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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 07:36

And did you remain orderly??/ Laughing
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BigJock
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WOI
BigJock

Number of posts : 117
Localisation : €uroland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Osnabrück, Paderborn and once again Paderborn.
Registration date : 2011-06-14

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 08:16

yes many a happy night spent in the wksp bar in Barker Bks with 24 msl regt, good times.
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3048
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 08:39

When did you serve with 24, Big Jock? I was with them from 71 - 76.
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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 09:45

About the same time as BW
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BigJock
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BigJock

Number of posts : 117
Localisation : €uroland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Osnabrück, Paderborn and once again Paderborn.
Registration date : 2011-06-14

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 10:04

Shelldrake wrote:
When did you serve with 24, Big Jock? I was with them from 71 - 76.
I had moved to the top of Barker by then, QRIH, C&S Sqn, I joined 24 wksp in the summer of '66 looking after the wheeled 'A' vehs
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 79
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

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 11:11


I imagine you would have known that permanent fixture belonging to 24 then Jock,
Willie Fitzsimmons !
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 3048
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 16:29

brum wrote:

I imagine you would have known that permanent fixture belonging to 24 then Jock,
Willie Fitzsimmons !



Willy left the Regt when we were in Dortmund got a job running the Bar in the General Walker hotel, Berchtesgaden.
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BigJock
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Number of posts : 117
Localisation : €uroland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Osnabrück, Paderborn and once again Paderborn.
Registration date : 2011-06-14

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 20:52

I've been trying to remember the name of the Jock who ran the pig farm, he used to slaughter them himself and flog some to the local pubs, the one done the road from Barker, can't remember that name either......bloody old age!
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Number of posts : 209
Cap Badge : R.E.
Places Served : Farnborough, Hohne, Ulster, Berchtesgaden,Chatham..
Registration date : 2012-04-29

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime30/5/2012, 01:06

Shelldrake wrote:



Willy left the Regt when we were in Dortmund got a job running the Bar in the General Walker hotel, Berchtesgaden.

I was in the General Walker in 1974,75 and 76.

It had a very quaint American run reception and telephone service.

You booked a phone booth in reception to make an international call.

They then paged you when your call was 'ready'.
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Number of posts : 3048
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime30/5/2012, 05:32

Much more sophisticated, the Yanks. I remember in Belize, queueing outside the telephone exchange from Midnight on Christmas Eve until making the call at 0600hrs. (Run by the Scaleys!) Rolling Eyes
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jim
Let Gen
Let Gen
jim

Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime30/5/2012, 08:39

We certainly had loads of Attic, unit bars in hobart in detmold, but i don't recall any in Ripon Bks in Bielefeld.
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Number of posts : 296
Age : 62
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime30/5/2012, 15:56

We had one in the QM`s Dept at 7 Armd Wksp but it was a converted barrack room amongst the accomodation and was usually only used for private functions.
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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime30/5/2012, 17:04

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Much more sophisticated, the Yanks. I remember in Belize, queueing outside the telephone exchange from Midnight on Christmas Eve until making the call at 0600hrs. (Run by the Scaleys!)

And who was chatting to mum,dad,sister brother.wife,someone elses wife between midnight and 0600?????
Certa Cito Laughing Laughing
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 3048
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime30/5/2012, 18:49

They couldn't get a connection, allegedly!! Couldn't lose my place in the queue. Nearly missed out on a days swally due to fatigue, good job I am a Gunner. Laughing Laughing
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Got the sloppy joe... Laughing Laughing
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Ian
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Number of posts : 95
Age : 70
Localisation : Suffield,Alberta
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : UK, BAOR,BATUS
Registration date : 2008-04-06

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jim wrote:
We certainly had loads of Attic, unit bars in hobart in detmold, but i don't recall any in Ripon Bks in Bielefeld.

The RCT had one in the attic of our block in 70/71 when I was with the LAD in Ripon bks.
Also in Detmold we had one across the road in the cellar, [AAC] Ian.
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jim
Let Gen
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jim

Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime6/6/2012, 08:30

I think I remember the air corps one Ian, it was the closest to the back gate, so handy for a beer on the way home to Hakedahl. I'm struggling to remember where the LAD was in Ripon though. We did have a great CPL's mess in Ripon, did you ever get to use that?
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Ian
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Number of posts : 95
Age : 70
Localisation : Suffield,Alberta
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : UK, BAOR,BATUS
Registration date : 2008-04-06

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PostSubject: Re: Old and New   Old and New - Page 2 Icon_minitime6/6/2012, 11:22

jim wrote:
I think I remember the air corps one Ian, it was the closest to the back gate, so handy for a beer on the way home to Hakedahl. I'm struggling to remember where the LAD was in Ripon though. We did have a great CPL's mess in Ripon, did you ever get to use that?

The LAD was at the top end of the bks, if you imagine yourself facing the front gate it was at the top right hand corner, if memory serves, we were with 14 sqd RCT, a lot of our work was on staff cars, as you know Ripon bks was full of officers, hence the cars. As for the Cpls mess, well that was in the days when I was still a rebel, it took my posting over here to wake me up to the fact that I was wasting my life away, the first 5 years I was in were spent avoiding jail and having a laugh, the next 23 months saw me get promoted twice, much to the surprise of most that knew me! regards, Ian.
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