Yes, I was there from 86 to 89 on Ops then onto the air det in Alpha Troop working with Earpsy! What a great posting Soltau was! Loads of beer and trips to Hamburg. Fantastic first tour with some cracking lads. I popped back about 8 years ago and the bullet hole was still in the archway above the guardroom! Corner Bar looked a bit ropey, fantastic for shock on a Saturday afternoon.
I was there Dec 87 thorugh umpteen Flying Falcons, Active Edges, Highland Malts and then onto Gulf 1. Back from the Gulf and stayed pretty much through to the end and the camp closing down.
Brilliant days on the Bravo Tp Line Det and then not so good when we were all shuffled off to the MT.
Last went back about 97 for a week-end, bit sad to hear about the Corner Bar, many a time I'd sit there having just gone to see Frau Baumann in the Deutche Bank across the road on a Friday afternoon. Happy days.
*Ahem* 7 Armd Bde HQ & Sig Sqn (B Tp) 75 - 77!! My first posting. The Corner bar used to be run by Gunter & Louise (he was a SS postie during WW2). Tp Sgt "Sonny" Henderson left to rubn the bar/restaurant at the reitschule just up the road.
I should know you but I'm obviously having a blonde moment! I finished off on Comms Ops and left Soltau in May 89 moving to 30 Sigs. I don't know if this is enough info for you to try and work out if we know each other. Can you remember Trotters, Ice Face or pissy features? All quality ladies who knew the lads well. Do you know any of these 3 delightful vixens?
Its Big John from Portsmouth if my memory serves me. You can work out who I am then, Alpha troop, DD gives it away as my initials. Hung about with all the lads in Alpha Troop and Chippy from Bravo. Good to hear from you, what you doing now?
hi there.......i was in soltau 89-93............best years of my life.......corner bar and country club took most of my wages........as they did everybodies..
one of the messages here gave me a shudder.....and that was the one that mensioned .......'iceface'.....lol.....
hope youre all ok and life has been good to u all..........
is that john who posted origional message????????
Hiede Park, Bank Holiday Monday block parties, 207 v 11 Ord at football(dont give me none of this Arsenal v Spurs rubbish about rivallry ha ha), the pads in Kantweg - ahh the memories and the happy days eh.
Whoa, soltau -best posting ever. 89 - 93 THE END. Then got posted to 24air mobile bde, im sure that was some kind of a sick joke as i couldnt run to save my life Best bunch of lads ever at soltau. I was on ComsOps,Plans, BAA, Rebro1, INT - yeah got around abit. Even managed to prang a panzer on a road test - took one of the armoured boxes on the side clean off when passing and other panzer coming the other way I was married to pam(wrac) (sure you all know her for one reason or another). well had a great time in soltau