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Teabag
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Localisation : Merseyside
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Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime11/6/2011, 23:46

gingerjim wrote:
going back a good many years ,i used to escort prisoners to beilefeld, there was a military prison there, , does anyone else on site remember the place, men were sent there instead of colchester, an evil place indeed. i cant seem to find anyone else who remembers it, ginger

I know some guys were sent to Krefeld, 7 Sigs to be precise. One really nice guy refused to soldier because he got religion. Was sent there and he was "cured".
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime11/6/2011, 23:47

In tyhe early 60s they went to Colchester,so i take it it was closed by then.
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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: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 00:44


Krefeld ? Bielefeld ? I know nossink of zis ?

As I recall it was a progression, 28 days "Nick" or Colchester MCTC or Shepton Mallet.

I never went down that road, Gott sei dank !
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/6/2011, 04:46

Think I mentioned before I was born in Colchester, my old man was in the MPSC at 'The Nick', and then we lived at Shepton Mallet, he was at the Nick again - on the outside looking in.

My old man, took a little spell in the MPSC from 1947 to 1954, between infantry service in the Northamptonshire Regt (Someone had to do it !). Tough places those army nicks.

Whilst serving over here in the Australian Army Reserve - Provost Corps (MP's) I did a couple of weeks training at 1 Australian Military Corrective Establishment, just outside Sydney. That was a tough little place too, but not as tough as the British Army 'Nicks' I bet.

Now the box of worms has been opened, any of you blokes do time in the 'Nick.' farao
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Number of posts : 473
Age : 73
Localisation : Hampshire
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Aldershot, Marchwood, Longmoor, Dusseldorf,Munster,Ratingen,Longmoor
Registration date : 2011-11-12

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime13/11/2011, 16:05

Main thing about places like Beilefeld, did anyone ever come back?
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime13/11/2011, 16:50

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As I recall it was a progression, 28 days "Nick" or Colchester MCTC or Shepton Mallet.

Shepton Mallet was for those on longish sentences before getting thrown out.I think
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Registration date : 2011-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime13/11/2011, 19:17

i never knew anyone that went back to beilefeld for a second helping , ginger
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Shelldrake
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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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Beachley Boy wrote:
Think I mentioned before I was born in Colchester, my old man was in the MPSC at 'The Nick', and then we lived at Shepton Mallet, he was at the Nick again - on the outside looking in.

My old man, took a little spell in the MPSC from 1947 to 1954, between infantry service in the Northamptonshire Regt (Someone had to do it !). Tough places those army nicks.

Whilst serving over here in the Australian Army Reserve - Provost Corps (MP's) I did a couple of weeks training at 1 Australian Military Corrective Establishment, just outside Sydney. That was a tough little place too, but not as tough as the British Army 'Nicks' I bet.

Now the box of worms has been opened, any of you blokes do time in the 'Nick.' farao


I did a 14 and a 28 days in Boys Service and 34 days when I joined my Regiment in '64. No No
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime14/11/2011, 17:05

A few years earlier and you could have been caned Shelldrake..
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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

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Gordon. wrote:
A few years earlier and you could have been caned Shelldrake..

Yeah, he probably would've enjoyed it too !

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Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

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Gordon. wrote:
A few years earlier and you could have been caned Shelldrake..

From the history of 6 (Boys) Trg Regt from Apr 57 known as Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Signals Quote..."March 1956 caning was no longer permissible previously had been administered by the RSM or SSM after an award by the Commanding Officer or by a Squadron Commander"...there you go!
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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brum wrote:
Gordon. wrote:
A few years earlier and you could have been caned Shelldrake..

Yeah, he probably would've enjoyed it too !

Cool


Wish I'd known, I would have lied about my age. Razz Razz
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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

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime14/11/2011, 21:56

[quote="Shelldrake

I did a 14 and a 28 days in Boys Service and 34 days when I joined my Regiment in '64. No No [/quote]

How did that affect your Rooti Gong then Badge ?
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Number of posts : 3027
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 08:08

What Rooti Gong? Smile
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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

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 18:05

Shelldrake wrote:
What Rooti Gong? Smile

Oh dear, perhaps I shouldn't have asked ! Embarassed
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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: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 19:57

brum wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
What Rooti Gong? Smile

Oh dear, perhaps I shouldn't have asked ! Embarassed



In 1986 I put in a "Plea of Mitigation", haven't heard anything yet. Rolling Eyes
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jimsigs1
Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 85
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL   AWOL - Page 2 Icon_minitime15/11/2011, 21:03

Rooti Gong - ah! now that takes me back. Got mine for 18 years now they award it for 15 years I belive.

Jim
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Have you got one Brum???
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