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Tony Miller
WOII
WOII


Number of posts : 76
Age : 70
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Bielefeld,Osnabruck,Leibenau,Munsterlager
Registration date : 2010-10-03

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PostSubject: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 10:13

As a young soldier (RCT) we used to go on summer camps after the Summer Sales Exercises. These were great times loads of boozing farting and belching and chasing the fraulines mmmmm.

We once went to a place called Marrienhagen somewhere near the Mona Dam. The village put on a dance for us and treated us like royalty. Did any of you have summer camps? Very Happy
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3030
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 10:28

No. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Tony Miller
WOII
WOII


Number of posts : 76
Age : 70
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Bielefeld,Osnabruck,Leibenau,Munsterlager
Registration date : 2010-10-03

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PostSubject: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 11:08

I understand Shelldrake you were busy defending us from the Russians. Very Happy
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jim
Let Gen
Let Gen
jim

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

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 11:23

I only ever attended one Dusty, in the last year of my service as it happens, It was not a HQ level type think I'm afraid. Having said that, the Hong Kong one was great fun, stuck out on peng chau island I think it was, great water skiing activities and stuff. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 14:01

Eckernförde twice,and just as you describe it Tony. Good fun apart from a little twat of a Lt. wanting to play at soldiers.
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3030
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 14:49

Tony Miller wrote:
I understand Shelldrake you were busy defending us from the Russians. Very Happy


Got it in one, Tony! Very Happy Very Happy
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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 20:16

Moselle valley and Bavaria at different times. Went in the Chitty chitty bang bang castle. Purely in the interests of research of course and not because we were big softies like!
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
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

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 20:45


Summer Camps . . . did a lot of Firing Camps. Would that be the same ?
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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 21:54

brum wrote:

Summer Camps . . . did a lot of Firing Camps. Would that be the same ?

Pyromaniac!
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 22:38

Hush Teabag....It`s his night to morrow bom
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
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

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 22:42

Teabag wrote:
brum wrote:

Summer Camps . . . did a lot of Firing Camps. Would that be the same ?

Pyromaniac!

How dare you sir , I didn't eat all the pies !
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Phlegmwahn
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Sgt
Phlegmwahn

Number of posts : 39
Age : 71
Localisation : Scarfskerry, Caithness
Cap Badge : Royal Engineers
Places Served : Paderborn, London, Rheindahlen, Dhekelia, Laarbruch, Brunssum, Hannover, Minden, Bulford, London
Registration date : 2008-11-22

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime4/11/2010, 23:52

As a young Sapper the only summer camp I ever went on was Hameln Bridge Camp!
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Themaadone
Maj
Maj
Themaadone

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

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime5/11/2010, 10:58

We did a lot of adventure training - Idea behind them was to learn skills which could be adapted for military use ie skiing, parachuting, mountaineering, abseiling etc but the afternoons and evenings made for party all over.
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3030
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime5/11/2010, 11:09

brum wrote:

Summer Camps . . . did a lot of Firing Camps. Would that be the same ?


Brum, I think that you may trying to preach to the converted here - they have no concept of what we had to endure as defenders of the Realm while they were Grape Picking and Fraternising!
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jim
Let Gen
Let Gen
jim

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

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime5/11/2010, 11:38

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they have no concept of what we had to endure as defenders of the Realm

But only on weekdays of course. Smile
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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime5/11/2010, 11:43

Jim's a major general. Saluting you now sir!
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3030
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camps   Summer Camps Icon_minitime5/11/2010, 12:22

jim wrote:
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they have no concept of what we had to endure as defenders of the Realm

But only on weekdays of course. Smile



Of course - the German didn't take too kindly to us making loud noises and driving over their land at the weekend - besides that we were too busy on the P***.
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