LS & GC as well I expect. Suspect Suspect
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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: No names no pack drill   6/11/2010, 12:16

Whats one of them then???? LOL
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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: No names no Pack Drill   6/11/2010, 18:02

Your right Shelldrake LS&GC + VD and Scar Twisted Evil
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Number of posts : 2990
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   7/11/2010, 08:33

I think mine got lost in the Post. Sad Sad
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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: No names no pack drill   7/11/2010, 10:56

I think, to be honest, I would have been elligible for the LSGC as both stints in the Army, making 12 years service in total, were graded exemplary. I do think, however, that my CO may have been less inclined to let me have it as I was an expert trouble dodger, leaving mayhem and destruction in my wake (never to be proven in my direction). A good soldier indeed Very Happy

On another note - I was fined 1 weeks pay for losing my MoD90 (they do not charge you for that any more!!!). Had 1 weeks ROPs for not attending a duty (Guard duty, I was on leave but the orders came out on my last day and I did not read them. Apparently local leave means you still do duties...).

Finally - one weeks ROPs for being late for PT - car broke down and in those days did not have a mobile phone. RSM told me I should have knocked on someones door and asked to use their phone - 5am in a German village - like they would have been chuffed to open the door to an Englaender....!
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: No names no pack drill   7/11/2010, 11:02


O ye of a later generation.

"ROPs", your enlightenment, prithee !
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