50th Birthday & 50 Stories.

#5
If its stories with you in, jeeep, I have several. ;)


I suppose you've included the 2 Flt Norwegian Formation Crashing Team?

The Gulf 1 Alligators?

Battle of Box Hill?

Anything to do with 'Kidder'?
 
#6
ciao247 said:
What about the Sgt’s Mess (Wallop) gangbang in 93? One female special constable in full dress + 6 nameless individuals…
Was that involving a certain ex-Para stripey by any chance?

As for stories:

1. Raiders Of The Lost FARP. In 1989, a team of crack AAC troops were rightly accused of a crime they did commit. 652 FARP takes wrong turn in a German wood, get's bogged in for 36 hours with only one packet of Maryland choc Chip Cookies between them, has to pop smoke to be found by one of the cabs, then takes an entire RCT recovery unit 12 hours to get them out. Regt'l exercise almost had to be cancelled. MT Sgt's career "takes a turn" for the worse, a month later he is posted to the Eastern Front (ok...Netheravon).

2. AAC soldiers liberate the 1 RTR Korea Bell in Hildesheim. Tankie RSM throws a track and initiates a camp lockdown until it is returned. Tense stand-off whilst 1000 personnel and quite a few civvies ponder who the guilty party might be. Answer...HQ Sqn bowser mongs have hidden it on their Sqn roof. Bell later returned, Air Troopers torn a new one, camp re-opened.

3. You have to include the one about that guy from 3 Regt who decided to prang his car for the insurance money. One army mattress, a helmet and rollmats on his arms didn't stop him from getting knocked out as he ploughed into a tree. Luckily a German copper was nearby to wake him up and take some details.
 
#7
It would be rude not to 'remantle' Kuwait, in the outer rimiter over by the Alligators.....

Surely Jimmy the fish killer and his belt fed fishing expedition should feature somewhere too

I will make some calls and see what we can't uncover about Mr micoviscus :D
 
#11
Fred_Frog_1987 said:
3. You have to include the one about that guy from 3 Regt who decided to prang his car for the insurance money. One army mattress, a helmet and rollmats on his arms didn't stop him from getting knocked out as he ploughed into a tree. Luckily a German copper was nearby to wake him up and take some details.
:mrgreen: Thats funny.
 
#12
Back in the dark old days we had the AAC newsletter, must have finished in early 80's or even late 70's.
In the early days of NI fuel capacity became a priority concern with Sioux, as it had a limmeted endurance and only 48 galls if memory serves me well.
Each Sioux had a calibrated dip stick. A wooden cross with a brass strip down the front, individually marked up by REME.
Many a good tale could be told of Rotors running refuels, dipping the tanks while keeping Head down to avoid the whirrling Stab bar. Fun and games, Onest.
There was the tale in the Newsletter from early-mid 70's, of a Booty cab transiting from Wallop to Plymouth with a Load of urgently needed spares.
Fuel on take off was reduced due to heavy load and on route the Observer questioned if they had enough fuel for trip. A couple of times they landed in a field and a quick check caried out, rotors running.
The Booty Obs was a big lad and persitted that they did not have enough fuel. Pilot pressed on untill of course the donkey went quite and a force landing took place.
Crew got out Pilot confirmed they whereout of fuel and Obs planted pilot.
Final comment from newsletter was,
Is your Observer Bigger then you?
john
The major details in above are correct, minor items may be at slight vairiance with historical fact.
 
