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brrowe
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PostSubject: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 14:02

Having seen photos of demolition taking place at Belfast Bks. (Osnabruk) I was wondering whether Buller Bks. (Munster) and Maresfield Bks. (Herford) still exist/
Also (totally different subject.)
Was there ever any truth to the rumour that army tea was "spiked" with bromide?
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 14:08

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Maresfield Bks. (Herford)
Now a housing estate,The gym is still there..

The Bromide thing was a myth i believe
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 16:46

Gordon. wrote:


The Bromide thing was a myth i believe


Dunno about that ............ It's taken some time but I think I'm becoming
affected now.
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gingerjim
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 19:30

when the tea or whatever it was came out of the tea urn , it always left a thick brown scummy substance floating on top, all the acc slopjockeys insisted it was bromide , most of us believed it to be blanco remover , funny enough we never got the muck in naafi tea, it was just as well as tea in the naafi cost 3d a cup. ginger
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 19:38

I always assumed the scum on top was from the urn not being washed out.
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 19:46

More likely it was just the crap tea the army bought. My missus worked in the tea tasting department of one of the big tea companies and the "sweepings" always got sold as the cheapest. It also used to go to HM Prisons but the inmates complained so they had to give them a better quality tea. Poor lambs!
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 19:50

You are probably right.
In the same way that some people think they are getting quality meat in their bag of 40 sausages for £1.50 in Farmfoods.
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 20:44


Away with all this kerfuffle about bromide in the tea !
What is bromide anyway ?
I tell yer wot pal, it didn't work. We had a regiment running around with white sticks and hairy palms to prove it.
I remember it coming up on Pt 1 Orders. "Boxing gloves WILL be worn by all living in personnel !"
I notice our resident, Shrewsbury - based chef, is keeping very schtum on the subject, by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 22:07

brum wrote:

Away with all this kerfuffle about bromide in the tea !
What is bromide anyway ?
I tell yer wot pal, it didn't work. We had a regiment running around with white sticks and hairy palms to prove it.
I remember it coming up on Pt 1 Orders. "Boxing gloves WILL be worn by all living in personnel !"
I notice our resident, Shrewsbury - based chef, is keeping very schtum on the subject, by the way.

Anyone for tea Sleep Nah no truth in the rumour
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 23:13


Encyclopedia says ...

Rumours that the British Army put the 19th century anticonvulsant and sedative potassium bromide in soldiers' tea during World War II to damp soldiers' lust appears to be an urban myth. Given the long half-life of the drug in the body, a mildly sedated army would be unlikely to be an effective fighting force. A similar belief appears to exist in the United States about saltpeter in army coffee or in Russia about potassium bromide in army food.

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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime14/6/2012, 23:39

Well...The only thing to come out of this thread is......Where Teabag got his name from.
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime15/6/2012, 05:35

ciphers wrote:

Encyclopedia says ...

Rumours that the British Army put the 19th century anticonvulsant and sedative potassium bromide in soldiers' tea during World War II to damp soldiers' lust appears to be an urban myth. Given the long half-life of the drug in the body, a mildly sedated army would be unlikely to be an effective fighting force. A similar belief appears to exist in the United States about saltpeter in army coffee or in Russia about potassium bromide in army food.

Len (Ciphers)




Len, you mean it would produce the same effect if, for example, most of BAOR were pouring gallons of Warsteiner/Becks/ Ratzeputz/Stella/Amstel/Schnapps/Grouse/Apfelkorn down our throats every night? Unthinkable!! drunken drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime15/6/2012, 06:13

Hey, you left out the best 'Dortmunder Gold Top' ... kept 20 Armoured in top fighting condition

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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime15/6/2012, 07:54

And Dortmunder Gold Top. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime15/6/2012, 17:31

Fank Yew...

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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime15/6/2012, 19:05

Gordon. wrote:
Well...The only thing to come out of this thread is......Where Teabag got his name from.

See! This guy should have been in the intelligence corps.
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PostSubject: Barracks/Army tea   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime15/6/2012, 19:22

Ahh, Tea 3d a cup...real money!
Where was the Herforder Pils in that list?
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime15/6/2012, 19:42

dont forget the bacon and beans , i fink thats wot the slopjockys called it . no need for bromide to put you off the other , the acc bacon and beans made a good job of that , ginger
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime15/6/2012, 19:47

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Gordon. wrote:
Well...The only thing to come out of this thread is......Where Teabag got his name from.


See! This guy should have been in the intelligence corps.

Now that is a very grave insult Teabag...My seconds will call on you Sir..


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Barracks/Army Tea. 5_bierdeckel_neu_haake_beck_bremen

You've missed Haake Beck from there too. Well that's the paintstripper they sold round Hohne way.
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime15/6/2012, 23:14

Gordon. wrote:
Quote :
Gordon. wrote:
Well...The only thing to come out of this thread is......Where Teabag got his name from.


See! This guy should have been in the intelligence corps.

Now that is a very grave insult Teabag...My seconds will call on you Sir..

No need to call me sir, never achieved that rank!
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime15/6/2012, 23:19

You have now...Handbags or feather dusters???
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brrowe wrote:
Ahh, Tea 3d a cup...real money!
Where was the Herforder Pils in that list?




and Herforder Pils!!
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pete26 wrote:
Barracks/Army Tea. 5_bierdeckel_neu_haake_beck_bremen

You've missed Haake Beck from there too. Well that's the paintstripper they sold round Hohne way.



and Haake Beck (never heard of it)!!


any more for any more? FFS
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks/Army Tea.   Barracks/Army Tea. Icon_minitime16/6/2012, 06:35

Not German ,but a great seller in the mess.Amstel..Still have the odd pint from time to time
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