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PostSubject: Summer Camp.   23/10/2008, 07:25

I was never a great fan of the annual summer camp, I would have preferred to wait until winter and go skiing however. We once packed the company onto busses & 4 tonners and travelled from Soltau to the Mosel Valley where we pitched tents and had a fortnight hill walking & canoeing, and more than a bit of drinking if memory serves. As summer camps went that one was OK.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camp.   19/2/2010, 13:30

About 1980 we went as a troop to Cochem for some windsurfing R&R.

Two problems:

1. The Mosel at Cochem was not at all suitable for windsurfing.
2. We didn't take any boards.

I remember one day we went for a long walk (anathema to cavalry) and one day we went round the old Nurburgring in a mate's Peugeot 504. Otherwise it was all about "wine tasting" and socialising with the girls on the camp-site.

Come to think of it, I don't think the remainder of the camp-site in their posh tents took kindly to a troop of Geordie cavalry in a couple of 9 by 9s.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camp.   19/2/2010, 14:38

Ummmmmmmmmm! This was not my recollection of Summer Camp, although the RA did do similar things as well!

The camp I was refering to was the non- tactical ones, where Live Firing of the 175mm Gun took place without the tactical aspects etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camp.   20/2/2010, 02:29

Poor, set upon, squaddies...imagine the hardship of attending a summer camp in the Mosel Valley!!! The brain shudders at the pure inhumanity of it all!!! LOL
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