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Mikey
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Number of posts : 35
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : BAOR, Cyprus, Aden
Registration date : 2009-01-25

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PostSubject: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime22/11/2009, 17:27

Whilst browsing though some old posts I noticed Fallingbostel mentioned a few times, in this years(2009) REME calendar there is a photo of REME marching though Fallingbostel with bayonets fixed with the caption " Exercising the Freedom of Fallingbostel " lead by a Major so I guess there must still be a workshop there, anyone got any info on this?
Looking at the photo I have to say that in my opinion the current No.1 dress does not look as smart and well presented as the old BD, beret, belt and gaiters did.
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Paul
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 817
Age : 68
Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime22/11/2009, 17:52

Mikey wrote:
Whilst browsing though some old posts I noticed Fallingbostel mentioned a few times, in this years(2009) REME calendar there is a photo of REME marching though Fallingbostel with bayonets fixed with the caption " Exercising the Freedom of Fallingbostel " lead by a Major so I guess there must still be a workshop there, anyone got any info on this?
Looking at the photo I have to say that in my opinion the current No.1 dress does not look as smart and well presented as the old BD, beret, belt and gaiters did.

Mikey,

Could you possibly scan that page for me please? And any details that might be connected to it?

Could it be 7 Close Support Company REME who are still in Fallingbostel?

Paul.
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Mikey
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Number of posts : 35
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : BAOR, Cyprus, Aden
Registration date : 2009-01-25

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime22/11/2009, 18:41

Paul, been doing some reserch this afternoon, I think I can answer my own question, it's 2 Bn REME based in Fallingbostel.
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Mikey
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Number of posts : 35
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : BAOR, Cyprus, Aden
Registration date : 2009-01-25

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime22/11/2009, 18:43

Paul do you mean the calendar page I will try but i'ts rather large so will have to try and reduce it.
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recymech
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recymech

Number of posts : 81
Age : 52
Localisation : Bad Fallingbostel
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Bordon, Nuneaton, NI, Paderborn, Poland, Czech Republic, Sennelager, Osnabruck, Canada, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Bad Fallingbostel.
Registration date : 2008-06-24

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime22/11/2009, 19:06

[quote="Mikey"]Whilst browsing though some old posts I noticed Fallingbostel mentioned a few times, in this years(2009) REME calendar there is a photo of REME marching though Fallingbostel with bayonets fixed with the caption " Exercising the Freedom of Fallingbostel " lead by a Major so I guess there must still be a workshop there, anyone got any info on this?
Looking at the photo I have to say that in my opinion the current No.1 dress does not look as smart and well presented as the old BD, beret, belt and gaiters did.[/quote]

Au contraire, I think the present day No1 dress looks extremely smart, I got married in the said attire and looked the dogs danglers even if I say so myself.

Although back in the day the old BD did look good.
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Mikey
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Number of posts : 35
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : BAOR, Cyprus, Aden
Registration date : 2009-01-25

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime24/11/2009, 16:13

Paul, when I say No1 Dress I meant kharki not "Blues" i'm a bit out of touch with the current dress designation, as a matter of interest there is someone wearing "blues" he can just be seen to the rear left of the photo looks like he is carrying the colours.

I've scanned the photo but I have a problem uploading, the last time I posted a photo I sent it to you, can't remember how though.
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Mikey
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Number of posts : 35
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Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : BAOR, Cyprus, Aden
Registration date : 2009-01-25

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime24/11/2009, 16:48

Hi recymech, sorry got a bit confused still i'm old enough to have a " senior moment", my last post covered covered both yours and Paul's.
Many years ago back in Aden I was part of a reccy mech crew and we had a bizarre recovery job, a 3 tonner had knocked a camel cart off the road which we had to recover, the camel was dead so of course so we left it there, but, the camel disappeared overnight, probably ended up on the menu as steak at The Blue Bay Cafe, the steaks there always were always strange colour and we had often joked that it was camel meat.
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Paul
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 817
Age : 68
Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime24/11/2009, 17:11

Mikey wrote:
Paul, when I say No1 Dress I meant kharki not "Blues" i'm a bit out of touch with the current dress designation, as a matter of interest there is someone wearing "blues" he can just be seen to the rear left of the photo looks like he is carrying the colours.

I've scanned the photo but I have a problem uploading, the last time I posted a photo I sent it to you, can't remember how though.

Go into my profile, click on the e-mail button, and send it there.

Paul.
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recymech
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recymech

Number of posts : 81
Age : 52
Localisation : Bad Fallingbostel
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Bordon, Nuneaton, NI, Paderborn, Poland, Czech Republic, Sennelager, Osnabruck, Canada, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Bad Fallingbostel.
Registration date : 2008-06-24

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime24/11/2009, 17:50

Mikey wrote:
Hi recymech, sorry got a bit confused still i'm old enough to have a " senior moment", my last post covered covered both yours and Paul's.
Many years ago back in Aden I was part of a reccy mech crew and we had a bizarre recovery job, a 3 tonner had knocked a camel cart off the road which we had to recover, the camel was dead so of course so we left it there, but, the camel disappeared overnight, probably ended up on the menu as steak at The Blue Bay Cafe, the steaks there always were always strange colour and we had often joked that it was camel meat.

Did the 3 Tonner run the camel over lol, reminds me of when I hit a sheep in Otterburn last year with my Foden, it wasn't much fun pulling sheep guts off my front axle. affraid
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alan8376
Brig
Brig


Number of posts : 510
Age : 72
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime24/11/2009, 18:00

Nor was it funny removing the cat who decided to sleep in the fan area of a Scammel in Cyprus.
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recymech
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recymech

Number of posts : 81
Age : 52
Localisation : Bad Fallingbostel
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Bordon, Nuneaton, NI, Paderborn, Poland, Czech Republic, Sennelager, Osnabruck, Canada, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Bad Fallingbostel.
Registration date : 2008-06-24

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime24/11/2009, 19:26

alan8376 wrote:
Nor was it funny removing the cat who decided to sleep in the fan area of a Scammel in Cyprus.

Yes I agree, had to remove a few cats in my time in Cyprus.
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Mikey
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Number of posts : 35
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : BAOR, Cyprus, Aden
Registration date : 2009-01-25

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime24/11/2009, 19:42

No the truck hit the cart which threw the whole lot off the Little Aden Causeway seem to remember this was about six foot high, must have been quite sight when it happened, when we went out we had visions of bringing the camel back hanging on the Scammell.
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recymech
WOII
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recymech

Number of posts : 81
Age : 52
Localisation : Bad Fallingbostel
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Bordon, Nuneaton, NI, Paderborn, Poland, Czech Republic, Sennelager, Osnabruck, Canada, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Bad Fallingbostel.
Registration date : 2008-06-24

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PostSubject: Re: Fallingbostel   Fallingbostel Icon_minitime25/11/2009, 13:51

Mikey wrote:
No the truck hit the cart which threw the whole lot off the Little Aden Causeway seem to remember this was about six foot high, must have been quite sight when it happened, when we went out we had visions of bringing the camel back hanging on the Scammell.

Camel and cart on suspend tow lmao.
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