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ronnie french
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Number of posts : 56
Age : 80
Cap Badge : royal artillery
Places Served : rhyl. herford
Registration date : 2009-05-01

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   17/8/2013, 16:54

the best posting was 55/57 in herford,at harwood bks of the 12th l.a.a. regt ra,great bks and great set of lads,plus a great bier bar whullie shultzs,he catered for the lads of the 12th,his daughter even married one of the lads,happy days there
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csqnblackhat
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Number of posts : 34
Age : 70
Localisation : Carlisle
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Hohne, 11th Hussars, Munsterlager, 4 Fd Regt R.A. Warminster, School of Infantry Demo Squadron, 2RTR and 13/18 Hussars.
Registration date : 2011-09-11

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   20/8/2013, 20:55

I enjoyed them all, sometimes wonder why I came out when I did. I spent all of my time in various LADs which helped as I was doing that which I had joined up to do, work on the vehicles.
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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

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   21/8/2013, 20:00

my best posting in germany was the old raoc depot in viersen , an old coffee factory taken over during the war , the office block was used as the mens billets and admin offices , fully centrally heated , and double glazed even in those days , we had to climb a marble spiral staircase to the cookhouse and naafi, two or three men to a room , we had a nice posh pub and restaurant virtually oposite the main door , a wonderfull pub halfway down the hill into town , ten minute walk and we were in thr centre of town , mind you in those days viersen was a little town, i hear today viersen is now a city with a big population , the best thing about the old factoryas it fronted onto a bust road , at night instead of booking out at the guardroom most of the lads would open the billet window and shin down one of the lamposts outside the window , ginger
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burgess720
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PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   22/8/2013, 07:58

Hi all,

BAOR was the best posting because of the barracks, Roberts in Osnabruck was a great place
Central heating and double glazing, nobody had that in UK in 1951
If you liked kippers, Saturday tea was always kippers and cheese on toast
Of course you had to be in a unit with good mates and officers
UK postings living in spiders or those old places in Aldershot, not the best; and in Germany you could not get home at weekends, and all those train trips in UK trying to get back to camp in time on a Sunday
Most of us had a good time, and never regret the experience
A great pity none of my old unit [40 Field Sqn, Royal Engineers] are on this site
Cheers Tony
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gingerjim
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Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   23/8/2013, 19:12

i never ever saw kippers in any cookhouse when i was in the kate , lots of maggots , catapillars , cockroaches the odd rat or mouse but never kippers , you wos lucky , ginger
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unclevanya
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Number of posts : 226
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: Future of UK Military Postings   25/1/2014, 18:21

So, with limited scope for posting abroad and within the UK after current round of cuts, and the closing down of BAOR in Germany; she UKs military have closer ties with the EU (aka EU-SSR Land)? The EU plans to create its own Army, Navy and Air Force using the military of its member states. Should the UK military be more integrated with command possibly being handed over to Brussels bureaucrats?

I know many of the EU member states are also members of NATO, however NATO is usually dominated by the US Military, and politically. Should we give over command to others?

There was one German General, cannot remember who stated that if "He had British Tommys, French SNCos and German Officers" he could beat any army in the world.
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gingerjim
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Number of posts : 487
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Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   25/1/2014, 18:33

dont remember the french nco bit ginger
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brum
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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: Best Postings & Worst Postings   25/1/2014, 21:41

unclevanya wrote:

I know many of the EU member states are also members of NATO, however NATO is usually dominated by the US Military, and politically. Should we give over command to others?

WW1 Dominated by the French
WW2 Dominated by the Americans.

There was one German General, cannot remember who stated that if "He had British Tommys, French SNCos and German Officers" he could beat any army in the world.

No offence old chap but to use a well used British expression, bollocks!
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: Best Postings & Worst Postings   26/1/2014, 16:04

Unclevana wrote :

There was one German General, cannot remember who stated that if "He had British Tommys, French SNCO's and German Officers" he could beat any army in the world


Don't know about that one but Alexandra the Great said he would rather fight a 100 lions led by sheep than a 100 sheep led by lions. This was updated for WW1 to 'Lions led by Donkeys' as to how the British tommies were viewed by some observers.
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Dan M
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Number of posts : 108
Age : 61
Localisation : Mississauga
Cap Badge : The Royal Canadian Regiment
Places Served : 1977-80, London ON, Gagetown NB
Registration date : 2010-03-22

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   26/1/2014, 18:19

jimsigs1 wrote:
... but Alexandra the Great said ...