#13
jonwilly said:
Back in the dark old days we had the AAC newsletter, must have finished in early 80's or even late 70's.
In the early days of NI fuel capacity became a priority concern with Sioux, as it had a limmeted endurance and only 48 galls if memory serves me well.
Each Sioux had a calibrated dip stick. A wooden cross with a brass strip down the front, individually marked up by REME.
Many a good tale could be told of Rotors running refuels, dipping the tanks while keeping Head down to avoid the whirrling Stab bar. Fun and games, Onest.
There was the tale in the Newsletter from early-mid 70's, of a Booty cab transiting from Wallop to Plymouth with a Load of urgently needed spares.
Fuel on take off was reduced due to heavy load and on route the Observer questioned if they had enough fuel for trip. A couple of times they landed in a field and a quick check caried out, rotors running.
The Booty Obs was a big lad and persitted that they did not have enough fuel. Pilot pressed on untill of course the donkey went quite and a force landing took place.
Crew got out Pilot confirmed they whereout of fuel and Obs planted pilot.
Final comment from newsletter was,
Is your Observer Bigger then you?
john
The major details in above are correct, minor items may be at slight vairiance with historical fact.
Sioux had no cockpit fuel gauge?
 
#14
Had to think about the answer.
Yes the Sioux did have a Primmative Fuel gauge.
The dail was probably state of the art but but the indicator system in the tank was a polite joke.
On top of the tank was a circular disk bolted in position. On removal a 'Lump' of Green Slime kit with an est, 12 inches long stiff steel wire with a big 'Balsa' wood block on the end. The Balsa wood was coated in fuel resistant 'Paint' and the system floated up and down according to fuel level.
Very crude and no one trusted it.
The system was calibrated by, start empty tanks, set zero, add say ten gallons and then keep on adding till full. Adjust system by removing Green Slime 'Lump' and bend the 12 inches untill 'correct'.
john
Now when Young Will did his basic mech course, one of the course had a monster old Humber, with very heavy fuel consumption. Exspensive to run.
So he found a ready source of fuel. Push open the doors on Basic rotory hanger and go in and take 2 1/2 galls from one Sioux fuel tank then so no one woulld notice take the next 2 1/2 from other side.
We all had a lot to learn in thoes days.
As did the bowser driver who during night flying would go round and top up all the motors in the car park, did it for years, acording to ledgend, until of course one RMP sprog pilot blew the gaff.
 
#15
TheHelpfulStacker said:
Fred_Frog_1987 said:
3. You have to include the one about that guy from 3 Regt who decided to prang his car for the insurance money. One army mattress, a helmet and rollmats on his arms didn't stop him from getting knocked out as he ploughed into a tree. Luckily a German copper was nearby to wake him up and take some details.
:mrgreen: Thats funny.
That one cracks me up I believe I know the chap involved :slow:
 
#16
taffridge said:
TheHelpfulStacker said:
Fred_Frog_1987 said:
3. You have to include the one about that guy from 3 Regt who decided to prang his car for the insurance money. One army mattress, a helmet and rollmats on his arms didn't stop him from getting knocked out as he ploughed into a tree. Luckily a German copper was nearby to wake him up and take some details.
:mrgreen: Thats funny.
That one cracks me up I believe I know the chap involved :slow:
Initials BE?
 
#17
I remember a story about dave tudor. he was finaly leaving Detmold, might even have been the army. He is flying the general and delivers him yet again to the big house at Bielefeld. As the aircraft is shutting down, instead of getting out like normal, the general turns to dave and asks him if he would like to come inside as there is a little party and he would be his guest (it was all laid on because of Dave). Dave been the chap that he is says 'no thanks general, im off back to the mess for me tea'. Priceless. that story was told at Dave's dining out in the WO & Sgts mess in Detmold by the CO. Brought the house down.

Who was it that had been briefed on Mr vice duties and knew he had to tell a joke, a particular favourite of the then RSM) I remember that come the toasting session he was getting quite nervous and of course been assised by his mates at that end of the table. Someone bangs the gavel, shouts Mr Vice, is trying to say words like '...the loyal toast ....' whereupon Mr vice thinks its his big moment and climbs on the table and starts with the line '...have you heard the one about Paul Daniels ...' fricking hilarious. Geordie Redshaw perhaps? Where is he now?
 
#18
Going to a bit of a do this coming saturday night and was wondering if any arrser has any phots (corps related obviously, i dont want pictures of your Staffordshire bull terriers etc.) from the past 50 yrs. I have grabbed the ones jon willy has posted and will be putting some of them to good use.


Time is running out please help.


Many Thanks.
 

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