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Wilf
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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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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camp.   20/9/2017, 14:50

Stephen Lock wrote:
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
Indeed! I holiday twice a year in Burgen in the Mosel Valley at the cost of several hundred pounds. I wouldn't at all complain if it was free!
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camp.   21/9/2017, 22:28

What is that shoulder flash with the gold battle-axe? I feel I may have actually worn it but, as usual, I can't remember. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camp.   4/10/2017, 09:35

Think the shoulder flash you refer to was that of the Minden based 11 Infantry Brigade of the 1960s.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Camp.   5/10/2017, 20:55

JPW wrote:
Think the shoulder flash you refer to was that of the Minden based 11 Infantry Brigade of the 1960s.
I wasn't there in the 60s. Left in '59.
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