aye, feckin champion it was, spent my last couple of years in the regs there, knackered old panzers but it was good to be away from the wheelie fannies, proper old school unit in that respect but not shy when it came to asking for lion sun tours!
I've been here for just over a year and i've enjoyed every minute of it. We are about to deploy on telic so its bound to be up in the air. Its what you make it and those people who have signed off never did.......
PM me if you want anything further.
Well on Telic 4 they wanted to set the Bde Main HQ up in Basra city centre. That would have been 'interesting' so to speak.
On T4 we ran Syscon, did comms in the Ops Room type place downstairs (Basra airport) where all the foreigners were, had a troop on general dick jobs (will anyone who did it or saw the photos ever forget eight Scaleys in two soft top LRs 'escorting' 32 Warriors?), had a few RLDs out (although I think a lot of the camps they were on have gone now), looked after the satcomms at the airport and ran the comcen.
Euphratees TP = Radcon,Commcen,Jocs (IS Engs), Tech Workshops
Tigris Tp - RLD's (not many now though), BPF, Fw'd HQ.
Support TP = COB QM, COB MT, Shit Jobs
You will Stag on alot, 4-5 x per month. BPF is an eye opener at first then quickley becomes boring. Facilities are good, Gym is excellent on Allenby lines, Cookhouse is Excellent, Reasonable welfare facilities but always very busy.
Very quiet at the moment reference IDF, but you lot will probably get it bad the first month or so like we did. Sand bag your Corrimec because the ballistic roofing does not work and the Sunshade will turn into 1000 bits of Shrapnel when a mortar or rocket hits it.