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Number of posts : 160
Age : 53
Localisation : Launceston Tasmania
Cap Badge : RACT
Places Served : Army Reserve TA
Registration date : 2010-09-11

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PostSubject: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 09:54

I have been told that in the old days LOL! The natives could get a wee bit upset affraid finding Centurions and/or Chieftans outside their doors and fields. I have read about farmers chasing sections out of their fields!! So how were relations with the locals whilst you chaps were on exercise Very Happy
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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: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 10:00

I'm a bit surprised at that Troy, as part of the CMOC team, I used to go out as an interpreter and pay villages and stuff to allow us to set up Corp's HQ.
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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 10:07

Aww you know how it is telling us young gulliable Aussies things LOL! Just intrested in any humourous outings is all....
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Troy
PS must be rater early over there cobber!
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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: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 10:14

It's 10' Oclock troy, tea break time, now where's my bacon sandwich. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 10:16

1915 here in Tasmania! We used to have some sheep squashing done at Puckapunyal with the Leopards LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 10:18

Bacon sanga...MAN watch that cholestrol.....killed Elvis you know Twisted Evil
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Number of posts : 270
Localisation : Near London
Cap Badge : RAOC/RLC/AGC
Places Served : Bielefeld, Guetersloh, Viersen, Bracht, Falklands, Aldershot, Leconsfield, NI, Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2010-09-02

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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 11:16

Lies - Elvis works in a Fish & Chip shop in Bognor Regis!

The Germans actually loved excercises as damcon (damage control) could authorise generous payments for track and wheel damage as well as damaged buildings well above insurance value-the girls loved it too and would sometimes venture into the back of a vehicle for a close inspection of the third kind Wink

Thats when the locals got pissed! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 11:39

See I knew there was a story or two there LOL Shocked
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
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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: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 13:09

Oh yes, damage control, yes the locals did love them. Smile
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Number of posts : 270
Localisation : Near London
Cap Badge : RAOC/RLC/AGC
Places Served : Bielefeld, Guetersloh, Viersen, Bracht, Falklands, Aldershot, Leconsfield, NI, Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2010-09-02

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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 15:46

We went to a pre determined excercise area just outside of Sennelager. The farmer had given permission for our Company to be billeted in one of his fields knowing we would churn everything up completely. And we did! One guy swung a drops (an 8 tonne hgv) into a barn which totalled the vehicle, tearing the cab to shreds and threw two heavy steel doors from the railings and damaging the structure - between you and me the place was a dump - the guy driving had minor injuries but whilst he was carted off to BMH Rinteln the farmer and his wife and daughters fed us like Kings for three weeks - it was great....
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Age : 81
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime13/9/2010, 19:26

Troy

Agree with Jim that the Brits were generally accepted by the farming community on account that we generally paid up for any major damage, different matter with our Canadian friends who rumour had it promised to pay but never did and the local Panzers who flatly refused.

In many cases it was a case of buggins turn. If Heinz got the majority of cash one year Fritz got it the next and the Exercise was planned accordingly when negotiating 443 Rights, Jim you must have been involved.

Logistic units were generally the most popular. not only were they do less damage with their mainly wheeled vehicles but the local backerei made a small profit with extra sales of brotchen etc. REME workshops also played on the hearts and minds by fixing any tractors or similar machinery before the main vehicle casualties started to appear. There were exceptions, I remember one occasion when a couple of Recce Mechs decided to raid the local trout farm for a fish breakfast the situation was only resolved by the exchange of a couple of bottles of whisky in payment,

Rumour control had it with the major landowners that the promise of meeting of the Weser Vale Hounds in the hunting season was also a major factor in reducing complaints
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
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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: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime14/9/2010, 09:39

Spot on JPW.I loved being part of CMOC, we always went out first and recce'd the locations, much donating of bottles of whisky etc, we were always well looked after by the locals and yes, the local girl;s as well Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime14/9/2010, 09:41

LOL so it is true Rolling Eyes Farmer Von Brown would open gates for you LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime14/9/2010, 09:46

Sorry lads ......forgot my manners! Good Evening from chilly Tasmania!
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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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And a good morning to you Sir ! From a soggy but warm Cheshire.
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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime14/9/2010, 09:55

The same place as the cat?? LOL Suns over the yard arm here so Iam enjoying a nice Badger and talking to you charming gentlemen....what more could one wish for What a Face
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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: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime14/9/2010, 14:58

and good afternoon from a very wet and windy midlands mate.

Well, theyb were always happy to see the Corps HQ recce team that's for sure. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime14/9/2010, 18:27


A brigade ex was laid on, one time in the seventies. Nobody wanted to go out, of course.

A rumour came around that, once a million marks worth of damage was caused, the ex would be called off. True or not, a lot more of us practised that old favourite of the 432 driver - pushing trees down.

We never thought much more about it after that 'til, going through a village, we saw a Greenjackets column coming toward us. Next thing, the lead 432 swung to his right and drove over a car that was parked by the road.

The rumour had obviously got around. Them Greenjackets were barmy anyway.

Funny though, the ex was stopped early.
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Number of posts : 270
Localisation : Near London
Cap Badge : RAOC/RLC/AGC
Places Served : Bielefeld, Guetersloh, Viersen, Bracht, Falklands, Aldershot, Leconsfield, NI, Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2010-09-02

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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime14/9/2010, 18:50

There were several Regiments which had barmy or fish n chips status - barmy RGJ, A and SH, Para, Kings...

Fish and Chips - D & D, KORBR, Queens (fish and chips = more use as sportsmen)...
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Registration date : 2007-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime15/9/2010, 04:16

JPW wrote:
Troy

Agree with Jim that the Brits were generally accepted by the farming community on account that we generally paid up for any major damage, different matter with our Canadian friends who rumour had it promised to pay but never did and the local Panzers who flatly refused.


Not true. I worked at Bde H.Q's. The Canadians tended to over pay for damages. They never argued the toss. Just payed up what ever was demanded.

Then there was the Rob Roy Ex. fall of 68. Man that was massive damage done by Brits/Cdns. I well remember seeing a Brit. Centurion fishtailing on a cobble stone road. The stones were just winging back and around. It was just before harvest. The Germans were absolutely p...ed. The road side marker posts ( with the reflect-ores) in one area were all knocked over, I got the last lonely one.
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PostSubject: Re: Exercises and the natives   Exercises and the natives Icon_minitime15/9/2010, 04:35

I take it that was before the hush puppy treads? LOL I can just picture the Cent flinging stones around LOL!
I get seven bottles of British ale for the week and open one each night! Tonight it is Tennants LOL bounce As you can appreciate British beer here ain't cheap, but I have accquired a taste for it LOL.
I think I read somewhere that the eco nobs (tree huggers) started objecting to the exercises, what about helicopters? Slow trip up the autobahn in a Centurion or Chieftan I bet Rolling Eyes
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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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Is there a puke icon round here for tennants.
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Registration date : 2008-02-27

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It was a very rare event for MBTs to be permitted to drive on the Autobahn, they were normally moved by Tank Transporters at a reasonable speed of up to 50 MPH going downhill.

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The same one as for Badger Jim cheers lol!
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