24 Sqn RCT - Belize 89-90

floppyjocky

War Hero
Are there any ARRSE members that survived the Nov 89 to Apr 90 Belize stint, if so, and you weren't a boring fart you probably feature in one of many pics that I am about to scan in to my comp.

As it was all a bit of a drunken haze I should remind you that 24 Sqn had the best bar on airport camp and an invite to outsiders was regarded as a great honour - even for the Guards. During my stint we were undisputed/undefeated boat race champions.

Some of the many theme nights we held that I have many photos of were as follows:

Rambo night
Viz character night
Punk night
Nappy night
Come as you are caught night

As I am now old I imagine that a lot of the younger lads in the photos are probably (if they managed to stay "uncaught") in some quite senior positions now and the burning question is - do i just put the pictures in the Arrse gallery and see what happens ?

Another reminder was our Sqn Mascot, a dog we lovingly called (and it instantly responded to) "Cnutchops", although the SSM was very keen for us to rename it "sprocket" (which we completely ignored)

If you were there then get in touch.
 

singha61

Old-Salt
Spent many a night in 24´s bar, did a 6 month tour with 20 Fd Sqn RE Oct 90- My 91. Lived in the Engineer accom over frm the back door to the bar
 

theloggie

Old-Salt
I was there and I remember Sprocket.

And Sparky the parrot - so named after the bar burned down after the Engrs burned it down but no-one could prove it.

I also remember being very ill after drinking half a bottle of Lea and Perrins 'for a bet'
 
Flew in dec 89 till sept 90 .
Loved my tour .
Remember sprocket cracking dog .
Also the snake in staffs office .
Cracking bunch of guys
Very found of rauls lol
 
Are there any ARRSE members that survived the Nov 89 to Apr 90 Belize stint, if so, and you weren't a boring fart you probably feature in one of many pics that I am about to scan in to my comp.

As it was all a bit of a drunken haze I should remind you that 24 Sqn had the best bar on airport camp and an invite to outsiders was regarded as a great honour - even for the Guards. During my stint we were undisputed/undefeated boat race champions.

Some of the many theme nights we held that I have many photos of were as follows:

Rambo night
Viz character night
Punk night
Nappy night
Come as you are caught night

As I am now old I imagine that a lot of the younger lads in the photos are probably (if they managed to stay "uncaught") in some quite senior positions now and the burning question is - do i just put the pictures in the Arrse gallery and see what happens ?

Another reminder was our Sqn Mascot, a dog we lovingly called (and it instantly responded to) "Cnutchops", although the SSM was very keen for us to rename it "sprocket" (which we completely ignored)

If you were there then get in touch.

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Sixty

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Jim, we'd always advise against putting contact details on display. If you need to speak to people, the conversation function is usually best (and far more private).
 
I was at 24 Sqn in 92 (Apr - Oct), sadly Sprocket was killed just shortly after I got there (ran over outside Airport Camp).
I'll have to admit though, the 24 Sqn bar was legendary. WIll have to see if I can't dig out some pics!

*Sprocket was buried in A Tp yard. Several months after his demise we had a hurricane excersise whee we had to bang in lots of extra achor plates to secure the vehicles onto. The yard itself was not paved and just consisted of very compacted hardcore which was a bitch to hammer the pins into until one pin went in very easily indeed. Follwed by the stench of a rotting corpse. Yup, they'd driven a spike right into where Sprocket was buried, and not too far down either :D
 
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