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PostSubject: Sports at Bad Lippspringe   12/2/2010, 15:10

Anyone else remember trying to play football at Lippy in the winter. Brass monkeys and welders come to mind. An then in the summer trying play cricket with Harrier jets deliberately hovering overhead! I think they had a 'crash out' site there.
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PostSubject: Re: Sports at Bad Lippspringe   12/2/2010, 19:25

They certainly did. We supplied comms on exercises with them as 21st Signal Regt. They also held the Rhine Army Horse show there I think?
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PostSubject: Re: Sports at Bad Lippspringe   12/2/2010, 19:30

If I remember right the Joint Services Parachute Centre was there.

Teabag did you mean the Rhine Army Summer Show....RASS
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PostSubject: Sports At Bad Lippspringe   12/2/2010, 19:41

They held all kinds of events there. We had to do our BFTs in that area. I would come across 21 Sigs again at St Tonis. I became a football referee and covered their games many times. They had the best team in BAOR at that time. But will always remember the cold at Lippy. It was the Summer Show which included the gee gees if I remember well.
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PostSubject: Re: Sports at Bad Lippspringe   12/2/2010, 19:44

Got that wrong!!! It was 28 Sigs at St Tonis - oops sorry. They really did have the best football team at that time.
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PostSubject: Re: Sports at Bad Lippspringe   23/2/2010, 20:12

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Got that wrong!!! It was 28 Sigs at St Tonis - oops sorry. They really did have the best football team at that time.

Yes it was always 28 Signal Regiment for football. 21st Signal Regt were the athletes, not that manning and records specifically sent the best to these regiments. Not much they never!

Perhaps it wasn't where they held the horse trials. We did organise it one year from Detmold but that was a long time ago and I can't be sure where it was now.
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PostSubject: Re: Sports at Bad Lippspringe   8/6/2011, 16:39

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If I remember right the Joint Services Parachute Centre was there.

Teabag did you mean the Rhine Army Summer Show....RASS

I am quite sure he did mean the Rhine Army Summer Show. Took place in high summer. I can still see me doing something to help set up and taking a tractor up and down a track at CVR(T) speeds (well it would have been had I been able to make the thing change up).

As one of two cavalry regiments in Paderborn Garrison, anything horsey got delegated either to us (15/19H) or to Scots DG.

There was also a Rhine Army Horse Trials about April. My Unit Paymaster, with whom I yacht raced out of Kiel (qv) every year had introduced me to my wife. 15/19H volunteered him to judge a fence in 1982. He went off his trolley. "I am not a cavalry officer. I am scared of horses. First horse comes my way, I am off." He got off.

However as a control signaller well known to Command Troop (having just completed three years there) I did get volunteered. I took my wife of about 9 months to share the pleasure. On the way home at the end of the day, she started to show signs of morning sickness. I was to become a father. Not something you forget.

As for the JSPC(L). We Arms Plotted from Tidworth to Paderborn in October 1977. I found myself volunteered to do a freefall course at JSPC Netheravon the three weeks before we moved. First weekend in Padders, one of the lads who'd been on the course informed me he'd blagged transport to Bad L so we could carry straight on.

He went on to earn a Queen's Commendation by saving the lives of two colleagues when they got entangled during a fall: three landed on one canopy.

Me? I found better things to spend my beer tokens on. Well it was winter.
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PostSubject: Re: Sports at Bad Lippspringe   8/6/2011, 16:51

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Yes it was always 28 Signal Regiment for football. 21st Signal Regt were the athletes,

And 7 Signal Regiment for rugby and hockey
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PostSubject: Re: Sports at Bad Lippspringe   8/6/2011, 21:12

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bob wrote:
If I remember right the Joint Services Parachute Centre was there.

Teabag did you mean the Rhine Army Summer Show....RASS

I am quite sure he did mean the Rhine Army Summer Show. Took place in high summer. I can still see me doing something to help set up and taking a tractor up and down a track at CVR(T) speeds (well it would have been had I been able to make the thing change up).

As one of two cavalry regiments in Paderborn Garrison, anything horsey got delegated either to us (15/19H) or to Scots DG.

There was also a Rhine Army Horse Trials about April. My Unit Paymaster, with whom I yacht raced out of Kiel (qv) every year had introduced me to my wife. 15/19H volunteered him to judge a fence in 1982. He went off his trolley. "I am not a cavalry officer. I am scared of horses. First horse comes my way, I am off." He got off.

However as a control signaller well known to Command Troop (having just completed three years there) I did get volunteered. I took my wife of about 9 months to share the pleasure. On the way home at the end of the day, she started to show signs of morning sickness. I was to become a father. Not something you forget.

As for the JSPC(L). We Arms Plotted from Tidworth to Paderborn in October 1977. I found myself volunteered to do a freefall course at JSPC Netheravon the three weeks before we moved. First weekend in Padders, one of the lads who'd been on the course informed me he'd blagged transport to Bad L so we could carry straight on.

He went on to earn a Queen's Commendation by saving the lives of two colleagues when they got entangled during a fall: three landed on one canopy.

Me? I found better things to spend my beer tokens on. Well it was winter.

I was on the dropzone the day that the incident happened. The guy that carried them all down ended up with the worst injury. If memory serves me right, he damaged his back. the other 2 walked away without a scratch.
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