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PostSubject: Help required   31/1/2013, 16:06

Hello,

I was after some help because I heard something the other day that I simply couldn't believe. I was working with a guy who probably a good 30 years ago was in the Army cadets. He told me that during this time he went to Germany on a bit of a jolly. One particular day he said he and his mates were hidden in the back of a 4 tonner by a regular Army driver and driven into a vast underground complex.

They stopped in one area and were let out where he reckons he saw many WW2 German tiger tanks in there tens maybe 30. They were allowed to play around on them inside and out.

Could this be possible? Does such a complex sound familiar?

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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 16:14

Hi NR72 and welcome to the site. I think he may have been winding you up, no such complex exists, maybe he visited a German tank museum somewhere, and over the years his recollection of the visit has become distorted with time? Like most of us on here!! Mad Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 16:20

Yes...I was there (tic)

Got the grid ref. from a gunner..Barney something.
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 16:30

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Yes...I was there (tic)

Got the grid ref. from a gunner..Barney something.




I think you'll find that was Bovington! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 16:35

Hello again, he seemed quite adamant, he's into his military history as I am and had no reason to dis believe him. I know there are only 6 Tigers in existence and only one in working order so if this place did exist it would be a truly exciting find. Thanks for the welcome and the swift replies.

Gordon whats that grid ref........ Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 16:42

Did he say where this underground complex was or has he forgotten?
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 16:50

Hi Shelldrake ,

I have moved on , I was sub contracting , I have tried contacting him but haven't heard back from him yet
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 16:56

Maybe he is in an underground complex somewhere in Germany. Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 17:02

Walter comes to mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 17:45

No its more like Yeovil than Germany Very Happy and he isn't a walt although the last time I saw him he was dressed as a panzer captain.....
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 17:59

Prince Harry? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 18:18

Maybe it was a bit harsh of me to discribe him as a Walt,then you say he was walking around dressed as a panzer captian. No
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 20:46

Ah think this bloke wis oan the underground oan ra Northern Line mibie.
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 20:52


'ang about.

Secret bunker, Tiger tanks, this geezer didn't disappear in suspicious circumstances did he ? Suspect

Seriously though, NR72, putting a story like that, on a forum inhabited by ex-NATO veterans, was perhaps not the wisest move ! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 20:56

Tiger beer mare like than tanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   31/1/2013, 23:00

Ah Tam ...I just had a couple of bottles of Tiger....yummy
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   1/2/2013, 07:42

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Ah Tam ...I just had a couple of bottles of Tiger....yummy





Drinking on a School night??? No No
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   1/2/2013, 22:02

Lot of storys like that were doing the rounds post World war 2, and also into the 1960s when I was stationed BAOR. I heard about a story about an underground tank garage at 16 Sig Regt, Bradbury Barracks, with stored German Tiger tanks stored there, under the main drill square. But then, Bradbury Kaserne was a Wermacht tank unit barracks during Hitler ziet.

Barrack room myths, just like the mystical 'Long Stand', and the 'Bucket of Steam' from the QM Stores to clean vehicles..... did the rounds when I was out there in 1964. drunken Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   1/2/2013, 22:57

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Drinking on a School night???

Kids here don`t go to school... Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   2/2/2013, 00:29

I can remember one occasion when my brother who served with me in A&SH decided to show off his drinking ability and stated to the guys who were sitting with him in the NAAFI that he could drink them all under the table.After four bottles of Tiger he was under the table literally and out for the count.Strong stuff if you were not used to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   2/2/2013, 07:00

My first tast of Tiger was Christmas eve 1965, when i had my first pint,,2nd 3rd 4th 5th and 6th. drunken The best nights sleep i ever had Sleep waking just in time for Christmas dinner... santa Happy daze
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   2/2/2013, 07:47

Gordon. wrote:
My first tast of Tiger was Christmas eve 1965, when i had my first pint,,2nd 3rd 4th 5th and 6th. drunken The best nights sleep i ever had Sleep waking just in time for Christmas dinner... santa Happy daze



I recall that Amstel had the same effect around the same time in Germany. No No drunken drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   2/2/2013, 11:39


I used to drink Amstel during the lunch break when I was in (a freezing) Hohne,.
Not recommended on an empty stomach !
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   2/2/2013, 12:06

I always found that I got in to fights when I drank Amstel but, now that put things into perspective, I probably had a behaviour problem. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Help required   2/2/2013, 17:31

I still have the odd pint odd pint drunken of Amstel when i visit Livvy.Wotherspoons sell iton draught.Only ever had it in bottles in Germany
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