I knew her.  Big lass.  Used to service two at a time at the old Rose & Crown.

Cheers,
Dan.
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: Best Postings & Worst Postings   26/1/2014, 20:36

Frightening Dan !!!
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Hardrations
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Number of posts : 1026
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   26/1/2014, 21:34

The version I heard was:

Canadian Soldiers
British Discipline
German Tactics
American Equipment.

Had to edit that, I knew there was something German mentioned in it. Been donkey years since I thought of that one.



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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: Best Postings & Worst Postings   26/1/2014, 21:50

How about Gurkha Soldiers, British Officers, best equipment money can buy.
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 14:17

Hardrations,
The only German tactic which comes to mind and successful was 'britzkreig' but only at the beginning when the allies were caught out.
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 14:40

Getting back to best/worst postings.
Best : Singapore
Worse : Catterick

jimsigs
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ronnie french
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Number of posts : 56
Age : 80
Cap Badge : royal artillery
Places Served : rhyl. herford
Registration date : 2009-05-01

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 15:09

worst postins,oswesrty,woolwich the best postings kimmel park,rhyl,harwood bks,herford
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Eric England
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Number of posts : 232
Age : 64
Localisation : China
Cap Badge : REME 1972 - 1984
Places Served : Arborfield, Deepcut Camberley 25 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 4 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 655 Sqn AAC Detmold, QRIH Padderbon, 9/12 Lancers Muenster, 655 Tank Tptr Sqn Fallingbostel, HQ REME 3rd Armd Div Korbecke, SEE Arborfield, HQ REME Trg Center Arborfield.
Registration date : 2013-04-22

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 15:12

Detmold was the best for me followed by Korbecke.
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 15:17

Ronnie,
I see you were at Harewood Bks, Herford.
Which block & which year

Jimsigs
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Hardrations
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Number of posts : 1026
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 18:05

jimsigs1 wrote:
Hardrations,
The only German tactic which comes to mind and successful was 'britzkreig' but only at the beginning when the allies were caught out.

You have to admit, that the buggers even in defeat made the Allies work for victory
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 18:56

Also Hardrations, I hate to admit it but without the Yanks, we might not have wrapped it up.

PS   Did you like my deliberate mistake 'britzkreig' (blizkreig) a play on how swift the Brits responded via carpet bombing.

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Number of posts : 1026
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 19:53

jimsigs1 wrote:
Also Hardrations, I hate to admit it but without the Yanks, we might not have wrapped it up.

PS   Did you like my deliberate mistake 'britzkreig' (blizkreig) a play on how swift the Brits responded via carpet bombing.

jimsigs

Yup gotta agree jimsigs, with out the Yanks it would have been a hard slog. And yes a good way to slip in the carpet bombing.

PS: I guess we should go back to Good Postings / Bad Postings.
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 20:13

I agree Hardrations. Getting back to best/worst postings. Best posting out the two locations for me in BAOR was definitely Herford over Munster.
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Number of posts : 1026
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 22:34

Best for me in Germany was Fort Prince of Wales, Deilinghofen, BAOR over Lahr down south with the Yanks and FFA ( Forces Francaises Allemagne /FFA =  F**ken French Army) Rolling Eyes
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Number of posts : 956
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   27/1/2014, 23:47

Worst posting BRITCOM, Seoul 54/55 .. hated the joint.
Best 20 Armd Bde, Munster (York) 52/54 closely followed by attachment to Australian Signal Regt, Kure, Japan 54/55.
My job in Cyprus was great ... camp life Kykko East was the pits.

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Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Best Postings & Worst Postings   28/1/2014, 00:36

My best posting in my career. Was 6 months in CFS Alert 500 miles from the North Pole. I had the bake shop for my whole time there. (Bakers don't get frost bite).
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