Im about to be posted to 2 battalion reme in fallingbostel as a l/cpl land system tech and was wondering if anyone had any details on the unit:
General camp life:
Germany in general:
Any other details would be appreciated, cheers
General 'Camp' Life...only a Tech could ask that!!
Germany in general is full of Germans, beer, whorehouses and Turks......as a Tech you will not be interested in any of them unless you fancy a Turk boyfriend!
Work Load......PAT testing, brew making and guard duties.....Tech Sprog.
Any other details.....don't upset the Black Hand Gang (BHG)...never drink with the Recy Mech's until they at least recognise you as a lesser, NEVER think because your a Lance Jack that your better than any BHG Crafty.....if you do prepare for the beatings to begin.
Enjoy....get out and see Europe, especially southern Germany, Italy and Switzerland.....Don't feel like you have to buy a brand new car tax free, use your money to enjoy life and not be tied to a debt..( thats the parent in me!)
Hamburg is now over an hour away unless you need to collect some points on your licence. In the other direction and not quite so far you have Hannover with it's multiple eros centre staircases. You can batter a few scientologists or get battered by the Hells Angels there!
There are a few pad shagging venues in the "toon" but it's a bit like Tombstone without the Earps, the graveyard is the liveliest place in town.
I seem to be a bit behind these days, when did 7 Armoured become 2 Battalion or whatever, and what the **** is a "Land System Tech", sounds like a posh ploughman.
On the plus side Fally was fine when I was there in the late 80's, might have changed a bit by now I suspect.