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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: Wedding related.   Wedding related. - Page 5 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 14:34

gingerjim wrote:
what were oatmeal blocks ?, never had them . ginger

You kidding, right? They use(d) saltpeter to make gunpowder I think Stephen. Blow your balls off if you ate it?
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gingerjim
Col
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Wedding related.   Wedding related. - Page 5 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 19:45

never had them in compo rations, had tins of egg and bacon , a disgusting mess , but flavoured by the rust on the cans, i do believe some of our compo rations were left overs from ww1, does anyone remember the lump of chocolate we got, a funny sort of blackie brown , in colour, not too good if your teeth were blunt, ginger
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Fry`s dark chocolate if i remember correctly..
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Oatmeal blocks? Never heard of them, in what era did you blokes serve in the British Army?
The Crimean War, The Zulu Wars, the Boer War? affraid

One delicacy left over from WW1, canned corned beef, still popular, quite like it myself. pig
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PostSubject: Re: Wedding related.   Wedding related. - Page 5 Icon_minitime22/6/2011, 05:32

I can`t believe you didn`t come across oatmeal blocks when you were an apprentice Les
We used to fight over them..
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Quote :
They use(d) saltpeter to make gunpowder I think Stephen. Blow your balls off if you ate it?

I think Stephen had this in mind Teabag


http://www.snopes.com/military/saltpeter.asp
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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Beachley Boy wrote:
Oatmeal blocks? Never heard of them, in what era did you blokes serve in the British Army?
The Crimean War, The Zulu Wars, the Boer War? affraid

One delicacy left over from WW1, canned corned beef, still popular, quite like it myself. pig

I think some of these guys may have been at Waterloo Sleep lol!
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Teabag
Maj Gen
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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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"john boy" wrote:
Beachley Boy wrote:
Oatmeal blocks? Never heard of them, in what era did you blokes serve in the British Army?
The Crimean War, The Zulu Wars, the Boer War? affraid

One delicacy left over from WW1, canned corned beef, still popular, quite like it myself. pig

I think some of these guys may have been at Waterloo Sleep lol!


I was. Once got a train to Bournemouth from there!
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gingerjim
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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fight over them or fight wiv them , it seems they would have made good unexploding grenades according to you gents, ginger
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steve jones
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Number of posts : 210
Age : 67
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

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PostSubject: Re: Wedding related.   Wedding related. - Page 5 Icon_minitime28/6/2011, 02:59

In general i thought compo was pretty darn good. as well as the oatmeal blocks, which were great, there was brilliant steak stew, a chicken dish (frikesse ?) and the pom, yum yum
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Gordon. wrote:
I can`t believe you didn`t come across oatmeal blocks when you were an apprentice Les
We used to fight over them..

Gordon.I cannot recollect ye olde oat cakes, but as you say I must have had them, were they in the compo rations ? Had plenty of compo rations marching over the Brecon Becons, doing map reading etc. .

Maybe the oat meal cakes at AAS Chepstow were disguised as Hash Browns but they were not invented in the British Army - 1963 to 1966, no doubt the Yanks had them, they gave them to us.

No Bratwurst in those days either, only in the Wermacht. Shocked Neutral

Mmm..Bratwurst and sauerkraut, lubberly jubberly. Surprised
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
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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steve jones wrote:
In general i thought compo was pretty darn good. as well as the oatmeal blocks, which were great, there was brilliant steak stew, a chicken dish (frikesse ?) and the pom, yum yum




Babies Heads were my favourite. Pilchards least favourite. pale pale
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Mutton scotch style was vile
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brum
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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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Gordon. wrote:
Mutton scotch style was vile

With you on that Gordon,

"Mutton Jock", as it was known was in the "Disgusting Top Three". Also up there was Irish Stoo and Meat and Vegetables ("Emmenvee").

"Snake 'n Sid" I liked and also, was it Stewed Steak ?

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You had Stewed Steak?...It was so very rare to come by. Shocked
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cartav
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 784
Age : 89
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

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Compo? My era ! Great stuff, better than the swill Andy Clyde's mob were given to serve up in camp. Even had some of those self heating cans with something like a detonator stuck in the top. Square sausages, bacon rolled up in greasy paper, M& V stew, Steak & kidney puds, Canadian salmon & marmalade sponge to finish up with ......... lovely !.

That was the earlier days. In the 1970's, on a four day Ex out of Hameln we had something outside my knowledge, a later issue, geared up to reflect later tastes. The cook was already in trouble when the lads came in after a night laying a minefield. As usual the eggs were fried, kept warm on a dixie lid sitting upside down on a boiling water container. Cook nudged it, eggs slid down like the launching of the Titanic. Ever had poached, fried eggs ? Better than nowt, but only just.

For the evening meal it was compo. The troop were in a barn, ACC went over the top & put the menu up on a blackboard in the entrance. Not quite sure now...... it was something like goulash out of a tin, would that be right ? Anyway, remembering the eggs, lads weren't chuffed. "Effing Wog rations!" they snarled, ready to down tools. When backs were turned, we rubbed the blackboard clean and substituted "Irish Stew". Went down well, ACC were in the good books again.
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Stephen Lock
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Stephen Lock

Number of posts : 937
Age : 66
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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Gordon. wrote:
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They use(d) saltpeter to make gunpowder I think Stephen. Blow your balls off if you ate it?

I think Stephen had this in mind Teabag


http://www.snopes.com/military/saltpeter.asp

That's exactly what I had in mind, Gordon....thank you. So, there, Teabag tongue !....
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gingerjim
Col
Col


Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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you must all remember the cockroaches in the cookhouse, i swear they had their own muster parades on the hotplates , they marked time far better than any guards company, ginger
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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gingerjim wrote:
you must all remember the cockroaches in the cookhouse, i swear they had their own muster parades on the hotplates , they marked time far better than any guards company, ginger

Cracked Black Pepper!!!!!!! say no more Twisted Evil Twisted Evil lol!
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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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"john boy" wrote:
gingerjim wrote:
you must all remember the cockroaches in the cookhouse, i swear they had their own muster parades on the hotplates , they marked time far better than any guards company, ginger

Cracked Black Pepper!!!!!!! say no more Twisted Evil Twisted Evil lol!

From Royal Nuptials to cockroaches, this is meandering well !

The NAAFI in ASSAYE Bks Nienburg was a right cockroach fest.

Most of us in those days had the Ronson Variflame gas lighters. A lot of incineration used to go on in the ORs bar !

("Cracked Black Pepper" . . . wie bitte ?).
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pinky
Capt
Capt


Number of posts : 208
Localisation : Southern Alberta, Canada.
Cap Badge : 14th/20th Kings Hussars - KRH
Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
Registration date : 2011-06-23

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PostSubject: Re: Wedding related.   Wedding related. - Page 5 Icon_minitime29/6/2011, 00:04

hi there,
in the 80's and 90's we got chicken curry,beef casorole and chicken supreme amongst others.
loved those sausages too !!
atb
pinky
HUSSAR
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
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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Ah, Compo sausages, I'd forgotten about them - rubbery! Smile
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They sound nice....But were they????? confused
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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Shelldrake wrote:
Ah, Compo sausages, I'd forgotten about them - rubbery! Smile

Is that Chinese for lovely study lol!
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
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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'Tis, John Boy - as in "This Chicken's rubbery".
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