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Goldmohur
WOII
WOII


Number of posts : 93
Age : 78
Localisation : Doncaster
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Gutersloh, Duisburg, Bracht, Rheindahlen. Also Non BAOR, Blackdown, Corsham. Shoeburyness, Ty Croes, Aden, Bicester.
Registration date : 2007-03-10

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 15:46

I`ve been to Gdansk, Gdynia, Warsaw and Berlin in recent years - in many ways the most interesting places I have ever been to - particularly if your guides are old enough to be able to judge both the Cold War years and the current years.
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Stephen Lock
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Stephen Lock

Number of posts : 937
Age : 65
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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime14/6/2011, 18:33

Mind you, in all fairness, it's not just the hapless Russian soldier one could take the mickey out of on this....

During our first tour (59-62) there was a small booklet of cartoons available....rather adult, I think looking back, so much of it was over my head (I was 6 at the time).

The one cartoon that stuck in my mind all these years, and I still think is funny, was of a rather bemused/confused looking grunt sitting in a very small, very tight, bathtub with his stubbly legs bent so that his knobby knees were up around his stick-out ears somewhere, holding a back scrubber brush. Of course, what he was in was no bathtub but a bidet! Such a thing was rarely if ever seen, let alone used!!, in North America and many of us had no idea what it was upon encountering one for the first time. I shudder to think what some folks maybe thought it was for!! I certainly hope...gawd, pray!!...no one mistook it for a drinking fountain!!!!!!!!!!!

I did hear one or two stories about how it was believed to be a foot washer...icky enough, all in all, but not horribly gross!
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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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime16/6/2011, 23:03

Mate, i didnt see a shower untill 1967, and that was at carlisle. I expect i was smelly by then !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime16/6/2011, 23:49

Quote :
I did hear one or two stories about how it was believed to be a foot washer...!

Shades of Crocodile Dundee there Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime17/6/2011, 02:29

steve jones wrote:
Mate, i didnt see a shower untill 1967, and that was at carlisle. I expect i was smelly by then !!!

Crikey..I have heard about you Poms..now I know it is true. Rolling Eyes

Soap is cheap at Aldi, just like Bratwurst.

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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime17/6/2011, 08:40

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Mate, i didnt see a shower untill 1967, and that was at carlisle. I expect i was smelly by then !!!

Well you saw it Steve,but did you use it???? pale lol!
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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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime17/6/2011, 09:18



Don't be daft mate, where would he keep the coal ?
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime17/6/2011, 09:45

In the bath,,Same as Teabag
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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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 02:45

we had a bath every friday, needed or not. Tin bath, plenty shillings for the gas meter to get hot water, and a brick under on end of the bath. the older you were the further you sat from the brick end, deeper see. Once I discovered the shower i just loved it, couldnt keep me away from it.
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 08:32

That brings back a few memories Steve..Only difference was it was penny`s for the meter
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 14:23

Blimey, you was posh Brum, living in Gartenstadt! We lived in Barop - twinned with Karl Marx Stadt. Rolling Eyes
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Shelldrake
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FM
Shelldrake

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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 14:26



Stage coach, don't forget the stage coach. We have baths too. You have to have somewhere to keep the coal.[/quote]



In Glasgow, we kept the coal next to the fire, saved arguing over who was going outside in the Winter to fetch it. We kept our Greyhounds in the bath. Wink
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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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 14:31

Shelldrake wrote:


Stage coach, don't forget the stage coach. We have baths too. You have to have somewhere to keep the coal.



In Glasgow, we kept the coal next to the fire, saved arguing over who was going outside in the Winter to fetch it. We kept our Greyhounds in the bath. Wink [/quote]

You had greyhounds? We could only afford whippets.
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 15:12

They were dead, that wiz wur Tea! Rolling Eyes
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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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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 19:39

what about the copper in the scullery, all the kids having a bath after the weeks washing was done, mind you mother never put us through the mangle, ginger
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 56
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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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 20:40


EEEEE I remember when I were a lad me da saying E ya steaming greeet wazurk

listen to you guys Its like reading a script from Last Of The Summer Wine just trying to work out who's who Compo-Cleggy-Norman. I don't want to piss on the parade but Norman was the upper class twit (flatcap) and was a Sgt Maj in the Royal Signal (not in real life) Very Happy lol!
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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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime20/6/2011, 21:27

"john boy" wrote:

EEEEE I remember when I were a lad me da saying E ya steaming greeet wazurk

listen to you guys Its like reading a script from Last Of The Summer Wine just trying to work out who's who Compo-Cleggy-Norman. I don't want to piss on the parade but Norman was the upper class twit (flatcap) and was a Sgt Maj in the Royal Signal (not in real life) Very Happy lol!

Wow they really are cutting back!
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime21/6/2011, 08:19

Beg to differ Johnboy

The three main cast members

Bill Owen = Compo Simonite

Peter Sallis = Norman Clegg

Michael Bates = Cyril Blamire Ex Royal Signals Sgt
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brum
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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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime21/6/2011, 09:34

Shelldrake wrote:
Blimey, you was posh Brum, living in Gartenstadt! We lived in Barop - twinned with Karl Marx Stadt. Rolling Eyes

Yes, they started to move our regt from Hemer to Dortmund while we were in NI.

It was like living in a quiet civilian suburb. Not so quiet when we had an "Active Edge" though !

I only lived there a few months before being posted away.
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 56
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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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime21/6/2011, 11:20

Gordon. wrote:
Beg to differ Johnboy

The three main cast members

Bill Owen = Compo Simonite

Peter Sallis = Norman Clegg

Michael Bates = Cyril Blamire Ex Royal Signals Sgt

I stand corrected Laughing lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime21/6/2011, 11:23

Take 6 extras but not duty cook..You have done enough damage young man lol!
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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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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/6/2011, 19:26

was nora batty a csm in the wrac , ginger.
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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: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/6/2011, 20:50

gingerjim wrote:
was nora batty a csm in the wrac , ginger.

More likely the WAAF!
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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/6/2011, 22:53

I found the WRAF ladies to be a cut above the WRAC bints. Wink
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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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PostSubject: Re: Chicken   Chicken - Page 3 Icon_minitime22/6/2011, 23:23

Gordon. wrote:
I found the WRAF ladies to be a cut above the WRAC bints. Wink

Oh yes, on a par with QARANC. (PHWOOOAAARRR!).
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