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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime23/12/2010, 23:06

Thanks for that memory Teabag...Never thought i would miss coke.
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Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 03:02

In 73 during the annual Isralie/Arab bashing. The PMQ's in Baden-Baden were converting to oil heating. Because of the fuel crises in Europ. Quick stop put to that and the coal system kept.
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Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 03:03

Hey full Colonel. Drinks all around and put it on my aids bar bill. drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 08:27

Nice Christmas present Hardrations he says tugging his forelock..
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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: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 09:16


Tugging his what ?

It'll send you blind you know !
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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 09:59

A bit more muted than i was expecting Brum Laughing
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 10:06


"Try not to offend the Scots" has allways been my policy !
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Number of posts : 973
Age : 85
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 16:55

Too bloody true, they are offensive enough already ..

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Are you SURE you're far enough away to say that safely Ciphers ? bom
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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 18:53

No he`s not ..I`m in BC for the new year celebrations drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 18:56

With i might add ,,a suitabley weighted handbag bom santa
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Sporran, surely ? Wink
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Number of posts : 973
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Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 19:55

Well Gordon you had best bring an inflatable dinghy .. nothing but Rain, Rain, Glorious Rain .... even my dog is learning to Qwack ..

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Number of posts : 1043
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/12/2010, 20:25

brum wrote:

Tugging his what ?

It'll send you blind you know !

I'll talk to him about that. Can't have the troops running around tugging on goodness knows what. Most unsanitary.....
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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime25/12/2010, 20:39


As if a boiler failure on Monday wasn't enough, I've just got a can of Carlsberg from the garage and it was frozen solid !

I live in Cheshire, not bloody Rekyavik.

I'm going to write a letter to the Times about this !

(I didn't know beer could freeze Suspect)
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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime25/12/2010, 22:27

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Well Gordon you had best bring an inflatable dinghy .. nothing but Rain, Rain, Glorious Rain ....

Make a change from this efin white stuff..It just don`t want to go away.Only decent thing about it is.. our nice caring government has forked out three 25 quid cold weather payments.

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I've just got a can of Carlsberg from the garage and it was frozen solid !

Put it in the fridge..It`s much warmer there.
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Number of posts : 973
Age : 85
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime26/12/2010, 17:17

When we were in Korea (1954) we used to get Bass in bottles .. often in winter on opening the crates and removing the Bass, they would have 'ice lollies' coming out of the neck of the bottle .. used to thaw them out slowly in a dixie of warm water .. could not waste essential war supplies ..

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Number of posts : 937
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Localisation : Calgary
Cap Badge : Pads Brat
Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime28/12/2010, 20:30

The discussion re central heating and the various alternatives.....

Of course growing up in Canada 60s and 70s we were long used to central heating and I as a young boy/teenager took it for granted, naturally enough.

I do recall visiting my maternal grandparents who,at the time, had a comfortable little 1950s era bungalow in a comfortable neighbourhood out in Victoria BC (which, while a lovely little city, does tend towards the damp side) and Papa getting the furnace going in the morning so that when the rest of the household got up, the house was warm. You could hear him down there banging and poking around. I think it was a "furnace" (as in a fire going inside) but don't quote me on that.

I also recall during our 2nd tour in Germany (69-72) living in a couple of upstairs rooms in a family home in a very small village out near the Sorpesee. A kitchen and a master bedroom (not even really a "master" bedroom....just a bedroom). Mom and dad, of course, got the bedroom and I got the horsehair divan in a corner of the kitchen at the foot of which was an old oil space heater one had to "top up" periodically and light with tapers dropped down under the cast iron lid on top. Stunk too! But one soon got use to it and actually recalling the aroma of burning oil now is rather nostalgic!

When Dad was then transferred to Soest and we got to live in Married Quarters....well, didn't we think we'd hit the big time!! Our flat was at 10-A Kanadischer Weg, right smack behind the heating plant. Not the greatest view, but we'd be amongst the first to get every and all warmth and such. I seem to recall rads under all the windows and I believe they were hot water rads. Could be damn scorching hot at times, although the room temperatures were always comfortable.

As for hot water in the kitchen and bath....there was a wall-mounted gas fuelled affair with a pilot light and this is what heated the water. It was also often a convenient way to eavesdrop on the upstairs neighbours talking in the kitchen if one put one's ear fairly close to the the opening for the pilot light!

Somewhere during this tour, my dad was good friends with a British Major whose role with the Canadian Army I now forget, (although as I think of it, he may have been a Canadian Major??) as I also forget how my dad, a Sergeant and then Warrant Officer, was able to be friends with a Major to begin with (fraternization and all that)....but, anyhoo, be that as it may..... the Major and his wife were eventually transferred to Sandringham Academy where he was some sort of instructor or whatever. Of course, he was supplied with quite modern accommodations on campus and we visited him there.

When we had known them in Germany he and his wife had lived on the economy out in Deilinghofen/Stephanopel. Quite a nice place, actually -- damn sight better than what most of us ended up living in as it was an entire house they had, not the suite upstairs like the rest of us usually got). Not sure what the heating arrangement was there, but I do recall he was quite pleased about the 'central heating' he was enjoying at Sandringham.

Central heating????? His rads were those flat types (circa 1970s) and put out about as much heat as...well, touching them one realized they were barely blood-temperature. The whole house was cold but they thought it pleasant and quite comfortable. It was a comfortable house, just chilly.

Regarding the heating plant in Soest....apparently it is still there and still functioning and it was "old" in 1971!!!
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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

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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/12/2010, 10:32

we had a furnace in the cellar in My mum and dads M Q in Kleine Moscow in Osnabruek.
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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

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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/12/2010, 10:32

oh, and I used to keep a crate of beer on the balcony of our flat in Bielefeld and that regularly froze in the winter. Smile
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Number of posts : 130
Age : 85
Localisation : Bedfordshire
Cap Badge : RAPC
Places Served : Devizes, HMS Ariel, Winchester, Mönchen-gladbach, Osnabrück, N. Ireland, Ashton-u-Lyne
Registration date : 2010-11-07

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PostSubject: Re: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/12/2010, 10:50

jim wrote:
we had a furnace in the cellar in My mum and dads M Q in Kleine Moscow in Osnabruek.
I was in MQ in Kleine London for a short while, Jim, but can't recall what system we had, as I was sub-tenant and not too involved with the heating arrangements. It was summer, anyway. Smile
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Number of posts : 3027
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: Heating   Heating - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/12/2010, 16:34

Back safe and sound from my little sojourn to where East meets West. The only form of heating in our MQ in Devizes was a coal fire in the Living Room (Officers had theirs in the Lounge). In the Kitchen we had a Coke fire to heat the water, this was ignited by means of a gas poker, which you lit (it was like a flame thrower) and pushed in amongst the Coke to get it going - only problem was that you tended to forget about extracting it and switching the bloody thing off, we probably used the gas to heat the water! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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