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 Depot Troop Camp Centre, 11 Sigs, Helles Lines

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unclevanya
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Number of posts : 228
Age : 72
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
Registration date : 2012-07-15

PostSubject: Depot Troop Camp Centre, 11 Sigs, Helles Lines   9/8/2012, 09:34

drunken Cany anyone who was stationed at Depot Troop, 11 Sigs Regiment at Camp Centre RCT Squadron lines in the hot summer of 1976?

I can vaguely remember it...... much boozing-in-the marsh. Hmm. the last months of service for many Signal Squaddies before being posted out abroad, or posted out to Civvy street or Med dishcarged. Happy days or not? Sleep drunken clown

.. and thsoe wednesday afternoons indulging in 'Sports' either in the Camp British legion Club getting more and more 'wibblised' as the afternoon wore on, or out down at other Pubs such as the Colburn Lodge Arms.... now that was a dump. affraid cyclops clown
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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

PostSubject: Re: Depot Troop Camp Centre, 11 Sigs, Helles Lines   14/8/2012, 19:30

Unclevanya,
Can only talk about 11 Sigs 1968-72 then left the Army.
Great memories of Helles Barracks. Didn't do to much pub cruising as I had the family with me. Remember the ranges at Warcop, the flooding of camp centre, BMH where our youngest was born and my demob in 1972.
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
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

PostSubject: Re: Depot Troop Camp Centre, 11 Sigs, Helles Lines   14/8/2012, 20:36

Onkelvanya,
oblige me Sir,
consider another avatar,
vielen dank ! Shocked
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Number of posts : 228
Age : 72
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
Registration date : 2012-07-15

PostSubject: Re: Depot Troop Camp Centre, 11 Sigs, Helles Lines   15/8/2012, 09:39

Ah, me old avatar piccy. Yes it is a bit gross, so I have changed it to something a tad more sympathetic...... Rolling Eyes

Oh, wow.... two tapes up... hooray, I can go abck into the Corporals Mess with me head held high.... boogar do that mean drinks all round again... What a Face No
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
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

PostSubject: Re: Depot Troop Camp Centre, 11 Sigs, Helles Lines   15/8/2012, 12:03

[quote="unclevanya"]Ah, me old avatar piccy. Yes it is a bit gross, so I have changed it to something a tad more sympathetic...... Rolling Eyes

Much obliged, old chap. It was frightening the horses !
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Number of posts : 228
Age : 72
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
Registration date : 2012-07-15

PostSubject: Re: Depot Troop Camp Centre, 11 Sigs, Helles Lines   18/8/2012, 17:46

The Corporal's mess, Helles Lines - I seem to remember that it was a temporary building at the back gate to Helles Lines. I can remember often after a heavy 'Beer O' Clock' session, climbing over the back fence and staggering along dark paths at night to the then Depot Troop Lines near the Old Baghdad Gym. many a time I fell over and landed in a ditch to turn up at the accommodations looking like a tramp.

What a Face Hmm! Happy days or not..... Not really. it was the hangovers I couldn't hack, and having to be back on parade the following morning. Yuck!!
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