Lucky devil! Bulford was a hole! At least in Soest there was more of a party atmos. Did you ever go to Ellie's or the Old Germany? My god, what a booze fest it was in those days! Fool, what Sqn were you? The fighting second by any chance? You missed all the fun of Germany. Great memories of the Kirmis and the dodgy rides on beer crates. Outstanding!
I was there 88-92, Started off in 3 Sqn before it got disbanded, wagons went into 'light pres', mothballed basically because we didn't have enough blokes to man them. Amalgamated with 2 Sqn, (SAS/MC and Wavell Det). I went on Granby with 1 Sqn though, as I was a Switch Bitch.
Dedicated member of the pigs bar, hence my memories are rather hazy. Anyone remember our cracking pool team? Organised by the lady in the WRVS we would go and play different units...some great nights!!
I remember that WRVS lady! Think her name was E****n or something like that. Taff W****s was rather fond of her and the runour was that he had a wee go on her! Not sure if it was true or not. I seem to recall that the vending machines did a fine line in microwavable slop.
I was there 90 to 94. Started in Oscar Troop 2 Sqn but went on Op Granby as part of Comms Support Troop. Eventually got attached to 7 Bde and then 7 US Corps before returning to Soest. Transferred to 206 just before the move back to Bulford.
I think my time at Soest was the best time I ever had whilst I was serving. The cracking nights in the NAAFI with entertainment that was brilliant and some that was not so brilliant. The flyings cans identified the not so brilliant acts.
We had some brilliant nights out and lets not forget the schnelli next to the Turkish club. The laughs we had getting the sprogs speak to the english owner in German!!
Yes, but was there in 80's, after tours in Lisburn and Derry. Was at top camp and bottom camp. Got married at bottom camp church 1983, after which sent off to Woodhouse Eaves before going back to the province.
I see Over that you were a Panzer boy then? Me, Romeo troop QRF flash gits. Oh the life we had standing on the cage looking into your garage while you were covered in grease doing a pack lift. Still, you get the last laugh. I was on a smegging Panzer on Granby and had to do a pack lift with bugger all tools. Thats 4 Bde for ya! Remember Jim A***R? Saw him in Aldershot a while ago. Think he's a WO2 or summat now.
Wasn´t that the TN whose Node Commander found a 7,62 round with his name on it on his camp cot ? IIRC, the rumour going around, was that he´d volunteered his TN to go through the breach with no body armour.....
Any truth to the rumour, or all just urban/desert myth ?
Cant remember the Wobbley day out but definately remember Following Borussia Dortmund around the country then kidnapping a german and bringing him back to camp! poor lad. Im sure that Mooncat or AJ kicked his back doors in , in the pigs bar bogs !!!
Ah yes, AJ. Now there was a loon. He was 1 Sqn i do believe. I remember havin it large with him at Q's in Lippstadt one evening. Thinking about it, 3 Div had some legends there (not counting the div gimps of course!)