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 I CONFESS I'VE BEEN AWOL !

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298HALL
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Age : 57
Localisation : Sherwood Forest
Cap Badge : Royal Corps of Signals
Places Served : Paderborn / Werl
Registration date : 2008-04-17

PostSubject: I CONFESS I'VE BEEN AWOL !   21/8/2009, 18:59

Hi all, I have to confess I joined the site some time ago but haven't participated much until now - though I have been a "Lurker" or Leecher or whatever the hell the youngsters call looking at a site and not participating !!

I was Royal Signals 1977-1988 served in BAOR 1979-84; firstly in 202 Signal Squadron (33 Armd Bde) just as we changed over from the "Task Farce" concept (!) - we were part of 3 Div at the time.

Later the Brigade changed to 4 Div and I was sent to a Rear Link Det with the Black Watch for 2 years (as a punishment I think !).

Later posted back to the UK and 244 Signal Squadron (Air Support) - happy days !

BAOR was certainly an experience and I remember I could never get the dirt - and that bloody silver paint from the '432's out of my hands !!

Hope to participate a bit more now - but guilty as charged for being AWOL - any chance of an admonishment ?!
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dandc
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Number of posts : 382
Age : 67
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: I CONFESS I'VE BEEN AWOL !   21/8/2009, 19:41

wellcome back 298hall,no worries no jankers here,dave.
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Stephen Lock
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Localisation : Calgary
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Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

PostSubject: Re: I CONFESS I'VE BEEN AWOL !   3/9/2009, 02:42

298HALL wrote:
Hi all, I have to confess I joined the site some time ago but haven't participated much until now - though I have been a "Lurker" or Leecher or whatever the hell the youngsters call looking at a site and not participating


yes, "lurker" is the term Smile I think "leecher" is quite something different!
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Mike_2817
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PostSubject: Re: I CONFESS I'VE BEEN AWOL !   3/9/2009, 23:14

Pints all round in the 'Virtual NAAFI'
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recce83
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Localisation : Peachland British Columbia, Canada
Cap Badge : Black Watch of Canada
Places Served : 4 CIBG Soest and Werl 1957-1965, Camp Borden, Camp Gagetown
Registration date : 2009-06-04

PostSubject: Re: I CONFESS I'VE BEEN AWOL !   5/9/2009, 03:10

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Later the Brigade changed to 4 Div and I was sent to a Rear Link Det with the Black Watch for 2 years (as a punishment I think !).


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No virtual Glenfiddich for YOU!
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Places Served : Paderborn / Werl
Registration date : 2008-04-17

PostSubject: Re: I CONFESS I'VE BEEN AWOL !   6/9/2009, 19:40

"No virtual Glenfiddich for YOU!"

Thanks Recce - I was once subject to something called "Athol Brose" (IIRC) at a Corporal's Mess Burns Night - even the jocks were split as to whether it was beautiful or bloody awful !!
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