16 fd sqn, 25 engrs

#5
I was in 16 Fd Sqn 3 Tp 87 - 91 (nickname Rambo at the time). JT was the troop staffy! How I miss the bar in cellar. Jamming keys into the pool table to get free games all night. Sqn AO couldn't understand why the table was only making 5DM a week but being played all the time! :p
 

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#6
robre said:
Jamming keys into the pool table to get free games all night. Sqn AO couldn't understand why the table was only making 5DM a week but being played all the time! :p
I suppose the AO was one of those wet behind the ears LE officers that would never have done anything like that himself................
 
#7
I too was in 'suicide Sqn' 88-90 in 1 Tp with the likes of Minger Epps, Kev Probert, Jase Bayles etc. Particular memories of Dee 'borrowing' the 7 foot high inflatable dog off the roof of C &A. Luckily it was just prior to one of 'Biff' Hemingway's room inspections!!!!

Those were the days....30 years, man and boy....hardest job in the world that....

Also remember Sid Guils haven't an inflamed testicle which we couldn't quite close the Naafi Bar shutter down on!!!!!! :oops:
 
#8
After numerous postings outside of the Corps, I got posted to 42 (Geo) in Aug 04 and went to....... 16 Geo Fd Sp Sqn! It wasn't a patch on 16 Suicide Sqn. It was a million times worse and full of Geo Mongs! Glad to say to say I am no longer there!
 
#9
not quite 25 ,but 39 sqn 23 Engrs 85 to 92 and as you see from the Locstat still here , they dont call it Osnatraz for nothing
 
#10
Neo said:
I too was in 'suicide Sqn' 88-90 in 1 Tp with the likes of Minger Epps, Kev Probert, Jase Bayles etc. Particular memories of Dee 'borrowing' the 7 foot high inflatable dog off the roof of C &A. Luckily it was just prior to one of 'Biff' Hemingway's room inspections!!!!

Those were the days....30 years, man and boy....hardest job in the world that....

Also remember Sid Guils haven't an inflamed testicle which we couldn't quite close the Naafi Bar shutter down on!!!!!! :oops:
MInger Epps is still out in Traz delivering Coke to the YMCA!
And that dog was a fecking gorilla! and it was bigger than 7 foot. The only way we got rid of it was with a jack knife, Deo, rob Miekle, me diving all over it to get the air out. the room inspection was that morning. fecking nightmare.

Sids knacker was fooking massive. I thought he had it chapped in the end.

Miss 16 big time. no other sqn came close. Browny was the best staffy by a mile!
 
#11
I agree with you there, no sqn came close in my eyes. Though I think John Tucker was the best Tp Staffy (and his daughter was a stunner).
 
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robre said:
I agree with you there, no sqn came close in my eyes. Though I think John Tucker was the best Tp Staffy (and his daughter was a stunner).
I remember the Sqn doo where it went off with Geordie Dent and previous Mr Tucker!
I don't remember John Tuckers' daughter but I remember Chic Naviers sister in law though!!! :wink:
 
#15
I got to the squadron on the 23rd Nov 89 (checked me book). I was 1 Tp with Kev P as my sec. com.and initially shared a room with Sid (of the incredible shrunken beret), Billy and H. Remember 432 training on achmer with Chick as crew com. and building a lot of Sangers and BBQ's on Op Springer. Also remember playing footie in my No.2's and best boots after the disbandment do at the NAAFI, after we'd been banned from using it for ages after trashing it and somebody nicking the picture of the Queen...

Happy memories of playing shock in the winkelhausen and ordering trays in bramsche. Spent some time in the green jaeger as well, and who could forget the lovely ladies that could be found in broadways

Anybody got a copy of the 89 photo i can have?

ah the memories *hic*
 

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whit_RE said:
I got to the squadron on the 23rd Nov 89 (checked me book). I was 1 Tp with Kev P as my sec. com.and initially shared a room with Sid (of the incredible shrunken beret), Billy and H. Remember 432 training on achmer with Chick as crew com. and building a lot of Sangers and BBQ's on Op Springer. Also remember playing footie in my No.2's and best boots after the disbandment do at the NAAFI, after we'd been banned from using it for ages after trashing it and somebody nicking the picture of the Queen...

Happy memories of playing shock in the winkelhausen and ordering trays in bramsche. Spent some time in the green jaeger as well, and who could forget the lovely ladies that could be found in broadways

Anybody got a copy of the 89 photo i can have?

Whit, I have one! I will try and scan it (tomorrow with any chance) and post it here (if I can work out how) :salut:

ah the memories *hic*
 
#17
79-81 workshop attached in the Traz, Happy Days for my first posting. Even went to BATUS in '79 with them with French Frank as the Staffy and Geordie ? as the troop sergeant
 
#18
robre said:
whit_RE said:
I got to the squadron on the 23rd Nov 89 (checked me book). I was 1 Tp with Kev P as my sec. com.and initially shared a room with Sid (of the incredible shrunken beret), Billy and H. Remember 432 training on achmer with Chick as crew com. and building a lot of Sangers and BBQ's on Op Springer. Also remember playing footie in my No.2's and best boots after the disbandment do at the NAAFI, after we'd been banned from using it for ages after trashing it and somebody nicking the picture of the Queen...

Happy memories of playing shock in the winkelhausen and ordering trays in bramsche. Spent some time in the green jaeger as well, and who could forget the lovely ladies that could be found in broadways

Anybody got a copy of the 89 photo i can have?

Whit, I have one! I will try and scan it (tomorrow with any chance) and post it here (if I can work out how) :salut:

ah the memories *hic*
although I wasn't on it, it'd be good to see some old faces again :headbang:
 
#20
I was there for 3 months,when it was part of 2 Div Engrs.Spent nearly all that time getting the Greven airfield started,as-what is now-Munster Osnabruck civil airport.Happy days and nights in The Flying Club and the village of Greven!
 

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