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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 75
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: Yule   24/12/2013, 18:17


Merry Christmas troops

and Best Wishes for the New Year !  santa 
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ciphers
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 948
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: Yule   24/12/2013, 19:48

 santa From the heart of La La Land, Beautiful British Columbia, Mavis and I wish all our many BAOR friends
a Ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein glückliches, gesundes Neues Jahr, or so my instant translator informs me.
Did any one pull duty over the Christmas period - I got stuck with Duty Layabout.

Len (Ciphers)
 photo 2eafd9368857469d84eb38eff1b7c65acdeababdCorpsChristmasCard4TR1951_w487_h396_zps9bb8bc5c.jpg

My 1952 Christmas Card to my parents from 4TR (Gaza Lines) Catterick
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Eric England
Maj
Maj


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: Yule   25/12/2013, 08:47

Merry Christmas from China hic hic.
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 939
Age : 54
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

PostSubject: Re: Yule   25/12/2013, 11:14



Mer..MEr%% mery chri...thnas..hic santa drunken 
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PostSubject: Re: Yule   25/12/2013, 14:22

Popped off for a few days of debauchery at my island retreat..
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ciphers
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 948
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: Yule   25/12/2013, 18:06

Retreat .... NEVER !! .... Advance to the Rear, maybe.

Len (Ciphers)
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Shelldrake
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2981
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Yule   26/12/2013, 16:49

A belated Merry Christmas but looking forward to a Happy and Prosperous New Year (I've been away)!! Still got some of my Advent Calender left.  drunken drunken  photo Adventcalendar.jpg





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Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1017
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: Yule   26/12/2013, 20:18

A belated best wishes of the season to you idle lot.
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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
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: Yule   31/12/2013, 14:58

Happy New year to all you young & old codgers. See my birthday will end on a zero for 2014. Yipee, can't wait for that extra 25 pence in my State pension. Wonder what it will buy ?
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JPW
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 978
Age : 75
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Yule   31/12/2013, 18:27

All the best in 2014 to Contributors young and old

May the stream of postings remain constant, factual and amusing but never acrimonious
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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

PostSubject: Re: Yule   31/12/2013, 18:57

acrimonious how dare you sir , i will have you know i am completly teetotal ,
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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
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: Yule   31/12/2013, 20:09

Old & decrepit but a crimonil, never
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Shelldrake
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2981
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Yule   1/1/2014, 08:11

A Happy new Year to one and all, may 2014 bring you all health and happiness.
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Dee Z
WOI
WOI


Number of posts : 156
Age : 71
Cap Badge : RA
Places Served : Pembroke Dock, Lippstadt,Plymouth, Middle east, Singapore
Registration date : 2011-07-15

PostSubject: Re: Yule   1/1/2014, 09:35

Happy new year to you all
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 939
Age : 54
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

PostSubject: Re: Yule   1/1/2014, 20:25

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL COMRADES AND PARTY OFFICIALS COMMITTEE MEMBERS





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심수정 님
137-070
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 75
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: Yule   1/1/2014, 22:01

Wait till they take over the world, "Yule" wish you hadn't said that !  clown 
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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
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: Yule   1/1/2014, 23:24

Brum, not a cats chance. 'Yule' see.
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unclevanya
Capt
Capt


Number of posts : 220
Age : 71
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: Yule   4/1/2014, 00:06

Yes, a Happy Xmas just past... and a Great New year for 2014. I just hope it is better than the previous 2 years.

I have just finished reading quite an amusing book by a Tony Thorne "Bull, Blanco & Brasso" on his experiences during his 2 years of National Service in the late 1950s. It was interesting to read about infantry unites that no long exist. He was conscripted into the East Sussex Regiment, went through basic training and was put forward for a WOSBY selection for officer training at a place called Easton Hall. I've heard about the usual places, Sandhurst and Mons Officer Training School, but never heard about Easton Hall.

The author's experiences were quite amusing in places, and I certainly identified with some of the tricks squaddies got up to especially during my years in BAOR in the 1960s. It was hard to understand as a green 19 year old when I was posted out to Germany, it was just 20 years after the end of WW2. Yes, the 1960s were interesting times whilst in the forces, and through to the 1970s. I sometime wonder with the reported withdrawals of British troops and RAF from Germany, and the demise of BAOR, just where all these people are going to be accommodated back here in Blighty. I know that many army unites have taken over the old admin areas of vacated RAF bases around the country. With the cutbacks in manpower, there should be enough accommodations to house troops etc who are Blighty bound in the next few years, including all thos coming back from Bastion etc in Afghanistan.

so - all the best for 2014 to all old soldiers, and those still serving and those about to loose their jobs in the forces. Very Happy affraid affraid

(Perhaps the Little Fat lard Dear Leader, Komrade Kim Ill-Jug Ears, Pie Eater Extraordinaire will "get his" by some disgruntled cook or other sob......)
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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
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: Yule   4/1/2014, 11:38

unclevanya,
The Easton Hall you referred to in the book you read is in fact Eaton hall - the Country House of the Duke of Westminster, in Cheshire. It was rebuilt in the 1960's to replace the old building.
Jimsigs 1
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 75
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: Yule   4/1/2014, 15:17

Ah yes, Eaton Hall.
Not far from here actually.
Commandeered it for a time, while my chateau was being prepared.
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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
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: Yule   4/1/2014, 17:37

Yep Brum, that's where a lot of NS Officers and short service types obtained their pips.
Come across a lot of them in my time. Chip on their shoulder - I mean pip, 'cause their were deemed inferior to that Sandhurst lot
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