150 Recovery Company REME (TA)

#3
They smell of Guinness, diesel and fags, and are nice. Redhill is a boil on the arse of human endeavour, but at least it isn't the islamic caliphate of Crawley, where HQ 103 is based. The real estate is "quite" small, so it's a good job they've reduced their fleet of Fodens.
 
#4
So not as bad as it could be then?
Was looking also at another TA Unit, but they are RLC based at Sutton.
Ho hum have to decide where to go now!
Cheers for the info though.
 
#5
The RLC Sqn in Sutton has it's own LAD Fitter Section with Recovery Mechanics and a brand new WKSP. It's a good atmosphere amongst the REME as they make up most of the Sqn.
 
#7
Not any more, the AA are the Army's AA service now.
 
#9
If you break down in Germany you will most likely be recovered by ADAC or subbies of them as it's apparently more cost effective to pay civvies than to have recy mechs come and get you, even though their wages, fuel and vehicles are already paid for??? Another wonderful decision from on high that just adds to trade fade and saps morale, but at least the recy mech can be used to run MT sections which they just love!!! It must be true 'cos reme said so.
 

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#10
150 Recovery Company are the most wonderful and delightful crew on God's Green Earth.

Well, they are pretty fine, and a better cross-section of humanity (and a bit of inhumanity) would be hard to find. Honestly, a good bunch, plenty of variety in jobs, and plenty of Ops opportunities - if that's what you want.
 
#11
fltpilot said:
So not as bad as it could be then?
Was looking also at another TA Unit, but they are RLC based at Sutton.
Ho hum have to decide where to go now!
Cheers for the info though.
Of the two go for 150 Coy, good bunch.
 
#12
Yep as an ex-SPSI there I can confirm that a jolly good time will be had. Good bunch of guys/gals most of the old mob are still about from when I was a there a few years back.
 
#13
OldSnowy said:
150 Recovery Company are the most wonderful and delightful crew on God's Green Earth.

Well, they are pretty fine, and a better cross-section of humanity (and a bit of inhumanity) would be hard to find. Honestly, a good bunch, plenty of variety in jobs, and plenty of Ops opportunities - if that's what you want.
A better cross-section of humanity.... don't you mean INSANITY?! :D
 
#14
Themanwho said:
They smell of Guinness, diesel and fags, and are nice. Redhill is a boil on the arse of human endeavour, but at least it isn't the islamic caliphate of Crawley, where HQ 103 is based. The real estate is "quite" small, so it's a good job they've reduced their fleet of Fodens.
"Reduced their fleet", or written some more off I wonder............
 
#15
knowing both units ( i belong to one of them ) either would be god, RLC at sutton has a shiny new wksp thats all singing and dancing, always plenty to do there ans it got an ex 150 Sgt running it...
 
#16
Themanwho said:
Not any more, the AA are the Army's AA service now.
I don't mind this one bit after last night, I was on the side of the road for 20 minutes and then the recovery arrived. :D
 
#19
The Company has now relocated to Croydon and is currently still recruiting. In addition, they now have detached platoons located within other Battalion locations if there is anyone still interested?
 

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