Discuss The Pink Vampire of Celle in Royal Signals on The Army Rumour Service; I served in 14 Sigs (3 sqn) from 87-93 and had a great time, was mainly on the rebros/hf wagons, was a great posting, the only posting that bettered 14 was 29 Sigs ( Berlin ...
I served in 14 Sigs (3 sqn) from 87-93 and had a great time, was mainly on the rebros/hf wagons, was a great posting, the only posting that bettered 14 was 29 Sigs (Berlin) which was my first posting 85-87.
Wasn't it the Bierakademie that was full of chess playing wierdos? The place I'm thinking of did a dark brew called Andechs-known as Endex due to its phenominal strength. The was a fantastic Thai restaurant 2 doors down-popular since the cookhouse was the worst ever seen in my life.
Jackets had gone when I got there -it was the Angle Irons who were OK, except when their boxing team tried to knok over a lamp post using Geordie W***** as a battering ram. Nasty business.
Don't remember any chess playing wierdo's in the Bierakademie - but I remember the bar. It's where we went for our first post Granby drink - recreated the scene from Ice Cold In Alex - you know, where John Mills and co knock back the Carlsberg in a one-er, except we did it with Warsteiner, ah, can still taste it now!
G_I_A_O, Whistler, Zofo, F_T_B - do you remember white lightning 87 or 88 it was so cold that the mast collars froze on my Vamp. Whe were up in the Hartz directly opposite that Russian 'comms' site with the funny shaped towers. I remeber at ENDEX we had to boil the kettle about a dozen times just to drop the mast. We had to crash the Vamp into the trailers to dislodge them from the ice. Camnets folded up to about 4 times their normal size, guy ropes were as thick as a broom handle. It was shortly after on Flying FekkUp/Morning Glory when Maj Bluff OC 1 Sqn decided to deploy the jammers too close to the IGB and proceeded to jam elements of 3 Shock Army. I was bricking in when a Noduf call came in to redeploy to our active edge locations, and being told by the SQMS M**k F****r that we were being issued with live ammo. Oh the joys of nearly starting WWIII. Funnily enough, the resultant comms activity at FSL prevented Bluff from getting the immediate sack.
Hell's teeth - I remember all that - though not involved, as I was in 3 Sqn at the time! The smeg hit the fan good and proper
I remember the pink vamp very well but was in 3 sqn so not me.
Remeber all the bars mentioned spent most of my time in Ingrids, popcorn and the sort of nite club.
Any one remember the pub near hanover and use to get a keg of beer delivered to the table. Happy Days
just been reading about the pink vampire well surprise surprise it was me jock mcg, scouse t and wayne h and maybe a tall welshman funniest thing ever the next morning when they raised the doors the ssm nearly had a heart attack ha ha
Remember it well. I was a sprog and 14SR was my first posting. Was taught how to drink hard even though I was a grand old age of 17.
I remember the pink disgrace blocking my path on my way to the NAAFI.